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Franky Zapata: Inventor of the Flyboard Air: WATCH as HoverBoard Flies Over Cars

By WillPowers following x   2019 Jul 15, 5:00pm 373 views   13 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


A New way to get to work:
1   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 15, 5:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thats pretty fucking cool.
2   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 15, 6:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Nice, but the range is too short to commute across the Bay. :(
3   theoakman   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 15, 6:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WillPowers says
A New way to get to work:


He should put on a green goblin costume
4   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 15, 6:36pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ushering in a whole new generation of quadriplegics?
5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (41)   2019 Jul 15, 6:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This would be substantially badder if he flew while carrying a Gibson SG and wailing on transcriptions of Blue Oyster Cult guitar solos. He could have take care of the cops with M134 but everyone knows that.
6   kt1652   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 15, 9:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

haha...Came back to laugh at you.

You've already seen the last ICE engine development, NO ONE is developing a new gas engine! game over.
7   WillPowers   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 15, 9:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
Nice, but the range is too short to commute across the Bay.

You're right 6 min flight time, 30 min predicted

:(
Ceffer says
Ushering in a whole new generation of quadriplegics?


Every mode of travel has its dangers and pluses.
8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2019 Jul 16, 6:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Did he build it in Joe's Garage, I bet he has Stink Foot.
9   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 16, 6:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If he could build that, he could build one that has an actual seat in it. I am surprised such a small device can carry enough fuel for more than a minute or so.
10   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 16, 7:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
If he could build that, he could build one that has an actual seat in it. I am surprised such a small device can carry enough fuel for more than a minute or so.


If you check the weight limits on these things you'll see that he's cutting it pretty close as it is. More fuel for longer range and/or a seat would make these limits too low to be useful.

But he seems to have a motorcycle-like contraption in the works, so maybe there will be something with a seat eventually.
11   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 16, 8:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Next gen batteries may be just fine for powering this sort of thing with reasonable range. Super capacitors and onion skin carbon batteries might hold the sort of charge needed to make this ride not only quiet but sustained for fifty miles or so.

On the Tesla model 3, I see those everywhere! My neighbor just got one. They look totally sweet. Wish I had the cash.
12   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 16, 9:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Next gen batteries may be just fine for powering this sort of thing with reasonable range.


I dunno, he's running these things on dead dynos now and still barely cuts it. Energy density is a bitch.
13   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 16, 11:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I dunno, he's running these things on dead dynos now and still barely cuts it. Energy density is a bitch.

If you read science periodicals form the 1950s, they predicted by the 2000s such devices would be "atomic powered."

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