Friday, December 6, 2013

Working Hoverboard Concept circa 1955 (video)

Turns out the year doesn't have to be 2015 and you don't have to be Marty McFly to live in a reality with hoverboards (I'm referring to the Back to the Future franchise for those of you who didn't get the reference and didn't have a childhood)... 'cuz the U.S. NAVY had a working concept waaayyy back in 1955... -see military video demo of it in action below: 

The craft used a set of counter-rotating propellers pointed at the ground to create a cushion of air which lifted the vehicle and its pilot off the ground. Although, never higher than just a few feet, which was just one of several reasons why the Navy ended up scrapping the project.

via gizmodo

1 comment:

Aron_ Seo said...

A company called Hendo has brought our Marty McFly-inspired dreams to sweet reality, and has invented an actual hoverboard that you can buy.

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