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12-15-2016 03:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: technology

The board has 4 small turbojet engines (used in RC model aircraft) for lift and 2 smaller ones on the side for stabilization. The backpack is full of fuel (not flotation). There is a remote to control the vertical thrust. The control of the craft is through shifting one’s balance (along with a computer to aid in their stabilization).

This 5 minute video just in from an event in Naples, Florida. This will blow your mind!

http://www.flixxy.com/the-incredible-flyboard-air-b.htm?utm_expid=63178624-47.EZyNcGiNQh6BJmAoC7bF6Q.1

Enjoy…..........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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#1 posted 12-15-2016 04:22 PM

HOLY SMOKES! I have new inspiration for my next project! Yah right!!!! LOL!
Seeing this was thrilling to say the least! I would love to give that a try but at my age my life would end with one fantastic thrill spill!
Thanks for sharing this Awesome video Jim!

Edit.. not desperation… inspiration… darn spell check! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 06:18 PM

What a WAY to FLY!!

I wonder how much practice he needed to do all of that?

Sure looks like a lot of real FUN!!

Could result in one BAD crash if anything went wrong though… like accidentally pushing the wrong button… OUCH!

I would think the Military would be ALL OVER this!!

Thanks, Jim!

Great Link!

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 06:22 PM

definitely something you test/practice over water.
Hate to be 10 feet off the ground cruising along at 30 mph and have one of the turbines fail.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 06:35 PM

Even over water… it would hurt pretty bad… depending on how you hit it… Water is NOT soft!

Better than over hard ground, for sure! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 07:59 PM

007 is BACK!!

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 08:14 PM

Mixed feelings. Many potential applications. Hope the Gubment doesn’t screw it up. Please, God, don’t let the Gubment screw it up.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 09:19 PM

I WANT ONE !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 12-16-2016 04:02 AM

Most entertaining 5 minutes I seen in a long time. I guess Iron Man is not far off. Great video Jim.
I would like one too. At least I would surely try it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 10:49 PM

Frickin insane… LOL

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#10 posted 12-16-2016 10:59 PM

If I were younger, I’d sure like to try it. Now I’d probably be upside down before you know it!!

It is very cool, though.

It is amazing how when one sport develops a new technology someone else makes it fit their use. American ingenuity!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-16-2016 11:26 PM

And they thought man would never fly. Unbelievable

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-19-2016 11:03 PM



Mixed feelings. Many potential applications. Hope the Gubment doesn t screw it up. Please, God, don t let the Gubment screw it up.

- Mark Wilson


They will – - Same as you have to register your drones with the FAA.

You will probably have to get a FAA ‘Sport Pilot License’ and Physical to be allowed

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#13 posted 12-20-2016 03:09 AM

Wauuuuuuuuuuuuu

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 12-20-2016 02:09 PM

The company bought by another associated with Homeland Security.

Can you see soldiers using these?

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#15 posted 12-20-2016 02:54 PM

Very cool, that would be fun to try out for sure.

Flying platforms and similar aren’t new and actually date rather far back in regards to military design. Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee from the 50’s or the Wasp X jet in the 70s. I thought the Wasp X jet was cool and was probably one of my favorite things at the National Museum of the US Air Force (really worth the visit if near Dayton, OH). Other iterations also including backpack versions and sure some can give a lot more as I am far from a military nut.

How quick do you think you would catch a bullet in one of those set ups. No thanks.

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