Innovative Jetpack Makes You Float In The Sky
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” — John Lennon
For those who love science fiction, the thought of flying a jetpack is a beautiful idea. Back in 1949, the U.S. Army began researching rocket-pack technology with the goal to invent a back-mounted device that could propel a single soldier into the air. Three year later, Thomas Moore successfully tested a rocket pack which lifted him into the air, but only for a few seconds.
Martin Aircraft, a New Zealand-based company has developed the world’s first practical and commercial jetpack, which is powered by a V4 200hp engine driving two ducted fans and has been flown to a height of 5,000 feet with a range of up to 18.6 miles and can reach speeds of up to 46 MPH. The jetpack also features a low opening ballistic parachute, limited decent rate, GPS and safety capsule.The invention is suitable for a Government and Agency market under the banner of “first responder” to service markets such as the fire service, search and rescue, disaster recovery and border security. The company claimed that its product is 90 percent cheaper than the least expensive helicopter and can operate in very restricted spaces.
“It’s probably a bit of an emotional decision. My dad is a pilot and aviation is my passion. And needlessly to say, jetpacks are cool,” said Sean Soole, Co-Founder K2 Capital Group, who invested $100,000 of his personal money to the project.
Galileo used to say “Passion is the genesis of genius”, and yet, it’s true to apply on Glenn Martin, Martin Aircraft’s Founder and Director. He began designing his dream jetpacks as a hobby when he was still a university student in 1981. Now over 30 years later, Martin Aircraft has assembles a team of the best experts in aviation to make the jetpack a reality.
Get ready to fly the dream!
Martin Aircraft is not the only company has been inventing jetpacks. Jetman, a 54-year-old pilot is been flying on his jetpack that is made by carbon fiber and four tiny engines for years, acrossed English Channel, Grand Canyon and Mount FuJi. The four engines are mounted beneath the wings; eight gallons of jet provide about 10 minutes of thrust at the altitude of at 5,000 feet and the speed of up to 110 MPH. “I’m flying. I’m not falling anymore. I’m flying!”
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