Personal Flight with Martin Jetpack

The Martin Jetpack was initially devised and developed by Glenn Martin in 1981, which led to his company to progress the concept for over the past 34 years. The New Zeland based firm finally attained a design of a jetpack that is powered by a 200 hp V4 petrol engine that drives two fans for up to 30 minutes of flight time. It can attain speeds of 74 km/h (45 mph) and reach altitudes of 1,000 meters, but Martin’s aim is not only for personal use, but also for emergency responders and government agencies including police, fire and ambulance services. Made of carbon fibre and aluminum alloys, the jetpack has an ability to fly into tightly confined areas and land on rooftops covered with wires and obstructions, making it a practical alternative to traditional helicopters. The Martin Jetpack can take off and land vertically and has been designed with safety in mind for simply adoption with pilot qualifications easily obtainable. The “fly by wire” system is straightfoward to operate and with its ballistic parachute system, the jetpack can be safely recovered from just a few meters above the ground. The Martin Jetpack is almost ready to reach the market, and will be available to purchase for $150,000 USD by the end of 2015.

V8 Wet Rod Luxury Jet Ski

Strand Craft have built what could arguably be called the Rolls-Royce of light water transport – V8 Wet Rod. Featuring a customizable construction made from carbon fiber and epoxy, you can optionally add wood and carbon inlays, custom paint and wrapping, and more. Combine this with a ferocious 5.7-liter V8-engine capable of 300 bhp and speeds of up to 65 mph, and you get some idea of just how fast it cuts through the waves. Kurt Strand, the owner of StrandCraft, believes that one of the most important qualities to designing yacht and watercraft, along with creativity, is the ability to be able to listen to what the client wants. A project only begins once the company has a clear understanding that the client is the most important aspect and that they should be involved from the initial concept. Wet Rod should be commercially available later this year, with prices starting at $49,000.