California-based Jetpack Aviation has began taking orders for a $380,000 “flying motorbike” that appears to have simply come off the Star Wars set. This isn’t a fictional product, although, as JetPack Aviation is now taking orders for the “Speeder.” It makes use of 5 modified jet engines to hit speeds of at the least 150 miles per hour.
The corporate has expertise with constructing and promoting private jetpacks. Its CEO David Mayman and his staff at the moment are trying to construct a fleet of those $380,000 flying bikes. The Speeder is described as a private vertical take-off and touchdown car with a swanky design that appears futuristic.
“This can be a compact machine, like a bike, that may take off vertically out of your entrance garden or driveway and land on the opposite aspect of the town in an analogous place,” in keeping with Mayman.
Those that are taken with buying one should put up a $10,000 deposit simply to safe a pre-order. The Speeder will have the ability to go as excessive as 15,000 ft and may have a 45 mile vary with speeds of as much as 150 miles per hour. It’s anticipated to debut subsequent yr.
These claims could really feel far-fetched however the firm says that it’s already testing a one-third scale prototype of the Speeder. They’re planning to make at the least 20 full-size models and ship them to prospects by subsequent yr. There will probably be a security strap to make sure that you don’t fall off, do you have to resolve to splurge on one.