I'm Done with ducted fans
Hey flat screen readers I've decided to give up on my ducted fan hoverboard and flying car project due to the fact other inventors beat me to it. Also it's too expensive and dangerous for an average citizen to handle. But if you want to invent it you can do it but it will cost thousands of dollars to build and you have safety issues you have to deal with even for a ducted fan stunt show but don't expect it to be commonplace. But I'm not giving up on my hoverboard idea and will now pursue a self magnet hoverboard to make. I hope that it can work well.
Cyber Surfer hoverboard really can fly
Now you've probably heard and seen flat screen images of this Cyber Surfer hoverboard and even seen flat screen videos of the cyber surfer low hovering and flying up and down and spinning left and right and let me tell you it's real not a hoax but the only problem is no person can ride it because you would smash it up and that's because it's made out of styrofoam. Now even though it's a flying hobby toy let me tell you how it works. See those cogs under the 2 ducted fans that makes the fan spin one clockwise and the other counterclockwise and the fans spin real fast and makes it fly up just like a bladed helicopter. First you turn on the cyber surfer board, second you turn on your radio controller and then it will fly but be sure to have it recharged or it won't have enough power to fly. The downside is it can't handle strong wind and it can flip over and crash. Now that you know about it the question is can it be scaled up to build a big one? you know a ducted fan hoverboard that can lift a person on it the answer is yes it can because in the past there was a Hiller flying platform that lifted a person off the ground and the person had to lean his body to change directions in midair but luckily it didn't crash but it was considered unsafe and too expensive to maintain and it now ended up at a museum. But now we have carbon fiber technology to build one that will be lightweight and be able to lift a person off the ground.
Now which would be better to use to spin blades, cogs and gears to spin the blades or magnetic bearings? My guess would be magnetic bearings because they don't wear out unlike cogs that get stripped and worn out.
Now which people get to ride the ducted fan hoverboard? It will probably be for people ages 18 and up and you have to be a professonal daredevil to ride it and you can only ride it out in the wild but don't count on it being street legal and you can't fly around town on it because it's too dangerous.
Can you fly the board without a tether? The answer is yes and no yes because you can experience the freedom of being in the sky, no because it's often unstable in the air and the risk of it flipping over and crashing is very high. For the most part you have to be tethered and you need to wear a helmet.
What can this ducted fan hoverboard be used for? It can be used for Football stadium events, movie or TV stunts, or daredevil tricks or outdoor recreation.
Now that you understand the problems of a ducted fan hoverboard the question is can I afford to build one? You can but it will cost between $10,000 to $50,000 just to build one and you'll have to spend about $200 per month just to maintain it. If you've got the money go for it otherwise just buy the ducted fan hoverboard toy and fly it. As for my plans on building one it will take about 5 to 10 years before I can finally get to building one so don't give up hope.