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    Forum $2500 Homemade Jetpack Will Either Get You Laid or Kill You



    Looking to live fast and quite possibly die young? Got $2500 burning a hole in your pocket? Do I have a potentially badass obituary for you!

    This homemade jetpack is being sold by some dude in Canada via a classified ad. How reputable!

    Jet Pack Jumps You 10' in the Air

    Handcrafted by myself Using Car and Airplane parts. I spent 15 years as a mechanic. Can Use for 2 High Jumps 10 feet in the air with a safe landing before overheating, takes about an hour to cool down after that.

    weighs 53lbs, approx Camping backback in size , dull grey in color.

    serious buyers only can test out on my property and of course watch me first for safety reasons and training.

    OK, let's break this down. Pros: it's a jetpack, it's very somewhat affordable, it looks cool. Cons: it might explode on your back, it only allows for 2 jumps per hour, may toss you into the side of a building.

    I'll be honest, I would have thought I'd be a solid "no" on this. But part of me (the dumber part) is tempted.

    http://gizmodo.com/5349693/2500-home...id-or-kill-you

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    Jet Packs haven't been revolutionised properly as of yet, the maximum you can spend in the air before the fuel burns is very limited... I think that the person who buys that, would have to be interested in taking the design further, maybe finding a way to use less fuel during flight/lift.

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