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Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« on: 22/07/2009 16:16:26 »
Is it possible that man cannot and will not ever "fly like a bird"?
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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #1 on: 22/07/2009 18:35:58 »
How much "like a bird" would it need to be?
 

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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #2 on: 22/07/2009 19:36:46 »
Man flys like a penguin.
 

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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #3 on: 22/07/2009 22:40:00 »
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Yves Rousseau (France) is credited with some ultralight aircraft FAI world records and has received international recognition for his 13 years of work on human-powered ornithopter flight; Rousseau attempted his first human-powered flight with flapping wings in 1995 ... on 20 April 2006, at his 212th attempt, he succeeded in flying a distance of 64 metres, observed by officials of the Aero Club de France. Unfortunately, on his 213th flight attempt, a gust of wind led to a wing breaking up, causing the pilot to be gravely injured and rendered paraplegic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Rousseau

13: unlucky for some.
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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #4 on: 23/07/2009 04:15:20 »

Some of us already do.


 

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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #5 on: 23/07/2009 06:50:49 »
"Some of us already do."
What sort of bird flys by getting into one of those?
 

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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #6 on: 23/07/2009 07:25:54 »
A hummingbird
 

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Re: Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #7 on: 23/07/2009 13:05:31 »
If you mean, by attaching bird-like wings and flapping, not a snowballs chance in hell.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 23/07/2009 15:44:12 »
I was amazed to learn, not long ago, that they even have a different respiratory system from mammals. They need it because of their ultra high rate of energy use.
 

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Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #9 on: 24/07/2009 07:19:06 »
Quite so sophiecentaur, in fact there are so many differences between birds and other animals, its not surprising they are the only true fliers. Their bone composition and skeletal structure and the speed at which they can digest food and excrete waste are other factors in their difference to other animals.

If you want to fly like a bird, you'll need a wishbone, and I don't mean to wish on.
 

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Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #10 on: 24/07/2009 07:57:40 »
and big muscles to power the wings which would have to be big.. really big to lift the average human.

And you can't use wax (apparently)
 

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Possible
« Reply #11 on: 24/07/2009 08:57:39 »
Possible!
But, man cannot fly with his arms together.
The man can fly with equipment, the equipment is some of wood like plane, and put it into his back.
Dont try this at home. I'm not sure it will works
 

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Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #12 on: 24/07/2009 09:07:12 »
Whao! You can change the title of a thread by just typing a reply!  :o








 

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Could a man be made to "fly like a bird"?
« Reply #13 on: 24/07/2009 11:37:39 »
WAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!  :D

YOU MADE ME LAUGH

I THINK SO! CHEMISTRY EXPERT!
 

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