This designer has made a flying hoverboard that actually works

The ArcaBoard

 

We’ve all heard for much of our lives that hoverboards will exist…one day. Well, apparently that day has arrived, with the introduction of the ArcaBoard.

When designer Dumitru Popescu of ARCA Space Corporation was on a photo shoot for a different project, he was chatting with someone, when it was mentioned that it would be awesome to have a hoverboard to hover over the rough terrain. Dumitru’s response, “oh yeah, that’s a simple task, of course we can do this.”

 

The ArcaBoard

 

With the technology already possible, Dumitru set out to create a hoverboard. The result is an airframe that houses 36 electric-ducted fans that can create 272 horse power.

The ArcaBoard

 

The first person to test the hoverboard was Elena Simona Popescu, the company’s Public Relations Manager.

The ArcaBoard

 

Then, of course, it was time for Dumitru to try it.

The ArcaBoard

 

It worked!

The ArcaBoard

 

Unfortunately, the flight time is only 3 to 6 minutes, depending on the battery charge.

The ArcaBoard

 

You can buy one if you want, but they’re kind of expensive, with a price tag of $19,900.

The ArcaBoard

Watch the video below to see it in action


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