How to set a hoverboard record — just use a few of these
Remember the guy who set a record for the longest hoverboard flight? His hoverboard was actually powered by four jet engines similar to the unit you see here. Developed by JetCat Germany, the unit on the hoverboard was a P400-pro, according to a JetCat spokesperson. (The unit shown here is the slightly larger P550-pro.) The P400 develops 397 N of thrust at max speed while sucking in 1,300 ml/min of jet fuel. It weighs in at 3.65 kg (about 8 lb). The protrusion on the front of the engine is a generator. Jet engines of this size can be found in drones, too, but only when there’s a need for speed that out-weighs the fact that such engines burn through a lot of fuel quickly.
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