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one of the coolest things ever

Yves Rossy, a swiss inventor has made his own jet powered wings. Fucking A1

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by UnclePepper

submitted May 20th 2008

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Thats got to be intense
9 years ago
its just falling with thrust, it doesnt have vertical climbing flight yet, still cool
9 years ago
Did you watch the same video I did? i.e. 01:26+
9 years ago
Oh, I forgot, you may want to go literally vertical... And landing capability would be nice as well.
9 years ago
The G's would rip the wings off along with parts of your shoulders.
9 years ago
Who needs shoulders?
9 years ago
Whiddler, you're a fucking idiot. Die.
9 years ago
http://www.jet-man.com/prod/index_en.html
9 years ago
COBRA invented that thing back in the 80's.
9 years ago
Yeah, I remember the trouble bubbles, and the televipers, with backward writing scrolling over their visor... good times...
9 years ago
rubber band waisted little bastards. good times right there man
9 years ago
fucking intense landscape
9 years ago
Pretty fucking cool. At least until a misplaced condor smashes you in the face at 100 MPH and your neck gets 3 inches shorter.
9 years ago
Misplaced? "OK Who put that fucking bird in the sky?!"
9 years ago
Those motherfuckers don't belong up there!!
9 years ago
Dude, you hit a condor, and your not going to have a neck.
9 years ago
Actually, any type of disaster would make this even cooler.
9 years ago
I'm sick of these motherfucking birds in this motherfucking sky
3 years ago
You think a terrorist will ever use one of these to slam into another building?
9 years ago
hope so, see splattered towel heads all over sky scrapers.
9 years ago
we can only hope its iranian
9 years ago
Somehow I think this eventually will have a Darwin Award associated with it.
9 years ago
vice versa
9 years ago
a third has been inserted
9 years ago
ooooo...i know what i'm getting with my gov't stimulus check!
9 years ago
All $600 does is remind people of how screwed they are.
9 years ago
i used my check last week for a full tank of gas....thankyou :(
9 years ago
Ugh, I know the feeling. I spend $160 a week in my cab. Personal car is another $50, but thats still not as bad as in the EU. I believe gas is $8 in Germany.
9 years ago
It's now $10.24 where I live in England. :(
9 years ago
I'm calling fake. If this was actually jet engines, his legs would be completely fried.
9 years ago
He probably adjusted the thrust angles accordingly. Plus, those little turbines dont move a whole lot of air, so the jet wash probably isn't very big.
9 years ago
Problem?
9 years ago
Then again, I may not have a fucking clue what I'm talking about... You be the judge.
9 years ago
...yeah, I'm going with the second option.
9 years ago
I do know what I am talking about. There are mini-turbines on top of the wings. This was featured in Popular Science or Popular Mechanics, cant remember which.
9 years ago
Fake. No way in hell he had enough fuel on/with him to complete it.
9 years ago
That's the other thing I was wondering about, but I don't know anything about the fuel efficiency of modern jet engines.
9 years ago
It was only five minutes of flight. Fuel is stored in the wings.
9 years ago
You know what you are talking about because you read it in a magazine? That's pretty pathetic.
9 years ago
It's not fake, but it's nothing new. Like 30 years old, but their was no practicle use for the technology.
9 years ago
fuck! *there*
9 years ago
Don't forget "practical"
9 years ago
all you people who are crying "fake", check him out & see for yourself. this IS the internet, after all...
9 years ago
and then you can eat your fucking words.
9 years ago
Godzilla is a cynic :P
9 years ago
He didn't have sex with anyone...wtf?
9 years ago
I'd rather have the convience of a reclinable seat and a bathroom.
9 years ago
If you can call those "reclinable"
9 years ago
I don't see anything wrong with the bathroom arrangements that are offered with this. Just pull down your pants and leter' fly, no pun intended.
9 years ago
fucking buzz lightyear wanabe
9 years ago
He is not flying, he is falling with style!
9 years ago
..and breaking his kneecaps on the landing with style!
9 years ago
Iron Man did it better.
9 years ago
he sure did
9 years ago
Third'ed
9 years ago
word.
plus iron man does not have a fucked up name.
9 years ago
I wish I could see that.
9 years ago
I like Carlo Rossi's inventions better.
9 years ago
Some of the top of the line fine wine...
9 years ago
i really wanted to see how he lands - into a lake ??? or just hit the ground running ???
9 years ago
did you watch the video? he uses a parachute you gormless twat.
9 years ago
gormless ??? wtf are you talking about ????
9 years ago
oh now i see the parachute - initially i just skipped to the last frame and didnt see it
9 years ago
now you have learned shame
9 years ago
i still want to know what gormless means ...
9 years ago
ya dude who the fuck needs a plane?
9 years ago
holy SCHNYICKEYS!! that was so badass
9 years ago
fucking Bad ASS
9 years ago
this is cool..aviation was not intended for the human body..so its never going to ..er, get off the ground
9 years ago
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