What James Bond in Thunderball has shown us, should soon be possible for the masses as well. The New Zealand company Martin Aircraft Company plans to mass production of its jet pack later this year to begin with, reports dailymail.co.uk.
* Size: Height 1.5 m, width 1.7 m, 1.5 m
* material: carbon fiber composite material
* Maximum speed: 100km / h
* Range: 50km
* Maximum Duration: 30 min
* Maximum altitude: 50m
* Engine: 200hp
* Weight: 113kg
* Price: ~ $83,919
2008 Martin Jetpack was at an air show for the first time presented a jet backpack. The altitude reached was modest 1.80 meters and 45 seconds was all the fuel. Meanwhile, the output could be increased significantly. The machine can hover the pilot in 50 meters above ground. Once a full tank of fuel sufficient for a half hour flight enjoyment. With a top speed of 100km / h, the maximum range is 50 kilometers.
Entirely safe, however, the control seems not to be. In the most recent demonstration flight of the jetpack security was still controlled by remote control from the ground. The company offers the buyers training in advance. Nevertheless, insurance company boss Glenn Martin, says the jetpacks handling is very easy to learn.