Colin Furze has just built a homemade Hoverbike with no background in mechanical engineering, or any engineering degree for that matter.
Colin was recently contacted by ford to “unlearn” everything he knew and put together one of the craziest inventions possible. Collin rose to that challenge and presented the YouTube community the opportunity to suggest what kind of crazy invention he create. Turns out, most people wanted to see him fly. Colin took to the drawing board and devised a device incorporating two engines attached to propellers and mounted on a frame resembling a bike. With some ingenuity and a lot of patience, Colin created the Hoverbike.
The bike is in no way safe, but in practice, it works. Although he may not have the qualifications to do what he does, Collin leaves behind a great philosophy, that with some critical thinking and the will to succeed, anything is possible, even building your own hoverbike with absolutely no degree in engineering.
The HoverBike, as he calls it, has no steering wheel, no breaks and no seat. But it’s got two motors and two accelerators that should be enough to get it airborne. In the following videos, you can see Furze’s detailed account of the build process, including the final video where the actual flight takes place.