Manta5, a Newzealand-based company has launched Hydrofoiler XE-1 an electric bike to ride on the water. This hydrobike is able to float from a standstill and allows the user to a restart in case of a fall starting to pedal.
The bike is designed with a 6061-T6 aluminum frame welded in TIG and carbon body. The TIG welded 6061-T6 aluminum frame is an aircraft grade alloy revered for its strength and weight advantages.
It has 2 wingspans made with aeronautical technology: the back wing measures 2 m, while the front 1.2 m is effectively dismantled for transport. The wingspans are designed to maintain stability on the water surface.
The bike runs on a motor of 400W, IP67 sealed that allows reaching a speed of 15/20 km / h. The 400W E-Bike motor has been waterproofed to an IP67 rating using world-first techniques.
In case of emergency, there is also a lithium-ion battery, overload protection, short circuit and overheating attached to it withstand without the risk.
The battery can be recharged from any standard socket, a single charge provides one hour of assisted pedaling for an 85 kg rider in average conditions, the battery level indicators allow you to optimize the glide speed and therefore the duration.
In order to design the bike, the best aeronautical, hydrodynamic, mechanical, electrical engineers came together. Their efforts to overcome the complexities of hydrofoils and propeller positioning to create more speed, better balance, and the ability to submerge launch- a world first.