Guinness World Records has revealed that a new world record has been set for the “Farthest flight by a hoverboard.” Catalin Alexandru Duru has just traveled 905 ft. 2 in. (275.9 meters) on a real life hoverboard, which now makes him the new World Record holder.
The Canadian engineer from Montreal reached a height of 5 meters, and travelled much farther than the 50 feet he needed to win the record. The hoverboard is more like a powerful quadcopter and sounded like a bunch of bees while he flew over a lake in Quebec.
Farthest distance traveled by a hoverboard, Guinness World Records:
It took Duru a full year to build his prototype hovercraft. Then it had to be tested before he could try to break the hoverboard record. Duru’s hoverboard has four propellers that work to keep him in the air. He flies it over water for now so that in case the engines fail, he will fall into the water, which is safer than falling onto a hard surface, the Clapway said on its website.
He claims that the machine, which he built and designed over the course of 12 months, can be used anywhere, and can reach “scary heights” that he would like to potentially explore in the near future. Speaking of his record-breaking achievement, he said: “I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard, and a human could stand and control with their feet,” wrote Guinness World Records.
A Guinness World Records spokesperson said: “This is a truly mesmerizing 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 title such as this, in which personal endeavor continues to amaze us all.”
Well, it may not be too far away that we may be hoverboarding to and from work.