Incredible Hoverboard Soaring Over Lake Havasu Would Even Impress Marty McFly
We were told by Back to the Future Part II that we would have commercial hoverboards by October 21, 2015. Well, October 21, 2015 came and went and no stinking hoverboards. But, we might be slowly inching towards having hoverboards.
French inventor Franky Zapata and his team created the Flyboard Air, a fully functional hoverboard that has a top speed of 93 MPH and can soar 10,000 feet in the air. The Flyboard Air is powered by four 250-horsepower engines and stabilized by two separate turbines on the side of the aircraft. The insane hoverboard has an incredible 1,250 horsepower and is fueled by a backpack that Zapata wears which is filled with five gallons of jet fuel. Sounds safe. The crazy contraption is controlled by a handheld 23-pound remote. It took four years to create and get to the testing phase.
Zapata is allegedly developing a model for the United States Army which could enable combat soldiers to fly over walls and zip in and out of missions in a blink of an eye. But don’t expect a commercial version to be available to the public for a very long time.
Last week, Zapata tested out his wild ride over Lake Havasu in Arizona and the results were truly awe-inspiring.
Here’s another spectacular video of the Flyboard Air.
Franky also holds the Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight.
Luckily for Franky Zapata his hoverboard has PO-WER because his version works on water.