Why Can’t We Buy Them?
There are many reasons why scientists can’t make jetpacks that can’t be sold commercially. Price, Safety, and Materials are some. Many people would be willing to buy a jet pack, even though they would cost more than $200,000. Safety is a big problem. Jetpacks can be used as weapons and injure or possibly kill someone. That’s probably the biggest issue. Another problem is air safety. Imagine having over 1,000,000 people owning a jetpack and flying them near each other. They would crash! It would cost a couple thousand dollars to make a jetpack tracking device for your jetpack. Also, it would take a lot of energy to power a jetpack. A regular light bulb needs 120 watts or 12 volts to be powered. A jetpack would need a couple 100 volts to be powered.