Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has broken a Guinness World Record when he successfully travelled on his propeller-based hoverboard up to a height of 5 meters, covering a distance of 275.9 meters. He has thus won the title for Farthest flight by a hoverboard.
Catalin Alexandru Duru flying his hoverboard
You can see him achieving the laudable feat in the waters of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, in the video below:-
To obtain the title, Catalin had to cover a distance of more than 50 meters. Well, he did go well beyond that, didn’t he?!
“I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet,” he said in a statement.
A Guinness World Records spokesperson, said: “This is a truly mesmerising and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation. It’s always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records titles such as this in which personal endeavour continues to amaze us all.”
Catalin explains that he has designed the ‘vehicle’ over a period of a year. He claims that it can be used anywhere. He even goes so far as saying that it can reach “scary heights”; be sure that he intends to test them.