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 control more than once. All part of the learning process. We’re just glad he didn’t get a fan blade in the foot.
We love his crazy videos, even if the farthest out on a limb we go is forgoing a decoupling capacitor now and then. (Just kidding: decoupling caps are important.) But note that, even if you’re a famous YouTuber, if you play with fire, you will sometimes get burned.
Thanks [Mechanicus] for the tip.