Rhetoric1302-007

March 11, 2010

i’ve got rockets on my back

Filed under: Uncategorized — mokjay @ 10:22 pm

finally! a jetpack that has been released to the public. Nearly everyone in their childhood has long since dreamed of owning a jetpack and flying everywhere, and it is the source of much imagininative fun. now, thanks to modern science, you can own a personal jetpack.

The Martin Aircraft company wants to make a jetpack available to the public. Its made of carbon fiber and provide up to 600 pounds of thrust. Heck yeah! Its classified as an ultralight aircraft, so you don’t even have to go get a pilot’s licsense to operate it. The price is rather steep at $90,000 , but who wouldn’t pay that much money for a personal jetpack? It burns about 10 gallons an hour to fly around, so its also quite expensive fuel wise.

It seems smart to include a parachute with this device or something, because i’m sure there will be people who are ignorant enough to fly so far up that they do not have enough gas to get down, or lose track of time as they coast the skies.

If i had enough money, i would definitely buy one.

Its a twelve month wait, with a down payment of $9000 dollars

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3 Comments »

  1. Now they only need to down size it, so when you buy one, there is no worry about leaving it places and someone flying off with it.

    Comment by jkaplan7 — March 12, 2010 @ 4:39 pm | Reply

  2. In a way, I don’t think we’ll be able to have a fuel-efficient personal jet pack anytime soon. Why? Well, when they made the first 10-people passenger airplane, the plane was already pretty big, so that’s like ten jet packs (or more) there.

    Comment by softblubber — March 12, 2010 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  3. Awesome! Hopefully they’ll come up with a smaller less bulky one, no? ^o^

    Comment by Mariana Sáenz — March 23, 2010 @ 2:26 am | Reply


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