Not a jetpack

The Martin “Jetpack” actually uses two ducted fans powered by a gasoline engine.

On the plus side, a 30 minute flight time with a max speed of 97 kph (60 mph). That gives it a one way range of about 30 miles (48 kilometers).  That is a lot better than the 30 second average flight time of an actual jet pack.

Advertisements

2 Responses

  1. Well, if you’ve got all that air out there, you might as well generate thrust by moving it.

  2. Wasn’t there somebody coming out with a true Jetpack, that used small Jet turbines intended for R/C planes?

    And oh, I always thought that those Hydrogen peroxide packs were technically rocket engines, so it would be “rocket packs” and “Rocketeers”. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: