See a footage of the hover-board created by Franky Zapata that broke the world record for flying roughly 1.4 miles. This record is ten times greater than the previous record.
Zapata’s jet-powered hover-board is called Fly Board. It not only actually hovers, it actually flys. The device just broke a Guinness World Record for flying 7,388 feet or roughly 1.4 miles.
You can see the video below:
The record of Franky Zapata is ten times greater than the previous record of reached by Alexandru Duru, who got a little over 905 feet in the air. The Fly Board reached a height of about 164 feet.
Zapata, a former French jet ski champion, claims the hover-board can actually reach a height of 10,000 feet and climb to a maximum speed of 93 miles per hour. The test was done over water with boats trailing Zapata.
According to the Verge, the Flyboard runs on four 250-horsepower RC jet engines that allows it to stay airborne for 10 minutes without being tethered. Zapata controls the Fly Board using a handheld remote while the hover-board itself runs on Jet A1 kerosene held in a backpack.
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