Some of you might remember a man called Jetman, who loves to jump on a plane and fly this his own private jetpack. This man, Fritz Unger, is working on a Skyflash jetpack that has the unique ability to take off right from land.
He hasn’t quite succeeded in this venture, but it has lifted him off the ground for an instant as he went along at 34 mph. The jetpack can go at 160 horsepower and its inventor believes that 110 mph would be enough to get him to fly. As it stands, his wooden contraption weighs 55 pounds each, with 9 pounds of weight on the wings.
You might that it is crazy to go along the ground at high speeds on those tiny wheels, and yes, I wouldn’t do it. I am going to assume that he doesn’t land like this. Check out more after the jump.
As far as the controls go, it uses an iPhone mounted on the pilot’s arm as well as an RC pistol-grip controller on the hand.
I’m not certain how close to success Mr. Unger is, but I really hope he manages to get his dream of flight off of the ground.
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