Wednesday, July 30, 2008

'The world's first practical jetpack' unveiled in WI

New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin publically debuted his 'Martin Jet Pack' Tuesday at AirVenture, the world's biggest air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Martin strapped his 16-year-old son into the pack and he hovered above the ground for a cheering crowd.

Martin invented the 'Jet Pack' 11 years ago in his garage.

It consists of a 200 horsepower water-cooled piston engine that runs on gas and uses car fanbelts to drive two fan propellers that spin inside what looks like two oversized soup cans...


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