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06/09/2015 13:25 BST | Updated 06/09/2015 13:59 BST

'Swarm Man' Modified Drone Takes Flight Via Counter-Rotation Propellers

This is very cool.

A British engineer has adapted a steel frame into a flying machine capable of levitating 20 metres off the ground.

Nicknamed Swarm Man, the device uses 54 counter-rotation propellers to give flight to the attached chair - and the person inside.

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The rider dons flying goggles

And the approximate cost? Around £6,000 according to its semi-anonymous creator.

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The device hovers a few metres above ground

And as the creator notes, the design has some tweaking before being perfect:

"No one has spotted the biggest flaw!

"That is the large number of props running at high speed means the net torque reactions are relatively low, so the craft has little yaw authority. So it probably needs a tail rotor for spot turns," they wrote on Youtube.