Top Ten Personal Aircrafts/Watercraft

Top Ten Personal Aircrafts/Watercraft

  

  1. Rocket Belt

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  2. Martin Jetpack

    The Martin Jetpack is a personal helicopter. Its tradename calls it a “jet pack,” but is not jet- or rocket-powered. It has been developed by the Martin Aircraft Company of New Zealand, and was unveiled on July 29, 2008 at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2008 AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. It is classified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an experimental ultralight airplane. Unlike earlier devices called “jetpacks,” the Martin Jetpack is the first to be considered a practical device. It has been under development for over 27 years and uses a gasoline (premium) engine with two ducted fans to provide lift. Theoretically it can reach a speed of 60 miles per hour, an altitude of 8,000 feet, and fly for about 30 minutes on a full fuel tank. It costs $86,000. Martin Aircraft plans to deliver the first jetpacks to ten customers in early 2010.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Jetpack,
  3. Manned Maneuvering Unit

    The Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) is a propulsion backpack which was used by NASA astronauts on three space shuttle missions in 1984. The MMU allowed the astronauts to perform untethered EVA spacewalks at a distance from the shuttle. The MMU was used in practice to retrieve a pair of faulty communications satellites, Westar VI and Palapa B2. Following the third mission the unit was retired from use. A smaller successor, the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), was first flown in 1994, and is intended for emergency use only.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manned_Maneuvering_Unit,
  4. Hoverbike

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    Links: Top Ten Motorcycles,
  5. Prosthetic Gills

    Artificial gills are a device to let a human take in oxygen from surrounding water. This technology does not exist yet or is in early stage of being developed.
    Links: Top 100 GadgetsTop Ten Emerging Transportation Technologies, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_gills_(human),
  6. Links: Top Ten Emerging Technologies, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_air_vehicle, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_personal_aircraft,

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