A young man manages to fly a hoverboard and recreates iconic scenes from Back to the FutureJun 072020
The British Sam Rogers used a flying suit that, with a cost of $ 430,600, was built with a 3D printer.
The British Sam Rogers managed to fulfill a childhood dream and become a real Marty McFly, character from the movie 'Back to the Future. Part II ', when he managed to fly on a hoverboard thanks to a' jet pack 'that he designed himself.
The young man recreated the iconic cinematic moment alongside a DeLorean sports car, using a 'flying suit' that cost £ 340,000 (about $ 430,600) and was built with a 3D printer, The Sun reports on June 5.
"I never thought I'd sit in a DeLorean, let alone capture something like that cinematic, bringing a hoverboard closer to probably the closest it ever really was to floating," said Rogers, 24.
The young man, who is a design leader and test pilot for British aeronautical innovation companies Gravity Industries and AdditiveX, revealed that the suit he conceived is made of aluminum, nylon and steel, weighs 27 kilos, has 1,000 brake horsepower and it is capable of reaching a speed of 50 mp / h (about 80 km / h).
"It was wobbly at first. Having both feet screwed to a platform as you fly, it feels pretty strange. You use your legs a lot when landing," Rogers said. However, she said, after practicing with the board attached to her feet with hook locks, she felt quite stable and was able to move around on a runway in the UK on May 23.