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**Personal Flight** Water Jet Pack

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posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 06:53 PM
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This has to be the coolest summer water toy I have ever seen .... it's pricey though $128000 USD

This would raise a few eyebrows down at the marina!




posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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Thats crazy, i take it the bouy is to stop him flying off? I can imagine people disconnecting it for a wild high ride.

Actually looking again it looks like it draws water through it & forces it down for lift - i think.

[edit on 17/2/09 by cropmuncher]



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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I think that riding a hang glider being pulled by a boat would be alot safer and alot cheaper than this thing!!

And in today's economy, only the very wealthy could afford this mini-back-pack back breaker.



Cheers!!!!



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:11 PM
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Impractical? Perhaps.
Awesome? Most Definitely!
Man I just want to try that sucker out for one day, looks so cool!



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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Heck, most of our "toys" are just as impractical ... But we do love 'em, don't we? Course, mine don't have the price tag of a small country's annual budget.
That thing is cool, though. You just know it will soon replace para-sailing at you next vacation to the beach! Can't wait!
Also, can't wait for this guy to hurry up and bring this to the production line.

Fusionman makes historic Jet-Propelled Flight

The holy grail of jetpacks as far as I'm concerned. Mostly because of the stability the wing provides.
And, oh yeah ... the speed of the thing. I mean I go 120 mph on the freeway in my vette all the time ... but over 130 ... airborne ... and no speed traps or potholes?
Count me in on that! Wooohoo!



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 08:48 PM
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You can buy these ones for $250,000 but they only provide you with 30 seconds of flight time!! But man it would be FUN FUN FUN!!!!






To some extent, everyone's in the market for a jet pack. But since Bell Labs built the first rocket belt (the correct, if less exciting, name) in 1953, potential buyers have been stymied by two problems: Rocket belts aren't for sale, and even prototypes run on modern-day fuel (as opposed to whatever the Jetsons use) — which means rocket belts can weigh upwards of 100 pounds, with only enough fuel to stay aloft for under a minute. Now, a pair of companies have solved one of these problems — rocket belts are for sale. Mexican start-up Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana (TAM) offers its custom-built TAM Rocket Belt for $250,000, which includes flight and maintenance training. On a full tank of hydrogen peroxide the belt weighs 124 to 139 pounds (the bigger the pilot, the bigger the belt), and provides 30 seconds of flight. TAM's sole competitor is Jetpack Inter­national, a Colorado-based company that sells what it calls "the world's longest-flying jet pack." Technically speaking, it's true — the hydrogen-peroxide-burning Jet Pack H202 can stay in the air for 33 seconds, 3 seconds longer than TAM's model. The H202 weighs 139 pounds, and is competitively priced at $155,000, flight classes and all. Jetpack International founder Troy Widgery is the first to point out the drawbacks of current short-flight rocket belts. "If something goes wrong, you can get killed," Widgery says. "Thirty-three seconds of fuel makes an inexperienced pilot twitchy." The solution? Ditch the rocket belt, and build a bona fide jet pack (okay, jet belt). Widgery plans to release the T73 Turbine by the end of the year; it's a $200,000 model that will burn jet fuel, allowing it to stay airborne for 19 minutes. Not to be outdone, TAM is working on a propane-burning jet belt, though it hasn't said when it will be available. While swapping inert hydrogen peroxide for propane or Jet-A fuel has obvious drawbacks, jet belts would be, for many, a childhood dream come true. "With 19 minutes you can take things slower," Widgery says. "You aren't spending the whole flight thinking about where to land." We'll take his word for it.


www.popularmechanics.com...



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 09:12 PM
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What about 0-170MPH in 2.6 seconds in a Hydrogen Peroxide Jet Powered Go Kart!!!!

www.swissrocketman.com...

Download the Video it's INSANE



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