Jetpack Commercial Application
Martin Aircraft Co. has been approached by over 2,500 individuals interested in buying a jetpack. In addition, the company says that military, search and rescue, first responder and commercial organizations have indicated their wish to purchase over 3,000 aircraft. To explain some of the many applications, Martin Aircraft Co. has created this animation.
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Martin Jetpack Controlled Flight Demos May 2008
Some controlled test flights to show proof of concept.
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Manned, Indoor Flight
Ray flies the Martin Jetpack for a VIP.
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P12 Flight Demo - September 2013
In 2013, Prototype 12 gained authorization from New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority for manned test flights. This was one of the unmanned test demos.
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Martin Jetpack Outside Flight
James Bowker flies the Martin Jetpack by radio control. This is part of a flight that lasted more than 7 minutes, a record for the jetpack. The company uses Jetson, aweighted dummy, in the aircraft to provide the mass to represent a pilot. The control system of the jetpack has been computer limited to slow speeds and climb rates at this stage of testing.
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Martin Jetpack 5,000-Foot Flight – Highlights
To demonstrate flight high above the ground and the concept of the ballistic parachute as an emergency safety system, the Martin Jetpack was flown to around 1,500 meters (5,000 feet), brought down from this height and an off-the-shelf ballistic parachute was deployed.
Interviews for the video include inventor Glenn Martin and RC pilot James Bowker.
The aircraft was flown by James Bowker via radio control in a chasing helicopter, also demonstrating the ability of the technology to apply to UAV applications.
Jetson, Martin Aircraft Co.'s weighted dummy, was on board, and the parachute was placed out front for visibility and weight balancing.
The jetpack ascended initially at 4m/s (800ft/min) and the climb took about 6 minutes. The parachute was deployed at around 3,000 feet above ground level. The aircraft sustained some damage on impact, but that is expected and it is likely a pilot would have walked away from this emergency landing. The total flight was just under 10 minutes.
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