Propeller Powered Electric Bike?!


Ok, well you don’t see this everyday…..yet. The Aerobicle just came across my desk and I thought I would share it with you for some entertainment and creative thought.

A couple things that come to my mind are:

Let’s add some wings to it!
That propeller could be dangerous!
How loud is it?
What is it’s efficiency like compared to a normal e-bike motor?
It looks a little bulky.
Who know’s, maybe this is the future of e-bikes?

Here is the link to their website. And here is the link to their video.

What are your thoughts? Please share them in the comments section below.

Thanks!

-Pete

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Comments

  1. Troy Smith says

    Interesting for sure. I’m glad to see people thinking in all directions. I must say, this one seems to me (what do i know) like something that is not really safe or practical. I definitely would not want a bunch of propellor bikes running around my town, too dangerous. Also they must be quite noisy if they’re generating enough thrust to push you along. I can see them being very, very fast on flat or downhill grades.

    I also wonder if the gyroscopic effects would introduce any odd handling behaviors?

    I’m surprised the site claims better efficiency than a conventional e-bike, i would have guessed the opposite… shows what i know.

    Mainly though, i think that would be far too dangerous for conventional use as a commuter or town-bike.

  2. Grandee says

    Thank you for remarks, Troy!”I can see them being very, very fast on flat or downhill grades”. -Yes! Its role is more outside the city, where system has more advantages vs e-bikes
    “I also wonder if the gyroscopic effects would introduce any odd handling behaviors?”- No any of such effects (propeller weight is 250 g only). Tested.
    “I’m surprised the site claims better efficiency than a conventional e-bike, i would have guessed the opposite… shows what i know”.- Yes becuase Aerobicle using is: accelerate (on flat roald or going up hill) and switch of the motor. Bisycle moves with inertia. Similar, as motoglider can use a little fuil to be on air for hours: using engine only where need to use.  “Mainly though, i think that would be far too dangerous for conventional use as a commuter or town-bike”.- Although we tested and test now this inside town also – you are absolutely right: We recommend this system especially for people, who need to cycle mostly outside city (20-50 km range) at average speed 25-35 km/h with minimal muscle efforts. Noise at full gas: less than from scooter or motorcycle. right: absolutely right: We recommend this system especially for people, who need to cycle mostly outside city (20-50 km range) at average speed 25-35 km/h with minimal muscle efforts. Noise at full gas: less than from scooter or motorcycle. right: We recommend this system especially for people, who need to cycle mostly outside city (20-50 km range) at average speed 25-35 km/h with minimal muscle efforts. Noise at full gas: less than from scooter or motorcycle. From our tests: inside the city it is as driving some motorcycle. The same effect (speed inside town, time for transportation from point A to B, noise).
    The only difference: zero pollution and much more economical.
    May be inside city it could be good for – pizza delivery, post delivery instead of scooters.
    System is possible to install on ordinary bicycle in 10 seconds (it is one unit).  Aerobicle power no need to use permanently: it better to work more in impulse regime, accelerate the bicycle when it need. regime, accelerate the bicycle when it need. It is much easy to keep speed for man at 20-30 km/h, than to accelerate some weight of ~100 kg from zero to 20-30km/h (Total weight is about = Aerobicle (4,5 kg) + bicycle (12-13kg) + man)Plus, inside city we plan to use protecting grid together with protecting ring. impulse regime, accelerate the bicycle when it need. regime, accelerate the bicycle when it need. It is much easy to keep speed for man at 20-30 km/h, than to accelerate some weight of ~100 kg from zero to 20-30km/h (Total weight is about = Aerobicle (4,5 kg) + bicycle (12-13kg) + man)Plus, inside city we plan to use protecting grid together with protecting ring.
    Thank you for your time!

  3. Rogerleolafontaine says

    Nice looking bike though I thought the video was rather pathetic since it only showed the bike coasting around a basketball court. I would want to see how it performs on hills and long rides and since our roads seem to have more potholes than good surface how does it handle on rough terrain?

  4. Grandee says

    Thank you for comment, Rogerleolafontaine!
    Yes, more video are comming (about maximal speed achived; climbing up the hills, etc)
    Stay with us, seeing inPB channel on Youtube and our web site.

  5. Joy says

    Electric bikes have radically changed over the last 20 years. Not only has there been vast improvements in the electric bike hub motor, but there has also been radical changes in battery technology, as well as torque sensors, power controls, and a host of other innovations.

  6. Rudi Halbright says

    Fun idea, but doesn’t seem practical as it would need to be less efficient then direct drive. If using a propeller was more efficient than a direct drive system I’m sure we would see them in cars by now. It does remind me of the plans I saw for sale in the back of comic books when I was a child that claimed to show you how to attach a jet engine to a bicycle. Over thirty years have passed since then and I’ve never seen one in real life, nor have I ever seen a propeller on a bicycle.

  7. Ray says

    The electric razor scooter provides comfort and nice experience for riders. Even it is not limited only for kids, it can be used for teenagers either.

  8. Maciej says

    “Yes, more video are comming (about maximal speed achived; climbing up the hills, etc)”…

    Blah blah blah…

    1 year later still nothing… (especially climbing).

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