Suitcase 'flying emergency, a model of futuristic transport. The Jetpack can reach up to 74 miles per hour and fly at 250 meters. The flying machine successfully passed several tests with a dummy on board. In 2011 the flying machine successfully passed several tests with a dummy on board. A personal engine, similar to a gigantic metallic suitcase, which takes off and lands vertically, which is suspended in the air and flies with a huge maneuverability makes it real mode of transport of the future that seems straight out of a movie.
His name is Martin Jetpack and its name comes from the English word 'backpack' (backpack) and the name of its inventor. Time magazine, in 2010, included personal propulsion system in its ranking of the 50 best inventions of the year.
In its publication, Time described the 2010 prototype that looked like two enormous leaf blowers welded together with a harness with a frame made of carbon fiber, which housed a gasoline engine of 200 horsepower.
In mid-2011, the flying machine successfully passed several tests with a dummy board in place pilot operated remotely from Earth. He managed to climb about 30 meters and remained in the air 10 minutes. Since then, this flying suitcase has continued to improve its aesthetics and technology. In late 2014, the New Zealand company introduced its first model for use by emergency services.
Among its elements has a computer that underpins the pilot in case you lose control. It is also equipped with an emergency parachute that allows man and machine to land safely. Jetpack has a seat that keeps the driver in the right place and is equipped with a roll cage, a footrest and restrictions on the movement of the arms, legs and a landing made of materials that absorb the impact when landing.
Has control levers, when rotated, make the appliance can go left or right and move forward or backward, up or down. Position, direction and rotation can be controlled by a pilot on board or remotely from another nearby flying vehicle or shore. At takeoff, is assisted by a team that helps stabilize any imbalances. To Peter Coker, CEO of Martin Jetpack, although the first model is intended for first responders in emergencies, launching various flight equipment, for personal or professional use, including military use is contemplated.
Among helicopter and drone
"This flying system has been the dream of many people since the 1960s and is much more than a fancy toy," said Christine Gooding, Manager of Marketing and Media Martin Aircraft Company. According Gooding, the first objective of this vehicle is to provide an initial response to emergencies, work search and rescue tasks at borders, firefighters, police and ambulances. This device "can also be used in recovery efforts in natural disasters and to move supplies or establish communications for military purposes," he added. "The MJP is more profitable to operate the helicopter R22 and can enter into much smaller than this aircraft accessed places," said Christine Gooding.
Gooding says that from an unmanned perspective, "the flying suitcase is complemented well with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV, for its acronym in English) available on the market, popularly known as drones". "The Martin Aircraft UAV will be able to carry a payload of about 100 kg, which offers unique capabilities and area currently not covered by many other UAVs" concluded Gooding.