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Randy
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USA
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  21:12:59  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
It's a dog-eat-dog world down here on terrafirma.
Do you feel at times you need to soar like an eagle to get away from it all? Maybe some day you'll be able to strap on a set of these wings and take that flying leap you've always wanted to take.

http://www.jet-man.com/actuel_eng.html#

Play the video at the top; then the video about half way down the page.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26014 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2006 :  21:55:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Need one of those, once it'll do about a half-hour of flight. Way cool.

Of course, it's still a "flying [machine] in which men lock themselves in," it's just really, really small.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2006 :  00:14:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Gotta love a jet plane that uses a human being as landing gear. It actually uses tiny turbojet engines, something I had no idea even existed, outside of the movie, "Rocketman." To me, the engines are the key breakthrough.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2006 :  03:46:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
While this looks like a lovely and exciting way to do all sorts of interesting, orthopedic modifications to your limbs, I think I'd have to give it a miss. What if you flew too close to the Sun? It's happened, you know...



"Icarus, my son, I charge you to keep at a moderate height, for if you fly too low the damp will clog your wings, and if too high the heat will melt them. Keep near me and you will be safe."




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 12/29/2006 :  04:49:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
Also here's a fellow who straps two mini jets near his feet and "flys" without a wing on his back. (More like a prolonged somewhat semi-horizontal free fall.)
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2006 :  07:18:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
And then there is the story of that legendary genius who strapped a JATO bottle to his Chevy, overshot the levy, and didn't stop until he smeared himself all over the side of a cliff.






"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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