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Marty McFly Would Be Proud: Longest Hoverboard Flight!

Posted by cirvine on May 28, 2015

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marty-mcfly-hoverboard-backtothefuture-smaller-slower.gifFinally, a hoverboard Marty McFly would be proud of.

Ok guys, this time it isn't a hoax. Just like Back to the Future Part II promised, 2015 has delivered to us what seems to be a really promising hoverboard! Not only that, but the developer of the cool flying machine is a Canadian: Montreal resident Catalin Alexandru Duru. Duru used his hovercraft to travel more than 250 metres --five times more than the previous record-- at a height of five metres above Quebec's Lake Ouareau, and in the process earned himself a new Guinness World Record.   

Duru had been working on the propeller-based prototype for about five years and last August filmed himself hovering over the lake. He sent the film to Guinness Book of World Records who verified the footage, and announced the record on its website on May 22. A Guinness World Records spokesperson said of the achievement, “This is a truly mesmerising and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation.  It’s always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records titles such as this in which personal endeavour continues to amaze us all.”

And this is only the beginning. Duru and his business partner, Philippe Maalouf, hope to have a new prototype finished by the end of the year and have hovercrafts available for purchase across the country. Although he admits the first generation of hovercrafts would be quite expensive, he hopes that Canadians will soon be able to have hovercrafts sitting next to their canoes and other toys at the family cottage.

Sources: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montrealer-sets-world-record-for-farthest-flight-by-hoverboard-1.3085052
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2015/5/video-watch-incredible-footage-of-farthest-flight-by-a-hoverboard-record-set-by-379420

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