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This Designer Has Made A Flying Hoverboard That Actually Works

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We’ve all heard for much of our lives that hoverboards will exist…one day. Well, apparently that day has arrived, with the introduction of the ArcaBoard.

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When designer Dumitru Popescu of ARCA Space Corporation was on a photo shoot for a different project, he was chatting with someone, when it was mentioned that it would be awesome to have a hoverboard to hover over the rough terrain.

Dumitru’s response, “oh yeah, that’s a simple task, of course we can do this.”

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With the technology already possible, Dumitru set out to create a hoverboard. The result is an airframe that houses 36 electric-ducted fans that can create 272 horse power.

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The first person to test the hoverboard was Elena Simona Popescu, the company’s Public Relations Manager.

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Then, of course, it was time for Dumitru to try it.

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“It worked!”

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Unfortunately, the flight time is only 3 to 6 minutes, depending on the battery charge.

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You can buy one if you want, but they’re kind of expensive, with a price tag of $19,900.

h/t: contemporist

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Watch the video below to see it in action:

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