ArcaBoard is much behind the hoverboard of Alexandru Duru (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FADV4FpkdtI ) who is also a romanian like Dumitru Popescu, the guy seen riding the green flying platform with 36 ducted fans. A. Duru floats in the air with less than 50 hp while D. Popescu needs a ridiculous high power, 272 hp. ArcaBoard is an idiocy. D. Popescu used unsuitable motors.
Designed on an iPad, there's your problem! Also not sure what video the author was watching but I saw lateral movement... We didn't see how it was achieved (presumably someone pushed him) but hoverboards, at least if we're talking like in BttF shouldn't provide this themselves; they should just hover!
yoooo7, 28 Dec 2015overpriced technology that doesn't work as well as advertised....sounds like appleRemind me again which Apple product doesn't work well? Considering the Apple 2 from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back still works decades later?
AppleFanBoy, 28 Dec 2015The Apple watch makes you look pretty foolish .. Says the guy who doesn't have one? Tell you what, get one, and see how much positive reception you receive. Beter yet the space black Stainless steel with the space black link bracelet and you will get laid more than Charlie Sheen.
in its current form, it may not appear to be all that impressive, but put 4 of these things together with a reasonable power plant, directional ducting, fly by wire controls, and a seat... can you say Jeston's flying car?
overpriced technology that doesn't work as well as advertised....sounds like apple
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2015Speaking of ipad, put an Apple logo on this hoverboard and it will sell like hot cakes. Put th... moreAny Apple fanboy knows that Apple won't give you a product that makes you look like a fool. Try again.
And the ad, could pass as an apple advertisement parody. Lols. Maybe this is really just a parody stunt?
not stable at all. such a rubbish invention with ridiculous price tag.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2015Speaking of ipad, put an Apple logo on this hoverboard and it will sell like hot cakes. Put th... moreIf it had an apple on it it probably would be a gravitational device... But yes, this is old tech. Maintains the reductionist "scientific" paradigm though. You don't sell Tech that maintains your edge, not at any price.
I want a hoverboard, not a giant slab of metal(?) with 3 dozens of fan strapped to it.
battery is the main drawback here... unless someone invents a battery like in the movie "terminator" this could be possible for hoverboards...
Gsmarena? is that you? Product is not a perfect one but...chill :)
until monopoles are indeed proven, it would quite a hurdle to develop those hoverboard. unless our roads or landspace is coated with magnetic plates to act a counter force ..similar concept with maglev trains. and definitely it will require a lot of power.
AnonD-963, 26 Dec 2015Very pessimistically written article.. People were scared when the first railway engine was... moreThis first attempt is very unstable (it's a product liability suite just waiting to happen), appears to have no directional control (a flaw inherent in true hoverboards), would have about a 5-minute battery life, and s way too expensive. This particular hoverboard is not going to sell and will quickly fade away. However, it does suggest the possibility that true hoverboards might someday be available for committed enthuiasts with more money than brains. (Can any aeronautics engineers run the number on how much volume of air those fans need to pump to stay off the ground? The video is either faked or intentionally using very misleading camera angles.)
Very pessimistically written article..
People were scared when the first railway engine was demoed..
R & D 2016
Back to the future is still a fantasy movie
Its gravity and not a water boat on water
funny to see people still science with the law of gravity
AnonD-309799, 26 Dec 2015Well, let me make some modifications for you dear! - give angle for the fans on the edges t... moreAt this retarded high price they should be using even Carbon Fiber. Fiberglass could be an option but I think it's still too heavy for it's strength, maybe some aluminum alloy with truss structures. Probably the worst problem here is the battery tho.