Mount-&-Go: A Custom Plane That Can Carry Two Segway Electric Bikes To New Heights

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Traveling is by far the most soul-cleansing experience one can invest in and it gets amplified exponentially when the place is secluded and people-free. Now, many would disagree with this, but this story is for the other half and one of those people happens to be Mike Patey, an engineer/pilot/entrepreneur, popular for the stuff he does to planes.

For his latest project, dubbed Scrappy, Mike Patey created an airplane that could haul two Segway Dirt eBike X260s on its wings and it’s honestly one of the smartest ideas (and execution) we’ve come across. Let’s dive into the details.

The Idea

Mount-&-Go: A Custom Plane That Can Carry Two Segway Electric Bikes To New Heights
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Take a look at this one-of-a-kind plane that can carry two Segway electric bikes on its wings!

According to Mike, this idea came to him while traveling to new places that’d require long treks for exploration and eventually tire people out. And the solution was simple — slim and light electric bikes!

Mount-&-Go: A Custom Plane That Can Carry Two Segway Electric Bikes To New Heights
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And the Segway Dirt X260 with its impressive performance numbers is the perfect partner in crime. Swipe up to know more about it.

Electric bikes like the Segway Dirt (yes, the same company which made Paul Blart’s mall mobile) can basically travel through some pretty rough trails without any emissions or disturbing noises that a normal gas-powered bike would make. Thus was born the idea of mounting e-bikes on the aircraft.

The Execution

Mount-&-Go: A Custom Plane That Can Carry Two Segway Electric Bikes To New Heights
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With the idea clear, the next part was execution and like the idea itself, the execution was nothing short of mind-blowing.

Scrappy is based on a Carbon Cub airplane and has some interesting additions to make it suitable for carrying a couple of bikes. The first and the most obvious bit are the mounts on Scrappy’s wings which hold the two electric bikes, designed in such a way that they reduce drag while flying in the air.

Mount-&-Go: A Custom Plane That Can Carry Two Segway Electric Bikes To New Heights
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This is made possible via solar panels on the wings and engine rotor which help store charge in the wing-mounted power banks

Mounting it successfully is an achievement in itself but Patey didn’t just stop there. He equipped the wings and the engine rotor with solar panels which not only charge the airplane’s battery but also the electric bikes. Plus, each wing has an in-built power bank to store charge, so that no sunlight goes wasted. Ever.

Lastly, the builder also tweaked the width and length of the wings in order to balance the extra weight and drag created by the two e-bikes.

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To conclude, the idea here was simply genius and the execution even more so, which opens up so many possibilities for traveling to distant, unexplored lands and the ability to effortlessly traverse more ground once you get there.

Segway Dirt eBike X260 Details

Mount-&-Go: A Custom Plane That Can Carry Two Segway Electric Bikes To New Heights
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So all you need to do is mount the bikes, fly to a new place, and once you’re there you’ve got two fully charged up e-bikes to play with

Coming to the bike, the Segway Dirt X260 is the company’s pedal-cum-battery powered all-terrain electric bike.

The e-bike is powered by a 5kW motor which is good enough for a top speed of 46.6 mph and a zero to 31mph time of JUST 4.02-seconds. The motor comes mated to a 32Ah battery returning a total claimed range of 74.6 miles. Along with this, you also get adjustable USD forks, a rear mono-shock, and 19-inch spoke wheels clamped by disc brakes at both ends.

You can watch Mike Patey’s full video here:

Punya Sharma
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