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By joefaust
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Some credits established by you
You have done some wing running.
You have achieved some actual micro hang gliding.
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Ditto over Red's and others' cautions.

Thanks to ARP for bringing this topic to my attention.
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By Jason
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it amazes me that 112 years after we got powered flight off the ground..
after we've got sailplanes getting 50:1, and hanggliders flying nearly 500 miles (like a bird)


that people are still obsessed with this flapping thing


sporks numbers tell the story.........

i'm a pretty fit person, certainly no professional cyclist....I can produce just over a thousand watts.......(1.34 hp), for mere seconds before having to recover or risk my heart exploding

150 watts for hours on end at a lesisurely pace
https://www.strava.com/activities/415076376

there is no way this thing will work


even the snowbird, somethien far more efficient than what i've seen here, had to be towed up. and its debatable whether that was sustained flight or just a glide in ground effect
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By spork
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Jason wrote: even the snowbird, somethien far more efficient than what i've seen here, had to be towed up. and its debatable whether that was sustained flight or just a glide in ground effect
There was apparently debate on that, but those guys tell me the data has been analyzed and the official record was awarded.
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