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Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post

everyone's a professional rolleyes.gif
Anyone here ever flown a airfoil kite that big?
It can easily lift a 250lb man into the air.

If you go read and the Gizmodo article, here:
http://gizmodo.com/5895235/cgi-experts-say-flying-bird-man-is-fake
you'll see confirmation that it is fake.
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post #162 of 192
The dead giveaway is the black patch at the wings
post #163 of 192
The experts has spoken already, so to all the believers who are trying to defend this man, you are wrong, mmmkay, lol!
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/21/12 at 10:07pm
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The experts has spoken already, so to all the believers who are trying to defend this man, you have failed! Lol!


Thank goodness .

So to finish off,  the real human ornithopter.


Edited by quakermaas - 3/21/12 at 10:16pm
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As opposed to... what? Standard bird wings? factory made bird wings? Standardized birdwings?
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Do you also see how far he moves, look at the placement of his feet. It looks like he jogs 15 feet in 2 steps.
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If you go read and the Gizmodo article, here:
http://gizmodo.com/5895235/cgi-experts-say-flying-bird-man-is-fake
you'll see confirmation that it is fake.

I never said whether i believed it or not.

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post #168 of 192
I can't remember who said it, but the head is not what stabilizes your vision, it is your eyeballs! Your eyes are very good at tracking a single point, no matter where your head moves.

This really can't be contested anymore, it's been proven to be a very excellent fake. A CGI expert stabilized the video, and even the people running back towards the camera were superimposed!
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Are you serious? sad;lfjkads;ljfads;ljkf a EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. He doesn't use any great force, he has modified Wii motes tracking his arms while motors do the real work.
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That's all you said honestly.

Calm down and see what I'm saying. You still have to push/pull your arms while keeping a planking position--working against gravity. He keeps a *virtually perfect* planking position with no body flex or movement. I have no idea what his physical capabilities are in general, but that's an incredibly difficult thing to do without a harness/support holding a significant amount of your weight and still flap your arms up and down--regardless of whether you're moving wiimotes or whole wings.
    
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I thought I'd just leave this here.
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...And now, the jig is up. Smeets, whose real name is Floris Kaayk, has come clean on Dutch television, admitting that his videos and accompanying blog were nothing more than what he calls "online storytelling." His flying video attracted more than 3 million views on YouTube.
"I’m actually a filmmaker and animator. I am now eight months working on an experiment about online media,” Kaayk told the press, referring to the fact that he began documenting the fake flying machine project on his blog last summer.
Kaayk also said the hoax was not, in fact, commercially sponsored...

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/46822559/ns/t%C2%ADechnology_and_science-science/%C2%AD#.T2xKOxEgc31
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