Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Jet Pack Video (1966)

A friend of mine contends that jet packs were the Segways of the 20th century. They promised to change the way that people traveled but were really just a novelty. I must confess that I find Segways fun, (no matter how nerdy I might look), and would love to try a jet pack if given the chance.

On second thought, I might let Buck Rogers have all the fun for now.

2 comments:

Scott Haley said...

I've heard they're hard to fly.

Steve Sjodin said...

They only have a something like a 30 second flight time (give or take). The only safety, should there be a power loss, would be a ballistic chute which would be dicey at best. Personally, I see more promise in counter-rotating spoolable rotary wings.