Meet the Jetracer Powered by 10 Jet Engines
Meet the Jetracer Powered by 10 Jet Engines
3:39

Meet the Jetracer Powered by 10 Jet Engines

Tech
Speaker 1: Meet the one seat flying machine powered by 10 jet engines. It's called the Jet Racer. We spoke to the folks at Zapata, the company behind the Jet Racer, to learn more about how it works when you might get to fly one and what they're planning to make next. Let's get into it. Speaker 1: You might already know the Zapata name from some of the extreme sporting and recreation devices they've invented, such as the Flyboard, easy Fly and Flyboard [00:00:30] Air. Now the company is using its experience making flying machines to work its way into mass transit. You can think of the Jet Racer as a bridge technology between zapata's recreational vehicles and the air mobility market. Let's start with some fast facts about this jet powered, barrel rolling flying machine. Its top speed is still being determined through testing and tweaking, but Zapata estimates it could be between 125 and 155 miles per hour. It's maximum altitude is similarly [00:01:00] yet to be determined, but Zapata's website says it imagines the jet racer being able to reach over 9,800 feet high and with 10 engines, Zapata says it can lose two and still fly. Speaker 2: The machine has very strong capabilities, uh, which can be a bit intimidating when you look at it from for the first time. But flying it is actually super easy. Speaker 1: That ease of flight is due to the Jet Racer's built-in flight controller, which automatically keeps the flying machine stable in a variety of weather conditions, prevents crashes [00:01:30] and makes autonomous flight a possibility. That's why Jet Racers flight control is this week's what the feature. One of the major challenges in selling air mobility is a mass transit solution is the reality that most people are not trained pilots. And even if they were, you've seen how some people drive. Do you really want road rage to go airborne? That's why most companies aiming at Urban Air Mobility have some sort of autonomous flight capabilities built in. Speaker 2: As a pilot, you decide what [00:02:00] you want to do. So I want to go this way. I turn right, I will turn next. I wanna go down. I wanna go up. So you give input to the machine, but the machine decides how it's gonna do it. And no matter what you do, no matter if there is 80 kilometers wind, if you're giving crazy input to the machine, the machine will not let you crash. Literally, anybody can sit and fly it after receiving a minimal train. Speaker 1: Zapata has demonstrated the flight controller's capabilities by programming it to do a barrel roll at the push of a button. Speaker 2: It's a preconceived or pre-designed system. That [00:02:30] barrel roll, uh, is a good example of the, the inherent capabilities of the machine. What the machine is, is capable of doing if asked to. Speaker 1: With its compact size and relatively short fly time, the jet racer's main use cases are imagined to be recreational, military, and perhaps in delivering personnel and goods to offshore operations like windmills that don't have much space to land On. About 25 people will get a chance to test pilot the jet racer in the United States. Eventually. Zapata plans to establish permanent flight centers [00:03:00] where the company's flying machines can be rented like a jet ski or an atv. Zapata is also working toward launching another flying machine, which will feature a hybrid electric and combustion engine and a longer flight time. Speaker 2: 2023 is gonna be a big year for us in the, in the US especially. We are going to reveal our flight products, which is the scooter. It's going to be the year where we open, uh, our first place and just, uh, please look out for that and sign up for the jet experience and for your first flight, uh, with the later. Speaker 1: As always, [00:03:30] thanks so much for watching. I'm your host, Jesse, or see you next time with the fam.

Up Next

Las Vegas Sphere: Everything You Need to Know
exosphere

Up Next

Las Vegas Sphere: Everything You Need to Know

Future-Tech Trends to Watch in 2024
more-quantum

Future-Tech Trends to Watch in 2024

Creating the World's Most Efficient Solar Electric Car
cruiser-class

Creating the World's Most Efficient Solar Electric Car

40 Miles an Hour in an Electric Speedboat: Test-Driving the Arc One
arc-one-cms-thumb

40 Miles an Hour in an Electric Speedboat: Test-Driving the Arc One

How Mark Rober's Rivalry with Mr. Beast Led to a Nerf Gun Made of DNA
dna-nerf-gun

How Mark Rober's Rivalry with Mr. Beast Led to a Nerf Gun Made of DNA

Brain-Computer Interface: No Open Brain Surgery Required
demo3

Brain-Computer Interface: No Open Brain Surgery Required

Electronic Nose 'Smells' Wildfires for Ultra-Early Detection
cms-thumb

Electronic Nose 'Smells' Wildfires for Ultra-Early Detection

First Look at the Tech Inside the $2.3B MSG Sphere
msg-sphere

First Look at the Tech Inside the $2.3B MSG Sphere

Turning Wave Power Into Electricity, Hydrogen Fuel and Fresh Water
swel-2

Turning Wave Power Into Electricity, Hydrogen Fuel and Fresh Water

Ample's Next-Generation EV Battery-Swapping Station
yt-ample-battery-v2-b

Ample's Next-Generation EV Battery-Swapping Station

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Camera Comparison: The Galaxy S24 Ultra Takes On the iPhone 15 Pro Max
240219-yt-vs-iphone-15-pro-max-vs-camera-comparison-v03

Camera Comparison: The Galaxy S24 Ultra Takes On the iPhone 15 Pro Max

Pulse Elite Review: PlayStation's New Gaming Headset
240219-site-sony-pulse-elite-wireless-headset

Pulse Elite Review: PlayStation's New Gaming Headset

What to Expect from Mobile World Congress 2024
mwc2024site-00-01-26-10-still001

What to Expect from Mobile World Congress 2024

See How the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera Compares to the Pixel 8 Pro's
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-vs-pixel-8-pro-3

See How the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera Compares to the Pixel 8 Pro's

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

New iPads in 2024: What We Expect (OLED, M3 and Beyond)
240214-yt-omt-new-ipad-what-to-expect-v04

New iPads in 2024: What We Expect (OLED, M3 and Beyond)

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro
adobe-lightroom-00-02-58-03-still006-1

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone
p1022441-mp4-15-35-32-23-still001

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up
vlcsnap-2024-01-29-14h38m03s627.png

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Ring Designed for Health Tracking
samsung-debuts-galaxy-ring-for-health-tracking-00-05-13-09-still001

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Ring Designed for Health Tracking

First Look at Rabbit R1 Mobile AI Device
rabbitr1cms

First Look at Rabbit R1 Mobile AI Device

Latest How To All how to videos

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips
superbowl-tv-settings-thumb1

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro
240202-site-spatial-computing-on-meta-quest-3

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4
howto-createyourowngpt-clean

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6
231120-site-tips-tricks-and-hidden-features-v2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6