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Intelligent Machines

Fan Pack

  • April 20, 2010

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.

Product: Martin Jetpack
Cost: $100,000
Availability: 2011
Source: www.martinjetpack.com
Companies: Martin Aircraft Company

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