Probably been beaten to death, dug op and beaten to death a hundred times more, but something I was wondering was, would it be possible to have a fast moving truck, with someone in a birdsuit standing on the back, hooked to a line. And (when the speed of the car is fast enough) use the relative wind to fly a birdmansuit kinda like a human kite..?
I heard there's a video on ftp.skydivingmovies.com showing Felix Baumgartner in a wingsuit being towed by an aeroplane... The server is a bit crowded (as usual) so I can't check it rigth now. As I recall it was in the "from television" -folder... from a german tv-show(?)
I heard there's a video on ftp.skydivingmovies.com showing Felix Baumgartner in a wingsuit being towed by an aeroplane
I've seen that one quite some time ago, and it wasn't pretty. When Felix exited the plane, he started spinning so bad the attachment to the plane ripped a piece of the fuselage completely appart, and Felix had to cut-away... I don't know if it was turbulence from the plane, Felix' flying abileties, faulty rigging or just a f*ckup..
Anyways, since there where stories on Patric working on taking off with a wingsuit I'm real curious if a human-kite/fast sailplane kinda-liftoff would work with a wingsuit...
A piece of desert would seem like a better place to try then the freeway though :)