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.

 

Franky Zapata
Franky 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.

Links: Youtube

 


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