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tonyk

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #15 on: 12:20:59, 30/09/20 »

That is quite hilarious.  ;D  Fortunately the current model is jet powered, so not filled with volatile hair dressing products. :)

I would be interested to know the range / fuel consumption.

 Article here: https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/jet-packs-2846094/

 This is a similar unit and  weights around 90lb.Flight time is around 10 minutes depending on the weight of the pilot.I had to laugh when the paramedic said it would only be a small drop to the ground if the unit malfunctioned.Good luck to anyone who is willing to risk falling 10ft onto rocks whilst wearing a 90lb pack.

 This is another British pack.The inventor seems a bit more honest and says the power output is around 150bhp.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=8YWlBVjdqiU&feature=emb_logo

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #16 on: 12:39:14, 30/09/20 »

I had to laugh when the paramedic said it would only be a small drop to the ground if the unit malfunctioned.Good luck to anyone who is willing to risk falling 10ft onto rocks whilst wearing a 90lb pack.


I heard this as well - you're flying with a jet pack, if you hit anything with that much weight on you it's going to hurt.  When doing rope rescue training there are people who have had life changing injuries from taking a 1.5m fall, it is drummed in to you that falling is inherently dangerous when it's uncontrolled and on to hard ground.  No matter how much people think they'd 'tuck and roll' or something. 


It's a great system and cool they have managed to get it to work, but it seems more recreational than practical.  A little like the what3words app.

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #17 on: 12:54:15, 30/09/20 »

I had to laugh when the paramedic said it would only be a small drop to the ground if the unit malfunctioned.Good luck to anyone who is willing to risk falling 10ft onto rocks whilst wearing a 90lb pack.


 O0  Agreed, I know what effect it had on me when I fell onto rocks during my C2C last year, and my pack was less than 15kgs. Hate to think what the damage would have been wearing that lot.
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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #18 on: 13:08:13, 30/09/20 »
Yes, nap of the earth flying usually means you are just high enough for it hurt when the art of aviation ceases and the science of ballistics begins.  Sudden engine failure and you will briefly have the gliding characteristics of a simonized brick.
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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #19 on: 16:11:15, 30/09/20 »
Article here: https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/jet-packs-2846094/

 This is a similar unit and  weights around 90lb.Flight time is around 10 minutes depending on the weight of the pilot.I had to laugh when the paramedic said it would only be a small drop to the ground if the unit malfunctioned.Good luck to anyone who is willing to risk falling 10ft onto rocks whilst wearing a 90lb pack.

 This is another British pack.The inventor seems a bit more honest and says the power output is around 150bhp.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=8YWlBVjdqiU&feature=emb_logo


They all appear to be from the same company. Gravity Industries.  ;)

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #20 on: 16:17:42, 30/09/20 »
I hope it doesn't encourage more risky adventures with people expecting that if they get into bother the jet pack man will be there pronto.


What about the intrusion of yet more technology into the great outdoors?


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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #21 on: 22:31:41, 30/09/20 »
Perhaps dog walkers should have them ready to escape marauding cows :o :o

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #22 on: 12:22:33, 01/10/20 »
And the jets would be handy for making a brew while you are waiting for the helicopter or MRT.  Better still - grill some sausages.
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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #23 on: 13:07:30, 01/10/20 »
And the jets would be handy for making a brew while you are waiting for the helicopter or MRT.  Better still - grill some sausages.
Wild camping breakfast sausage sandwich delivery service to raise funds for MRT!
Attach sausages to jets in Patterdale and they are cooked by the time they get to Angle Tarn.

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #24 on: 13:18:05, 01/10/20 »
Wild camping breakfast sausage sandwich delivery service to raise funds for MRT!
Attach sausages to jets in Patterdale and they are cooked by the time they get to Angle Tarn.
There is a precedent.  In my diving days, many of which were in the Lakes, I had a mate who attached a metal plate to the exhaust pipe of his compressor and cooked beans on it while fillling his tanks.
The duration of this jet pack is 8 to 9 mins, which is only 4 mins and and 4 back, so it would have to be fast food!
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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #25 on: 16:23:32, 01/10/20 »
I suspect the sausages would be inedible with a thick layer of charcoal insulating the raw heart of the sausage (if of course the sausages were not incinerated or blasted into the wilderness within the first few seconds).

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Re: The future! Lake District MR with jet suits.
« Reply #26 on: 17:43:05, 01/10/20 »
I suspect the sausages would be inedible with a thick layer of charcoal insulating the raw heart of the sausage (if of course the sausages were not incinerated or blasted into the wilderness within the first few seconds).
Previous attempts have met with varying degrees of success!  It is just a question of getting the distance between the efflux and the food right.  Well that and keeping the food in place.  You might a bigger skewer  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=notQHci0_jU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrorvNN_iOg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxpHJipB67g
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