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Laurentiu 08-16-2010 09:07 PM

Future of flight ?
 
Ok, I know this looks like some crazily dangerous stuff...actually it is but is there something here, could there be some way to adapt this into truly "personal" flight ? It definitely looks fuel efficient and darn fast :eek:

Here's the videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N9t5...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFI70...eature=related

gone-ot 08-17-2010 09:56 AM

...but, I'll bet the sudden sound of "ripping" cloth as one is plummeting downward has a VERY unsettling affect on the person wearing the suit.

SoobieOut 08-17-2010 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Tele man (Post 189294)
...but, I'll bet the sudden sound of "ripping" cloth as one is plummeting downward has a VERY unsettling affect on the person wearing the suit.

I Skydive but not BASE jump or use a wing suit. The reason I do not base jump is that there is only one parachute, and nano seconds to fix a problem.

Wing suit look like fun, however there are many malfunctions associated with the suit, like not being able to reach the main chute. Or the worst problem (which is what killed the inventor of the wing suit) sewing both the main and reserve parachute to the container, thus preventing any chance of sucessfully opening either parachutes.

Cheers!

C3H8 08-18-2010 04:03 PM

that looks like so much fun to fly like that. if i ever get cancer or another terminal disease i will be sure to learn how to fly a wing suit before i die.

Patrick 08-18-2010 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Laurentiu (Post 189223)
It definitely looks fuel efficient and darn fast

It may be fun and fast, but I don't think it's very fuel efficient. Consider how much energy it took to get to the top of the mountain. Now divide that into the distance traveled. I think it's probably on the order of gallons per mile instead of miles per gallon.

gone-ot 08-19-2010 10:06 AM

...HUGE "pulse" upward for a SHORT adrenaline-rushed "glide" back downward.

Laurentiu 08-19-2010 10:29 AM

yes, but you can consider the upward climb as exercise :) :P

Yes, it's not probably too efficient...but what I wanted to underline is maybe some future possibility of an efficient, private flying device :)
Apparently some people already tried and successfully used some sort of jet packs for prolonging the flight..


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