Jet Packs

July 30, 2008

I have bemoaned the lack of jet packs in our world (and flying cars) elsewhere, so I was delighted to see a Kiwi inventor come up with the world’s first “practical jetpack”.

Sadly, I don’t think we’re quite there yet. Practically, it looks like… well, someone else called it a lawnmower strapped to his back and it does have that ‘cobbled together’ look.

Video clip here, however it’s hideous old Stuff so a: it’s not embeddable or even remotely watchable and b: it’ll disappear before you click on it. Don’t blame me, I told them hiding the archive was a stupid idea.

EDIT: Now with added video from A Reliable Source.



2 Responses to “Jet Packs”

  1. Mysterious Dave Mather Says:

    One of those would be cool. So it does 10 gallons an hour, and should get up to 100kph. If I got permission to land on the roof here at work, it would cost about $5 a flight, and be faster than the train.

    So it doesn’t look quite finished yet, fly it down to a car painter and get a new paint job on it.

  2. audent Says:

    I particularly like the parachute so if the engine cuts out you float gently down to earth. Assuming it has time to deploy. And you’re not going too fast. But otherwise… like it.

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