A man set the world’s hovering flight record

A man set the world’s hovering flight record

The record was set by the Canadian inventor, Catalin Alexandru Duru.

The record was set by the Canadian inventor, Catalin Alexandru Duru.

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Duru, flying over the lake

Duru, flying over the lake

Do you remember the pink flying skateboard, Marty McFly used to get away from the bully in the Back to the Future II? Till today everyone could only imagine it, but one inventor from Canada made a big step to the day when such skates will be a usual thing, owned by every boy in the neighborhood. Catalin, inspired by the once popular movie built his own skate, though he’s not much alike the one in the movie and flew almost 1,000 feet over the lake surface in the city of Quebec. The representatives from the Guinness Book of Records were invited to the presentation and they fixed a new world flight record.

The pink skate board from Back to the Future II

The pink skateboard from Back to the Future II

The splendid device is controlled by balance, similar way of controlling is used in the popular two-wheeled Segways. The board is lifted by propellers, installed on the bottom of the board. Duru said that the prototype can be used on any surface, but he decided to test it on the lake because of the fear that it may get out of control and fly very high.

To break the previous record, Duru had to fly only 160 ft., but he went further and flew 905 ft. and 2 in. , according to the representatives from Guinness.

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