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Guest Julius Quasar

I heard that the two first commercially available jet packs went on sale this week.

I had the source for the info on them, but that website is gone now.  :facepalm:

2 problems with them

1. They cost more than $75,000

2. They have roughly only 30 minutes of power, and are operated with high velocity twin propeller turbines.

( Adult Swim said the same thing in one of their late night "bumps". )

Guess it'll be a while before they perfect them.  (remember the first cell phones?) xD

Hell, I thought they'd given up on those by now.

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I could actually see that water powered jet back being a big hit commercially, you can't fly very high, but what's wrong flying about 30 feet above the water, and if it malfunctions, you have a really good chance of avoiding major injury with it.

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Source: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/03/10/0020201/The-Worlds-First-Commercially-Available-Jetpack?art_pos=2

thanks Mr. K.!

I must've made a typo when I was looking for that site.  :facepalm:

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I could actually see that water powered jet back being a big hit commercially, you can't fly very high, but what's wrong flying about 30 feet above the water, and if it malfunctions, you have a really good chance of avoiding major injury with it.

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Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah!!

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You know you'd rock the F.L.U.D.D. if you had one.

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30 minuets or 30 seconds?

Real jet packs only have 30 seconds of power, that's why the military doesn't use them. That's what they were designed for anyway.

Once they fix the fuel problem. Which they eventually will, then I'm pretty sure that flying soldiers will be as revolutionary as the firearm (gun)

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That jet pack that they have made can go for 30 minutes.

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Hmm... Last I checked that is quite a decent amount of power. I'm always one step behind with technology. I still think blutooth is a new thing.

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That, and you never hear about the current step in technology, the "newest" thing is always dated by a few levels. Such as we had cloaking systems made for vehicles that were based off the Predator's cloak, worked in a similar way too. Bending light, except we used fiber optics, and it was only for vehicles, but the vehicle would disappear into a shimmer effect.

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Now that camouflage, that's cool. I heard about it, but it still hasn't been fully implemented yet. I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of those things all soldiers wear.

Although not for a while. At the moment their reverting to showing off, which they haven't done for a hundred years.

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Even if they could get the cloaking to work for personnel, they wouldn't give it to every soldier, most soldiers don't even get bullet-resistant vests, much less anything high tech and expensive such as that.

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It doesn't really look like what people would think a jetpack looks. The traditional jetpack, which have been around for ages, uses rocket engines and run out of fuel in a matter of seconds. This is more like a one-man helicopter.

Good to see they finally got their products on sale now. I first heard about them several years ago, and feared they had gone bust long ago.

Even if they could get the cloaking to work for personnel, they wouldn't give it to every soldier, most soldiers don't even get bullet-resistant vests, much less anything high tech and expensive such as that.

Indeed. The technology is there, it's just that due to costs, it hasn't drippled down onto the grunts yet.

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hmmmmmmm jet packs. WHO ON GODS GREEN EARTH WOULD BUY A JET PACK?

but most of them are problay sold to the military  :evil:

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1, that is a commercially available one, if the military had any, it would be designed for them only, and 2, there is no use for jetpacks since we can accomplish the same with less resources using UAVs.

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