We’ve been hearing about the Martin Jetpack for well over 2 years now, and unfortunately it still hasn’t gone into production.  However, the company has released a new video of the jetpack hovering mid air for 7 minutes, a new record according to NewScientist.  In this particular demonstration the device has been fitted with a dummy – we assume for safety reasons – and is being controlled from the ground via a radio link.

The production model is intended to reach up to 60mph for up to 30 minutes.  The gear itself weighs over 200lbs and can support a pilot who weighs more than that.

When the Martin Jetpack finally reaches production, it said to cost about $100,000, though we initially heard last February that it would be below $80,000.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."