Can We Make a Battery Powered Hoverboard to Out Perform the Modern Tricked Out Skateboard?
The quest to make the first hoverbaord for sale that will operate a lot like the one in a Hollywood movie - "Back to the Future" is a dream of many technology lovers. The race continues to come up with the concept and technology to produce a real-life version. Recently, in an online think tank, a young up-and-coming superstar, Indiana's Christopher Freeman (16) answers the question:
What about a battery-powered hoverboard?
By the way, we know that the battery weighs a lot, but using a "hovercraft" type strategy, weight is not a big issue, as long as you can trap the air and hold onto it. Hovering on a flat surface helps, but you can't do any tricks or you can't lose your wind down. There may be a way to solve that problem with an expandable skirt and some ground affects soft landing.
Perhaps, you can use a battery system, the lighter the better. But, also realize that electric motor scooters are some 400 lbs and can only do what an 80 cc motor can do. Now then, it doesn't take much energy to blow 2 lbs of pressure under the hoverboard, so you don't need too much power.
If you use Ram Vayu at a forward speed to help, you need less power and you have more ability to go faster, allowing you to go a bit higher. The big issue is that when you let the air escape it is like a giant wastegate and the hoverboard will descend.
There are hover-cars built that can go below 60 mph, an old NASA rocket scientist once built and they used to drive it around the suburb of Los Angeles in the 1960s. We do. Originally their hover-car, which looked like a little flying saucer, they had very little friction on the ground because they did not touch the ground, but their wheels were down for steering and stopping.
Remember on the skateboard that we want to catch the wind, but if you're just looking for a skateboard to work like a hovercraft, make sure we can build one and have something to showcase it Can use extra tricks, but, would it be fun to ride, what do you do? But I think Christopher is on to something here, why battery-powered hoverboards are not manufactured, I want one too.