New world record for longest hoverboard flight


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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.

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3 comments

  • schwit

    I expect FAA regulations to be so stifling as to make it next to impossible to use in public.

  • Maybe. FAA doesn’t regulate hovercraft.

  • Gealon

    But hovercraft operate by ground effect. This machine is clearly free flying, regardless of its name and unconventional configuration, it is in essence a helicopter and you know the FAA will jump all over it on those grounds.

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