It seemed as though the concept of this amazing hoverboard had been in the pipeline for around 4 years prior to the video being released. The creators had initially worked with their original Flyboard design and simply pushed air inside the hose, rather than water. However, it wasn’t as simple as this, and it took time to really perfect the design.
The Flyboard is comprised of 3 parts. The board, the fuel tank and a remote control. The fuel tank is worn on the back of the rider and is full of kerosene. There are then four turboengines on the board which are controlled by a throttle on the remote.
How you stay in the air
The 1,000 horsepower that are created in the engines get you up in the air, but it is a combination of human balance and a logic system in the board that keeps it up there. This isn’t too unlike what is used in drone to keep them flat in the air. The creator says that in order to control it, you will need to practice on their water based version for at least 100 hours, which is good news considering that there is only one of them in the world!
Franky is a pioneer in technology, and whilst the Flyboard may only be a prototype, we are sure that it is going to become a fully fledged sellable product in the not too distant future. Not only this, but we look forward to the other things that this amazing guy can create!