A first in history, Franky Zapata has made a hover-board bodysuit.
“We made a machine three years ago… and now we’ve crossed the Channel, it’s crazy,” he broke into tears having completed the amazing feat on his hoverboard.
- The Frenchman showed off the capabilities of this hoverboard, taking off from Sangatte and landing in St Margaret’s Bay in Dover.
- The 22 miles (35.4km) journey took a total of 22 minutes. The engine on the hoverboard is powered by a kerosene-filled backpack.
- Former jet-ski champion and an engineer had failed at first attempt. He was unable to land on the refuelling station boat.
- His invention can attain a speed of 170km/h. The refuelling challenge was helped by a bigger landing spot on a bigger boat.
- Having successfully changed the backpack post landing on the boat, Mr Zapata received applaud during the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris.
- Total spending of $1.4Million is all it took to hover this board.
- Is this what the future of transports and logistic looks like? Maybe it’s going to be a military advancement.
- Only time will tell how humans will exploit the spoils of this inventions. But the hoverboard is undeniably awesome.