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Photos: Man builds world’s first homemade hoverbike


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Colin Furze tests out his homemade hoverbike which he built in his back garden

Hoverboards have become the latest rage championed by celebrities and topped many Christmas lists this year.

But put your trendy segways to one side because this creation could be the next big thing.

A former plumber has built a hoverbike in his back garden and it’s thought to be a world first .
The device may not get far off the ground but there’s no doubting it flies.

And YouTube sensation Colin Furze, who has no engineering qualifications or experience of flying, seems pretty impressed with his creation as he flies it above the lawn in his garden in footage uploaded to his channel today.
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With the sponsorship of Ford Furze, who has over two million subscribers, was able to design and get the hoverbike off the ground.

Writing on the video post he said: “What a creation, it’s a unhinged flying bike/human blender but unbelievably it gets off the ground and actually FLIES.

“#Unlearn what a plumber can do in a shed eh? Considering the amount of time I’ve spent on this and the fact this is my first EVER attempt at making anything that leaves the ground this is well and truly a job well done, it’s easy to overlook the true scale of what takes to make something like this work at all.

“Thanks to Ford for the sponsorship and the Unlearn campaign which has turned my mad idea into a reality and shown that trying new things can lead to amazing results.”

It’s not his first bizarre invention either – Furze also has the Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest pram, according to his website .

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