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Ride of the future? Colin Furze builds a working Hoverbike

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Forget e-bikes, where we’re going, we won’t even need wheels. We’ve covered some of Colin Furze’s bonkers inventions in the past like the pulse jet powered bike, but this really may be his wildest creation yet. Apparently inspired by Ford UK’s #unlearn campaign, the Hoverbike started as a suggestion from the internet. With no prior experience for building flying machines or any idea whether it would actually be able to fly or be controlled, Collin set off to become the Wright Brothers 2.0. And it actually worked! Just imagine what the future holds if a self proclaimed plumber in his shed can come up with something this functional…

Want to see how it was created? Check out the build after the jump…

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Padrote
Padrote
8 years ago

why doesnt it have a seat? i hear campagnolo makes a great piece of equipment that could used to support one.

Gunnstein
Gunnstein
8 years ago

Pretty well done, considering he still seems to have all his limbs attached.

AlanM
AlanM
8 years ago
Reply to  Gunnstein

^ This

traildog
traildog
8 years ago
Reply to  AlanM

Man i’d be wearing full dh gear to get on that thing, but he’s winning the style points

anonymous
anonymous
8 years ago

Flying Jeeps/flying platforms have been around for at least 50 years.

Colin
Colin
8 years ago

This guy is actually my idol.

He has a bitchin’ name too.

joenomad
joenomad
8 years ago

They say disc brakes are dangerous, wait until you lose a leg on one of those blades!

Ryan S
Ryan S
8 years ago

I want his drift trike.

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
8 years ago

Will IMBA push to allow these on trails, or will they acquiesce, as they always do, and let the legislators make the tough decisions?

traildog
traildog
8 years ago
Reply to  Flatbiller

haha

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
8 years ago

i want him to land it on zombies

$dmoney$
$dmoney$
8 years ago

Homemade amputation machine, sweet.

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Never mind having his gonads amputated by a propeller spitting a blade, but wearing a neck tie near spinning propellers? Safety is not his middle name.

TomM
TomM
8 years ago

That contraption and the guy who built it make me smile.

larry
larry
8 years ago

I hate flying bikes. It has a motor so it isn’t a bike — it’s a motorcycle! Keep it off the trails. It’s going to ruin mountain biking! People should have to pedal. Motor + bike = motor bike. It’s worse than an e-bike, way! Trail access, dude.

Ripnshread
Ripnshread
8 years ago

Love that guy, you got to see his magnetic shoes for walking on ceilings…roflol. But yea, that looks hella dangerous.

Dan N.
Dan N.
8 years ago

Link AJ?

Gunnstein
Gunnstein
8 years ago

AJ, definitely not lawnmower blades, those would give terrible lift, if any at all. The propellers, motors and cages all seem to be paramotor equipment. Though at the speed they’re going, they don’t need to be sharp to take a leg off.

Jan-Willem van Soest
Jan-Willem van Soest
8 years ago

Just plain dangerous, but i love it, and i want one!

poopster
poopster
8 years ago

i RARELY feel the need to comment but just WOW!!! danger levels of this thing are at the all time high … this dude had enough brains to come up with such a thing but he didnt think he might have his leg hit that d*mn propeller? f’n nuts mate! you best use something to cover up them propellers or that thing will slice and dice you like a d*mn potatoe

Casey F. Ryback
Casey F. Ryback
8 years ago

“I don’t fink I’ve done too bad, ‘ave I?”

Ventruck.
Ventruck.
8 years ago

Totally agree it’s dangerous…but he did it. Hope he takes the next step in shields/fairings (not to mention something proper to sit on).

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