28 Apr '16, 10pm

Colin Furze Flies the Dangerous Skies

Colin Furze Flies the Dangerous Skies

To quote our tipster: “Furze is my hero … You just need to know how to weld and have zero consideration for your personal well-being.” We’re not exactly sure that he has no consideration, but [Colin Furze] definitely pulls off some dangerous hacks. This time? Two-engine hoverbike. We don’t have to tell you to watch the video, do we? Once you’ve been stunned by the sheer chutzpah of this build, feel free to browse through his “making of” videos as well. You’ll learn that the hoverbike has “barely” enough lift to get him off the ground, with no excess weight for things like steering. So he’s “controlling” the bike by shifting his weight. You’ll also see videos where he has the bike tethered to a swingset, and held by a friend as he learns to steer the thing a little bit. So it’s not totally reckless. Just mostly. You’ll also see broken fan blades and him spinning out of cont...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/04/28/colin-furze-flies-the-dang...

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