When he finally reached a version that he considered production-ready, the Los Angeles-based engineer started advertising it in the most insane (and most likely illegal) ways, making several epic appearances in Los Angeles and New York.
We don’t have all the specs yet for the SkySurfer, but this utterly cool flying machine is said to offer up to 20 minutes of flight time at speeds of over 50 mph (80 kph). It has a total payload of 500 lb. (227 kg) and is made of carbon fiber and industrial-grade material. The “pilot” simply stands on the hoverboard and takes off, being able to fly anywhere, including above desert dunes, as you can see in the video below the article.
All the ups and downs of the development process are included in Insta360’s three-minute documentary, which took six months to be produced, according to Kowald.
We still don’t have a price for what promises to be the most amazing personal flying device to date, but there is now a section on the SkySurfer website where those who are interested in buying or investing in the aircraft can sign up on a list.