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Even if it is real you would have to be this guy.
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Edited by cayennemist - 3/21/12 at 1:48pm
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post #22 of 192
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Originally Posted by Smo View Post

Shouldn't it be;
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[Wired] Man Successfully lies With Custom-Built Bird Wings
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All you doubters do know that you can pretty much do the same thing with a paragliding wing right? They are not that much bigger than these "wings". I have watched paragliders take off on a very gentle slope with a slight wind and make it 15-20 meters into the air before descending. Heck, I have been hoisted 5m into the air with a 4m² kite before now (look up kite surfing or kite boarding if you don't believe me).

Given the wind and the size of the wings I don't think this is too far fetched.
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

This: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/human-bird-wings-hoax/
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

2nd longer source with explainations diagrams and critics
http://gizmodo.com/5894904/man-flies-like-a-bird-flapping-his-own-wings?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
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This: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/human-bird-wings-hoax/
/thread

And yet apparently mainstream news in Europe has covered it too, read the comments.

I'd post "/unthread" but then I'd be just as lame as everyone who posts /thread as if they really are THAT important.

[edit] If you read around, apparently Jamie from Mythbusters and some other known sources (credible people, too lazy to find) say it's believable and plausible. I'm going to say, they are pretty credible when it comes to the crazy.

[jamie's opinions] http://www.tested.com/articles/43440-thoughts-on-the-mechanics-of-assisted-human-flight/
Edited by mushroomboy - 3/21/12 at 2:54pm
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Wow... Since when did everyone turn into CGI experts?



If this is a hoax, they have been planning it for a long time. There are videos on his YouTube page dating back 7 months. He has two videos with him talking with a professor of neuromechanics not to mention videos documenting the build process of some clearly intricate stuff.

Why does it matter either way? Don't you think anyone who would think of investing in this guy would want to see a demonstration for themselves?
 
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Interesting that the Wired "hoax" article's main way of attacking the validity of this claim is that he lied on his resume...

Also they say a lot of "this may be" or "this could have been" CGI / fake.

I'm not saying that it is true or a hoax; as far as I can see it is feasible but far from proven or disproven.
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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/human-bird-wings-hoax/
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They don’t really even need much CGI work or any fake footage here with the camera cuts,” he wrote. “The head cam footage could all be shot from a glider video — any glider, not necessarily those wings … The only real image work would have to be in the very beginning when they get a small bit off the ground, which could just be running up an edited hill or ramp.”
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Gizmodo offers some of its own analysis from CGI experts, who point to several other incongruities in one of the team’s other videos. A small black square suddenly appears on the right wing just before Smarno takes off, suggesting a real model was switched out for a CG one. In addition, shadows cast by Smeets’ accomplices on his wings don’t match up to the movements of the people themselves.

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Even if it is real you would have to be this guy.
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He uses two brushless outrunner motors, that in my eyeballing capabilities, hold 5kW each.


Whether the video is fake or not, what this guy claims, is ABSOLUTELY possible.


Give me an aeronautics engineer, around $10k (carbon fiber, kevlar cloth and electronics don't pay themselves), a CNC mill and I'll demonstrate it smile.gif
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