Martin Jetpack Makes Flying Possible for $86,000

Constructed from carbon fiber composite, the Martin Jetpack weighs 250 lbs (excluding safety equipment) and is 5 ft high by 5.5 ft wide by 5 ft long. Gizmag reports it's driven by a 2.0 L V4 2 stroke engine rated at 200 hp (150 kw) and two 1.7 ft wide rotors made from carbon/Kevlar composite. It runs on regular gasoline, can reach heights of 8,000 ft and has a maximum flight time of 30 minutes.

Martin Aircraft says that as sales and production volume increase they expect the $86,000 to drop to the price of a mid-range car. According to Gizmag, a 10 percent deposit buys you a production slot for 12 months hence; progress payments are made during manufacture with final payment due on delivery.

Ordering starts later this year so check out Martin Aircraft's website for more details.

Martin Jetpack Test Flight

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  • kingnoobeRich man's toy. Even if the price drops to a mid range car. From the video doesn't look fast, and only 30 minutes. Other then to say you have one, there's not really a logical reasoning to get one.

    Your joking right? This type of idea has been in the works for years and now that they finally have a publicly available version your gonna dismiss it? Wow.
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  • this makes me happy to be alive. who knew that in a year or two ill be buck rodgers!
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  • I'm not sure why they call it a "jetpack" because this is ducted fan technology, not rocket or jet propelled, like that true "Buck Rogers" jetpack from the 60s-70s that NASA experimented with.

    In any event it looks like real fun. Imagine taking off in your back yard and buzzing your neighborhood over the trees (and watch out for power lines!). But I do know one thing - I'd hate to lose than engine at altitude because there is no gliding back to earth here.
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  • this makes me happy to be alive. who knew that in a year or two ill be buck rodgers!
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  • Rich man's toy. Even if the price drops to a mid range car. From the video doesn't look fast, and only 30 minutes. Other then to say you have one, there's not really a logical reasoning to get one.
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  • kingnoobeRich man's toy. Even if the price drops to a mid range car. From the video doesn't look fast, and only 30 minutes. Other then to say you have one, there's not really a logical reasoning to get one.

    Your joking right? This type of idea has been in the works for years and now that they finally have a publicly available version your gonna dismiss it? Wow.
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