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Intelligent Machines

Fan Pack

The first practical jetpack-like gadget to reach market might find its first applications among emergency personnel who need to reach remote areas. The device doesn’t have actual jet engines; instead, it uses a gasoline engine to power two ducted fans. It flies for 30 minutes at up to 97 kilometers per hour. Users control pitch and roll with one hand and throttle and yaw with the other. A parachute reduces the chances of injury.

Courtesy of Martin Jetpack

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Product: Martin Jetpack

Cost: $100,000

Availability: 2011

Source: www.martinjetpack.com

Company: Martin Aircraft Company

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