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The Jetpack Is Coming - From New Zealand


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#16    Emeraldgemheart

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:18 PM

Jetpack... I'm getting one.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:13 PM

View Postseeder, on 19 September 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:

maybe they will turn up at flying clubs, and can be rented by the hour / session - like microlights?  Fingers crossed anyway

Like Segways, just a few insurance forms to fill in before you fly.

Interesting to see how this pans out, the first thing my son asked is how much it will be and would I buy one.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:32 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 19 September 2013 - 10:13 PM, said:

Like Segways, just a few insurance forms to fill in before you fly.

Interesting to see how this pans out, the first thing my son asked is how much it will be and would I buy one.

all new stuff costs big money, and why not, that guy did 30 years of his life to develop that!! So yeh, give it time and it'll be cheaper...or for hire at clubs etc

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

It seems to me parking options would be quite limited. Maybe land on your office roof?
I don't see any wheels. So I guess you're stuck where you land, so get it right the first time?
Looks like a blast though! 7000 feet up, perfect

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:00 AM

Was expecting something much cooler like the size of a backpack. This doesnt look fun at all.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:21 AM

Well, if it ever gets to a price-point that is affordable to the masses, I hope there will be some type of regulation:

I once saw a Nature video of birds flying after consuming intoxicating berries. It was not a pretty site. They were flying into each other, also falling to the ground, and also crashing into trees.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

View Postpallidin, on 20 September 2013 - 05:21 AM, said:

...I once saw a Nature video of birds flying after consuming intoxicating berries. It was not a pretty site. They were flying into each other, also falling to the ground, and also crashing into trees.

Sold! They've promised us these things since the Seattle World's Fair ('62?). I'm in. Next up, Flying Cars!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:49 AM

Don't mind me if I go ahead and become a bounty hunter and change my name to Boba Fett.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

View PostHatake Kakashi, on 20 September 2013 - 06:49 AM, said:

Don't mind me if I go ahead and become a bounty hunter and change my name to Boba Fett.

That might be a bad idea. Giving what happened to him... :td:  Now, changing your name to Rocketeer though.... :tu:


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

waste of money for a noisy experience that will only get you so far and so high till you have to parachute back to land.  The Rocketeers jetpack  is the ideal jet pack for the aerospace fanatic.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:34 PM

Too Scared of heights. Count me out, not me.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

View Postnothinglizx2, on 20 September 2013 - 04:24 PM, said:

waste of money for a noisy experience that will only get you so far and so high till you have to parachute back to land.  The Rocketeers jetpack  is the ideal jet pack for the aerospace fanatic.

You dont have to parachute back to land, you just hover down, the same way you went up. The parachute is only there for emergencies

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