Subtitles from Dutch
- I was running…and…(breathing heavy)
- At one moment you see the ground moving away, and then suddenly you’re free, a really intense feeling of freedom.
- The true feeling of flying. A **cking magical moment!
- The best feeling I have felt in my life.
From the project website, humanbirdwings.net –
Right here, on this blog I share everything about my crazy plan to build my own wings. My goal? To fly with it! Something Leonardo DaVinci, my grandfather and I dreamed of for a long time. But this summer I decided to really start building it.
There was some discussion about the authenticity of this video, but the MythBusters team tackled that:
The video of Jarno Smeets’ flight is cool, and I don’t see evidence that it was faked. It seems reasonable to accomplish, and is something I have wanted to try for a long time.
The still photos of the parts on a table are helpful and the components are appropriate to what the item does in the air. The motors are rare earth magnet low RPM, high torque, outrunners that look in the neighborhood of 3000 watts or so each. So you could have an output of just under 10hp there. The speed controllers look to be appropriate to those motors, and the batteries are lithium ion. This is all appropriate…
Thx to Don Burke