28 Dec '15, 6am

An Actual Working Hoverboard

What with 2015 being the apparent “year of the hoverboard”, we have a final contender before the year ends. It’s called the ArcaBoard from ArcaSpace, A private space company. And it doesn’t use magnets, or superconductors, or any smoke and mirrors — just a whole lot of ducted fans. Thirty-six of them to be precise. The ArcaBoard uses 36 electric motors with an apparent 7.55HP each, powered by a massive bank of lithium ion batteries. Together, they produce 430 pounds of thrust, which allows most riders to float around quite easily. Even with that huge power drain, it apparently lasts for a whole 20 minutes, which is pretty impressive considering its size. Apparently, it’ll be available for purchase this spring. It only costs $19,900. We can’t tell if they’re being serious or not. It most definitely works, but we’d like to see some demonstrations of people actually going som...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/12/27/an-actual-working-hoverboard/

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