Since I was a kid I've loved hovercrafts. The idea of an amphibious vehicle that rides on a cushion of air has always fascinated me. But I'd never thought of combining one with an airplane until I saw the video above, and now, predictably, I want one--badly.
The craft was put together by a madman named Rudy Heeman (He-Man!?), who built the whole thing by hand. It's a traditional hovercraft until it hits about 45mph; then the thing becomes airborne. It can't get much altitude, but that probably means it's safer while still being fun … Read more