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Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by CoffeeMate, Nov 5, 2010.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp ... 8#40033658
That was too cool!
Whoa! That is sweet!
I could see military applications written all over it. One man delivering a nice payload.
Glad to see that 'chute open at the end. I was concerned about how he was going to land!
LOL I was kinda wondering the same thing. That's a neat video for sure though. How did he steer that pack though??????? I didn't really see any kind of control mechanisms for it.
Same way Iron Man does. He uses his hands.
Saw the video again and yeah I can see the hand movements.....
Geek Mode On:
TECHNICALLY..... in both the comic books and the movies, Iron Man used a combination of the variable repulsor/thrustor units built into his guantlets as well as Ailerons built into the back portion of his armor.
I know..... I'm a geek LOL. Grew up reading comics and I gotta admit, they still hold a place in my heart. Also gives my kids and I talking points when we hang out as they love both comics and movies also
Back on to the topic though.... Did the guy build the rocket pack or was he testing it for someone? Either way that's a cool little bit of high tech.
I guess that would be the next evolution of this:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42977241/ns ... ?GT1=43001
(He needs to write "ACME"on the back of that thing somewhere!)
We all know he purchased that from the Road Runner.
Swiss "JetMan" finally soars over Grand Canyon