Working Hoverboard Sets New World Record

Guinness World Records

Setting a new Guinness World Record, Canadian inventor and engineer Catalin Alexandru Duru has traveled a distance of 275.9 meters (905 ft 2 in) by hoverboard on Lake Ouareau, Quebec – over five times longer than the previous hoverboard flight record.

Perhaps this comes as no surprise for avid Back To The Future fans as the second installment of the comic sci-fi movie franchise practically foretold this for 2015.


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Standing atop a propeller-based, drone-like prototype, Duru was lifted to a height of about 5 meters (15 ft) above the surface of the lake.

Afterward, Duru said that he wanted “…to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard that a human could stand and control with their feet."

 

 

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