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The inventor of a hoverboard designed to be flown by an individual standing on the board has set a new world record, flying more than 900 feet.
Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru traveled a distance of 275.9 m (905.2 ft) on a propeller-based hoverboard he created himself. The machine was reportedly designed and built over the course of 12 months. “I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet,” Duru is quoted as saying to Guinness World Records, which has recognized the feat.
Video of the flight is below the fold. It appears he essentially scaled up a drone to carry human weight.