Custom Hoverboard Drone
Even though Marty McFly popularized the hoverboard in Back to the Future II, such a device was actually first described by author M. K. Joseph in a 1967 science fiction novel. While marketing Back to the Future II in the 1990s there, director Robert Zemeckis claimed that hoverboards were in fact real, but not marketed because they were deemed too dangerous by parents’ groups. One inventor, Hunter Kowald, decided to make his dream a reality in a drone-inspired sort of way. Read more for two videos and additional information.



At first glance, this invention may appear to be a giant drone, but it’s a hoverboard capable of lifting up to 500-pounds, thanks to its rigid carbon fiber structure and components. Despite how it looks, this hoverboard is as safe as can be, since it can still land even with two of its motors fail. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on if Hunter plans on creating a production model.

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I’ll never be able to explain the insane amount of work this took. People told me you can’t break the laws of physics. and well.. after a global effort of custom part manufacturing and plenty spontaneous fires & explosions… watch me dance,” said Kowald on Instagram.

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