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YouTube mad scientist Colin Furze builds fanjet scooter for 5-year-old son

YouTube mad scientist Colin Furze builds fanjet scooter for 5-year-old son

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/06/14/youtube-inventor-colin-furze-fanjet-scooter-son/

YouTube

fabricator

Colin Furze

, known for his mildly deranged mechanical creations such as his

BMW hot tub

or his

weaponized rickshaw

, has again built something rather impressive. Egged on by his 5-year-old, equally excitable son, Furze took a simple kick scooter and made it better.

“What’s better than a scooter? Jet scooter!”

It’s not gas turbine powered, rather using a remote controlled electric fan to buzz around. The fan is powerful enough to move the scooter and the kid, believe it or not. For a homebrew build, the end result even looks very neat.

For those who consider the kids’ version a bit meek, Furze says he’s building a faster, adult-sized version – complete with gas turbine power from junkyard turbocharger origins. Given the chance to ride that one, we’d strap on our helmets very securely, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to wear one riding the electric version, either.

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via Autoblog http://www.autoblog.com

June 14, 2018 at 11:59PM
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