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Jetman Attempts Intercontinental Flight 140

Posted by samzenpus
from the a-jetwing-and-a-prayer dept.
Last year we ran the story of Yves Rossy and his DIY jetwings. Yves spent $190,000 and countless hours building a set of jet-powered wings which he used to cross the English Channel. Rossy's next goal is to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, from Tangier in Morocco and Tarifa on the southwestern tip of Spain. From the article: "Using a four-cylinder jet pack and carbon fibre wings spanning over 8ft, he will jump out of a plane at 6,500 ft and cruise at 130 mph until he reaches the Spanish coast, when he will parachute to earth." Update 18:57 GMT: mytrip writes: "Yves Rossy took off from Tangiers but five minutes into an expected 15-minute flight he was obliged to ditch into the wind-swept waters."

Comment: Re:Well, it's an idea... (Score 3, Funny) 324

by EvilMidnightBomber (#22682878) Attached to: Homemade Robot Patrols Atlanta Streets
Forget shooting it... I'd steal that sucker. RoboCriminal, away!

This is slashdot. Here we'd 1) jam the signal to incapacitate & nab it
2) reconfigure & overtake the rf control
3) refill it with gasoline & tape a burning zippo to the nozzle.
4) send it back to the owner and make it look like an accident

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