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bijou
02-25-2010, 08:51 AM
Martin Aircraft Company, in Christchurch, New Zealand, aims to make 500 packs a year which will sell for around 50,000.

The 200 horsepower dual-propeller packs are the brainchild of inventor Glenn Martin who unveiled his machine for the first time in July last year.


Because it weighs less than 254 pounds (115kg) the jet pack does not require a pilot's licence. It is capable of travelling 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full tank of fuel.

And recent tests have seen the newest model reach heights of up to 2,400 metres and top speeds of 60mph. ...link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/7307195/Flying-into-the-future-New-Zealand-company-to-make-personal-jet-packs.html)

noonwitch
02-25-2010, 09:07 AM
Okay, so the future is finally coming. Now we can have the Gilligan-style jet pack, if we have the money to buy one.


I still want a flying car!

Gingersnap
02-25-2010, 09:39 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/29p7v29.jpg

This doesn't look Collie-friendly. :mad:

bijou
02-25-2010, 10:17 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/29p7v29.jpg

This doesn't look Collie-friendly. :mad:

You'll have to get extender straps and wear him on your chest. :D

Gingersnap
02-25-2010, 10:42 AM
You'll have to get extender straps and wear him on your chest. :D

I like him but not that much. :eek:

FlaGator
02-25-2010, 10:54 AM
Okay, so the future is finally coming. Now we can have the Gilligan-style jet pack, if we have the money to buy one.


I still want a flying car!

That folds up into a brief case?

noonwitch
02-25-2010, 03:49 PM
That folds up into a brief case?

That would be even cooler-no more parking tickets, ever!

I'll settle for being able to fly to work without dealing with rush hour traffic. I guess the jet pack would probably work for that, but I like to wear dresses to work, and I don't really want all of metro Detroit to be looking up my dress at my undies.

Rockntractor
02-25-2010, 05:21 PM
That would be even cooler-no more parking tickets, ever!

I'll settle for being able to fly to work without dealing with rush hour traffic. I guess the jet pack would probably work for that, but I like to wear dresses to work, and I don't really want all of metro Detroit to be looking up my dress at my undies.
You could sell advertising space on your skivvies!:D