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  1. Rixter

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    I didn't know a Smart car could pull that much:lol:. Pretty cool when those wings started flapping.

    Mark
     
  3. Rixter

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    They said the wingspan is about the same as a 747 yet the whole thing weights 43KG (90lbs). Pretty amazing. The engineer/pilot who flew it, had to loose 10lbs before the flight
     
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    I still didn't think a Smart car could pull that much.

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    So this means I would need to get my wife to get up in the morning and tow me down the street before I can fly to work? Not happening.
     
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    What record did it set, shortest distance flown by a flapping wing plane?

    I know someone flew a HPV plane across the English channel - years ago....

    Yep looked it up, the Gossamer Albatross in 1979.....info here...

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossamer_Albatross"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossamer_Albatross[/ame]
     
  7. Justa Jim

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    If they had used a JCW he would have gotten much higher and had a longer flight. :D

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    Dave, yes nobody has ever flapped their way into history before. Lots of HPV with propellers but none with a moving wing
     
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    Yeah did you hear it? It sounded like it was dying.
     
  10. BlimeyCabrio

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    I flapped and flew that much when I went airborne off Yellow Branch Road in May. Ask minimark.
     

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