Dude, there is my Jetpack!

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Vor anderthalb Jahren habe ich schonmal über den Martin Jetpack gebloggt, der damals frisch vorgestellt wurde. Mittlerweile haben sie das Teil so weit perfektioniert, dass es in Produktion geht, soweit ich weiß, der erste kommerzielle Jetpack überhaupt. Oben ein Video einer Inhouse-Vorführung, Snip vom Telegraph:

Martin Aircraft Company, in Christchurch, New Zealand, aims to make 500 packs a year which will sell for around £50,000.

The 200 horsepower dual-propeller packs are the brainchild of inventor Glenn Martin who unveiled his machine for the first time in July last year.

Because it weighs less than 254 pounds (115kg) the jet pack does not require a pilot's licence. It is capable of travelling 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full tank of fuel.

And recent tests have seen the newest model reach heights of up to 2,400 metres and top speeds of 60mph.

Flying into the future: New Zealand company to make personal jet packs

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