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Date: 02/27/10 01:04 PM

48 Responses to The Martin Jetpack Test Flight

  1. Profile photo of tricon
    tricon Male 18-29
    147 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Link: The Martin Jetpack Test Flight - Does this mean we`re finally gonna get our jetpacks we`ve been promised by cartoons for decades?
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    Kanchan Male 13-17
    76 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    That`s not a jetPACK. That`s a jetcaravan
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    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Theat thing must be loud as a mofo
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    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    vid is linked as 1080p forced
  5. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    ARSOME!! Now how much? :J
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    Chaos7 Male 18-29
    849 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    The design reminds me of a scene in Avatar.
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    I`m glad it will be easy to carry around too haha
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Thats awesome, but i wouldnt concieve it to be called a jetpack on the grounds is fan forced!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    THE FUTURE IS NOW.

    F*cking finally.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Had to bring the video resolution down to 480p to get smooth video viewing.

    That said, This appears awesome.
    Now some questions, How long can you fly ?, How much does it cost ?, Do you need a pilots license ?

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    piiink1 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    well its about damn time, I have been waiting for jetpacks since I first saw them in cartoons
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    I wonder what its like on gas
    And how loud it is
    And how high can it go
    And how easy is it to control?
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Awesome! Now all they have to do is get it to work to an acceptable degree of error outside of a controlled test space... That shouldn`t take more than 65 years. :|
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    We will have these! ...as soon as we can reduce costs...
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    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    So it`s not really jet-powered, because it uses fans instead of jets of escaping gases, and not quite a "pack", since it`s five times as big as a pilot. Wouldn`t it be right to call it "fan-wardrobe" or something instead?

    On a semi-related note, didn`t they try to build something like that in Mythbusters?

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    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1189 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    You could never use that thing outside, the control surfaces might get influenced by wind or other factors (simple bird hitting it) and you would spin out of control
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    See ya later, traffic jam!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Jetpack = Strap IT on YOU
    This thing = Strap YOU on IT

    Fail.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    > opiebreath
    > THE FUTURE IS NOW

    Or at least 1971, which is when I saw my FIRST video of the JetPacks we`d all be wearing within a year or two.

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    vulture19 Male 30-39
    181 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    meh. I saw something on TV that was powered by oatmeal.....
  21. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    The future isnt now... It`ll still take 20 more years before you see these things at Best Buy or "Planet Ford Dealership! WE`RE DEALIN DAWG! FORD BUILT TUFF GURRRR!!"

    Even then, you`ll be paying 30k for them then "special jet pack fuel" from chevron. And you`ll have to take a Jet Pack Pilot`s test.

    It`s a long while coming.

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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    909 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    OK, I`ll be the one who says repost.

    REPOST!

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

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    maddog3n Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    BigWaFu-Your arrogance is priceless! I am constantly amused by people like you; who`s own idea of of how intelligent and prophetic is greatly inflated! Nice prediction Nostradamaus!

    Published: 9:30AM GMT 24 Feb 2010

    "A company in New Zealand is to begin production of a commercial jet pack...Martin Aircraft Company, in Christchurch, New Zealand, aims to make 500 packs a year which will sell for around £50,000....Because it weighs less than 254 pounds (115kg) the jet pack does not require a pilot`s licence. It is capable of travelling 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full tank of fuel.... "


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/7307195/Flying-into-the-future-New-Zealand-company-to-make-personal-jet-packs.html

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    Parasite Male 18-29
    141 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    @maddog3n: i wouldn`t say big`s assessment it all that wrong, although the `jet fuel` idea is a bit exagerated.
    the pack probably wont get past a `professional use only` stage(paramedics and emergency services, possibly millitary applications) and you`re probably looking at 3-5 years of further testing and licencing before they`re allowed to be used in a public arena. also you will eventually need a licence to opperate one the same as everything else. the other problem is there`s no failsafe in place with jetpacks, if the engine fails you`ll plummet to your death rather quickly, so i cant see you going down to your local car dealership or rental place and picking one up for the weekend.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Mythbusters fail.
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    bAnnAna Female 18-29
    138 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    it`s all a conspiracy....he`s being held up by two strings
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    gasssppplldjfoienfa;ljeh!!! fullscreen!! youtube!! on i-a-b!! my life is now complete!!
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    Okay, so why can`t i just strap some giant fireworks to my back again?
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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    I`m sure that in our anti-terrorism zeitgeist, people will be more than willing to allow public sale of a device that turns a suicide bomber into a guided missile.
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    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    "the other problem is there`s no failsafe in place with jetpacks, if the engine fails you`ll plummet to your death rather quickly"...

    Actually this thing will be fully equipped with such a failsafe... According to the website, it has a parachute that deploys if the engine dies midflight.

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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
    301 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    i am totally gonna try to build one of those. that looks like so much fun
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    Already 1/3 can`t drive on the road. Cool machine though. I can see the news tommorrow. JETPACK FLYER CRASHES INTO THE SEARS TOWERS CAUSING WIDESPREAD PANIC OVER FEARS OF A TERRORISTIC ATTACK.
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    thegrinninfi Male 18-29
    8 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    So let me see i I understand this. They make a jet pack... and then put a pooty tv receiver on the top that they stole off of a limo. Nice. THE FUTURE IS NOW.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    What a cumbersome pile of crap.
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    how majestic
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    This is why we don`t have flying cars. Notice that they did not do this in an airport hanger, this was basically a parking garage. Because they wanted to limit any unintentional unwanted ceiling. If this were some serious hardware they would have done this press release in a blimp hanger.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 12:00 am
    oh, yeah, failsafe? So the only time the flight is failsafe is when you are at enough altitude for a parachute to be effective? Lolanding
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    Squinky Female 18-29
    117 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:44 am
    Stop complaining about it, I think it`s bloody awesome :)
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    chicobartend Male 18-29
    252 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 2:02 am
    SHOPPED! I can tell by the pixels...
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 2:23 am
    Jet packs have been around for years, the problem is that you can`t take enough fuel with you to sustane flight for any meaningful period of time.
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    Inferno00 Male 13-17
    150 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 2:35 am
    aww i hope one day they will use these commercially :P
  42. Profile photo of Dainty
    Dainty Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 4:22 am
    I`ve never seen jetpacks as all that enticing. Time machines, on the other hand...
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    Dainty Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 4:35 am
    "meh. I saw something on TV that was powered by oatmeal....."


    Bahahaha! That had me cracking up for 5 minutes straight, no lie.

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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2508 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 6:19 am
    That`s thing has to be loud as crap!
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    sumguyin267 Male 18-29
    99 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 7:48 am
    "Jetpack = Strap IT on YOU
    This thing = Strap YOU on IT"

    Must be a soviet jetpack then.

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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 8:28 am
    I wonder what the flight duration is.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:31 am
    This thing to flight is more like a motorcycle is to driving. It`s really cool, but it`s not quite a jet-pack just yet.
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    i think they copied mythbuters. they made sumthin that looks just like this

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