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433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-23 12:44:57 AM
www.yojoe.com

Don't let it fall into the hands of terrorists. YOOOOO JOE!
 
2013-09-23 12:46:23 AM
Spiffy. At least it's not another rocketpack, but it's still not a jetpack.
 
2013-09-23 01:15:19 AM
*scans article*

oh...a personal jetpack/aircraft thing...again...

*gets to bottom of article*

what's this?

i131.photobucket.com

Airships coming back???? sign me up please!

http://i-hls.com/2013/09/mega-airship-back-in-the-air-in-california/
 
2013-09-23 01:28:02 AM
You would HAVE to have a ballistic chute in that thing.

Fixed wing loses power-attempt to glide it in
Helo loses power- auto rotate land.

This thing- drop like Willie E realizing he stepped off the cliff.
 
2013-09-23 03:32:48 AM
Ten bucks says it will get used for a pizza beer run within the first six months of it being issued.
 
2013-09-23 03:41:47 AM
WHAT? COULDN'T HEAR YOU.
 
2013-09-23 03:47:05 AM

baka-san: You would HAVE to have a ballistic chute in that thing.

Fixed wing loses power-attempt to glide it in
Helo loses power- auto rotate land.

This thing- drop like Willie E realizing he stepped off the cliff.


Watch the test videos where they drop it from a few thousand feet to test the parachute. But who are we kidding, like the lack of parachute would stop people from using one.
 
2013-09-23 03:48:00 AM
Empty weight manned is 180 kg and maximum takeoff weight 330 kg, for a payload with full fuel of 100 kg.

What does that mean? Manned empty weight? Max passenger weight of 50kg? These don't make any kind of sense.
 
2013-09-23 03:48:38 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

it's only a matter of time now
 
2013-09-23 03:49:03 AM

GodComplex: baka-san: You would HAVE to have a ballistic chute in that thing.

Fixed wing loses power-attempt to glide it in
Helo loses power- auto rotate land.

This thing- drop like Willie E realizing he stepped off the cliff.

Watch the test videos where they drop it from a few thousand feet to test the parachute. But who are we kidding, like the lack of parachute would stop people from using one.


Well, it would stop them in approximately a minute, depending on the height.
 
2013-09-23 03:53:54 AM

log_jammin: *scans article*

oh...a personal jetpack/aircraft thing...again...

*gets to bottom of article*

what's this?

[i131.photobucket.com image 650x334]

Airships coming back???? sign me up please!

http://i-hls.com/2013/09/mega-airship-back-in-the-air-in-california/


I came here to post this exact same post.

http://aeroscraft.com/fleet/4578293048

Just looking at this I want to resurrect air-cruiseliners... As long as we don't went up with a "Crimson Skies" scenario!
 
2013-09-23 04:01:37 AM

Summercat: Just looking at this I want to resurrect air-cruiseliners... As long as we don't went up with a "Crimson Skies" scenario!


Not including space travel, my number one dream is a transatlantic flight by airship.
 
2013-09-23 04:02:42 AM

log_jammin: *scans article*

oh...a personal jetpack/aircraft thing...again...

*gets to bottom of article*

what's this?

[i131.photobucket.com image 650x334]

Airships coming back???? sign me up please!

http://i-hls.com/2013/09/mega-airship-back-in-the-air-in-california/


www.history.com


/this one has helium?
//oh the humanity!!!
 
2013-09-23 04:04:15 AM

Summercat: Just looking at this I want to resurrect air-cruiseliners... As long as we don't went up with a "Crimson Skies" scenario!


I've also heard that the Germans are going to dissolve their Parliament and re-institute the Kaiser. Also steampunk is coming back in a big way.
 
2013-09-23 04:04:19 AM

Wolf892: Meh, been done:

[www.moviepropcollectors.com image 580x859]


You can never have too much Jennifer Connelly.
 
2013-09-23 04:06:49 AM

log_jammin: *scans article*

oh...a personal jetpack/aircraft thing...again...

*gets to bottom of article*

what's this?

[i131.photobucket.com image 650x334]

Airships coming back???? sign me up please!

http://i-hls.com/2013/09/mega-airship-back-in-the-air-in-california/


Did you miss this yesterday?

http://www.fark.com/comments/7943928/Mega-untethered-airship-in-air

Not that this jetpack isn't also a repeat.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7893779/We-may-not-have-flying-cars-but -i n-2014-we-might-get-jetpacks
 
2013-09-23 04:07:56 AM

Emposter: Did you miss this yesterday?


apparently
 
2013-09-23 04:08:03 AM
funny.mansworkshop.com
 
2013-09-23 04:13:00 AM
th02.deviantart.net
 
2013-09-23 04:17:16 AM

baka-san: You would HAVE to have a ballistic chute in that thing.

Fixed wing loses power-attempt to glide it in
Helo loses power- auto rotate land.

This thing- drop like Willie E realizing he stepped off the cliff.


RTFA
 
2013-09-23 04:21:27 AM
It's a start.
 
2013-09-23 04:26:00 AM
Is this a jetpack that's going to be commercially viable and predicted to be seen in relatively common use in the coming years, or another one of those jetpacks that we never hear about again?
 
2013-09-23 04:33:01 AM
What a waste of money. Need to get first responders into someplace inaccessible, use a trebuchet and a BASE jumping rig.
 
2013-09-23 04:51:52 AM
Remember a few years back when Fox and Friends reported that the LAPD were going to buy jetpacks and issue them to officers? We all laughed when they reported that story, but I guess they are laughing now.
 
2013-09-23 04:55:00 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Empty weight manned is 180 kg and maximum takeoff weight 330 kg, for a payload with full fuel of 100 kg.

What does that mean? Manned empty weight? Max passenger weight of 50kg? These don't make any kind of sense.

Max takeoff weight: 330kg
Max payload fully fuelled: 100kg
(Jetpack + fuel + pilot = 230kg)
Manned empty weight = jetpack + pilot = 180kg
(Fuel = 50kg)

/dnrtfa
 
2013-09-23 05:01:05 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: AverageAmericanGuy: Empty weight manned is 180 kg and maximum takeoff weight 330 kg, for a payload with full fuel of 100 kg.

What does that mean? Manned empty weight? Max passenger weight of 50kg? These don't make any kind of sense.
Max takeoff weight: 330kg
Max payload fully fuelled: 100kg
(Jetpack + fuel + pilot = 230kg)
Manned empty weight = jetpack + pilot = 180kg
(Fuel = 50kg)

/dnrtfa


This must be some language I clearly don't understand.
 
2013-09-23 05:06:06 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-23 05:09:10 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: This must be some language I clearly don't understand.


The dude and the go-juice can each weigh 50 kilograms. The jet thingy weighs 130 kilograms.
 
2013-09-23 05:16:52 AM

log_jammin: *scans article*

oh...a personal jetpack/aircraft thing...again...

*gets to bottom of article*

what's this?

[i131.photobucket.com image 650x334]

Airships coming back???? sign me up please!

http://i-hls.com/2013/09/mega-airship-back-in-the-air-in-california/


"Uh hello, airplanes? Yeah, it's blimps. You win."
 
2013-09-23 06:00:18 AM
I'd get the SS model.
 
2013-09-23 06:08:43 AM
s22.postimg.org

TURBO MAN!
 
2013-09-23 06:11:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: AverageAmericanGuy: Empty weight manned is 180 kg and maximum takeoff weight 330 kg, for a payload with full fuel of 100 kg.

What does that mean? Manned empty weight? Max passenger weight of 50kg? These don't make any kind of sense.
Max takeoff weight: 330kg
Max payload fully fuelled: 100kg
(Jetpack + fuel + pilot = 230kg)
Manned empty weight = jetpack + pilot = 180kg
(Fuel = 50kg)

/dnrtfa

This must be some language I clearly don't understand.



The guy and the thing and the fuel weigh 230kg in total, and the thing can lift another 100kg on top of that.

If they fly it without a guy in it, or without a full tank of fuel, then it could lift more of something else.
 
2013-09-23 06:47:48 AM
We had the Williams X-Jet back in the 1980s:


img.photobucket.com
img.photobucket.com


And, Yes, it actually did fly.
 
2013-09-23 07:06:45 AM
The problem is, you really need a good VTOL to deploy them forward enough, and VTOLs can't exceed 30 tons.
 
2013-09-23 07:10:13 AM

UNC_Samurai: The problem is, you really need a good VTOL to deploy them forward enough, and VTOLs can't exceed 30 tons.


I really hate Fark's image loader sometimes.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-23 07:16:29 AM

gerbilpox: Wolf892: Meh, been done:

[www.moviepropcollectors.com image 580x859]

You can never have too much Jennifer Connelly.


Yes, but even Jennifer Connelly doesn't have as much Jennifer Connelly as she used to.
 
2013-09-23 07:22:15 AM
I told you Connie jetpacks aint nothing but trouble.
 
2013-09-23 07:35:15 AM

GodComplex: Watch the test videos where they drop it from a few thousand feet to test the parachute


I ain't got time for videos! (or butter and syrup!)
 
2013-09-23 07:40:17 AM

log_jammin: *scans article*

oh...a personal jetpack/aircraft thing...again...

*gets to bottom of article*

what's this?

[i131.photobucket.com image 650x334]

Airships coming back???? sign me up please!

http://i-hls.com/2013/09/mega-airship-back-in-the-air-in-california/


That is so yesterday dude.
 
2013-09-23 07:43:36 AM
www.thevervoid.com
Nipple, nipple, tweak, tweak, fly, fly, fly!
 
2013-09-23 07:46:38 AM
 
2013-09-23 07:50:51 AM
theawesomer.com
fine
 
2013-09-23 08:00:01 AM
Piss poor reporting:

As an unmanned heavy lifter, with the ability to carry a 150-kg (330-lb.) payload, the machine is being looked at by the agricultural and film industries, Coker says.
...
Empty weight manned is 180 kg and maximum takeoff weight 330 kg, for a payload with full fuel of 100 kg.

The way I read that, so that it's logically consistent, is that the empty weight, sans fuel and pilot, is 180kg.  Full fuel load is (330 - 100) - 180 = 50 kg, or something around 18 gallons worth.

Pilot and his stuff can weigh up to 100 kilograms, or 220 lbs.

I think they meant to say that the empty weight of the *MANNED VERSION* is 180 kg and that the maximum takeoff weight is 330 kg, and that when fully fueled, the maximum payload (ie, the pilot and his crap) is 100 kg.
 
2013-09-23 08:01:50 AM
Forgot to add:  Difference in empty weight between unmanned and manned version is likely the control devices and parachute.  You can omit the parachute, or use a much smaller one, for the unmanned version.
 
2013-09-23 08:25:32 AM
Designed for a cruise speed of 30 kt., range of 30 km (19 mi.) and endurance of 30 min., the vertical-takeoff-and-landing Jetpack is attracting interest for uses as disparate as search and rescue, pipeline inspection, corporate events, flying displays and a " experience" for thrill seekers. As an unmanned heavy lifter, with the ability to carry a 150-kg (330-lb.)

Which I took to mean it can carry 150kg when fueled, whether a pilot or cargo.

In other words, Farkers will have to wait for a beefier version. Also, 30kts is not getting me to the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-09-23 08:25:59 AM
This isn't going to work. Too many American firefighters are approaching or over the machine's weight limit.
 
2013-09-23 08:27:11 AM

Cereal Fetish: [www.thevervoid.com image 300x225]
Nipple, nipple, tweak, tweak, fly, fly, fly!


Came in here hoping to find Commando Cody, leaving happy.
 
2013-09-23 08:36:50 AM
Tony Stark is unimpressed.
 
2013-09-23 08:38:55 AM

dittybopper: Forgot to add:  Difference in empty weight between unmanned and manned version is likely the control devices and parachute.  You can omit the parachute, or use a much smaller one, for the unmanned version.


If its a made to order UAV.

There's some benefit in having a jetpack you can remote control after the pilot has left.
Use it to recon an accident scene with its cameras, then bring the same unit back and send a medic out on it. Have him triage and pack the victims, then evacuate them out one at a time. Retrieve your medic when finished, all with one unit.
The payload might be small, but it would be able to negotiate in places where helicopters don't fit and (hopefully) for less cost per hour.

/The real killer is FAA regulation. Hopefully this kind of thing makes them review their policies about training and weight restrictions.
/Personally I'd like to see them pair two of these packs together so you can have proper cargo and seating space in the middle.
 
2013-09-23 08:39:43 AM

flucto: Designed for a cruise speed of 30 kt., range of 30 km (19 mi.) and endurance of 30 min., the vertical-takeoff-and-landing Jetpack is attracting interest for uses as disparate as search and rescue, pipeline inspection, corporate events, flying displays and a " experience" for thrill seekers. As an unmanned heavy lifter, with the ability to carry a 150-kg (330-lb.)

Which I took to mean it can carry 150kg when fueled, whether a pilot or cargo.

In other words, Farkers will have to wait for a beefier version. Also, 30kts is not getting me to the gym in 26 minutes.


How far away is your gym?
 
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