Flyboard is currently a prototype
Flyboard a machine that lets person to fly by help of jet engines. This machine does not require hoses to feed fuel from ground therefore it lets you to fly wherever you want. Moreover device design allows smooth control though it may seem difficult at the begging.
Flyboard allows you to be in the air for up to 10 minutes and with it you can reach speeds of up to 150 km/h. Currently it is in development stage, but engineers are planning to release this product for public in 2017 if project runs smoothly.
Because it is only a prototype, engineers only fly over water. But when it will reach stable state – over land flying will be available. It seems extreme and quite difficult, but looks awesome like from Iron man film.
A lot of people though it is hoax
When video was released a lot of people thought that it is probably a hoax, but we can assure you this prototype is real and it works. The video went viral very quickly and now it has over 6 million views.
How Flyboard works?
It has four jet engines to provide thrust for lift and two jets on side to provide stabilization. Each engine provides 250 horsepower totaling in 1000 horsepower for lift. The controller’s main function is to provide throttle to the engines and the rest of controls comes from body movements.
Engineers of Flyboard claims that it can go up to 10,000 feet in the air, but because of the time limit it can be in the air it is quite dangerous.
Flyboard will not show up soon for general user, because currently it does not have government approval to be rated as safe to use. But we hope that project will achieve success and people will have chance experience it.