Don’t try this at home: Jet ski plus jet pack equals human flight

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on March 13, 2010 8:10 pm

Are you unsatisfied with your downhill speed on the slopes? Perhaps you’ve wished as you whished along, of whizzing along at breakneck speed? Or perhaps you’d like to do away with the long waits for a lift? Maybe your last helicopter ride to the top of Mt. Tippytop was too cramped with other passengers?

Remember when you were a kid and you had those dreams about flying? Wasn’t it the single most exhilarating feeling you’ve ever had? Well, it appears the Jetlev may just give you that thrilling feeling all over again.

Reported by makezine.com , the Jetlev uses a small, 4 stroke engine ‘boat’ to power the jets on this flying machine. Check out the video here: (then come back and finish this article).

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/03/jet_ski_jet_pack_jetlev.html

OK that was pretty cool, right? Just like in your dreams, except wetter. I hope.

Now compare another thrill seeker on youtube. This is an engineer testing the Martin Jetpack. Look ma, no water!

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

 

 

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