| 73Q Music Videos | Vote On Clips | Submit | Login   |

Reddit Digg Stumble Facebook
Desc:First envisioned by DaVinci 500 years ago, finally realized. A giant, drunk, mechanical bird.
Category:Science & Technology, Stunts
Tags:dune, airplane, SCIENCE!, ornithopter, human-powered
Submitted:ASubmarineSandwich
Date:09/24/10
Views:1020
Rating:
View Ratings
Register to vote for this video
Favorited 1 Time

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked:
It is so hard to be a muslim in Italy. Oh boo hoo hoo!
Evolution of F1 Steering Wheels since 1993
Helpful guy with a truck has no idea what he is doing
Be careful when you crush a spider.
Thai politician gives Nazi salute and yells Heil Hitler in parliament
Wax On, F--k Off
Understanding Lolicon
Church Plans Quarn-burning Event
KKK marchers going to Rally
Punchin' the fat kid
Comment count is 6
oddeye
I'm not really sure if that counts as it was helped along into the flying position then it just sort of glided.
Killer Joe
They'd have had horses and a cliff back then...

ASubmarineSandwich
I think the idea is that it was able to sustain its flight via purely human locomotion with the same physics as a bird's wing, i.e. if the human didn't become fatigued it would have been able to fly like that indefinitely (and without a propeller).

ItsAboutTime
There'll be three more if the flapping actually makes it gain height. And come on.. Impossible is nothing?? Towing a glider with a car?? Really?

ASubmarineSandwich
If you'll look closely, the second or third flap does cause it to gain some altitude; it's just really, really hard for the pilot to generate that kind of force. He had to muscle train for months and drop 20 pounds.

memedumpster
I don't care what that was trying to prove, airplane with flapping wings is five stars.
Register or login To Post a Comment







Video content copyright the respective clip/station owners please see hosting site for more information.
Privacy Statement