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(The Drive)   The mystery of "Jet Pack Guy" flying over the Los Angeles International Airport may have been solved   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2021-01-20 5:11:54 PM  
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2021-01-20 5:22:58 PM  
That name again is Mr. Jetpack Man.
 
2021-01-20 5:28:52 PM  
That's what they want you to think.
 
2021-01-20 5:30:04 PM  
Neat!
 
2021-01-20 5:34:50 PM  
If anyone sees my ex, shoot to kill

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/ make your own
// before china starts droneable figures to F with flights
 
2021-01-20 5:37:48 PM  
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2021-01-20 5:39:18 PM  
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2021-01-20 5:40:45 PM  
That makes sense. Explains the vertical orientation reported earlier, which didn't make sense. That's not how jetpacks fly.
 
2021-01-20 5:44:59 PM  
Hope they find the guy and throw the book at him before he gets someone killed.
 
2021-01-20 5:45:50 PM  
GROVE STREET REPRESENT!
 
2021-01-20 5:46:59 PM  
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2021-01-20 5:50:34 PM  
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2021-01-20 5:55:06 PM  
Are we sure he didn't just fall out of a Ryanair plane?
 
2021-01-20 5:55:31 PM  
 
2021-01-20 5:57:42 PM  
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2021-01-20 6:03:40 PM  
I totally called this, in the last three threads about it.
 
2021-01-20 6:04:38 PM  
When they track down the actual guy, I hope they throw the book at him, because he's making life tougher for the rest of us RC pilots and the hobby.
 
2021-01-20 6:08:04 PM  
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2021-01-20 6:08:56 PM  
"Mr. Jetpack Man was just a man-shaped drone hahaha" -- Lizard People
 
2021-01-20 6:24:28 PM  

KodosZardoz: [Fark user image 425x538]


Counterpoint:

Buffy x Warren - 6x19 Seeing Red
Youtube iJuud_Va1WI
 
2021-01-20 6:25:08 PM  

edmo: That makes sense. Explains the vertical orientation reported earlier, which didn't make sense. That's not how jetpacks fly.


Actually, that's exactly how they fly.
Meet the World's Only Fully Functional Jetpack
Youtube cIMWYeP7O1w
 
2021-01-20 6:26:12 PM  
Unknown flying object in area ? Lets find out what it is was
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2021-01-20 6:41:02 PM  
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2021-01-20 6:42:08 PM  

puckrock2000: edmo: That makes sense. Explains the vertical orientation reported earlier, which didn't make sense. That's not how jetpacks fly.

Actually, that's exactly how they fly.
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I was thinking of this version.

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2021-01-20 6:51:53 PM  
So more turbofan man than jetpack man.
 
2021-01-20 6:52:25 PM  

Invincible: So more turbofan man than jetpack man.


Turbofannypack man?
 
2021-01-20 7:26:16 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Unknown flying object in area ? Lets find out what it is was
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Ornery R2-D2
 
2021-01-20 7:31:14 PM  
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2021-01-20 7:54:11 PM  

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So what the hell is it doing all the way out there?
 
2021-01-20 7:54:32 PM  
These people are making it harder to be an RC pilot. The FAA is killing our hobby with regulations because of jerk drone pilots.
 
2021-01-20 8:10:13 PM  

edmo: puckrock2000: edmo: That makes sense. Explains the vertical orientation reported earlier, which didn't make sense. That's not how jetpacks fly.

Actually, that's exactly how they fly.
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I was thinking of this version.

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2021-01-20 8:20:45 PM  
New York Dolls - Jet Boy
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2021-01-20 8:40:41 PM  

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"Mommy mommy, it's the My Pillow Guy."
"No Johnny, it is.. the.... the.... the My Jetpack Guy."
"That's funny. It looks a lot more like a sex doll than a jetpack."
 
2021-01-20 8:43:19 PM  
So when is the Rocketeer sequel coming out? I hear there is a guy at Red Letter Media in Milwaukee who is writing the script for it.
 
2021-01-20 9:48:02 PM  

dothemath: That name again is Mr. Jetpack Man.


Senor Jetpack Man, no es macho...
 
2021-01-20 9:49:50 PM  
That makes total sense. It was seen at elevations no jet packs can reach, but if it's just an empty suit full of styrofoam hanging from a drone, then that's totally possible. Somebody trolling'.
 
2021-01-20 10:26:44 PM  
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2021-01-20 10:39:04 PM  
I think this was proposed on here last summer by some smart Farker

/not me
 
2021-01-20 10:52:46 PM  

johnny_vegas: I think this was proposed on here last summer by some smart Farker

/not me


Leave Summer alone!
 
2021-01-20 11:01:32 PM  

puckrock2000: edmo: That makes sense. Explains the vertical orientation reported earlier, which didn't make sense. That's not how jetpacks fly.

Actually, that's exactly how they fly.



That's how an experimental prototype that uses engines flies.  Most "traditional" jetpacks use peroxide as a fuel source that ignites catalytically when it passes over a platinum screen - and a backpack full of peroxide is only good for about 2 minutes of powered flight max.  So no way in hell someone's taking one of those to 3000' and making a safe landing after.  Crater yes....
 
2021-01-20 11:02:21 PM  

WelldeadLink: johnny_vegas: I think this was proposed on here last summer by some smart Farker

/not me

Leave Summer alone!


Sorry you've got the wrong guy.  I don't cheat on my wife, Nigella Lawson
 
2021-01-20 11:09:09 PM  
It's a streetlight.
 
2021-01-20 11:28:35 PM  
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=Mystery solved
 
2021-01-21 12:33:51 AM  
After the SpaceX launch this morning, and the Inauguration (with fireworks and festivities), I was in the mood for a nice palate cleanser of good old-fashioned feel-good American Patriotism and Nazi-bashing, so this evening I ran a Joe Johnston double-bill.

Captain America: The First Avenger

followed by

The Rocketeer

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2021-01-21 12:45:07 AM  
Anyone remember when Red Green decided to build his very own James Bond Jetpack?

The Red Green Show Ep 128 "The Poker Game" (1996 Season)
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2021-01-21 1:42:10 AM  

toejam: I love the Lawn Chair Larry story.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawnch​air_Larry_flight


The Imitators section is pretty great.

"Yoshikazu Suzuki departed from Lake Biwa in Japan on 23 November 1992 with 23 helium balloons. He was spotted by a Japanese coast guard aeroplane on 25 November 1992, located about 800 km (500 mi) offshore over the Pacific Ocean, at an altitude between 2,500 and 4,000 m (8,200 and 13,100 ft), and was never seen again."
 
2021-01-21 1:58:51 AM  

Snort: That's what they want you to think.


This.
Came here to say this sounds like a cover up.
 
2021-01-21 10:27:24 AM  

hodgemann: toejam: I love the Lawn Chair Larry story.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawnch​air_Larry_flight

The Imitators section is pretty great.

"Yoshikazu Suzuki departed from Lake Biwa in Japan on 23 November 1992 with 23 helium balloons. He was spotted by a Japanese coast guard aeroplane on 25 November 1992, located about 800 km (500 mi) offshore over the Pacific Ocean, at an altitude between 2,500 and 4,000 m (8,200 and 13,100 ft), and was never seen again."


I'm wondering more about the people who get fined by the FAA.

Per Part 103, an unpowered ultralight has to be less than 155 lbs total weight, which of course the lawn-chair balloons all qualify.  So no registration/airworthiness inspection/etc. is required.

It must be because they end up crossing into controlled airspace, and over congested areas of cities, towns, etc.

So it's possible to do it and not be a dumbass.  People fly ultralight hot air balloons, after all.

Ending up 500 miles off the coast of Japan is a special kind of dumbass, though.  Especially if you look at a map.  You've got to fly roughly 78 miles in order to be over the Pacific Ocean from his launch point.
 
2021-01-21 10:53:36 AM  
Hope they find the guy and throw everything they can at him.  People like that are making life miserable for RC pilots.

BTW, Can I legally shoot a drone that keeps flying through my backyard?  Asking for a friend.
 
2021-01-21 11:24:03 AM  

metallion: Hope they find the guy and throw everything they can at him.  People like that are making life miserable for RC pilots.

BTW, Can I legally shoot a drone that keeps flying through my backyard?  Asking for a friend.


You could probably net gun it and then just refuse to answer the door.

CSB

About a year ago some idiot thought it would be clever to snoop my buddy's hot tub.  After a few of these intrusions, the drone hit the house and fell into the back yard.

Finders keepers.

/CSB
 
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