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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Project for Jet-Backpack - RC-Plane sized...

Hi this is team Skyflash from germany,

we are designing, calculating and building a new kind of backpack-airplane for more than five years now. As we are build upon a team of flight enthusiasts and engineers spending their freetime with this, we want to come in contact with people who might be interested in our project =)
Our idea is an airplane which you simply strap to your back to fly more than one hour with a maximum speed of about 200mph. The airframe contains two turbojet engines with 160hp combined power output and the whole plane is controlled only by the movements of the pilots body. Itīs a combination of CG-based and aerodynamic control.
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We will be powered by two 130N JetCraft turbojets with thrust-pipe and some modifications - Some of you might know them as "G-Booster"-turbines or even as Jetcraft from RC-jets :-) We run them on HP-Diesel with 5% Aeroshell 560 for best performance. Our engine start up is visible in our first video on youtube (bit of a wetstart because of the not horizontally aligned turbine)...

Jet Powered Skateboard, 80hp! (2 min 23 sec)


Our latest high-speed taxi runs were the last with only one engine. Next runs will be performed with two engines.

Backpack Human Flying Kit - High-Speed Taxi (3 min 10 sec)


We hope to find people who share our dream of unlimited freedom of flight to maybe bring up a concept which could be affordable and easy to fly. It shall not need any parachute or cliff/airplane for normal operation

Best regards from germany!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Better you than me, good luck
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:44 PM
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good luck.. can't wait to see it airborne.. I really can't wait to see the landing
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:24 PM
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good luck.. can't wait to see it airborne.. I really can't wait to see the landing
When I got my first RC airplane kit the guy at the LHS told me he puts a plastic garbage bag in all his planes, in case he crashes he pulls out the bag and picks up the pieces. I wonder if that would be of any use in this case? lol
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 07:25 PM
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In this case would the plastic trash bag be called.............Body bag?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:09 PM
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idk. looks good but it still seems that we have too many deaths from car crashes on the ground. i dont think we need to add the air to it. but anyway good luck and if i ever see one for sale at the right price ill be sure to buy it. even if it is just to put in the pool room
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Old Feb 18, 2014, 07:44 AM
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Isn't Jetman Yves Rossy already doing this less the skateboard?

the best way to test this concept for take off and landing (with idea of not being seriously injured or killed) would have to be like the RedBull Birdman contest where ordinary folk and their flying contraptions run and launch off a platform into a water.

should try a wider narrow wingspan (for the same weight) so that you get that glider effect at low speed judging by the max speed you need to get airborne in you videos.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 06:17 AM
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I keep hearing the theme song for Benny Hill running thru my head......
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 08:44 AM
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Some good practice would be to drive a motorcycle 100mph. Now IMAGINE twice that speed. Do you really think someone can tolerate that for an hour? Sounds like an extreme endurance run. Imagine your physical condition after an hour when you have to land.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 10:01 AM
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I think you'll have to rely on a parachute for your landing... I don't see any way around it. Vertical Takeoff AND Landing probably won't happen with any sort of usable range or fuel economy... and I don't see a lot of people being enthusiastic about laying face first on a dolly to takeoff.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 08:58 AM
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have a look at this jetpack - http://www.martinjetpack.com/

they should put a wing on this!!
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