[clug] [OT] Personal jet silliness
meyerri at gardenshark.org
Sat Jul 21 09:07:08 UTC 2018
Yes, but where's my flying car?
On Sat, 2018-07-21 at 15:37 +1000, steve jenkin via linux wrote:
> 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
> mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin
As the ghost of a sceptic, I tend to stay pretty quiet.
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