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Old 5th Oct 2016, 15:09
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‘Most advanced personal flying machine ever’

Latest jet pack demonstration

Apologies for aviation (sort of) content, and RT link, but what does the panel think of this?

http://on.rt.com/7r27


“JetPack Aviation is already working on a personal flying machine that will be so safe and simple to operate, it could be used by average commuters in daily life,”

I can imagine the fun with hundreds of these things all converging on a busy city centre.

"so safe" until mechanical /electrical failure. No glide. No autorotate. No parachute.
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 15:41
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Hmm ! this could be quite entertaining.....

A bit like the arrival of the first mobiles " I 'm on the twain, yah "...now however, "I'm on the jet pack, mwah....erm, sorry, have to go, it's all gone a bit quiet !"

Alas, until they incorporate a coffee cup holder, with flexible tube, it's unlikely to take off.....
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The single-engine-failure safety case looks a tad dubious...

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Another of your better posts, K&C.
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 17:57
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Jet packs are, like, so yesterday.

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Old 5th Oct 2016, 18:54
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An incredibly expensive, diverting toy for those who don't wish to travel very far.
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An incredibly expensive, diverting toy for those who don't wish to travel very far.
I believe the exact same thing could be said about a certain pair of brothers' first flight in a place called Kitty Hawk, except their flight was even shorter. Nothing came of that, either, did it?
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Just stay the hell away from any Skeet Ranges.
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Where you going to park the thing after your commute to the office. Can't imagine coat check gonna be too cut out to have a whack of Jetpacks hanging off the wall. The bang when one had a misfunction would make Daesh look like a bunch of amateurs.
Jet packs and drones.....great. Pleased I'm nearing retirement. Going to be more flak of the don't want to hit kind than a bad night over the Ruhr in 1943!!!
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 22:25
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Bunch of naysayers and worrywarts you lot.
It's fantastic!
All encouragement to those who've come up with the idea - I wonder are those jets manufactured especially for this application (they look too large to be biggest model aircraft turbines, but too small to be Williams type small jets)?
From the pilots display it looks like there might be some computerised stability control working in various axis.
And the whole thing is light enough to be worn without any supporting frame etc.
A ballistic parachute, appropriate safe-ing and handling guidelines, avoid curves plus regulations around use would address nearly all of the safety concerns raised.
Let's not forget a helicopter is just as deadly if you find yourself low with low rotor rpm - as is a fixed wing on stall speed at low altitude.
Bell's rocket belt evolves and finally becomes practical reality.
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An incredibly expensive, diverting toy for those who don't wish to travel very far.
A decade ago they were saying the same thing about the electric car. Now a Tesla Model S can easily drive well over 300 miles.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 00:27
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Let's assume that we fix the issue with the reliability and distance there is the issue that everyone out there but me is a Muppet (tongue firmly in cheek).

Look on the roads and people cannot even follow those rules. The reason people want jet packs (with the exception of the novelty) is that they want to get places faster.

It's just going to be chaos with no traffic lights, give way to your (left - right - up - down - whatever). If the "general public" cannot obey rules of the road - think about how many issues there will be out in the skies with collateral damage on the ground.

S'pose watching jetpack races could be fun though - I'm sure RedBull would be keen.
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It's just going to be chaos with no traffic lights, give way to your (left - right - up - down - whatever). If the "general public" cannot obey rules of the road - think about how many issues there will be out in the skies with collateral damage on the ground.
....waaaa no $hit Sherlock...you mean I can't fly an' skype at the same time?? ...bummer...
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It's just going to be chaos with no traffic lights, give way to your (left - right - up - down - whatever). If the "general public" cannot obey rules of the road - think about how many issues there will be out in the skies with collateral damage on the ground.
Plenty of material for the Darwin Awards thread then.
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this idea will never get of the ground!!!!!
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 07:46
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It already has mate.
Engines developed by Dutch company AMT.
Appear to be scaled up model aircraft turbojets.
Turbofans being explored in future.
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Who'll issue the noise certs? I SAID, WHO WILL ISSUE..., never mind.

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As always the devil is in the detail. AMT boast having a dude flying around the statue of liberty using 2 of its Nike engines.

At Euro 28K for each engine it begs the question of what would you rather have, a jet pack or a private jet trip full of upper class whores.

Price list here: AMT Netherlands retail pricelist and orderform
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 11:26
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Perhaps TCAS control will be required for busy commuter routes?
Program in the destination coords and let the machines navigate themselves around obstructions and other fliers.
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Every time they announce another of these, it strikes me that they are safer for everyone out over water.

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