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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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A teathered suit designed for higher-adventure venues
I have never been bungee jumping but the thought of flying
has always amazed me. The vertical wind tunnel seems really
cool, simulating free-falling but what about actual flying?
Create a horizontal wind tunnel that includes a tether hooked
up to a suit. This suit has wings. Simply, strap
the person in
there and start up the big fan. Make the tunnel out of the
thick plastic meant for inflatable large toys like those
bouncers, so that risk of injury is minimized.
Another, more complex and dangerous idea is to create a
powered suit. It would not use batteries, but would use a
power cord that would also be a tether. It would allow a user
to fly, or try, with powered wings.
Vertical Wind tunnel
[theGem, Oct 19 2008]
You might like this one [twitch]
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 19 2008]
||I am intrigued by this idea (+), but I think you'd want an upward airflow. If you did 45 degree air then the flying suit could be minimized and air velocities lowered. Ideally you want to match the angle with the glide angle of the suit, though I guess you could do that with the angle of the tether.
||I jus' flew in from Demoines, and boy are my arms tired. <buddimdeesch>
||alternatively baked as "para-sailing" which doesn't require so big a motor.
||//A teathered suit //
A suit with teats? Eeeewww.