Who Said You Can’t Tow A Plane With A Vespa? Well, Here’s Proof You Can

To top that, this stuntman got rid of the Vespa’s front wheel ‘cause two-wheels just ain’t fun enough

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Austrian stuntman Günter Schachermayr has done some crazy things in his life and one such thing was riding his Vespa vertically down a huge chimney.

Following up on that insane stunt, the stuntman has now attempted to tow an airplane on a runway with a one-wheeled Vespa scooter. Here’s how it went.

Vespa Tows Airplane On Runway

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The Vespa was modified, though, and didn’t feature a front wheel to help with balance

When you think rationally, this stunt doesn’t really make a lot of sense, after all, what does pulling an airplane with a scooter really prove? Not much I suppose. But the stuntman’s YouTube video reads that performing this has created a world record so there’s your motive.

For the stunt, a Cessna aircraft was chosen to pull this stunt off. The Cessna is much lighter and smaller than full-sized airplanes, making it the perfect plane for this attempt.

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Meanwhile, Gunter’s partner in crime was his Vespa

Next, we come to the scooter. As insane as the complete stunt is, the craziest part here is the Vespa scooter which is missing a front wheel. However, this proposes a few practical benefits as when pulling a heavy object like this, the front wheel tends to automatically point skywards as soon as the power is sent to the rear wheel. So getting rid of that front wheel eliminates the possibility from happening altogether and should help in improving balance.

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The attempt starts off with Gunter pushing the scooter with his feet to create momentum

Coming to the stunt, Gunter begins by trying to create momentum with his feet. As soon as the plane starts moving, the stuntman feeds the power and brings the scooter on wheel.

All that’s left afterward is to keep feeding in the power and balance the scooter on the rear wheel so it doesn’t fall on the side.

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Once the plane begins to move, Gunter pops the scooter on one wheel and starts moving around to keep balance and move the aircraft

To ensure this, Gunter can be seen vigorously moving his legs and shifting his weight backward to keep traction at the wheel. This goes to show that the stunt isn’t as easy as it seems in the head, and requires proper skills.

Since this was a slow-speed stunt performed by a professional, Gunter isn’t wearing any protective equipment. But I’d like to urge everyone reading this to always wear protective gear while riding, even if you think you are a professional.

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All in all, this was a crazy stunt, and hats off to Gunter for pulling this off in one go. I can’t wait to see what he has next in mind. Perhaps backflips on a Vespa? That’d be equally insane!

Here’s the full video:

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