#1 Long-Lasting Jetpack Unveiled at Air Show07-30-2008, 10:05 AMFly 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.
Looks like there's a while to go yet Ginger. :)
07-30-2008, 10:22 AM
That is not the jet pack I was promised. They don't even have a Collie version.
The future sucks. :mad:
07-30-2008, 10:36 AM
Looks like the one mythbusters did that was found online, but they couldnt get it to work."Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
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07-30-2008, 01:52 PM
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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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