ArcaSpace debuts a working hoverboard; cost $20,000
Last week, privately owned space company ArcaSpace unveiled a legit working hoverboard – dubbed ‘ArcaBoard’ – via a promotional video. The video shows that the ArcaBoard is a real-life, working device which hovers, sans wheels.
Going by the video released by ArcaSpace to debut the ArcaBoard, the rectangular working hoverboard has the capability to lift off the users a foot or so into the air, because of a 430-pound thrust generated through a grid of 36 high-powered electric ducted fans.
The thrust generated by the electric fans – which can deliver 272 horsepower – is sufficient to propel the hoverboard’s users “across land, water, snow or ice.” In its description of the ArcaBoard working hoverboard, ArcaSpace has said: "Ride across any terrain or water with the vehicle that was virtually impossible, until today… Each time you ride the ArcaBoard you will find yourself at the center of a new exhilarating experience.”
The ArcaBoard – which will likely be available for order in April 2016 - is essentially a brute-force version of a hoverboard, which gets nearly six minutes worth of airtime on its battery. The battery charges the hoverboard to full power in six hours.
The cost of the ArcaBoard is a whopping $20,000. Customers also have the option to pay an additional $4,500 for purchasing a special ArcaDock charging accessory which takes only 35 minutes to get the hoverboard to a full charge.
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