The Electric Jetpack is a variation of the Jetpack . As the name implies, the electric jetpack runs on electricty, meaning you can fly without having to go through the trouble of making coalfuel cells or biofuel cells, rather relying on easier sources of power such as charcoal, solar or nuclear. However, there is a drawback. It is unable to fly above level 185, or 185 meters/blocks above bedrock. Note that it can only go to level 85 in the Nether. It requires 30,000 EU to fully charge, and runs for about 215 seconds(three minutes 35 seconds) on normal mode and for 375 seconds(six minutes 15 seconds) on Hover mode. It requires a energy holder such as a: BatBox , MFE, MFSU, solar panel, wind mill, or Generator to be recharged.
To activate an electronic jetpack, hold the space bar after equipping it in the chest armor slot. Hitting the "M" key (which currently needs to manually be switched due to conflicting with the displaying of installed mods) while holding down the space bar switches the jetpack to "Hover Mode" Which allows for easier altitude changing
. These are very useful in mines but because of the height limit, it is not that useful for working on a house or ship. It takes longer to mine while flying but the advantage is you can fly and get ores that are in the ceiling over lava. Contrary to popular belief, you do not bounce off the ceiling when you fly into it. You can also use it as and elevator-like mechinism by making a shaft that leads to the surface and jumping down it into your mine. If you are planning to do this, it is recommended practicing slowing yourself down. You can practice by by putting 2 blocks of water at the bottom of a hill and jumping down and while reaching the bottom activating the jetpack and trying not to hit the water. If you do not want to take the time and practice, it is recommended that you wear Rubber Boots . Also note that while in hover mode, the player does not take fall damage, but instead uses a tiny amount of fuel to slowly descend.They are also useful in quarries, especially with a mining laser to collect ores left at the side.