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Man sets Guinness World Record for hoverboard flight

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posted on May, 22 2015 @ 06:25 PM
Just saw this article on Yahoo. Looks legit.

Man Sets Guinness World Record for Hoverboard Flight

In a real-life “Back to the Future” moment, Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru set a Guinness World Record for the farthest flight by hoverboard, flying 905 feet, 2 inches over Lake Ouareau in Quebec before splashing down.

posted on May, 22 2015 @ 06:42 PM
very cool.

I wonder if you could build this with small cox nitro engines, instead of electric motors.

You would get more power and runtime, I bet.

I am not sure if they could be synchronized as well to keep it level. Maybe do one single power source, then adjust thrust at the fans via electronic pitch control or adjustable thrust nozzles?

posted on May, 22 2015 @ 07:20 PM
Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Awesome achievement. I'm amazed at how water resistant it is (among the the actual feat of accomplishing this itself).

Hopefully we see successive broken records to come

posted on May, 22 2015 @ 11:13 PM
the word game changer comes to mind

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 04:31 AM
Not sure how this is so different from this

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 04:36 AM
Or this

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 04:44 AM
a reply to: CthulhuMythos

Very different. Those are all gas driven systems. His is basically a quattrocopter that can handle the weight and probably stuffed with electronics.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:14 AM
So the difference is one uses fuel like petrol to turn the blades and the other uses batteries? But they are still both using air propulsion from spinning blades, is that right?

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:04 AM
a reply to: CthulhuMythos

Yes, and that kind of takes away from the whole hover board thing. I doubt anyone would be allowed to use an air propulsed hover board in public. The noise, the wind, too much chaos.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 12:35 PM
This is horrible in terms of the potential of more noise pollution. I remember the days before those loud one-person water motorcycle things, which should be outlawed and made museum pieces.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 01:40 PM
Here is the Hendo Hoverboard which has to be used on metal in order to work.

Hendo Hoverboard: The World's First Hoverboard

It is certainly very interesting the way technology is going. We will have back to the future in no time.
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posted on May, 24 2015 @ 06:35 PM
a reply to: mmirror
That looks cool and closer to what we think of as a hover board, though is that not like a smaller version of the maglev technology?

Now if only this could be developed, we would really be onto something

posted on May, 25 2015 @ 05:40 AM
a reply to: CthulhuMythos

Yes in comparrision to the BTF hoverboard you are absolutly right, obviously...
His design ist just more friendly for the masses and not as dangerous as the fueled types. Not saying that his design is not dangerous. More practical in regards of refueling(charging), repairing and way more lightweight.

Viktor Grebennikov, now I have the name from that guy again, thank you. There was an article that reminded me about this guy a week ago but could not remember his name

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