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Would You Want A Personal VTOL Jetcraft?

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 11:55 AM
Check out this very cool personal flying device called the Williams Wasp X-Jet.
When the military lost interest in the project, due to limited range, it went by the wayside, too bad!
I don't know what one of these things would cost, but surely there would have to be some sort of commercial application, I know I would love to take one for a spin!
You can see one at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Here's a video of one in action:

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:01 PM
Oh No

It's a Dalek...........

1974 ????????? Interesting that this never really caught on....... I am not familiar with the propulsion or even this device exisiting but I AM interested in how it works.....
Is it a commercial viability ?

Can we invest in it ??

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:02 PM
Well, yeah... Simply put, I would want one.

They seem surprisingly simple and practical... And who knows, now days, maybe the engine could be modified so it can last longer than it does...

I can think of all kinds of uses, recreational and not....

I want one.

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:03 PM
I thought this has got be fake but it's actually real.

I know what I'm asking santa for this xmas.

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:06 PM

Originally posted by PurpleDog UK

Is it a commercial viability ?

Can we invest in it ??

Hey, if people will invest in the petrock.... People would invest in this... And you know, there was a time when people though cable TV would never catch on... Hey, the idea of paying for TV is just stupid, right?

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:17 PM
Would i ? ... Would i ever ...

Why ... If i had one of those ... i'd probably be so happy .. i'd bake a tray of fairy cakes..

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:18 PM
reply to post by gimme_some_truth

Can we buy the rights to this invention ?

Would ATS members be interested in being part of it ?

I only thinking out ALOUD here but i do see a future for this on a personal level............ price being right of course ..


posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:19 PM
I guess that explain this

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by Vandalour

Wow, good catch. It sure does look like the same thing.

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:35 PM
Another reason to hate and want to overthrow these cowards. They are preventing our world from evolving. We need to wake up and realize that we dont need the approval of militaristic cowardly despots when we want to innovate and make the world a better place for ourselves.
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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:12 PM
S & F !!!!!

OMG...THANK YOU! I am NOT crazy. I have SEEN one of these recently and it has been driving me friggin CRAZY. It was not the same shape and obviously they have developed them further so it can now go a bit faster than 60 MPH...but that 'hovering' and wierd forward motion is EXACTLY what it was like.

I was so perplexed that I started a thread here:

Thread trying to identify odd aircraft

If you look at the drawing I did (no photots) although it is a bit off you can see it was very much shaped like a giant blue herring in fight. It seemed about 12 to 15ft long and around 300 ft up in the air, traveling at first around 50 mph and then excelerating up the valley at probably over 100mph. Wrapping my brain around this new info, I am thinking that the 'wing' area might be where someone would stand....or perhaps the pilot would lie down and those wings are to help with steering vs keeping it aloft which would explain their angle.

Wow...thanks again. For what it's worth, I also find it interesting that this old craft is in Seattle and I live just an hour North of there. There is a navy base about 45 min away too. Hmmmmm......(Or maybe it is a personal craft)

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 08:20 PM
reply to post by jlv70

I remember this. Yes it is real.

What is scary is to think that it is an "ancient relic in a museum". Um where does that leave me seeing as I was in my twenties when this thing came out?

posted on May, 15 2011 @ 08:27 PM
Maybe you would like something like this.

It's coming in2012.. read the thread if you have time

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:25 AM
Hi there, here's my input on it:

Since I'm interested in exotic crafts like this the Cash/Landrum case has always beeno of special interest to me.

Look at this page: Williams International has a special affiliation with the US military as you can see on their website.

It seems the military wasn't interested in this one-man-vehicle but of course they developed a better/ bigger craft within the world of black budgets.

So this vehicle is called the WASP (Williams Aerial Systems Platform). A floating craft came down on the road in the Cash/ Landrum incident - much bigger (descibed as big as a watertower) and lifted off again. One person from the military branch came towards the doctor of the injured women caused by the radiation (although WASP X Jet wasn't propelled by nuclear materials) and told him that the craft was called the "WASP 2"! So you can draw your on conclusions! I will create another thread in the coming days including researches of myself regarding the Cash/ Landrum incident.

And ah yes...I would love to have such a craft in my garage

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:57 AM
This is really cool.

Imagine if a bug hit you while cruising top speed at 10000 feet, hope the thing has seat belts!

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