$20,000 Hoverboard

The ArcaBoard

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Sun, Dec 27th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Created by ArcaSpace, a for-profit US corporation which has space exploration as its main objective, the ArcaBoard is a floating platform powered by electric ducted fans you can stand on and fly around, controlled using either a phone or your body. A video on how it was made is also available.

How do you put 272 horsepower inside a vehicle slightly larger than a skateboard? The answer is with very great care. The Electric Ducted Fans (EDF), together with the controllers and the batteries, they occupy 90 percent of the space inside the board. This generates a significant amount of heat that is dissipated using a high performance cooling system. By using 36 power fans we ensure that even in the case of multiple motor failures there are enough motors remaining to take over so you keep on riding.

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