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Skyflash wearable jetpack prototype looks promising

Skyflash jetpack

Jetpacks and jet-powered personal transportation has always been a fantasy inspired human craving that has begun to take shape lately, as it has been evident from some of the impressive jetpacks we have seen in the past. Joining the elite list of jetpacks that capture our imagination and give a sneak peak as to what future of personal transportation will be, this Skyflash one-man jet propelled wing by Fritz Unger who is a keen enthusiast of flying with wings is one example of futuristic designs. More like a backpack with wings the jetpack can be deemed as the smallest twin engine plane (microturbine diesel jet engine) there ever was with the ability to take off and land without much hassle. With a wingspan of 11.15 foot, the wings have a greater surface area for much more stable flight at high speeds. Skyflash is made from aviation plywood covered in shrink-wrap plastic and other parts were fabricated using lasers and CNC technology.
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Homemade water propelled jetpack by Chinese father-son duo has precision flight

After featuring the five coolest water powered ways to fly we were sure there are going to be many more in the coming months and this jetpack created by a Chinese father-son duo certainly impressive. Xu Furong and his 26 year old son Xu Tiehong have made their own water propelled jetpack which is tandem-operated contraption using the very basic principle of action-reaction to propel a human being 30 meters above the water surface. The jetpack was shown off on Monday at Haining, Zhejiang province and the jetpack is now being dubbed as Fly Man.
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5 coolest personal water powered ways to fly

Water Powered Ways to Fly

You love water sports and you hate traffic jams, but you need a solution? Well, water powered device to fly you over the traffic congestions could be one outright solution. No, it’s no future, water powered jetpacks and bikes have been made and it’s just matter of time before you’d be flying in one of your personal jetpack or a water powered bike. Though, the technology is really juvenile and nothing besides the likes of a Jetlev-Flyer or a Jetovator has enticed us so far, but it is surely the future of transportation. Hit the jump to see 5 most fascinating water powered ways to fly. Read More…