ArcaBoard – Hoverboard?

For the first time since the bicycle, automobile or airplane, the ArcaBoard is a revolutionary breakthrough for transportation. For the first time, every person will be able to fly anytime, anywhere.



The ArcaBoard can reportedly be controlled with the rider’s body or via a Bluetooth-connected iOS or Android app that activates a stabilization system and relays navigation commands via hand movements.

The board itself looks something like a giant, clunky skateboard built from composite materials, measuring 145 x 76 x 15 cm (57 x 30 x 6 inches). To create enough lift, the board is packed with 36 high-power electric ducted fans creating up to 272 horsepower and 430 lb (195 kg) of thrust. The batteries that provide the juice for all that power last a maximum of six minutes on the lightweight version and three minutes on the ArcaBoard designed for heavier riders.

So this isn’t exactly the right vehicle for commuting just yet, especially when you consider that top speed is limited to 20 km/h (12.5 mph).

Arca is taking orders now for both versions of the ArcaBoard and the ArcaDock, with delivery expected in April 2016.

Source: Arca

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