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British inventor unveils working hoverbike

By T.K. Randall
May 1, 2016 · Comment icon 11 comments

Furze is no stranger to building unorthodox inventions. Image Credit: YouTube / Colin Furze
Madcap YouTube boffin Colin Furze has come up with his own homemade drone bicycle that actually flies.
Built from a couple of two-stroke engines and rotor blades, the outrageous contraption is only able to fly a few inches off the ground but is surprisingly stable for something hacked together in a shed.

"It's the most outrageous thing I've ever ridden," said Furze. "Feeling it lift for the first time was such a strange feeling. It only just lifts me off the ground. I tried out all sorts of frames; hacked bits off and added bits on, until eventually I started seeing results."

"Controlling it is a small miracle but with a bit of practice you can learn how to tame it."

Source: Sky News | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Jacques Terreur 8 years ago
i can't decide what's funnier: watching the guy enjoy himself, shouting "it flies! it flies!", or that his last name is "farts" in german...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Saru 8 years ago
Again? http://www.unexplain...e http://www.unexplain...3&hl= hoverbike http://www.unexplain... hoverbike&st=0 This is a completely different device to the ones mentioned in these other articles - different inventor too.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin 8 years ago
Maybe he just wanted a flying lawnmower...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jacques Terreur 8 years ago
Maybe he just wanted a flying lawnmower... how come even DiCaprio finally got an oscar and this clip NOT?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Aitrui 8 years ago
That is one BIG prop to have spinning next to your shins! I prefer the idea of dozens of little propellers.
Comment icon #7 Posted by back to earth 8 years ago
handy for making crop circles
Comment icon #8 Posted by Ashyne 8 years ago
Unprotected blades almost cut off his legs when he fell.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jacques Terreur 8 years ago
but did you see how pleased with himself he was? He couldn't have possibly looked happier when protected blades almost cut off his legs when he fell....
Comment icon #10 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
Can you imagine trying to handle one of these after a few beers?
Comment icon #11 Posted by BeastieRunner 8 years ago
That guy is going to be a billionaire or an amputee by the time he reaches 40.

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