A Water based Jetpack

via Mashable

Pretty cool and a whole lot more working than the charlatans at Martin Aviation.

As of spring 2012, though, the dream will become a reality — if you have $100,000 to spend, that is. A Dania Beach, Fla., company called JetLev will begin shipping its water-powered JetLev R200 early next year, according to the company’s website. The suggested retail price: $99,500.

JetLev claims the R200 will propel you to a height of 30 feet (the hose is 33 feet long) at a top speed of 25 mph. As noted in the video, the pack is powered by a 200 hp engine that pumps water through a 10-meter hose at 1,000 gallons per minute, generating more than 420 lbs. of thrust. The company claims you can fly around in your jetpack for hours, thanks to a 22-gallon fuel capacity.

Falling into water when it fails seems a whole lot more appealing to me. I’d love a spin in one of these.

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