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July 30, 2008

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Lynne_T

Let me know when we have the version where you don't have to have a person on each side holding you up and I am in!

Dean

"Jetpack" was spelled wrong. It's spelled S-U-C-K-E-R.

I'm pretty sure you won't have to wait long. I would give them a couple of years before they go bankrupt and then you can pick one up for $50.

Come to think of it, I could be wrong. The Moller Sky Car has been around for 20 years and has yet to fly. They keep pulling in money from somewhere.

http://www.moller.com/

It isn't a jet, it's a ducted fan driven by a really noisy two stroke engine.

For 1/10 the price you can buy an ultralight and have more fun.

The two guys on the side holding it up really shows how far their development program has come. Why show it at all?

To pull in more investors.

alisa

Do you really need to go 8000 feet in the air? what if the engine dies? A jetpack would be much more useful if you could glide to the bathroom, glide to the kitchen, glide to get the remote, and glide on back to the couch.

db

I think they 8000' limit is to prevent hypoxia...since this has such a small radar profile would this be considered a possible terrorist vehicle? it would be fun to just buzz the local moutains, farms or beaches with one of these...but honestly I think TMZ and the paps will be all over this cameras in hand snapping away like turtles.

Erick V.

In Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift the protagonist encountered a vessel which worked on the polarity of earth's gravity. It had a huge magnet which the pilot would play against the earth's polarity. Repeling polarities would cause the vessel to rise into the air, attracting polarities would cause the vessel to descend. It is amazing that we have never used this process to fly. I think the bullet trains in Japan use it to make the trains travel the speeds they do.

Larry A. (Irvine, CA)

And where the hell is my flying car, while we're at it?

Wag

Are you sure 8,000 feet was not a typo and they meant 8 feet. Does each jet pack come with directions on hiring two retired NBA players to hold each side just in case you actually have enough fuel to even reach the 8 feet?

mary

Dang Bean, you beat me to it. I saw the article and clicked here to find your email address so I could forward it to you.
Hope you get to fly one someday.

Melika

i saw the video on abc news yesterday and thought of you and how dissappointed you must be. that was a sad unveiling. the thing was so unstable

Fred G.

Didn't you fall off a moped once?

MenOfAllMen

I'm Tired of my motorcycle jetpack seems like the natural progression. but 100,000 that seems like alot o well maybe hen i become a doctor.

Carlos

jetpack? this is not a jetpack! where are the jets? , if anything this is a turbinepack or a two-huge-fans-on-my-shoulders-pack.

jetpacks are still a dream ...

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