‘Real Iron Man’ Hoverboard inventor hires 25 people to test new craft
‘Real Iron Man’ Hoverboard inventor
Inventor Franky Zapata is reportedly looking for 25 brave volunteers to test his new flying craft. The Frenchman is famous for his ascents using a jet-powered hoverboard. The JetRacer flying car is his latest creation and features a seat for the pilot. He has also prepared plans to take off and land vertically using ten kerosene-powered micro turbo-jet engines.
Accordingly, today we are talking about the performance of the modern version of the JetRacer flying car.
Franky Zapata, 43, had previously announced plans to create a flying car that could travel on roads as well as in the air. He is currently looking for 25 volunteers to test a new jet-powered hoverboard. However, the JetRacer is actually more like a modern version of his Hoverboard, with the exception of having a seat for the pilot. It has no wheels, but using ten Micro turbo-jet engines powered by kerosene, it is capable of sending the plane up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).
It is said to be made of carbon fiber and titanium and controlled by two joysticks.
No information has yet been revealed about how much it costs to make or when it will be available to the public.It is further reported that this vessel will be used for stunts and entertainment. But Zapata says that it is possible to take advantage of rescue operations in the mountains and take doctors to difficult places where road accidents have occurred.
He further said:
‘This is just like Aladdin’s magic carpet.’ And the maximum speed of this plane is 155 miles per hour (250km/h). But still not going over 80 miles per hour (130km/h).’ ‘That’s because I’m a bit afraid to go full speed here.’ called
He also mentioned that the 25 people he recruits do not need to hold an Ultralight flight license like in France.
Accordingly, anyone interested in this can contact Zapata through his website. In 2019, he became the first person in history to cross the English Channel on a kerosene-powered board as an inventor.
He did it by walking from the Sangatte beach in Calais towards the White Cliffs of Dover.
And so within seconds, he was flying through the sky like a high-tech version of Marty McFly, portrayed by Michael J. Fox in the movie ‘Back to the Future. Twenty-three minutes later, the plane landed at St Margaret’s Bay in Zapata, Kent.
It is also said that the plane he used for this trip can reach an altitude of 10,000 feet. It is powered by five turbo-jet engines.
It is also said that the outfit he used on this trip was taken from the main character of the super movie Iron Man. In addition, there were 42 liters of kerosene in his bag and the fuel was filled after half of the journey. Zapata hopes his hoverboard device will one day enter commercial production as revolutionary military hardware.
Meanwhile, his JetRacers are still in the process of getting approval and permission to use a mode of transport in French cities.But Zapata hopes that testing these volunteers will help develop his idea. Thus, in the future, the modern version of the JetRacer flying car will undoubtedly be another turning point in the field of transportation in the world.