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Old 5th Nov 2016, 14:26
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Check this flying!

http://www.flixxy.com/the-incredible-flyboard-air.htm
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 15:27
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Auto-rotations are going to be interesting.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 15:44
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My kid wants one. Great!!!
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 15:58
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I've already had my breakfast, so it's too late to believe any more impossible things today.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 16:34
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Lots of discussions already whether this is a fake or not, as the take off and landing are hidden from view, and one cannot figure the controls.( maybe from the ground or pre programmed) The fuel seems to be in the backpack, anyway it this is real, it is quite an achievement technologically-wise from a guy that designed and built this on his own apparently. ...
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 16:46
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Want one!!
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 16:58
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Uber

If you think this sort of thing is faked, you are a little behind the times. This capability is a direct result of development in small civilian drone technology.

There is a lot more happening in this sort of flying machine, and it should be looked at within the context of a paradigm shift, similar to the computer revolution, and possibly the beginnings of human flight itself.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 18:18
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The guy flying it reckons it's real.Flyboard® air en - Zapata Racing
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 18:18
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That seems both pretty dangerous and ten bucket loads of fun at the same time!
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 18:39
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"Nothing new under the sun" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aVI...hsonianChannel
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 19:31
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Pretty cool.
The controller is in his right hand. Probably wireless. Looks like 6 model turbines strapped to a big drone frame. Id like to know if it is actually strapped to his feet and is it stabilised like a Segway.
I can see a few Darwin nominations if this product is produced for the masses.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 19:38
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Oh yes!!!!!
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 19:48
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He's the same guy who invented the water-jet pack driven by jetski.
Clever guy. Love to know if it is as easy as he makes it look or if he is just a balance prodigy.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 20:19
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Be great for pruning those high tree branches.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 20:30
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Interview with the inventor(second link)

The Incredible Flyboard Air

Yes, the jet-powered hoverboard is real, and yes, the creator has crashed it - The Verge >
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 00:19
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It has 4 x 250HP turbo reactors for power - 1000HP, just to lift one person?? Seems like massive overkill to me, and the fuel consumption to produce that HP must be enormous. Doesn't look like an economic or viable product from any angle, to me.
However, I guess the U.S. military will be itching to immediately order 100,000 of them at $1M each, to ensure that they have enemy-jaw-dropping, cutting edge, troop-movement methods, ready to hand.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 01:19
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Doesn't look like an economic or viable product from any angle, to me.
It does to me. It'll really appeal to the base jumping and wing suit crowd a lot of whom have a lot of money and are already really keen to get in on projects like Jetman
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 01:16
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The wingsuit and BASE jumping, skydiving community isn't as big market as you would think. Plus most of them are broke DZ rats.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 07:21
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Autostab?

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Id like to know. . . . is it stabilised like a Segway.
Me too Clark Y. It would seem to be a great idea.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 07:39
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My kid wants one. Great!!!
I want one! The kids can get their own!
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