Not the Rocketeer, but...

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Not the Rocketeer, but...

Post by Ryujin » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:35 pm

On the opposite end of the spectrum, personal wings, though it still needs a lift:

http://jet-man.com/playervideo.swf?video=jetman2007.flv

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Post by Tachyon » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:45 pm

Cool! I wonder if it will catch on?
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Post by TSP » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:12 am

Those Jetcat turbines aren't cheap. And he has 4 of them. I guess 4 "P180" could easily lift that guy.

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Post by Nu Soard Graphite » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:45 am

I think thats probably the coolest thing I've ever seen!

Imagine about 20 years of technological improvments and a system like that miniaturized and placed onto a suit of powered armor (which are being designed currently) and you got some BGC action!
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Post by JDunk » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:56 am

Interesting concept. Now just imagine some dumb person strapping one on after just a few hours flight time and pulling a Cory Lidle. If this guy plans on selling these then he'd better hire a lawyer to put together an iron-clad release waiver for the customers to sign to prevent their heirs and assigns form suing him out of business.

Still, it seems like something out of the old G.I. Joe cartoons of the 80s. Just wish I could find a pic of it.

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