The films have left us a strange perception of the world and the future, we want to have flying cars, flying skateboards, flying motorcycles, we all have to fly to let us feel that we are living the future; but hey, this does not mean it is a bad thing, on the contrary, this has brought us curious inventions that at first might seem impossible , but there are real and people curious and clever enough to achieve them.
In the UK we found the ideal place to really absurd and really crazy stuff subject, we refer to Colin Furze , an inventor who has been commissioned to create amazing things as a system of claws Wolverine style or weapon that fires thermite . But it has now decided to go further because it has managed to make a flying motorcycle , yes, like Star Wars.
Not the speeder bike of Star Wars, but no matter
Let's not new, we have already seen earlier projects of flying motorcycles, including the United States Army is developing its own device , but the interesting development of Colin, is that it has been created with objects that can be found in a simple way and manufacture it ourselves .
Yes, the project is not cheap, so Colin was sponsored an initiative by Ford, which allowed him to experiment and achieve your goal. This flying motorcycle or hoverbike is based on a system of two engines and propellers used in devices paragliding parasail , but the most important part is the design of the structure as it had to be light but solid, capable of bearing the weight a people, but it was also easy to maneuver in the air to give direction.
As we see the result is good, but has a basic operation and even dangerous, it is the closest we have a real and functional flying motorcycle . If someone has the courage (and money) to make a winnowed to Colin has three more videos that we explain the process.