This has been a good week so far for things that hover… Here are some hoverboard plans, for $39 – the usual caveat here, I have no idea if they’re good, so if a Maker out there has built, or plans to build one let us know… – “The hoverboard uses high performance hovercraft technology to lift a 200+lb rider 1 inch above the ground. A 6 horsepower 4-stroke gasoline engine spins a multi bladed propeller to force air under the craft.
A special flexible skirt (which acts like an air bag) is used to help trap air under the craft to increase efficiency. There is a slight gap between the flexible skirt and the surface while it’s hovering. When hovering, the craft is virtually friction free and only requires a small thrust to move at high speeds. The craft hovers best over smooth flat surfaces. “ [via] – Link.