Rentalboat - Jet Man or Fly Board

The story of Ikarus and Daidalus

An anecdote is told in Ovid's Metamorphoses (VIII: 183-235). Daedalus was shut in a tower to prevent his knowledge of labyrinth from spreading to the public. He could not leave Crete by sea, as the king kept a strict watch on all vessels, permitting none to sail away without being carefully searched. Since Minos controlled the land and sea routes, Daedalus set to work to fabricate wings for himself and his young son Icarus. He tied feathers together, from smallest to largest so as to form an increasing surface. The larger ones he secured with thread and the smaller with wax, and gave the whole a gentle curvature like the wings of a bird.


When the work was finally done, the artist waving his wings, found himself buoyed upward and hung suspended, poising himself on the beaten air. He next equipped his son in the same manner, and taught him how to fly. When both were prepared for flight, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low because the sea foam would make the wings wet and they would no longer fly. Thus the father and son flew away

BUT: this is not a story anymore!

Freedom, exhilaration, adventure: The dream of personal flight is as old as mankind. in the 21st century, the daring vision of Daedalus has finally come true. A sensational new watersport!

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The JET - MAN employs a powerful 4-stroke engine 155 - 215 HP) and water nozzle reaction force to achieve a stable and controlled flight. The unique design helps make flight controls very simple, light and intuitive. It can accommodate pilots of 1.50 – 2.00 m in height and 40 - 120 kg in weight. A digital fly-by-wire system is used to control the throttle. For safety and performance, we only use high quality materials and workmanship in manufacturing.

Depending on pilot weight, a standard JET - MAN could reach an altitude of 10 m, top speeds of 65 km/h and has a cruising duration of 1 - 2 hours. For special applications, future designs could achieve higher altitudes and top speeds, extended range of up to 300 km and even travel both above and below the water´s surface. For all its capabilities, the JET - MAN is amazingly easy to learn and operate. All customers will receive a high quality training video and detailed instructions from a qualified personal trainer to learn the special procedures of takeoff, flying, turning, hovering and landing. Experience the amazing sensation of levitation and personal flight that only the JET -MAN can provide. THE JET MAN - STOP DREAMING! START FLYING!

Orders are expected to ship commencing June 2009 with an approximately three-month lead time.

PRICES

  • 155 HP = € 99.000.-
  • 215 HP = € 115.000.-
  • 255 HP = € 129.000.-

All prices are net and ex works Germany