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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2008 17:47      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A New Zealand inventor has demonstrated what he claims is the worlds first practical jetpack.

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From TFA:
Glenn Martin, a former research biochemist, has devoted almost 30 years to inventing a jetpack that flies for up to 30 minutes, 100 times longer than its predecessor, the Bell Rocket Belt

I've been wanting one of these since I was 8 years old, where can I buy one?

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2008 20:22      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The jetpack flies for up to 30 minutes, how about the putative pilot?

What's the learning curve on this thing?

"Yessir, we admit our pilots haven't lasted more than five minutes."

"But, we keep looking."

[Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes]

CP

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted July 29, 2008 22:35      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Video! or not... too short to really see anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAsommyN2gQ

More info:
http://martinjetpack.com/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25920430/

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fs

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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2008 01:57      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Rocketman!

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2008 04:57      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Interesting take on the register.
It isn't a jet pack, and it isn't that special. Slightly worrying how quickly underinforming memes can spread on the internet.

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