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  1. #1 Long-Lasting Jetpack Unveiled at Air Show 
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    Fly the dream, baby.

    That's the slogan, more or less, of New Zealand's Martin Jetpack company, which debuted its $100,000 personal flight apparatus Tuesday at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis.

    As thousands looked on, inventor Glenn Martin's 16-year-old son donned a helmet, fastened himself to a prototype and revved the engine, which sounded like a motorcycle.

    Harrison Martin eased about three feet off the ground, the engine roaring with a whine so loud that some kids covered their ears.

    With two spotters preventing the jet pack from drifting in a mild wind, the teenager hovered for 45 seconds and then set the device down as the audience applauded.

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    Looks like there's a while to go yet Ginger. :)
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    That is not the jet pack I was promised. They don't even have a Collie version.

    The future sucks. :mad:
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    Looks like the one mythbusters did that was found online, but they couldnt get it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    That is not the jet pack I was promised. They don't even have a Collie version.

    The future sucks. :mad:
    I think to begin with you'd have to take the collie in a sling across your body, patience is needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    I think to begin with you'd have to take the collie in a sling across your body, patience is needed.
    Like that would work. This dog is the size of a 10 year old kid and about twice as active. He needs his own jet pack. And crash helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Like that would work. This dog is the size of a 10 year old kid and about twice as active. He needs his own jet pack. And crash helmet.
    My opinion of you just dropped 50%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    My opinion of you just dropped 50%.
    You don't like Collies? Lassie was a Collie. That's verging on the UnAmerican, buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You don't like Collies? Lassie was a Collie. That's verging on the UnAmerican, buddy.
    Dogs with their own jet packs? It just sickens me. :D
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    Well, if it doesn't pan out, looks like they could make a great bong out of it. (As I suspect they went through a lot of them coming up with that damn thing.)
    OPEACHMENT NOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    Dogs with their own jet packs? It just sickens me. :D
    I think Ginger is hoping/waiting for something like this...



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    May the FORCE be with you!
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