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August 16, 2010

Martin Jetpack Final Testing

at 10:02 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks

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Looks like the Martin Jetpack is getting closer to being available. With an anticipated price tag of $100,000 it won’t be in most people’s budget but for the work that has gone into development that price seems quite reasonable. To make final testing a bit safer they have converted it so it can be controlled remotely.

“We have converted one of the Martin Jetpacks to remote control so that we can push the flight envelope without risk to a pilot. Here is the first flight – Ray is flying the jetpack from the ground, and he has been replaced on the Jetpack with “Lead Ray” – a 80kg box we can move up an down to test center of mass effects on flight performance.”