What do the next designs and skateboards will look like? If the skateboards will be able to fly and operate as hover boards, chances are they’ll look significantly different from the ones we’re familiar with. We know for instance that hovercraft are equipped with an inside space which they trap air with a ground effect.

It is also known that hovercraft emit low-pressure air beneath at a rate of one to 2 pounds for every square inch. To lift 200 pounds, a person is not requiring too large a flow of air close to the ground. This is because of the ground effect. As the hoverboard grows higher, the pressure area is released and as the board increases in speed, air flows out.

Any design that is to come for hover boards must consider all of this. The mechanism that blows air also occupies space, and will need to be included in the inside and exterior of the board. The board needs to be extremely lightweight and hollow inside. It will also need to be some degree thicker or taller in order to house the mechanical component.

The drawings show 4 inches in height and 2 inches beneath the board. Furthermore, hovercraft require plenty of air. Therefore, the board needs to be constructed in as to capture the air while it is moving forward using a number of air scoops as well as slats to aid in redirecting the air towards the inside mechanism.

A lot of restriction on the airflow could make the hover board unable to function properly. This means that the person riding it will not be pleased with the speed, agility, or performance of the hoverboard. It will also require an air-tight system for dumping the airflow that it does not require, like hover craft.

The design should also permit the hover board to generate enough lift, based on the normal aerodynamic theories of wing design, for it to hold five times its own weight in forward flight. A wing design that has side gates needs to be included in the design.

There is no way to waste airflow so the air that is blowing underneath must be reused through a variety of design-oriented strategies that redirect the air along the aerodynamic structure of the hoverboard’s body.

The aim is to construct an hover board that is able to move like an hockey puck over and close to table game boards; highly maneuverable and fast. Utilize the speed to get lift from the winds and utilize deflect strategies for maneuvers, tricks, such as jumping and clearing obstacles. Because forward flight is a possibility, as well, the rider must utilize angles of attack strategies as well.

If the rider wants to slow their speed or change directions , they just pivot their board to the relative position and use the board to slow down or shift directions. During this transitional phase , the airflow that flows from the lower part of the hoverboard must be confined and then redirected around the turbines, rather than fighting them , so that the rider can accelerate and then go in go in the opposite direction.

It is all possible, but it could drastically alter the appearance and style of what we believe to be a skateboard of the future. The futuristic design will be stunning and unlike anything that you’ve seen before. Can it fly? Yes , and it will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen.