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Human Powered assisted Flight

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by dorsetknob, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. dorsetknob

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    Dorset where else eh?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Watched this on black panthers facebook yesterday! Quite neat!
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    theregister now assumes it's fake... still cool though i think :)
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    .....you're kidding right? How on earth could you not tell that was fake. Blatant CGI on every part that involved any sort of flapping.
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    people have to much mass for this to every work, hence the reason birds have weird bones.
    Secondly at 12 seconds you can clearly hear a nitro rc engine running so they either used a heli/plane or a truck towing a kite for the go pro view.
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    so fake...
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    looks very tiring. I don't see why it "couldn't" be possible. Admittedly the flapping looks fake but that could just be the design of the flyer.
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    Seeing as they said they used motors i find it funny how i can't see any type of Battery or device that powers the motors. Nice idea but i call fake.
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    Verified fake by the guy who made the video. lol
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    The first thing after few seconds of watching was, this has to be fake. The wings to weight ratio just wouldn't work. Ie, that's why birds are generally so tiny and their bones structure is designed to be light (hollow "honeycomb" bones), but they are more fragile. Also if anyone ever seen a closeup of a bird flying you'd see the wings have to move in a very specific manner in order to generate lift and forward thrust. That's why cartoon hand flapping even with wing shapes attached to it never really worked.
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