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Jet Pack Video (1966)

A friend of mine contends that jet packs were the Segways of the 20th century. They promised to change the way that people traveled but were really just a novelty. I must confess that I find Segways fun, (no matter how nerdy I might look), and would love to try a jet pack if given the chance.

On second thought, I might let Buck Rogers have all the fun for now.

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I've heard they're hard to fly.

February 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott Haley

They only have a something like a 30 second flight time (give or take). The only safety, should there be a power loss, would be a ballistic chute which would be dicey at best. Personally, I see more promise in counter-rotating spoolable rotary wings.

April 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Sjodin

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