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    jet pack project

    Holy smoke Jet lovers, look at ebay item 4602107082 can anyone ID the turbines and thrust used on this guys contraption?
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    RE: jet pack project

    you mean here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=4602107082


    i just see a kid play with a lot of money

    who havent work them out on its own

    result of all that:
    AMT ..i think??...made a lot of money in a sec......one ded kid...a big fire somwhere..

    .....modell turbine engine makes landing on its own
    on aifel tower on news


    and ...thats it!....i realy cant see the point or a goal of all this.

    rocket man fly for real since many years ago...

    and was army project..

    this......well when you chrash ...i hope one of this engines land on my back yeard

    .......sooo many wasted money


    take care people
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    RE: jet pack project

    The funny part is he isn't selling the jet pack, just the right to name it:

    "I am selling you the right to name my jet pack. The name you choose, providing it is not vulgar or racist, will be branded on my production jet packs as well."

    Starting price $10,000 and buy it now price is 1/2 million dollars! To think, all those ad agencies charge their clients for coming up with good product names when their clients should be charging them.

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    RE: jet pack project

    I had an intriguing look at the pictures and then hit the website which is www.skywalkerjets.com.

    The comments are based on what I could see, and may well be totally erroneous, but.......[:-]

    I think it may well be a huge hoax, but if not then I have serous concerns and would not be flying it!. Firstly all the motors point down, what about lateral stability, i.e you can go up, but how do you tilt across on axis!!! I am assuming some icnredible gyro stability and puffer valves would be required, and we know the throttle response of out turbines, its good but not that good.........

    Where does all the fuel sit? There appears to be little flight control mechanism if you look at the hand holds, they appear, well, hand holds and not joysticks as such.

    I could be very well wrong, but this does not strike me as a flyable and workable project. Apparently it has taken two years to get to this stage, and I reckon with the angle iron and steel clamps used, Eddie Weeks could mill it up in 1/2 day or so!

    If I am wrong I heartily apologise, but would eagerly learn more.

    And if I bought it now as a name I'd call it The Titannic.

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    RE: jet pack project


    ORIGINAL: Gazzer

    I had an intriguing look at the pictures and then hit the website which is www.skywalkerjets.com.

    The comments are based on what I could see, and may well be totally erroneous, but.......[:-]

    I think it may well be a huge hoax, but if not then I have serous concerns and would not be flying it!. Firstly all the motors point down, what about lateral stability, i.e you can go up, but how do you tilt across on axis!!! I am assuming some icnredible gyro stability and puffer valves would be required, and we know the throttle response of out turbines, its good but not that good.........

    Where does all the fuel sit? There appears to be little flight control mechanism if you look at the hand holds, they appear, well, hand holds and not joysticks as such.

    I could be very well wrong, but this does not strike me as a flyable and workable project. Apparently it has taken two years to get to this stage, and I reckon with the angle iron and steel clamps used, Eddie Weeks could mill it up in 1/2 day or so!

    If I am wrong I heartily apologise, but would eagerly learn more.

    And if I bought it now as a name I'd call it The Titannic.

    Gazzer




    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    also the engines of the "TITANNIC" r not auto started

    o my!that was a good one!
    Best Regards George
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    RE: jet pack project

    I think I would call it the "Dodo" an extinct flightless bird, and if you try and fly it you will be extinct as well

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    RE: jet pack project

    If you look closely you will indeed see that the handholds are joysticks. They are both at different angles to each other and they do run to twin push pull rods going to each bank of turbines. Although I do not see any lateral control system. But what just doesn't do it for me is the black electrical tape on the shoulder pads.

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    RE: jet pack project

    155 lbs with fuel, talk about a weight on your shoulders. When one of the engines shuts down the 45 lbs of differential thrust should make for a nice pinwheel effect.

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    RE: jet pack project

    Maybe its designed not to fly, just for skiing..... uphill....

    I also like the fact that the photo's are in the guys bedroom, and that he only needs a flight coverall and helmet!!! Someone ought to email him the RCU details so he can if he would stoop so low, tell us more about the system. We could learn some lessons and hell, even make a scale R/C model with 8 Wren 44 or the really small engine seen recently is it the Nanotec?

    He is also as photegenic as I am but has that slightly off the wall look on his website[&:]

    Anyway, he should not listen to us, Pioneers are always told things are not possible then prove us wrong, that's why they have the Darwin awards for services to humanity

    Boy would that keep us entertained, where's ET when you need him?[X(]

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    RE: jet pack project

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    u also havent notice the spesial shoes??!!

    I SAW IT ONCE
    I SAW IT TWICE!!

    I SAW IT LOTS OF TIME AND EVERY TIME IT GETS FUNNYER!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    ......mabe tam donate to him a smoke system!!

    ...also someone there replyed to be the test pilot!!

    ........me also!!...i can run very fast with 4 turbines on my back buck to greece!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Best Regards George
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    RE: jet pack project

    ....also a member here one time
    asked for a preflite check list!

    let him know is next to the contoll panell of this machin
    Best Regards George
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    RE: jet pack project

    He's in Ohio, maybe he is one of Tracy's relatives.

    Mark

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    Best Regards George
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    RE: jet pack project

    Skywalker Jetpacks will be sold on a first come first serve bassis. A $100,000 deposit will be required to reserve your position on the order list. At present, the total price for the Skywalker jetpack will be $200,000. If the orders grow to rapidly, the price will increase to keep the orders down to a reasonable level. However, if you reserve a jetpack at a set price, you will retain that price.

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    good stuff.... wonder how much cash he has flushed making that piece of junk....

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    RE: jet pack project

    Even worse, doesn't eBay charge a percentage of the buy it now just to list it as a buy it now?

    Mark

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    RE: jet pack project

    I bet that dude has a wicked star wars figurine collection, and lives with his mother.... any bets???? <g>

    Mike

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    RE: jet pack project

    Have you ever seen the movie The Forty Year Old Virgin?

    Mark

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    RE: jet pack project

    C'mon guys, hes' trying to do it properly, as George pointed out, there are clear operating instructions on the panel. Oh and 1, yes 1 Engine data terminal for the 8 engines, cheeesh I' struggling to breathe between laughing.....

    Maybe if like Todd we get a prize for naming the pack, perhaps he would give us some of the masking tape on the straps...

    Looking at the links George gave, they reckon 150 ish feet is their record vertically and it only works for about 25 seconds on average!!!

    Jetpack is a real improvement!!!!!

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    RE: jet pack project

    people pleeeeeeease go and try to untestant

    what move the sticks do to the bases of the turbines!!and you will laugh big time!!

    its only a two rods each side!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    SO

    i say there is a chanse this to fly!

    just to be in a speed already!!

    so: yep i say he will fly!

    a skateboard!!like a detaching landing gear!!!

    laydown on it /head frond! / full throtle / down the highway /and after few sec pull up hard!



    i say he will go somewhere! cant estimate where and for how long ...but im working on it!
    everythink for the science!!

    ....after landing..wish i would be there and offer him 5$ for each turbine


    ..............there must be also there

    the ESTES ROCKET ONE USE ENGINES???
    it would be a ceaper idea for the begining!!

    but he is ready for all the way!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    >>>>>>>>>>> I LOOOOOVE INTERNET




    wondering also about his hearing status after the test flight with 4 turbines on each earHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Best Regards George
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    RE: jet pack project

    I just hope he has some good ear plugs!

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    RE: jet pack project

    7 gallons of fuel...... 8 olympus = roughly a 2 minute flight, where did he get 5 minutes from??????????????
    Son of a.............................that'll leave a mark.

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    RE: jet pack project

    Damn, I thought he was a new AMT turbine salesman! Coming to the next jet meet near you.
    It's a hobby - keep it simple

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    RE: jet pack project

    2 thoghts on this one. first, i would pay BIG BUCKS to watch, second, i think playboy is backing him. it will be called the bunnybackpakjetboy. tracy is missing out. this guy is a step ahead of him. a chick magnet for sure. barry

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    RE: jet pack project

    First there was the B-52 and now this . . . . . . . .

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    RE: jet pack project

    His design looks basically sound. No gyros are needed. The original Bell jetpack steered mostly by simple weightshift. He's got enough thrust to hover himself and fuel with one engine out, but during spoolup it could get exciting. He should be burning about 1 gallon/minute at a sea level hover. It might just work, if he's careful on his first test flights. The biggest difference between eccentric genius and nutcase is how much money you have.


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