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Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-13-2011, 04:25 AM
A friend emailed me this link today:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdIE2t8QkM&feature=player_embedded

Few videos capture the sheer joy of human flight as much as this one. I wish I had the mad skillz (and cojones) to do that!

-Phil

ElectricAye
08-13-2011, 04:46 AM
Looks like a lot of fun, but.... does it really have much power or is it just a fancy kind of glider? I see it has engines but... ???

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-13-2011, 04:49 AM
I assume that, with those tiny wings and without the propulsion, he would probably drop like a rock.

-Phil

ElectricAye
08-13-2011, 04:53 AM
I assume that, with those tiny wings and without the propulsion, he would probably drop like a rock.

-Phil

But isn't there some dude does kinda the same thing in a flying suit? No jet pack needed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F9RJSPnf8A

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-13-2011, 04:56 AM
Yeah, but his glide ratio is probably way closer to 1:1. "Oooh, pretty scary, kids" - Count Floyd

ElectricAye
08-13-2011, 04:59 AM
I always wonder what the learning curve looks like on things like that.
Flying suit.... sponsored by the makers of fine body bags the world around.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-13-2011, 05:00 AM
I wouldn't do it in less than a Michelin Man or inflatable sumo bodysuit!

-Phil

ElectricAye
08-13-2011, 05:27 AM
I wouldn't do it in less than a Michelin Man or inflatable sumo bodysuit!

-Phil

I'd want one of those airbag cocoons they used on the Martian landers.

Heater.
08-13-2011, 11:15 AM
ElectricAye,
Four little jet motors. As used in large model aircraft I believe. Enough power for him pull off loops. He has a parachute for landing. What could possibly go wrong?

Tor
08-13-2011, 11:55 AM
Looks like a lot of fun, but.... does it really have much power or is it just a fancy kind of glider? I see it has engines but... ??? The guy has crossed the English Channel in the past, so just gliding won't do.

-Tor

kwinn
08-13-2011, 09:00 PM
ElectricAye,
Four little jet motors. As used in large model aircraft I believe. Enough power for him pull off loops. He has a parachute for landing. What could possibly go wrong?

Famous last words!