Martin Aircraft tests new engine for jetpack

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Martin Aircraft is putting a powerful new engine into the world’s first commercial jetpack.

Rotron Power in the UK is supplying a version of its rotary engines to replace the two-stroke V4 engine that is currently being used.

The Rotron engine has a higher power-to-weight ratio, is compact, and has very low vibration. It uses patented rotor and water-cooling systems and electronic fuel injection. Testing and evaluation of the engine has been taking place at the Rotron’s UK test facilities since late last year.

New Zealander Glenn Martin has been developing the jetpack for more than 30 years.

In October 2015, the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand approved Martin Aircraft’s latest model jetpack, the Prototype 12, for manned flight.

Click here for a video of the Martin jetpack demonstration in China. 

And click here for the latest recruitment opportunities with Martin Aircraft Company. 

April 15, 2016

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