Future GeekTech: Jetpacks and You
I know all of you have thought at some point in your geeky little lives that zipping around in a jet pack would just be cool. Well it may not be anything super pretty, but at least these guys are getting one more step in the right direction. The makers had this to say about the jet pack in the video:
James flies the Martin Jetpack by radio control. This is part of a flight that lasted more than 7 minutes, a record for the jetpack.
We use Jetson, our weighted dummy in the aircraft to provide the mass to represent a pilot. The control system of the jetpack has been computer limited to slow speeds and climb rates at this stage of testing.
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