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Tethered, Water-Powered Jetpack Provides Two Hours of Flight Time

February 6th, 2011 02:10 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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arshadk writes “Unlike ‘ordinary’ jetpacks, the JetLev is actually two vehicles, tethered by a hose the thickness of your thigh. On the water is a small speedboat-like unit which contains a 250 horsepower motor and a pump. This is connected to the pack — into which you strap your frail body — by a 10-meter hose. The water is pumped from the sea or lake below up to the nozzles on the jetpack, providing a 1,900-Newton thrust, enough to lift a human weighing up to 150 kilos.”

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