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Jetpack

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The Jetpack with igus® products presented here gets closer to the dream of flying. The “pilot” has a rocket drive buckled to his back that will give him the required thrust. Since temperatures of several hundred degrees Fahrenheit occur here, the pilot must wear fire and heat-resistant clothing. The bearings used also have to withstand the high temperatures and pressures. Various iglide® plain bearings are used in the overall construction, and xiros® plastic ball bearings are used on the control handles. In addition, the most important connection for the whole control system is an igubal® rod end bearing which bears the pilot’s whole weight.

Applied propulsion, Mario Böhme, Gross-Zimmern, Germany

Jetpack using igus iglide bearings, xiros ball bearings and igubal rod end bearings.
Jetpack using igus iglide bearings, xiros ball bearings and igubal rod end bearings.

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