Wolff AeroCycle of New Jersey is developing two new aircraft designs in 2006. Both are modular in construction. Each design will employ a conventional, commercially-available light-weight motorcycle, first as ground transportation, and also as part of the flight configuration. An innovative method of flight control uses the single handlebar of the motorcycle for control of pitch, roll, and yaw while airborne, as well as for steering when on the ground. The company has applied for a patent for this feature.
The removable fixed-wing flight module is equipped with one or two engines, depending on the model of the aircraft, and these engines are dedicated for flight only. They are completely separate from the motorcycle propulsion, although power from the motorcycle drive-train may be used to assist in take-offs.