dealsfirst commercially available jetpack for $86,000…

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Woohoo! maybe a little out of my price range :-(

From website:
"All flying, whether a commercial 747 flight or a recreational parachute jump, entails a degree of risk, gravity can be unforgiving."

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Just watched the "History of the Jetpack" video on the site. Sadly Flight of the Conchords has made it impossible for me to hear anyone speak with a New Zealand accent without thinking everything they say is hilarious. It doesn't help that the inventor sounds EXACTLY like Jemaine.

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so where can I attach a fluxcapcetor?

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@fusion44: A flux capacitor? Is that what you mean?

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now this is awesome. i wonder if my flight club would be willing to buy one ...

damn then there is the training though

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It's so small! At first, I thought that was just a regular school backpack!

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Been following this for a while. My favorite part is their page justifying why its called a jetpack rather than something more accurate to the technology:

"In the end we found that 95% plus of people call it a jetpack when they see it, so why fight that ?"

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I guess after seeing this the only question left to ask now is, has anyone ever been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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maybe this will be in my next BOC

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@joefriday711: No, I think the only question left now is: Are you smoking crack?

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I don't always travel by jetpack... but when I do, I prefer Martin's.

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Demonstration video. Consider me underwhelmed... $86 grand for two trash cans barely lifted off the ground by industrial strength hair dryers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAJOs3XkTYQ

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How appropriate is it that a first aid kit is at the top of the "Similar Deals" list?

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I predict every single person to buy this will die in the first ten flights. First, this is not a jet pack. It's a ducted fan pack. It's powered by a brand new reciprocating engine, from a tiny company. Consider that your average Cessna that most private pilots fly has an engine designed in the 1940s. These engines have gone through collectively MILLIONS of flight hours, and tens of thousands of design iterations based on accidents and defects. To top it off, this new engine is providing 100% of the lift. In a small plane, if the engine goes out, look for a flat piece of ground and land. In this thing: What's that thing coming toward me very fast. I wonder if it will be friends with me?

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No one said the the first step towards becoming a superhero would be cheap.

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@enginerd94303: From the FAQ:
http://www.martinjetpack.com/faqs.aspx

The Martin Jetpack is equipped with a 'Ballistic Parachute'. If something untoward happens the pilot pulls a toggle and a small propellant (similar to one used in a car airbag) is fired rapidly deploying a parachute. The pilot, Jetpack and parachute descend as one. The use of 'ballistic parachutes' is now quite common in general aviation. For example, they are standard equipment on the Cirrus series of single engine aircraft.

See also: Safety Features
http://www.martinjetpack.com/safety-features.aspx

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@joefriday711: After reading your question there can only be one answer, NO ONE has ever been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like!

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@mjhannaman: As you said that's just the demonstration video. It is designed, in accordance with the FAA regulations, to go up approximately 8000 ft., and travel 31.5 miles at a max. speed of 63 mph. on a five gallon tank of premium gas. That's way more impressive than anything else out there yet.

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@enginerd94303: "In this thing: What's that thing coming toward me very fast. I wonder if it will be friends with me?"
Lmao, A+ for Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy quote.

This thing looks kinda cool, however "jetpack" implies there are jet engines involved somewhere.
Also, this thing is friggin huge.

I guess I'll have to keep shopping if I wanna complete my Boba Fett outfit.

@joefriday711:
/b/ called, they want their meme back.

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"I predict every single person to buy this will die in the first ten flights. First, this is not a jet pack. It's a ducted fan pack. It's powered by a brand new reciprocating engine, from a tiny company. Consider that your average Cessna that most private pilots fly has an engine designed in the 1940s. These engines have gone through collectively MILLIONS of flight hours, and tens of thousands of design iterations based on accidents and defects. To top it off, this new engine is providing 100% of the lift."

You must not have watched the interview video. They are making an advanced parachute for it.

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THIS IS NOT A JET PACK!!!

YOU CAN WALK WHILE WEARING A JET PACK!!!

They also have flames shooting out the back (not a 2 stroke V4 engine).

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@joefriday711: HOLY COW! I ready your comment probably 4 times and have never been nearly as confused by a sentence. lol

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I though about getting one
but it's probably made in China
and will take 4 weeks for delivery ;)

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@joefriday711, is that from something? Cause it seems like I read a very similar sentence on a forum once.

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@joefriday711: just brought home a couple of 6 packs of newcastle beer in hopes of deciphering your comment. will read your comment again after the first six pack.

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Holy! ( '0_0)
OK, that is not a jetpack, it's more like an entire jetonyerback!
Friggin' gigantic!

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I think Dyson should come out with their version.

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sure would cut down on that work commute.

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@joefriday711 - I c wut u did there ;-) /b/est comment evar.

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I'd like to see more video of it flying by OUTSIDE :)
Would be a great way for us to produce stereoscopic 3D video of urban areas though, if it works.....

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This is way better than a jet pack. This thing can fly for about a half an hour. A jet pack flies for a couple of minutes at most. I want one of these!

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@mattsteelblade: If I remember correctly, that's about the same gas mileage you get with a fully-loaded fire-engine.

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I'm leaving on a jet pack....don't care if I come back again...

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Yea great a commercially available jet pack , good or bad let them work out the kinks, get the deaths behind them , then the Koreans, Japanese, or Chinese will take a copy and find a way to put it out 1 or 2 year after this one is available for less than 1/2 the price

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@joefriday711
- Can you blow me where the pampers is?

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@enginerd94303: "I predict every single person to buy this will die in the first ten flights. It's powered by a brand new reciprocating engine, from a tiny company. Consider that your average Cessna that most private pilots fly has an engine designed in the 1940s. These engines have gone through collectively MILLIONS of flight hours, and tens of thousands of design iterations based on accidents and defects."

My only beef is this: why do you assume it's a terrible engine? I would guess that the FAA has some pretty strict regulations regarding engine tests before they are put into production on ultralight aircraft. invalid argument on your part. nobody can determine what will be durable/safe. are you saying we should use old technology forever? for all we know, this new engine could become the standard. nobody will know until it has had those millions of flight hours.