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Posted: 29/09/2020 10:12:36
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Could be the future for those tiresome deep shafts?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54331994?fbclid=IwAR23_LG4NVRJNZ7uk9y6ZiXvG6UUpEUl3YwF9i-SIlGrXLJJN_tbXiQEHps

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Posted: 29/09/2020 13:07:20
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Monty Stubble wrote:

Could be the future for those tiresome deep shafts?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54331994?fbclid=IwAR23_LG4NVRJNZ7uk9y6ZiXvG6UUpEUl3YwF9i-SIlGrXLJJN_tbXiQEHps


Never mind shafts....I'd fly from the living room to the fridge to fetch a beer. And go upstairs. And walk the dog. And clean the windows. And prune trees. Adjust the TV aerial. Blow dry Mrs Sinker's hair. Get my resident teenagers out of bed. I want one! Laugh

On a serious not its time to introduce a mandatory Alp-style insurance scheme for walkers and climbers if we are going to be investing millions in jetpacks on top of the millions spent on helicopters and air ambulances Cursing




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Posted: 29/09/2020 13:50:01
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtvCnZqZnxc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3XqHgw5EQ45Wm_t5-C_pu1bO76XcEIufNt1NjD-V9Tf5qOArc5_LA_o7M


Just wait until the Youtubers get one!
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Posted: 29/09/2020 14:00:55
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I'll wait till there's a heavy-lift version so we can carry scaff, tools and timber up the fell.

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Posted: 29/09/2020 14:09:47
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I hope all the youtubers get one and run out of fuel on top of a very high tower without phone signal for a long time

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Posted: 29/09/2020 14:36:15
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I hope all the youtubers get one and run out of fuel on top of a very high tower without phone signal for a long time


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Posted: 29/09/2020 15:19:57
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I've been following the development of this for a few years. Don't know if anyone knows but you need to be built like Popeye to fly one - its as if your on a set of gymnastic rings.

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Posted: 29/09/2020 16:04:28
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Transporting, getting a paramedic there, doning, preflight checks, weather window? All possibly bought and maintained for the cost of two or three ambulances? Considering when and where it could fly I think a CAS carer may have already arrived.

I know!... fly the paramedic and suit to the gathering point then he could impressively jetsuit the remaining distance (for fb likes) while the chopper waits for instructions to fetch the casualty. Roll Eyes

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Posted: 29/09/2020 16:41:57
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bu***r, Selfridges have sold out!




https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/gravity-industries-gravity-flying-jet-suit_5161-10212-GRAVITYJETSUIT/

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Posted: 29/09/2020 18:22:52
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Well its gives the term "Flying Doctor" a whole new meaning, but the burning unanswered question is: "How much do they cost"?

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Posted: 29/09/2020 19:32:20
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Hi Roy a figure of £340,000, was mentioned tonight on the ITV news. No doubt you will be ordering a couple? IP: 94.3.220.228
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Posted: 29/09/2020 20:12:24
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TwllMawr wrote:



Transporting, getting a paramedic there, doning, preflight checks, weather window? All possibly bought and maintained for the cost of two or three ambulances? Considering when and where it could fly I think a CAS carer may have already arrived.

I know!... fly the paramedic and suit to the gathering point then he could impressively jetsuit the remaining distance (for fb likes) while the chopper waits for instructions to fetch the casualty. Roll Eyes



Glad to hear that I'm not the only cynic (realist) who thinks that this kind of stuff is a waste of bloody time.

In the words of my hero, Sheriff Buford T Justice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEP6WX0CcFk

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Posted: 30/09/2020 01:04:41
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It's clearly an opportunistic grab at the headlines, but it's still seriously impressive. There must be some negative feedback mechanism to provide stability. Also there must be some mechanism limiting height above ground. IP: 86.162.32.11
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Posted: 30/09/2020 05:47:36
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BertyBasset wrote:



There must be some negative feedback mechanism....



Yes there is. My comments above!!

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Posted: 30/09/2020 08:00:54
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Glad to hear that I'm not the only cynic (realist) who thinks that this kind of stuff is a waste of bloody time.



Yeah, but most new technology is a poor substitute for the status quo in its first iteration. Just look at the first motor cars when compared to horses. But look at the motor car now. Somewhat better than a horse?

Give it time.

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Posted: 30/09/2020 08:11:38
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O yes my 33 year old Landrover would kick any horses arse 2.5na diesel all the way ! Shocked

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Posted: 30/09/2020 08:43:35
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sinker wrote:


Glad to hear that I'm not the only cynic (realist) who thinks that this kind of stuff is a waste of bloody time.



Yeah, but most new technology is a poor substitute for the status quo in its first iteration. Just look at the first motor cars when compared to horses. But look at the motor car now. Somewhat better than a horse?

Give it time.

Chris.


I've no issue with this or any other new technology; it was more to do with the cynical way it was being marketed to generate interest and clicks....may as well have said that it can be used to rescue kittens from trees, dogs from mineshafts, deliver kidneys for transplant, dropping off and collecting Covid test kits and delivering pizzas during lockdown. Angry



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Posted: 30/09/2020 08:56:39
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O yes my 33 year old Landrover would kick any horses arse 2.5na diesel all the way ! Shocked


Has your landrover ever been on the receiving end of a horse kick?Devil

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Posted: 30/09/2020 09:09:46
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Down and beyond wrote:

O yes my 33 year old Landrover would kick any horses arse 2.5na diesel all the way ! Shocked


Has your landrover ever been on the receiving end of a horse kick?Devil


It certainly has seen some damage in its years of service for the mod but luckily built like a tank !



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Posted: 30/09/2020 09:28:04
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ChrisJC wrote:

...But look at the motor car now. Somewhat better than a horse?

Give it time.

Chris.


The way oil company share prices are going, I’ll opt for the horse thanks. Plus, they out perform most suv’s as all terrain vehicles. Smile

As for the jet pack, the Selridges one, a tank of Jet-A1 kerosene strapped to your back and only a 5-10min flight time? You’ll need a rescue team on standby for the rescue team. Laugh

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