#1 James Bond-style jetpack powered by high-pressure water invented02-16-2009, 11:45 AM
Designer Ramke's invention can power the rider to a height of 50 feet (15m), has a top speed of 30mph, and can travel almost 200 miles before it needs to be refuelled.
A floating pump powered by a 150 horsepower four-stroke engine sends water through a 140ft-long (43m) hose to a pair of nozzles mounted on the jet pack.
The jet leaving the nozzles is sufficiently powerful to push the rider off the ground.
The nozzles can then be angled to propel the pilot forward in "stable, controlled flight".
The website advertising the jetpack, which retails at around £160,000, claims the device offers "freedom, exhilaration, [and] adventure". ...
02-16-2009, 11:52 AM
Here again, the entire Collie jet pack market has been ignored. Doc isn't going to take much more of this speciest marginalization.
02-16-2009, 12:42 PM
what no helmet!!?? I'll bet some nanny stater is writing a law as we speak requiring helmets just in case these things make it big . . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
02-16-2009, 08:52 PM
OMG...you might...drown!!! :D
I can see how Doc would have zero interest in this one Ginger.May the FORCE be with you!
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