For the first time in history, every person will be able to fly whenever they want, wherever they want. ArcaBoard represents the first revolutionary breakthrough in motion since the bicycle, automobile and airplane.
Rolling out not quite practical “hoverboards” is becoming the new way to draw attention to your product, but this one is so well done it deserves a serious look.
Created by New Mexico-based Arca Space Corporation, the ArcaBoard is powered by 36 high-powered electric ducted fans and has a built-in stabilization unit.
ArcaBoard, an electric powered flying machine with 272 horsepower and 203,000 watts of installed power is the most powerful and lightest personal vehicle ever created. ArcaBoard represents total freedom of movement, total freedom of travel. ArcaBoard is a personal vehicle that can move in every possible direction including upwards. The retail price is $19,900 and is available for order now. Shipments will start April 15, 2016.
Offered in beige, green and blue, the hoverboard’s ride time depends on the rider’s weight. Riders weighing up to 243 pounds (using enhanced thrust) get only three minutes and riders weighing up 176 pounds (using long endurance mode) get about six minutes. A separate charging unit, which costs $4,500, can recharge the hoverboard in just 35 minutes.
If you look closely, you’ll notice that each fan on the hoverboard is covered by a thin protective grill. But it seems like if you covered one of the fan ports with your foot (easy, due to the limited foot space) your hovering experience might be impacted. Oh, and then there’s the price: $19,900. Youch!
“ArcaBoard represents a revolution in motion. For the last 17 years we have developed aerospace technologies that looked to the sky. We took our knowledge and applied it to everyone’s dreams. Dreams of flying,” – Dumitru Popescu, CEO of ARCA Space Corporation.
But if you’ve got a spare $20k sitting in your bank account for experimental tech, those details probably won’t worry you too much.