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We plan to release the Fliteboard eFoil for pre-order in March 2018. Our current planning suggests we will begin shipping in the 2nd half of 2018 (to select countries) followed by broader distribution in late 2018 and early 2019.
Final pricing will be announced when we launch pre-order sales. Options will be available to offer riders flexibility in features, materials and cost. We are focused on developing a market leading product, however the Fliteboard team is also working hard to ensure a competitive price.
Yes. We are planning a number of board sizes to accommodate a range of users including commercial operators.
No. Fliteboard can only be purchased with Flite batteries; designed from the ground up for Fliteboard. Flite batteries are completely waterproof, include high quality cells and a custom battery management system – with direct data transfer to the Flite Controller and a range of safety and other features.
The Flite Controller has been designed to offer unparalleled functionality and ease of use in a compact package. It is completely waterproof and connects via Bluetooth to other custom electronic components. Flite Controller features a full colour screen that provides riders with a myriad of features and information to make Fliteboard user friendly, safe and extremely fun. Flite Control features patented ‘world first’ rider features that will be announced when we go on sale in Q1 2018. Flite Control is software updeateable for future upgrades.
Fliteboard will initially launch via online direct sales and selected agents in Australia. We are developing plans for distribution in other countries and will release more information in coming months.
Fliteboard has been optimised to be used as an independently powered watercraft. The hydrofoil system has been tuned for balance, speed and efficiency when using the integrated electric motor. Fliteboard is highly manoeuvrable however while there is technically no reason why it can’t be ridden on waves, it has not been designed for this purpose. When throttling off the power the propellor acts as a brake so throttle would need to be matched to the speed of the wave. Fliteboard is much heavier (and more expensive!) than a surfboard and is not used with a leash for rider safety reasons. Therefore we do not recommend Fliteboard is used in the breaking surf zone. Injury to the rider and other water users could result from a Fliteboard caught in a wave, and the board could also be damaged. Any riders using Fliteboard in the surf zone do so at their own risk.
To date, we have tested the Fliteboard with riders weighing up to 100kg. Our propulsion system develops enough power for riders heavier than this, however we need to undertake more extensive performance and reliability testing before setting official rider weight limits. As rider weight increases, battery run time and maximum speed decreases. More load is also placed on the electrical, battery and cooling systems. We are developing larger wings which will create more efficiency for heavier riders. We will continue to test and develop over the next few months, and provide more information on rider weight limits (and any future upgrades to support heavier riders) when we release detailed specifications and pricing in early 2018.