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Martin Jetpack makes successful trial flight in Shenzhen

By Chai Hua in Shenzhen

"The Martin Jetpack”, a practical personal aircraft, filed up to sky in Shenzhen on Sunday for the first time in China.

Kuang-Chi Science Ltd, a Shenzhen-based high-tech company, presented the 1.6-million yuan (US$250,000) Jetpack and signed a sales contract of 100 pieces with three companies.

Made by New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co, the jetpack is modeled on the device used in the popular Iron Man movies.

Kuang-chi said it is able to fly nonstop for 30 to 45 minutes with an altitude of up to 1,500 meters. The jetpack is powered by a gasoline engine and has two ducted fans.

An unmanned version was also tested onsite.

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