Franky Zapata crushed the old world record of 905ft for the farthest hoverboard flight. The Flyboard Air inventor set the record Saturday in France, riding his hoverboard over 7,388 feet
The flyboard air has four turbo engines on the board, two more are on the sides for stabilization. Each engine has 250 horsepower. Flyboard Air has about 1,000 horsepower in total.
The flyboard air can go as high as 10,000ft (3.3km) with speed around 150 kilometers per hour (93mph), with no wings or autorotation to bring them down softly they are reliant on the thrust that they produce. The flyboard air took two years to create the great turbo reactors, and to create the algorithms to stabilize the Flyboard. First flight was March 2016. On April 30, 2016, Zapata broke the Guinness World Record for the farthest flight by hoverboard, which had been set by Alexandru Duru in August of 2014 at 275.9 m. Zapata’s distance was 2,252.4 meters (7,389.76 ft), at speeds reported to be up to 55 km/h for 3 minutes and 55 seconds.
they have finished the research and development on a new project that will use the same kind of board and the same kind of technology for the stabilization, but it will be much easier for the general public, and also certainly for the army, or for security, so they have something for this. They can use the technology to maybe change the way that people travel, hopefully.
The general public version will be something you can sit on. It will be easier to fly.
Patents have not yet been filed.
Another inventor made a hoverbike
SOURCES – Youtube, wikipedia, The Verge