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Awesome Peter Sripol

Making a Concrete Jet Boat

Making a Concrete Jet Boat

Concrete seems like a strange material to build a boat out of. But apparently, they are a thing and can float if they displace enough water to keep them buoyant. Peter Sripol and his pals attempted to build a remote-controlled boat out of the material with the goal of making the fastest concrete jet boat ever.

Angle Grinder R/C Airplane

Angle Grinder R/C Airplane

We already know that it’s possible to turn angle grinders into a drone. Now aviation enthusiast and maker Peter Sripol has proven it’s possible to fly an R/C airplane propelled by the fast-spinning power tool. That propeller could do some serious damage once it gets up to speed.

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Drone Motor Flying Machine

Drone Motor Flying Machine

A paramotor is a single-person flying machine with a parachute wing to keep it aloft and a large fan to propel it. Aviation buff Peter Sripol wanted to see if it was possible to create a version powered by a bunch of individual drone motors instead, and as you can see from the thumbnail, he succeeded. It’s insanely loud, though.

DIY R/C Gyrocopter

DIY R/C Gyrocopter

Maker Peter Sripol has an obsession with flying machines. He recently put together a working replica of one of the more unusual aircraft – a gyrocopter. Combining elements of a helicopter and an airplane, it has both horizontal and vertical rotors. It took Peter a lot of trial and error (and crashes) to make one that flies reliably.

Ammo Can Electric Bike

Ammo Can Electric Bike

“It’s incredibly stupid, hard to ride…” We’ve always wondered who those ridiculous mini motorcycles were for, but that didn’t stop maker Peter Sripol and his brother from building their own. Their custom-made micro bike is powered by an electric motor with body made from an ammo can that can still hold ammunition.

Propeller Snow Trike

Propeller Snow Trike

Maker Peter Sripol adds to his collection of homebrew vehicles with the creation of a custom bicycle that can glide across snow, and is pushed along by a propeller. He and his brother first stabilized the bike frame by turning it into a trike, then added a trio of snowboards and a paramotor engine.

$100 PVC Submarine

$100 PVC Submarine

Maker Peter Sripol wanted to see if he could build a functional submarine using off-the-shelf parts and a $100 budget. He assembled its frame from PVC pipe and 3D-printed connectors, and its remote steering mechanism is completely analog. He even rigged it up to pick up undersea “treasure” with magnets.

50-Motor R/C Airplane

50-Motor R/C Airplane

Most airplanes do just fine with one to four engines. But that didn’t stop the guys at FliteTest, their pal Peter Sripol, and a team of volunteers from building a remote-controlled plane with 25 engines on each of its wings. The massive foam and cardboard plane has a wingspan of 30 feet. We’re amazed it could lift its own weight.

Giant Firework Rocket

Giant Firework Rocket

Lots of people celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, but maker Peter Sripol won’t settle for those cheap little fireworks you can buy at the store. After making a gigantic spinning firework last year, he built a super-size version of one of those unpredictable rocket-style fireworks.

DIY Rubber Band Helicopter

DIY Rubber Band Helicopter

It’s pretty easy to find toy airplanes that are powered by a rubber band. On the other hand coming up with something that replicates the dual rotor movements of a helicopter is more of a challenge. Maker Peter Sripol managed to create one. Download the 3D printed part designs on Thingiverse and watch the build video here.

PC Fan Model Airplane

PC Fan Model Airplane

Airplane enthusiast Peter Sripol’s followers gave him a challenge: Could he build an airplane that’s entirely propelled by PC cooling fans? After testing a few different fans and configurations, he came up with a lightweight design he was satisfied with. We wonder if it could be scaled up with more fans and batteries.

Making a Gas-powered NERF Blaster

Making a Gas-powered NERF Blaster

NERF guns often use electric motors to launch projectiles quickly. But an off-the-shelf NERF Elite 2.0 Turbine CS-18 wasn’t badass enough for builder Peter Sripol, so he replaced the stock drive mechanism with a Toyan 4-stroke gas engine, typically used to power high-end RC vehicles. It’s not dramatically more effective, but it is noisy.

Homemade Electric Plane MK4

Homemade Electric Plane MK4

Builder Peter Sripol revisits a project he’s been obsessed with for years. The latest version of his homebrew ultralight flyer incorporates wings made from custom-cut foam, vinyl, and aluminum pipe. We love the whirring sound its motor makes when it takes to the air. You can catch part one of the build here.

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Solar-powered eBike

Solar-powered eBike

Electric bicycles are a fast and fun way to get around. However, they have limited range due to their small battery packs. Peter Sripol wanted to see if he could build an eBike that never needs recharging as long as the sun is shining. The downside? The trailer of solar panels he has to drag along. Build starts at 2:20.

Making Giant Spinning Fireworks

Making Giant Spinning Fireworks

Independence Day is nearly upon us, so it’s time to amp up the fireworks beyond the nightly booms of cherry bombs and M80s to something a little more spectacular. Maker Peter Sripol decided to see if he and his pal Sam could build oversize versions of two kinds of spinning fireworks displays, each powered by model rocket motors.

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Back in the 1960s through the 1980s, the Soviet Union developed a low-flying aircraft that could skim like a hovercraft over the water. R/C flying enthusiast Peter Sripol decided to see if he could build a working miniature replica of the so-called “Caspian Sea Monster,” and attempted to keep it flying just inches off the ground and water.

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

After a earlier and not very successful attempt, maker Peter Sripol and his friends managed to build a lightweight, remote-controlled airplane that gets its propulsion entirely from an off-the-shelf leaf blower. By improving upon the materials and aerodynamics, this version fared better in the air… eventually.

World’s Largest Firework Tank

World’s Largest Firework Tank

You know those fireworks that look like a tiny tank? Well builder Peter Sripol decided to celebrate the 4th of July (and 1 million subscribers) by building himself a gigantic replica of the thing. Naturally, his version makes a lot more fire. Plus, it was reusable – at least for a while.

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Maker Peter Sripol plans on participating in DroneClash – a sort of BattleBots for drones. In this clip, he shows off the design and work that went into his ultra-sturdy machine that looks more like flying pizza box than a drone, but should do a great job fending off enemies.

DIY Mini Tank with Fireworks

DIY Mini Tank with Fireworks

World of Tanks commissioned maker Peter Sripol to come up with a hell of a way to celebrate the fourth of July. Peter and his buddy made a rideable mini tank out of wood, steel and the electronics from a wheelchair. Then they armed it with fireworks.

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DIY Propeller Sled

DIY Propeller Sled

After building himself an airplane, Peter Sripol decided to make himself something a little less ambitious, but just as fun – a tricked-out sled that can glide across the snow thanks to an airplane propeller on the back. It’s not exactly fast, but it lets him go sledding without a hill.

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