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Old 5th Oct 2020, 14:27
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The question of upper body strength requirements was posed back in Post #26 on 29th September. The question remains unanswered. I looked up the Bournemouth jet pack demo and found this video:


Apparently two jet pack fliers were involved in the demo, one of which, hits the drink at 20 seconds into the 40 second video. I've looked at other discussions of the video, and some of them fail to mention the unplanned dunking and otherwise ignore details of the "demonstration".

In this age of all too realistic CGI, I'm afraid that I'm a bit of Doubting Thomas with respect to all of this. Has anyone seen technical/engineering details of the design of these jetpacks? It would be interesting to see how the thrust is divided among the 5 jet engines, and how thrust control is managed ... among other details.

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Old 5th Oct 2020, 17:37
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One can only wonder what the OEI capabilities are.....
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 08:30
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Originally Posted by capngrog View Post
In this age of all too realistic CGI, I'm afraid that I'm a bit of Doubting Thomas with respect to all of this. Has anyone seen technical/engineering details of the design of these jetpacks? It would be interesting to see how the thrust is divided among the 5 jet engines, and how thrust control is managed ... among other details.
There are far too many videos of this particular ‘system’, both online and on TV, for them to be faked. If they were fake, their CGI budget would run into the millions, far more than it has cost to develop the system in the first place.

As for the details of the system, have you tried searching for their patent applications, both in the UK and worldwide? They might reveal some of the technical details.

This is very definitely a ‘thing’. However, as has been pointed out for multiple reasons, HEMS isn’t going to be one of the applications.
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 07:44
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Originally Posted by capngrog View Post
In this age of all too realistic CGI, I'm afraid that I'm a bit of Doubting Thomas with respect to all of this. Has anyone seen technical/engineering details of the design of these jetpacks? It would be interesting to see how the thrust is divided among the 5 jet engines, and how thrust control is managed ... among other details.
Gravity Industries let Colin Furze loose on it - took him a few hours on their training rig before he was able to go untethered. There is some detail on how the system works.

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Old 13th Oct 2020, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
I'm sceptical that this will ever become a reality but if you've ever seen a HEMS team lugging their kit to a casualty
...then you've seen a group of people (including the casualty) who need a SAR helicopter. Of course, GNAAS are known for being extremely reluctant to call in a rescue helicopter...
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