Can We Create a Battery Powered
Out Perform the Modern Tricked Out Skateboard?
Can We Create a Battery Powered Hoverboard to Out Perform the Modern Tricked Out Skateboard?
The search to build the first hoverboard which will operate much like usually the one in the Hollywood Movie - "Back again to the Future" can be an on-going dream of many technology buffs. The race is to produce the concept and technology to produce a actual life version. Recently, at the Online Think Tank, a young up and coming superstar, Christopher Freeman (16) from Indiana ponders the question:gyroscopic electric unicycle
What about a Battery Powered Hoverboard?
Well, we all know that batteries weigh a whole lot, but using a "hovercraft" type strategy, the weight is not a big issue, as long as you are able to trap the air and keep it. Hovering on a flat work surface helps, but you can't do many tricks or you lose your air underneath. There might be ways to solve that problem with an expandable skirt and some ground affect soft landings.
Perhaps, make use of a battery system, the lighter the better. But, also know that the electric motor scooters are some 400 lbs and only able to accomplish what an 80cc motor can do. Now then, it does not take quite definitely energy to blow 2 Lbs of low pressure beneath the hoverboard, so you don't need lots of power.
If you use the ram air from the forward momentum to simply help, then you definitely need less power and have significantly more hovering ability as you go faster, letting you go slightly higher. The big problem is when you allow the air escape it is similar to a giant waste gate and the hoverboard will land.
There have been hover-cars built that could go later on at 60 mph, a vintage NASA rocket scientist built one once and he use to drive it around the Valley, a Los Angeles suburb in the 1960s. Basically his hover-car, appeared to be only a little flying saucer, had little friction on a lawn as they don't touch the bottom, but his had wheels underneath for steering and stopping.
Remember on a skateboard we want to catch air, but if you're merely buying a skateboard to work such as a hovercraft, sure we could build one and use some extra tricks to make it perform, but, can it be fun to ride, would you do tricks? But I believe Christopher is onto something here, why not build a battery powered hoverboard, I would like one too.