Translogic tests the Jetlev R200 – Click above to watch video after the jump

When Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer helmed the Seabreacher, he used the craft to run right at the water's edge. Now, Hasemeyer has traveled down to Miami, Florida to check out a new craft that will have him rising up above the wet world beneath him. It's called the Jetlev R200, and it's jet pack powered by water.

Hasemeyer straps himself into the near-$100,000 rig, and proceeds to spend some time attempting to slip the surly bonds of Earth. We say "attempting" because it seems Bradley could use a few more minutes with an instructor. We were hoping for soaring, but we ended up with skimming. And maybe a little crashing, but thankfully, no drowning.

We kid because we're jealous, Brad... Click past the jump to see why this thing looks like an absolute blast.


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      schinbone
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im a crabby ahole too. I think they suck..... Not because they are not cool, not because I do not appreciate Jeff postin up. Simply because I do not have the prerequisite monetary sum. Seriously tho, maybe they should think about renting them out, 100 bucks an hour? Plus gas if that makes em feel better. Cool stuff. Hey, by the way, I for one like reading about something unrelated to cars that is very cool. Thx Jeff.
      kcroc10077
      • 3 Years Ago
      Super Mario Sunshine FTW!
      Keith C
      • 3 Years Ago
      This makes me want to reconsider my non-lottery winning, cold climate living ways. I want a freakin' water jet pack!!!
      niwuliao
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is very misleading. This not "a jetpack powered by water", but a water-based jetpack. Make not mistake. Everyone knows "water" does not combust, and cannot be used to power a jet engine. It is sad that the you have a tow a giant hose where the water is fed from, at the same time dragging an engine that is powered by fossil fuel, or commonly known as "gasoline". Probably can't take you farther than a normal jetski. Why spend $100k for something that is nothing more than a novelty that you will use only but once. Get real people!
        Jeffrey Smith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @niwuliao
        Actually to be honest, in turbo machinery like jets, water injection is common (mainly for emission control). While it may not combust (depending on the temperature Hydrogen can be decomposed and explode if high enough temperatures) it expands and its plentiful. In WWII, the Zero's used water injection in the cylinders to give it an extra boost in power.
        Jeffrey Smith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @niwuliao
        Water coming a nozzle at high speed is commonly referred to as a jet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_jet_cutter So be a d**k somewhere else.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @niwuliao
        People like you annoy me on a daily basis. You people always have to correct people on some of the most trivial BS. Get over yourself.
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        @niwuliao
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        And I wanna punch you every time you refer to the 1-Series M Coupe as the M1...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        And I want to punch you every time you refer to the 1-Series M Coupe as the "M1"...
      condubba
      • 3 Years Ago
      FUUUUUU....As soon as I get enough money that I can swim in it, I'll get one. Mila Kunis and Hayden Panettierre can come to. 'Cause that's how I'll roll.
      sir
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw these guys around Newport Beach, CA, on the 4th of July during the boat parade! They made it look much easier than the video-guy!
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      That thing should be 12 grand. Tops. Like a PWC.
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Because jet pack.
        sucknut
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EB110Americana
        this commenting system should have thumbs up, thumbs down, and a question mark for comments like this^^ Anyway I'm sure the only reason it won't go higher and faster is because the water pressure would be too great slapping against your skin (think Water Jet)
          EB110Americana
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sucknut
          "The meme continued the next day, with a picture of a race tire and the caption “Why? Because Race Car” and suddenly, an internet phenomenon had been born." See: http://becauseracecar.org/why/the-origin-of-why-because-race-car http://becauseracecar.org/
      third3ye82
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs moar gatling guns... like Kick-Ass.
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