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Jemiba

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Ah, what a pity ! For use in space only .... :-[
I thought of something like that : ;D


(from http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/maxarmor.htm)
 

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Wat was the purpose of those Picture Jet Boots ?

only use in Testing or Real thing for space how in end don't work ?
 
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i think that stuff would come in handy when you want to avoid space debris at flying at more than 10 km/second ;D
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ7zbta79vo

Visa Parviainen flying the Birdman wingsuit with jet boots.
 

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mz said:
Visa Parviainen flying the Birdman wingsuit with jet boots.

Not sure how appropriate this is, but that really set my imagination racing. I figured that was 2005, so what if there's more power & lift available now?


The AMT Titan, the most powerful model jet my search revealed, has a claimed 40 Kg (392N / 88Lbf) of thrust, http://www.amtjets.com/Titan.php
This years model birdman wingsuit, the Blade ii claims a glide ratio of 3.3:1 http://www.bird-man.com/wingsuit/blade-ii/

Well, to me that looks like it could climb?
A belly pack with 5 litres of fuel would provide something like 2 minutes of flight time, comparable to jet packs etc, the only disadvantage being the need for air-launch.... RATO anyone? :p
 

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I don't think the idea was to "climb", rather to move about more easily while floating in space around the space shuttle.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
I don't think the idea was to "climb", rather to move about more easily while floating in space around the space shuttle.

I know, my profoundest apologies for going off-topic in my very first post (I was, of course referring to mz's post above, in the video, visa parviainen says he maintained altitude for 30 seconds) please ignore.
 

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Sure, he wants to climb. There's also someone in the Alps flying who claims he has gained altitude with a wingsuit and jets.
Jumping from a stationary object is easier than from an airplane, if you have the wingsuit. Or you use a low speed AN-2.

This is from 2009 and there's talk about some altitude keeping and even climbing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn2DZQAHuio

[altitude gain?] This flight- No.Visa posted about his later flights in Facebook: Had a successful rocket test with a sophisticated flightrecording device. Exit alt 1460, got levelflight at 1150m. Lenght over 4 minutes, deploy alt 960m. airspeed around 180 km/h . During 30 seconds I was able to climb 30 m. Test shows that angle of the attac has to be less than 10 degreess and Phoenix-fly wingsuit i...s actually working as a wing and creating lift :) Very happy now
 

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