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Updated: December 28, 2015
ArcaBoard: This hoverboard costs $20000 and can fly for six minutes

ArcaBoard represents total freedom of movement, total freedom of travel. A personal vehicle that can move in all possible directions including upwards. No longer be confined to roads, rail tracks, land or water. Go wherever you want whenever you want.

For the first time since the bicycle, automobile or airplane, the ArcaBoard is a revolutionary breakthrough for transportation. For the first time, every person will be able to fly anytime, anywhere. The world, your world, will change forever.

The ArcaBoard is a machine lifted by 36 high power electric ducted fans with a maximum thrust of 200 kgf (430 lbs). It has a built-in stabilization unit, meaning that ArcaBoard is stable in any condition and is a very safe platform to fly on. You will be able to utilize your phone for control and navigation of the vehicle itself. But for the most intense experience you can turn off the stabilization system and steer the ArcaBoard with your body.

Excellence in simplicity. Designing a shape for a revolutionary vehicle is no simple task. After thousands of hours creating and testing different structures, we came to the conclusion that a shape so simple, yet so powerful, is the answer to our quest for perfection. A shape that can provide stability, durability and safely contain the tremendous power within.

A huge amount of power inside.

How do you put 272 horsepower inside a vehicle slightly larger than a skateboard? The answer is with very great care. The Electric Ducted Fans (EDF), together with the controllers and the batteries, they occupy 90 percent of the space inside the board. This generates a significant amount of heat that is dissipated using a high performance cooling system. By using 36 power fans we ensure that even in the case of multiple motor failures there are enough motors remaining to take over so you keep on riding.

Back in action in 35 minutes.

Quick and without any strings attached. The off the box charger will allow you to recharge the ArcaBoard in 6 hours. However, the ArcaDock accessory will bring the onboard batteries to full capacity in 35 minutes, faster than it takes to charge your smartphone or tablet without having to bother with cables.


High lifting power.

36 electric ducted fans are more than enough to allow an average weight person, up to 110 kg (243 lbs) to unleash its creativity on on the ArcaBoard. There are 272 HP on rider’s disposal. The 110 kg (243 lbs) lifting capability is available only for the Enhanced Thrust version of the ArcaBoard. Interested more about long endurance, than in high lifting power? Then, choose the Long Endurance version with a lifting capability of 80 kg (176 lbs), but the endurance will increase from 3 min. up to 6 min.

Stable as a rock.

If you want to enjoy the a smooth ride, the built in stabilization system will guarantee total stability when hovering or travelling at high speed. When taking turns the ArcaBoard will tilt in the direction of the turn to keep you firm and safe. However, if you really want to ride the ArcaBoard, turn off the stabilization system from your phone and control this ultimate flying machine with your body.

Composites structure.

We use aerospace grade composite materials to create a very lightweight though stiff and resilient structure, to house the 36 electric motors and batteries. The weight of the composite structure alone, at only 10 kg (22 lbs) is remarcable. 203,000 W is a huge amount of power and the composite structure is a good thermal insulator, but the forced cooling system allows the ArcaBoard equipment to remain cool, even during intense usage.

Phone control.

Use your iOS, or Android smartphone to control the ArcaBoard via Bluetooth, with either the stabilization system on or off. When the stabilization system is on, you have nothing to do, but just to sit on ArcaBoard and move the phone from your hand, and the ArcaBoard will replicate your hand movements. When the stabilization system is off, you can control only the elevation from your phone.

Safety first.

By using 36 smaller electric ducted fans instead of fewer larger ones we ensure that the ArcaBoard keeps operating even in the case of multiple engine failures. Each engine is powered by its own set of batteries independently of the other power units creating a multiple redundant system.

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