JetLev Flyer Water Jet Pack

JetLev Flyer

Everyone has seen video of people flying around in a jet pack, such as footage from the 1960’s of the Bell Rocket Belt in action, and wished that they had a jetpack of their own. However, there are some major problem with flying around with a rocket on your back, not the least of which is what happens if you fly too high and come crashing back down to earth. The JetLev Flyer solves this issue because the water hose limits you to about 30 feet high, and since you fly it above water, you land with a splash instead of a splat.

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Even though the JetLev can generate upwards of 500 lb of thrust, its intuitive fly-by-wire digital controls are ludicrously simple to adjust; nozzle angles determine allocation of thrust between lift and propulsion (forward, neutral or reverse); nozzle deflection generates yaw moments, while shifting your weight from side-to-side generates roll moments. You’ll be pulling off Iron Man-style manoeuvres in no time. They’ll even throw in a free lesson from a qualified trainer to get you started.

Jet Lev Flyer Water Jetpack

JetLev Flyer Specifications

  • Jetpack dry weight approximately 30 lbs (14kg)
  • Maximum Thrust: 430 lbf (1,900N)
  • Measured top speed (150-lb or 68 kg pilot): 22mph (35km/h)
  • Thrust-to-weight (150-lb or 68 kg pilot, at takeoff): 2.3 : 1
  • Flight ceiling (measured at feet level): 28 feet (8.5m)
  • Hose length: 33ft (10m)
  • Duration at cruising speed (approx.) 1-2 hours
  • Duration at wide open throttle (approx.) 1 hour

JetLev Flyer Water Jetpack

Product Features:

  • High power-to-weight ratio
  • Inherent stability and effortless control
  • Simple, intuitive flight controls
  • Flexible supply hose/tether

Pre-order the JetLev Flyer for £115,000 ($189,750 / €127,650) at Firebox.com.

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Ryan Cooper

About Ryan Cooper

Originally from Chicago, Ryan currently lives in San Diego, California. He has a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked at a range of high-tech companies from research powerhouse Bell Laboratories to leading semiconductor companies and Silicon Valley startups.

6 Responses to “JetLev Flyer Water Jet Pack”

  1. captain_alex_666 Reply May 6, 2011 at 4:13 am

    127’000 Euro?!
    Hell yes I want it, but who can afford it? o_O

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