[clug] [OT] Personal jet silliness

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Jul 21 05:37:03 UTC 2018

We now have two human-sized jetpacks driven by model aircraft jet engines :)
One for flying, fast, and one for hovering and playing Iron Man (or James Bond rocket-man)

Not quite ‘Jetson’ territory, but if you’ve got a ton of money, some fun playthings.



This $440,000 jet suit lets you hover like ‘Iron Man’
 	- ‘customised’ versions on-sale at Selfridges’ - might really be UK£250,000
	-  Gravity Industries / Richard Browning
	- 32mph & 12,000’ ceiling [no rate of climb]
	- 3-4 mins of hover at 4L/min fuel
		- 5 small jet engines, 2x 2 arms, 1x back pack [larger or two?]
		- the Yves Rossy jetpack uses 4x jets
	- 9-mins flying ‘on a cold day'


Company website and ‘learn to fly’ :)


Yves Rossy & Jet Wingpack / Jetpack

Jetman site - some stats. video Dubai flight with Emerates A380 and 2x jetpacks
	- claims 140-170kts top speed [260kph-315kph]

Wired 2015 article.
> a carbon fiber wing that has a two meter (~6.5 feet) and weighs 55 kilograms (121 pounds) when fully loaded with jet fuel.
> The four engines produce roughly 50 pounds of thrust each. [88lb thrust on Jetman site]
> eight gallons [30L] of jet fuel provide about 10 minutes of thrust. 

Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design 
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 38, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

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