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The ThunderPack jetpack promises to make you a ThunderMan… for 37 seconds

Posted Jan 24th 2008 1:31PM by Nilay Patel
Filed under: Transportation

We’ve seen quite a few jetpacks
come and go, but Thunderbolt Aerosystem’s has managed to set its
ThunderPack apart with marketing materials that promise to make you a
"ThunderMan"… for 37 seconds and $100,000. Creator Carmelo "Nino"
Amarena says his pack is an update of the hydrogen peroxide-powered
packs of the 1950s, but that it’s been updated to use two fuels and
special catalysts and promoters — which have led to bench test firing
times of up to a whopping 75 seconds. We’re not sure how that’s going
to be useful in military, disaster relief, or border patrol efforts
like Amarena imagines, but we can sort of see how it might make a
corporate event more interesting. Still, we just can’t see giving up
our feet, bikes, or cars for this or any other jetpack — check out why
in the video after the break.

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