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Featured image: This is the first public flight of the Martin Jetpack. It took place at AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh. The pilot is Glenn Martin’s son, Harrison, , 10:01. CREDIT: martinjetpack. Uploaded by McGeddon. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
From Sky News 1:10pm UK, Tuesday 13 August 2013
The jetpack, inspired by TV shows such as Thunderbirds, aims to allow ordinary people with no specialist pilot training to fly.
A jetpack prototype developed in New Zealand can undergo manned test flights after aviation authorities gave its developers a flying permit.
The chief executive of Martin Aircraft said the certification was a significant milestone in the development of the jetpack, which the company hopes to start selling next year. . . . Read Complete Report
Jetpack Gets Permit To Begin Test Flights
Photo: The C-1 prototype on the road (Credit: Lit Motors)
By Ben Coxworth
14:25 June 4, 2012
There are definitely a lot of daydreamers and big thinkers out there, showing off their 3D renderings of inventions that “ought to work” – if they were to actually exist. It’s understandable, therefore, that many readers reacted with skepticism when we first reported on Lit Motors’ C-1. The designers of the fully-enclosed electric motorcycle claimed that it would be able to stand up on its own, thanks to electronically-controlled onboard gyroscopes. Well, while there may not be a C-1 in a showroom near you just yet, the folks at Lit have indeed succeeded in building a functioning prototype of their vehicle. We made the trip to their San Francisco workspace, to have a look for ourselves. . . . Read Complete Report w/photo gallery
Published on Jun 4, 2012 by gizmag
Gizmag pays a visit to San Francisco-based Lit Motors, to check out the company’s functioning prototype of its gyroscopically-stabilized C-1 electric motorcycle. You can read more about it, at http://www.gizmag.com/lit-motors-c1-prototype/22808/