Let’s look beneath the surface to see what sets Fliteboard apart
Water is 784 times denser than air, making hydrodynamic perfection crucial in optimising performance. That’s why we integrated our motor into our patented unibody design. And at just 60mm we boast the smallest motor diameter on the market. These two innovations reduce the wetted surface area, which has a dramatic impact on efficiency, resulting in longer run time, faster speed, further distance and simply more magic.
Integrating the motor inside the fuselage puts the motor thrust on the same plane as the drag from the front wing (alternate designs that attach the motor further up the hydrofoil mast introduce competing forces that result in instability). Fliteboard’s patented unibody design results in the most balanced and responsive electric hydrofoil in the market, which means you can learn more easily, explore further, ride faster, or have the ultimate pitch control on a wave face.
Another advantage of integrating the motor into the fuselage is that you have a longer effective mast to ride higher. This allows more extreme and powerful turns as well as giving more flexibility in learning, or across choppy water.
Larger electric motors generate heat. Competitors typically use water cooling tubes that can become blocked or cause leaks. Fliteboards patented Flitebox system uses the thermal conductivity of our aircraft grade aluminium mast to very efficiently cool motor and power electronics. It’s 100% reliable and maintenance free.
The Flitecell Explore battery consists of 196 of the best cells available. These high-discharge cells cost twice the price of competing cells, and allow us to guarantee even heavier riders can push their boards hard. This is safely housed together with our proprietary Battery Management System in the most durable battery case in the market, complete with water indicator and other unique innovations.
Safety has always been our priority. We have an in-built accelerometer which offers tilt-detection cutoff… so if you fall, the board will automatically cut-off typically before you even hit the water.
All of these complex features come with a 2 year warranty and are seamlessly integrated into the user-friendly design. We’re honoured to have won prestigious awards all over the world and continue to refine our product.