Martin Jetpack price listed at $150k, set for a 2016 release

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Jetpacks. The word alone is cool, but functioning jetpacks have largely remained the subject of sci-fi flicks and bad action movies. If you’ve longed for the day when you can zip about the skies on a personal jetpack, that day may be sooner than you think.

The Martin Jetpack price has been announced at $150,000, and once you get a look at it the price won’t seem so bad. Sleek and stylish is the Martin, and those scary (but cool) rockets we’re used to seeing on them have been replaced with a new setup. Martin has turned to petrol and fans to get you off the ground, and once you’re airborne, you’ll really be able to scoot.

As you might suspect, the Martin Jetpack’s build quality is top-notch, so it will consist of aluminum and carbon fiber. The frame will hold up to a human up to 260 lbs. which ensures almost everyone can experience the freedom of flight, and the top speed is listed at 45mph. You’ll be able to obtain heights of 1,000meters with a maximum flight time of 30 minutes. If that last fact makes you a bit nervous, don’t sweat it as the Martin Jetpack has a built-in parachute.

Safety is paramount for the folks at Martin, and the jetpack has more than just the aforementioned parachute. The pilot will have frontal protection and a rollover bar in case things get hairy while the landing gear makes sure your feet remain intact. If your hands happen to leave the sticks, the jetpack will enter hover mode and those fans are a bit safer as well inside the big ducts.

If you are sold on the idea of the Martin Jetpack, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is the jetpack will be out in 2016 for first responders and emergency services, which could prove to be a godsend for folks in dangerous situations. The bad news is obviously the Martin Jetpack price of $150,000, and the fact the average Joe won’t be able to get their hands on one until 2017 when the consumer model is expected to land.

Does the idea of personal jetpack excite or frighten you?

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via – The Guardian

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