Through a ton of trial and error, and near loss of limb, garage tinkerer Colin Furze has lifted off on his own, first-of-its-kind hover bike. It's the stuff of sci-fi dreams and accidental dismemberment nightmares:
"That is the most outrageous thing I've ever ridden," Furze says after testing the bike out for the first time. "It's been an interesting project. We've tried all sorts of ideas, we've hacked bits off, we've added some bits on until we started seeing results."
It's seriously frightening to see him gliding in the air between two mostly exposed fast-spinning blades, but it no doubt looks like an awesome ride.
"For a plumber and a few weeks in his shed, I don't think I've done too bad have I?" Furze quips.
Not too bad at all. Check out his other vids at youtube.com/colinfurze.