Jetman Individual flight

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Jetman!!! Individual flight

...Following a line of predecessors of flying men, this Swiss man who's lifetime passion is flying, once flew for the Swiss army at the commands of the Mirage III, then went on to fly as captain on Airbuses, and now has not only created and developed wings which allow him to fly, but also built and personally tested them over the past 7 years.

Finally, and this since last Autumn, his dream became reality mainly because of 4 model-engines which were built under his wings. With these, he can fly at over 200km/hr at the conquest of mountain summits. During the flight, Yves's body becomes the likes of a bird and other than a gas handle, Yves does not pilot his wings but veritably flies it, by using various light body movements that he has learned to handle with perfection. These body movements are equal to those that birds use to fly...

And like Batman, when he flies alongside airplanes they can only look and admire him when he activates the acceleration button which makes him disappear at an incredible speed through the blue skies. [continued]
http://www.jet-man.com/actuel_eng.html [Broken]

Watch the video. Incredible!!! :surprised :surprised :surprised

I want I want I want...now! now!! now!!! :tongue2:
 
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ohhhh ahhhhhhhh that does look like fun!
 

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WOW!!!!

Ausgezeichnet!!!!

That's bloody impressive! Especially the stability. Hopefully the engines are reliable. I wonder how it handles a 2-1 if one motor fails?

Yeah, I want one too!
 

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Not something for Evo. :surprised
 

FredGarvin

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All I can say is Effin' A! I have so many questions I'd like to ask him. But first, I wanna ride! Astro is right on. What an achievement.
 

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What a blast! Sign me up!
 
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:surprised Holly smokes..:surprised
Fantastic.
Watching the movie,at one point I even thought the Jetman would return on the board of the plane while flying next to it.
But when reconsidering the idea I guess that would be too dangeorus stunt .
 

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AHHYYIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Unbelievable!
 
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awesome!

I want to try it!

that's amazing
 

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Is he just using weight shifts for control? I didn't see any movable surfaces on the wings. Sure seemed stable and in control though!
 

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:surprised Holly smokes..:surprised
Fantastic.
Watching the movie,at one point I even thought the Jetman would return on the board of the plane while flying next to it.
But when reconsidering the idea I guess that would be too dangeorus stunt .
I think there would be too much turbulence in the wake.

I wonder how easy it is to do a roll.

Of course, I'd like one with a long range and high ceiling. :biggrin:

Or shoot the works and go suborbital. :tongue2:
 

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Re Berke: The only mechanical control that he has is a throttle and body movements.

This almost qualifies as a sci-fi superhero device. Measured on the pucker-meter, this has to rate as one of the greatest inventions of all time.
 

Ivan Seeking

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Or shoot the works and go suborbital. :tongue2:
Give it some time, and somebody will probably try this with solid rocket boosters.
 

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Is he just using weight shifts for control? I didn't see any movable surfaces on the wings. Sure seemed stable and in control though!
"During the flight, Yves's body becomes the likes of a bird and other than a gas handle, Yves does not pilot his wings but veritably flies it, by using various light body movements that he has learned to handle with perfection. These body movements are equal to those that birds use to fly..."
 

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The banking seemed smooth.

Also -
Yves is actually occupied to develop a second wing with ascensionnal and aerobatics capacities.
:tongue2: :cool:

I want some wings of carbon! :rofl:
 

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Can you say JATO?
 

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http://www.jet-man.com/actuel_eng.html [Broken]

Watch the video. Incredible!!! :surprised :surprised :surprised

I want I want I want...now! now!! now!!! :tongue2:
Oh my god............
 
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AHAHAHAHHA, impressionnant!
 

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I am surprised we haven't seen this in a James Bond movie yet.
 

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