Zapata Racing has achieved mankind’s dream of flight and offers you the first video of Franky Zapata flying on the innovation Flyboard® Air.
The Independent Propulsion Unit represents 4 years of hard work for a result exceeding all records:
– Autonomous flight up to 10,000 feet
– Top speed of 150km/h (93,2 mph)
– 10 min autonomy
Although the technology is still in prototype phase and won’t be on the market in 2016, it has exactly the same behavior as the WFD Flyboard® Pro Series. Those who wants to feel the thrill, or pending the governmental approval, we invite you to discover the products ZR: Flyboard® Pro Series, Hoverboard by ZR® and Jetpack by ZR® that allow you to fly safely over the water.
Unlike the original Flyboard, the Flyboard Air doesn’t require a water source to propel itself, although it’s not 100% clear how it works, as no mechanical specifics have been provided by Zapata. Sources including Gizmodo and Gizmag speculate that it’s powered by a turbine engine fed by a backpack full of fuel. According to the heat this beast is throwing off in the above video, that would make sense. Zapata also says that the board is capable of full autonomy for up to 10 minutes.
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Directed by Rouil Robin Lag’alone production Chaine Youtube Rouil Robin
Camera Adrien Ohanessian Senahofilm and Rouil Robin