May 5, 2008
Libelula rocket-powered helicopter backpack
Jet packs are not an everyday solution to traffic woes, but if you often find yourself in dangerous situations which demand a surreal escape, the Libelula rocket-powered helicopter backpack is your best bet. Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana makers of jet packs have built their next concept. It has rockets on the tips of the blades which are necessary to keep the whole rig counter-balanced, a job that would normally be done with a tail rotor on an ordinary helicopter.
Of course, as you can no doubt surmise by the detailed illustration above, this one’s still a ways away from getting its first test flight, but the folks at TAM do have a proven track record in making jetpacks.