Hold On To Your Hats (And Wear a Helmet)! The Hovercrafts Have Arrived.

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The future is here! Just enjoy outside youth animations assured us, we currently have hovercraft technology. About time, right?

The Hendo Hoverboard uses a magnetic field which allows it, and a full-sized person on top, to defy gravity and hover above the earth. Despite Earnshaw”s theorem, which says that equilibrium cannot be reached between two magnets, the Hendo uses a principle called magnetic field structure to create stabilized move. The board can also be propelled forwards using this principle, and the Hendo was designed to respond easily and naturally to the user”s movements.

To be specialized, this technology already exists with high speed train, which uses electromagnetic currents to float the autos above the trails, allowing for a smooth, fast ride and removing friction. The hoverboard opens up the chance of using hover technology for private use, away from set courses.

Due to its process, the Hendo requires a non-ferromagnetic surface that means around, no transitional metals. Because of this, the originators of Hendo also have designed a special “hoverpark” as a place to present the board”s skills.

The board doesn”t soar quite high off the earth; think of it more like a skateboard without wheels, just the Hendo would have the ability to go up inclines with less energy, as it responds to the surface.

Side and top views with no rider of the prototype board. A couple of inches above the surface floats.

The hoverboard with a rider.

The layouts for the top and underside of the board. The placement of the foot pads looks subject to change.

The layout for the hoverpark, where the hoverboard can be ridden

Jill and Greg Henderson, the creators of Hendo, understand that a hoverboard mightn’t be the next huge thing in transport technology. Nevertheless, they see its hover engine, and the hoverboard, as step one in a potential new direction for traveling and vehicles. It”s a technology that can be built upon to create more practical applications.

At the moment, the hoverboard continues to be a model, and Hendo is actively seeking funds via Kickstarter, and expects to enlarge the technology so that it”s more broadly accessible the near future.


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