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Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Unit_1 on Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:34 pm

Whoa! Jet powered hoverboard. Not photoshopped!!!!



Story at:
http://techxplore.com/news/2016-04-flyb ... board.html
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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Jamie on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:39 am

Gotta be fake..;) The fuel consumption would be enormous. On wiki a current developed jet pack (t-73) can run about 9 minutes on 5 gallons of Jet-A. Hydrogen peroxide jets are good for about 30 seconds. I'm guessing if it were possible with that low center of gravity it would be a quick trip to the ER or morgue.
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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Unit_1 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:29 am

story was posted on PHYS.ORG

not known for bs'ing.....

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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Jamie on Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:21 am

That level of science is so beyond me.. With all the fakory on the tube I'm always a bit suspicious..;) It would be a fun ride, albeit insane.. I couldn't imagine the processing required to keep that pod upright. So many unknowns. At least he was over the lake..;)
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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby DanTheBluesMan on Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:24 pm

this wasn't posted 3 weeks ago on Friday by chance?

not buying it, far too much violation of laws of conservation of matter and energy for it to be real.
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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Unit_1 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:33 pm

did you guys read the story? (link under the video). If you search for "Frank Zapata's Flyboard Air" you'll see the very large number of stories. Searched snopes, no entry. In the story it says he designed this in 2012 - guess it took four years to work out the bugs.

and it's not like he's in the air for an hour, it's just a few minutes and the kerosene to generate that duration of thrust would not be enormous

here's his web page, seems pretty serious to me

http://zapata-racing.com/en/

You know it's kinda funny, zapata is spanish for shoe, and here he's flying... lol... :mrgreen:
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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Unit_1 on Mon May 02, 2016 12:26 am

Ok, now Zapata has set the Guinness world record for hoverboard flying (who even knew that was a category???)

Guinness, of course, has very strict rules about this kinda stuff, so I think this brings this from the unsubstantiated to verified status!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/01/ ... cmp=hplnws

Wonder how much they cost?
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Re: Jet Turbine HoverBoard!

Postby Jamie on Mon May 02, 2016 1:51 am

Well, I stand corrected..;) I think that is one ride I'd pass on.
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