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Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!

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A company from New Zealand is going to start selling flying jetpacks commercially. Strangely enough, these real jetpacks cost $75,000, which is less than the earth-bound JetLev Flyer which we posted about yesterday.

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The Martin Aircraft Company jetpacks have about 200 HP coming out of their dual propellers. They can go up to 1.5 miles in the air and reach speeds of 60 mph. They will aim to make about 500 packs a year.

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These jetpacks were invented by Glenn Martin, who unveiled his prototype last year in July. This whole contraption weighs less than 254 lbs, so in the UK, you won’t need a pilot’s license to travel in it. It is capable of traveling 30 miles with a full tank of fuel.

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The jetpacks will be made in New Zealand, and the company says that these packs would be perfect for emergency services, as well private users and the military. (And killing yourself – ed.)

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Comments (5):

  1. sam says:

    another great invention from a small country of inventors that is the New Zealand Kiwi spirit of “can do..” (like the Weta studios of Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings )
    Check this Kiwi invention the flying hovercraft go on land/sea/air
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/3394027/Flying-hovercraft-anyone

  2. Tardypartyzone says:

    That’s pretty cheap, I’ll wait after a few generations have passed. Just to be safe. =)

  3. Rob Miller says:

    Go for it guys, certainly alot better than being stuck to a great big hose. Take to the world. We need more people like this getting support if we wish to close the income gap with the Aussies.

  4. Pradeep says:

    It is really great news. I congratulate all. Invented jetpacks can be useful in various purpose. In emergency it will be very supportive. Hovercrafts can be useful like this situations. How? just check it at http://www.buildyourownhovercraft.org

  5. Pilot license says:

    This blog is nice and amazing. I love your post! It’s also nice to see someone who does a lot of research and has a great knack for ting, which is pretty rare from bloggers these days.
    Thanks a lot!
    Pilot license

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