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Water jetpack


This clip shows a person on a water-powered jetpack, a platform levitated by a stream of water ejected from downward-pointing nozzles.


Instructor Note

When teaching with this video, direct students to the student video library, which provides student access to all videos without links to instructor materials and solutions.

Three file formats are available to work with this video. For analysis, frame-by-frame viewing is needed.

Water jetpack (Quicktime Video 32.4MB Nov12 12)

Water jetpack background video (Quicktime Video 8.9MB Aug26 12)

YouTube (does not allow frame-by-frame viewing)

Teaching Materials

Sample question:

Can you determine the flow rate (in kg/s) for the water ejected from the main nozzles that would provide enough thrust to lift the pilot and platform?