Martin Jetpack Making History, Blasting Us Into Sky

July 30, 2008

The idea of a full-out jetpack is something that has been around for awhile, but n ever mastered.   Enter, the Martin Jetpack, which was unveiled at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2008..Washington (ChattahBox) – The idea of a full-out jetpack is something that has been around for awhile, but n ever mastered. Enter, the Martin Jetpack, which was unveiled at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2008.

The Martin Jetpack is the first device to try and fully master the idea of a man-controlled jetpack, allowing a person to strap in and take off.

16-year old Harrison Martin demonstrated the Martin Jetpack, which was developed by his father Glenn Martin.

The hope now for the inventor is to try and bring the jetpack to the commercial market, with the price expected to be around $100,000.

He has been working for over 30 years on the jetpack, and it appears that the time is getting closer to it becoming a reality.

The Martin Jetpack has been in production for 30 years, and is able to reach 60 mph and an altitude of 8,000 feet.

It is powered by a V4 gas engine, with 200 horsepower and 6,000 rpm, and also has a parachute, and undercarriage for impact purposes.


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