Mecha, Hovercycles and Flying Bikes: Meet the Tony Stark of Wasilla, AlaskaJohn Herrman12/10/09 12:04pmFiled to: InventorsCarlos owenmechAlaskaWasillaRobotsflying bikehoverbikeVideo45EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWasilla, Alaska: Home to moose, human, and most notoriously, one Sarah Palin. Its most famous resident may be a divisive one, but I think we can all agree that Carlos Owen, backyard roboticist and aspiring mad scientist, is a hero.We've spotlighted Owen's work before, back when he unveiled his 20-foot fire-breathing mech. As impressive and imposing as that was, I think it might be his least ambitious project. How about a hovering bike? A flying bike? With guns, potentially? And that's just what he's tinkering with in his backyard right now, according to VBS.TV, who went to visit him in his outdoor workshop.