This homemade hoverbike is the future of personal aviation
The Internet's favorite crazy inventor has created a rideable hoverbike, and while it doesn't go much higher than a couple feet, it's a pretty innovative creation.
YouTuber Colin Furze, famous for his homemade Wolverine claws, jet-powered bicycle and recent thermite launcher, embarked on his first-ever flying project as requested by fans. He created the hoverbike, a seatless, brake-less contraption powered by two motorized propellers in place of wheels. He only shows it off in short bursts, so you probably can't fly it down to your local store to buy bread.
While a bit bigger, noisier and more dangerous than your average bicycle, taking a spin on Furze's hoverbike still seems like a lot of fun.
Furze crafted the hoverbike with some parts supplied by Ford, documenting the process from picking what to make, getting the necessary materials, building it and riding it.
"[The project's] been going on over the past three months, but maybe only four to five weeks have been spent on it as I spent a lot of time waiting for parts like the propellers," Furze told Mashable.
After landing on the hoverbike's final design iteration — reached mostly by chopping bits off — Furze said it took four flying sessions to really get the hang of flying it.
"It's all on getting the engines running the same speed and how you position yourself," he said.
And, of course, if you stay until the end of the video, he shoots fireworks off the front of it while cruising through the air.
For his first invention that had him flying through the air, the hoverbike worked out. As for inventing and building more flying contraptions, Furze said he thinks there should be more airborne adventures in his future.