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A Pretty Impressive Homemade Delorean DMC-12 Hovercraft

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This Back to the Future Delorean DMC-12 Hovercraft may not be a time machine, but it’s still awesome. Matt Riese built it all on his own as an homage to Back to the Future.We visit Matt in San Francisco California and take a look at amazing homebuilt Delorean Hovercraft.Perhaps one of the coolest things ever built./Coolest Thing

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The top speed should be around 45 mph, which is pretty impressive for a vehicle with no breakes (it’s not touching the ground, remember!). Watch the video by Coolest Thing for more.

If you have never seen a hovercraft, the basic concept is that a fan pushes air underneath the middle of the craft and a “skirt” (basically a flexible inner-tube around the perimeter of the craft) traps that high-pressure air under the craft, which lifts it off the ground.

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Some air is escaping under the skirt at all points at all times, so in theory, even the skirt isn’t actually touching the ground/water (in reality the skirt drags on the ground occasionally). A second fan pushes air behind the craft, driving it forward.

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