After watching “Back To The Future,” everyone was hyped about getting their own hoverboard. Each and one of use dreamt of cruising around on the little flying gizmo. The wind in our hair, the pleasure of the cruise and the thrill of speed, that’s what riding a hoverboard was all about. ArcaSpace boasts real-life hoverboard after posting a clip on YouTube showing us how it feels to ride a real hoverboard.
Up until now, the only project that resembled Fox’s miniature flying cruiser was Segway’s award-winning hoverboard. The only issue here is that Segway’s gizmo is, technically speaking, not a true hoverboard. It’s actually a wireless scooter, which the user can steer by simply adjusting his body weight.
But, ArcaSpace’s project is much more than that. According to their clip posted on YouTube, the space company actually manage to invent a real-life hoverboard, just like the one from „Back To The Future”.
The upbeat project, code-named ArcaDock, is a self-propelling hoverboard which can be used to travel on any terrain, including water. The ArcaDock uses a whole array of fans, which are capable of lifting the board off the ground and sustain it in the air.
The whole engine ensemble is made up of several fans which can develop an output of 272 horsepower. Basically, the hoverboard will be able to produce the same output as the new Audi 3.0 Liter TDI engine.
ArcaSpace boasts real-life hoverboard, and the specs don’t end here. The fans are able to sustain both the board and its user in the air for approximately 6 minutes before the device runs out of juice.
The standard model takes up to six hours in order to fully charge. But, along with the ArcaDock, ArcaSpace has provided an accessory which is capable of cutting the recharge time from 6 hours to 35 minutes.
Now let’s talk turkey. As announced in their statement, released on the 23rd of December, ArcaDock is available for pre-order, directly from ArcaSpace’s site. For those who are interested in buying one of these flying jewels, the company has even released a price. ArcaDock will cost $19.000 and the power accessory can be bought separately for the modest fee of $4500.
ArcaSpace boasts real-life hoverboard and it would seem that the gizmo’s capabilities are way beyond our expectations. As we said, the board can fly for 6 minutes before you’ll need to recharge it and it is capable of reaching a maximum cruise speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
We are eager to see if the new gizmo will be capable of showing Segway what constructing a real hoverboard is all about.