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US company launches personal hoverboard

31 December 2015

ARCA Space Corporation's new ArcaBoard is described by the company as the 'first revolutionary breakthrough in motion since the the bicycle, automobile and airplane'.

ArcaBoard in action (photo: ARCA Space Corporation)

ArcaBoard is an electrically powered, 203kW 'flying' machine built from composite materials, it has a length of 145x76x15cm, weighs 82kg and will support a person with a weight of up to 110kg, taking him or her to an altitude of 30cm.

ArcaBoard has a groundspeed of up to 20km/h and it will run for up to six minutes before its batteries need recharging (a process that takes 35 minutes using the 'ArcaDock' accessory). 

The retail price (US) is quoted at $19,900. The company is taking orders now, for deliveries commencing April 15 2016.

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