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Old 03-18-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
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Arrow Jet packs finally available for sale to the public

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/03...#ixzz0iRQgaebX

Well, not exactly, but 'jet pack' sounds better than 'ducted fan pack'. If there is a cooler toy to be had than this, I would sure like to know what it is.

My first question was how much flight time you get. It carries 30 minutes max fuel, so you would want to keep it down to 20 minutes to be safe. But that limitation is only due to the five gallon fuel tank required by FAA ultralight regs. The device has not yet been approved by the FAA. It has a safety parachute built in. Apparently the danger with this thing is rate of descent. Come down too fast, and you are going to go 'splat!'

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:36 AM   #2
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good for crossing the bosphorus to avoid traffic jam ...
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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Ok...I want one



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Old 03-18-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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Hmm...let me think about modifying it to add a bigger fuel tank and removing the governor.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #5
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Replace the engine with a radmax for less weight.
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