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My theory is that wing-warping, the patented steering system
of the Wrights -- in which one wing is warped downward and
the other warped upward in order to turn, is really just
undulation and is propulsive if exagerated. So a Wright-style
glider built with really adaptive wings and harnessed
the pilot could warp the wings back and forth in a similar way
to the way skateboarders "click clack" to propel themselves
forward, would allow for human powered undulating flight.
Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers
Bell introduces alierons to get around Wright patent [JesusHChrist, Oct 06 2011]
Colorado and Washington legalize weed, share a "Super Bowl"
[JesusHChrist, Jan 23 2014]
||Another way this might work is to have two biplanes in a
row and have them manipulatable so that when the front
bi plane tilted to the right, the back biplane tilted to the
left and vice versa. This would require lots of pulleys and
things though -- generally a recipe for disaster.
||Try extending your arm out an open window of a moving car and twisting your open hand slowly up and down, the wind flow will raise and lower your arm effortlessly. Oh. By the way. Make sure there are no oncoming vehicles when attempting this. They will remove your outstretched arm just as effortlessly.
Remember. If God had meant us to fly he would have removed the law on Weed
||If god had meant us to fly, he would have devised a
better baggage handling system.
The rest of all possible baggage handling
That this is
the best of all possible baggage
||You should not be so quick to mock the humble baggage-
handler. When the USA's primary economic role has finally
devolved to being a stop-over
point between the nations that control all the world's
industry and commerce, baggage-handling will be a skill
held in high virtue.
||See link for cool story of how Alexander Graham Bell
(significantly from the Deaf community) introduces
alierons into the Wright Brothers wing warping
design in order to get around the Wright patent and
in the process starts WWI, WWII, and the rest of the
20th century etc., not to mention law-suiting Wilbur
Wright to death (1912), and reinventing or at least
reintroducing the wheel completely unnecessarily
into the already perfectly workable undulatory
||^Eventually ailerons either would have been invented or metal aircraft wouldn't have been.
||Meanwhile the post is basically turning the wings into reciprocating propellers, yes ? cool [+] probably wouldn't work worth a damn though.
||Imagine really floppy wings reciprocating in gigantic
||possibility of being less airsickness-inspiring than an ornithopter.
||<<If God had meant us to fly he would have removed the
law on Weed>>
||See link for news of American Football teams from the two
states that legalized marijuana getting together to share a