WATCH: The Jet-powered 'Flyboard' has already been invented and no one told us

About time!
18 July 2019 12:06PM

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How good! French inventor, Frank Zapata, has finally given humanity the flying hoverboard we've always wanted.

Frank reckons his 'Flyboard' can be flown "without pilot training," carry over 100kgs and travel at speeds of over 160km/h. See the thing in action below:

So how does it work?

Well, it's kind of a well-kept secret at this point. What we do know is that it has no less than seven jet-powered turbines and it's controlled by a hand-held tablet that the pilot uses to steer the thing.

So can I use it to get to commute to work?

Only if you're really rich and live bloody close to the office. Flyboard Air who build the craft don't advertise how much it actually costs (supposedly it starts around $300,000) and it's really built for millitary, first responder and industrial use. So if you use a cherry picker every other day, try it on and ask your boss VERY nicely to splash out.

The other problem is that it can only travel around 4km as it will empty its fuel tank in 6-10 minutes.

But still, the world finally has the hoverboard we've all been waiting for.

Time to go get a lotto ticket I think. In the meantime, here's another video of Franky maxing the Flyboard's top speed against a Lamborghini.