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Flap them wings

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Drake, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    interesting
     
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    wonder if airspeed can be maintained for a long period. granted he isnt going very fast, but drag will inevitably bring him back to the ground if there isnt any thrust.
     
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    I doubt you could maintain flight much longer than he did for the trial. Its an amazing proof of concept. And to think he did something that has been theorized for a few thousand years.
     
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    well i seen one back in 98 that was like that but had a full bike in it that powered i think 6 props it only got like 20 feet off the ground but it flew for miles and miles
     
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    yea im also curious how much human power it really needs. like is it pretty intense? or easy pedaling?
     
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    the one i seen had a pulley system that made it perty easy but you had to me constant
     
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    I think the one you're talking about was the first human powered airplane to cross the English chanel. That wasnt an ornithopter.
     
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    yeah i think that was it seems like it was like 25 miles over water
     
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