YouTuber builds a working hoverbike using propellers, still has both legs

Now that the word ‘hoverboard’ has been misappopriated by underwhelming pseudo-segways, perhaps its time to turn to the hoverbike instead.

YouTuber and plumber Colize Furze – known for his crazy DIY science projects – built a hoverbike of sorts using two motors and propellers originally intended for powered paragliding.

The surprising part? It actually works pretty well, and looks really fun to ride. Well, aside from the constant fear of chopping off a limb or two.

There’s no real steering mechanism other than shifting your own body weight, but that seemed to be enough for Furze to ride the device for a few seconds at a time – albeit after much practicing.

Furze started building the hoverbike earlier in April in response to Ford’s Unlearn marketing campaign. It’s worth watching the full four-part series to see all the iterations of the project.

Don’t expect to be able to buy your own hoverbike anytime soon, but excuse me as I go buy some propellers.

Via Gizmodo

Homemade Hoverbike on Colin Furze [YouTube]

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