Although the JG-8 was prized for its ornate bodywork, it was considered to be an impractical model due to its lack of maneuverability. The JG-8, measuring 6.2 meters long, could carry a single pilot and two passengers. It was controlled via a steering vane located at the front of the craft, with two engines—one at the base of the speeder, the other atop a fin—at the rear.
It came equipped with passenger restraint webbing and a specially tuned repulsorlift to provide continuous gravity to the passenger compartment to prevent them from falling out if the landspeeder is upside down.
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