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Digby
16-09-2009, 04:39 PM
Hi Guys

Re that guy in Christchurch with his Jetpack.
Has anyone seen it flying higher than 2 foot off the ground and further than 6 feet forward.

Until he shows us a guy really "flying" it, I think it will be a dud.

Also the backpack is huge and that will make it expensive.
The US army had something simialr (theirs actually flew) way back, so did Michael Jackson.

sroby
16-09-2009, 04:50 PM
did they get $$$$$ development funds from the govt ??

invest in a moller flying car anyone ?? :punk:punk

edit:found a link
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10587700

--Wolf--
16-09-2009, 05:57 PM
What about that V one that had something to do with the skytower and cone? Think I saw the video of that, was it real? Looked good.

somebody
16-09-2009, 06:01 PM
What about that V one that had something to do with the skytower and cone? Think I saw the video of that, was it real? Looked good.

That would have been faked. Rocket packs like that do exist, but not with that sort of performance. They would have just used the service ladders on the Sky Tower to place the cone on top (there's tons of communications gear up there which needs to be maintained, so it's designed to be accessible).

sroby: There's been no mention of any govt funding for this project in any of the media coverage I've seen.

Trev
16-09-2009, 06:09 PM
There was a guy using one at the opening of the 1986 Olympic Games at Los Angeles.
:)

R2x1
16-09-2009, 07:47 PM
Jet Pack - doe sit fly ?

Yep, it flies. Remember rule one of slow flying machines? Never fly higher than you care to fall. Until every little glitch is worked out, I assume they abide by this rule.

Jet Pack - doe sit fly ? Alternate answer - - does or bucks not recommended yet. People only due, to language difficulties. Standing only, as chairs are too dangerous. (Especially for a doe.)

gary67
16-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Alternate answer 2

Bob Doe doesn't sit when attempting to fly, but does fly when attempting to sit in mid air as the floor is not his style

pctek
16-09-2009, 08:04 PM
Re that guy in Christchurch with his Jetpack.
Has anyone seen it flying higher than 2 foot off the ground and further than 6 feet forward.


And has anyone seen him move higher than a few feet off the ground without 2 guys either side holding on to it.

somebody
16-09-2009, 08:05 PM
And has anyone seen him move higher than a few feet off the ground without 2 guys either side holding on to it.

There's a video floating around, filmed in Chch, of a test flight which didn't involve people holding on to either side of it. Apparently due to health and safety reasons they had to have people holding the jetpack when they were doing their demonstration for the public (and media).

convair
16-09-2009, 08:16 PM
Have a look at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLccl_NWDQE

R2x1
16-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0snTqLQLpBA), just to put a damper on things.

Zippity
16-09-2009, 10:28 PM
The jet pack will take off like the motorcar that runs on water :(

Not in our lifetime.

Zippity
17-09-2009, 12:11 PM
Better still, read this http://www.aardvark.co.nz/

convair
17-09-2009, 12:20 PM
I don't know why they call it a jetpack. It doesn't even have a jet engine.

They are also want test pilots

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Aviation/auction-241949490.htm

theother1
17-09-2009, 03:16 PM
I'd rather fly a Martin than one of these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndfprs2SSc8&NR=1
Naturally time will tell but I would hate to be one of the knockers who are so busy deriding the enterprise Martin have shown to date.

Digby
17-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Naturally time will tell but I would hate to be one of the knockers who are so busy deriding the enterprise Martin have shown to date.
It would just be great to see an experienced pilot rise say 100 feet into the air and do a mile circuit. Then I'd say its a great product.

R2x1
17-09-2009, 03:45 PM
It would be nice if large trucks and all buses could go from a standstill to 100 kmh in 200 M, however that is not what they are for.