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1st Commercial Jetpack IRL!

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street.mage

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« on: (20:04:04/10-03-10) »
http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/436/martin-aircrafts-commercial-jetpack-looks-to-take-flight/

Not sure how to do the "link" thing, but check out this article; interesting, eh?

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« Reply #1 on: (07:40:32/10-04-10) »
Feels like legal issues of unregistered fliers and the kind of 'potential danger" that they'd represent will keep this tech out of our reach forever.

Damn the man.

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« Reply #2 on: (07:42:36/10-04-10) »
Ok this is cool. It would suck in the winter here in Mich but hey it's an Fing jetpack. For the Win!
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« Reply #3 on: (22:08:44/10-04-10) »
Has anyone been able to find a single video of the jetpack flying more than 5 feet off the ground? I haven't.

Makes me suspicious.




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« Reply #4 on: (13:35:34/10-05-10) »
It's not even a jetpack technically.  It's a personal-sized helicopter that uses ducted fans for propulsion.

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« Reply #5 on: (13:42:54/10-05-10) »
By the way, Mythbusters did a piece on home-made "jet-packs" like this one. Episode 32

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« Reply #6 on: (13:45:52/10-05-10) »
What I want to know is: who in god's name would be stupid enough to build a jet pack at home, with instructions they got off the internet in the first place?

These people I suppose:
http://www.hightech-edge.com/homemade-flamethrower-diy-tutorial-lesso/2095/

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« Reply #7 on: (15:42:59/10-05-10) »
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

That's kinda cool saw it in Popular Science iirc a while back.
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« Reply #8 on: (07:01:06/10-16-10) »
I don't think that you would have any more legal issues with this than you do with ultralights or light-sport aircraft in the US.

If I had $75K to burn, I would get one.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: (11:40:20/10-16-10) »
That would be awesome.

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