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    Want to buy a Jetpack?

    Ok, so you can't actually buy one. But if this guy would sell these things, I'd be first in line!

    Man with jetpack races actual jets (video)

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    How much are you willing and able to pay for such a device?
    Don't believe any facts that I say! This is the internet and it is filled with lies and untruth. I invite you to look up for yourself the basic facts that my arguments might be based upon. This way we can have a discussion where logic and hints on where to find information are what is brought to the forum and people look up and verify facts for themselves.

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    oh my god its squirrel suiting with a motor! where can i get one! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylen View Post
    How much are you willing and able to pay for such a device?
    That's 2 totally different questions. I'm willing to pay something like $10K-ish for one. I'm able to pay like $10 for one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    That's 2 totally different questions. I'm willing to pay something like $10K-ish for one. I'm able to pay like $10 for one!
    Then I guess they really are not for sale.
    Don't believe any facts that I say! This is the internet and it is filled with lies and untruth. I invite you to look up for yourself the basic facts that my arguments might be based upon. This way we can have a discussion where logic and hints on where to find information are what is brought to the forum and people look up and verify facts for themselves.

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    Buying a jetpack isn't such a fanciful idea at all. Another company, Martin Aircraft, has developed a "jetpack" and is close to full quantity manufacturing and sales, if not already in that cycle. As I recall, they were going to certify the device in the US as an ultralight aircraft, as its very light and only holds 5 gallons of fuel, enough for about an hour of flight. Cost would be about $100 K. Kind of steep for me personally (read "No way!"), but not all that much for an aircraft these days. It's actually not powered by a jet engine, but by motor driven fans. Doesn't look like its designed to fly alongside fighters, but you can take off and land vertically. It doesn't have to be tossed out of a cargo plane to take off and can land on its own. An emergency chute is part of the safety equipment, but isn't required to land.

    In addition to the recreational version, there's apparently interest from one or more military organizations. A VTOL aircraft with hover capability would be attractive for a variety of military missions including unmanned, armed or unarmed recon, delivery of supplies to a specific location with pinpoint accuracy, removal of wounded from a "hot" battle area, rescue from rugged locations where helicopters aren't feasible, insertion of special forces personnel, etc. Several of these things could be transported to a take off point in the back of a truck, on a small trailer towed by a HUMVEE or even on a horse drawn wagon (not far fetched at all). Pretty neat device.

    Link: http://martinjetpack.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    That's 2 totally different questions. I'm willing to pay something like $10K-ish for one. I'm able to pay like $10 for one!
    I would be willing to go in for $10 or so if you are serious about getting one.

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    A "jetpack" is actually a rocket, which is very efficient when it comes to moving massive freight out of a gravity well, or propelling a payload with the highest of impulse acceleration.

    It sucks when moving cargo, including human, from point to point.

    Actual microjets are also inefficient. The smaller the turbine, the least efficient it is, which is why modern jets have two large ones, not four small ones.

    Turbo-diesel-powered helicopter blades are best suited for personal propulsion. We're talking four hours of flight time, not one. Counter-rotating blades for better stability/handling.
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