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Where's my jetpack?

Right here.

Ever been driving home from teaching a night class and your car breaks down? Perhaps a bad driver pulls out in front of your scooter, wrecking both you and the scoot? Or maybe you just want to fly through the sky like James Bond. Here's your answer!


Click the image to see the story.


Now you just need to win the lottery to the tune of $86,000.

Thanks to james_nicoll for the tip.

Best,
Chris

Comments

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sf_reader
Mar. 10th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
How long a range does it have?
tully01
Mar. 10th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
It's got about a 30-mile range on five gallons of premium gasoline. And it comes equipped with a ballistic parachute in case of "untoward airborne events."

Looks like they expect the price to drop down into the $30-40K range if there's enough demand for volume production.
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Those 30 miles are about 100 times the range of Bond's jetpack!
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Not bad, considering that previous true jet- or rocket-packs were pretty much ballistic missiles!
clevermanka
Mar. 10th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
But will AAA tow it when it overheats?
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hm... no matter: Just get to an appropriate altitude, hit the 'chute, and coast home.
xjenavivex
Mar. 10th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
that is so awesome
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I want want WANT!
xjenavivex
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
oh me too - most definitely.

Did you see the new hovercraft?
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, no, I missed that...
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
That looks like a riot!
xjenavivex
Mar. 10th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
::grins::
jjschwabach
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
I always pictured jet packs as, well, smaller. Oh, right. Next year, they will be.
mckitterick
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
...and pretty soon, they'll be something we can just graft onto our thoraxes.
jjschwabach
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
naturally!
the_themiscyran
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah - I totally want one. :D
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