Ok, 2015 is over and we never got that Hoverboard from Back to the Future… But the Gentlemen over at ArcaBoard have come pretty close..
The ArcaBoard is indeed a real hoverboard. In this case though, the board is more of a brick and it is a composition of aerospace grade composite materials, equipped with an arrangement of 36 high-powered Electric Ducted Fans.
Liftoff is achieved when the fans fire up to produce up to 430 pounds of thrust and 272 horsepower. A built-in stabilization unit keeps you (fairly) level in various outdoor conditions, and ArcaBoard control and navigation come courtesy of your own smartphone.