Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

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Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by dirty_d » Mar 21 2012 11:07am

I think it is, I don't see any motors or anything on it.

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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by richirich1113 » Mar 21 2012 11:47am

Its a fake. If you read the comments below the video, the things that were pointed out - become really clear. if you slow mo the video or stop it at theses points you really can see the discrepancies .

Watch it a coulple times- each time it becomes more obvious- it is fake.

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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by SunCoaster » Mar 21 2012 12:21pm

Here's more engineering details:

http://www.humanbirdwings.net/

He's using Lipo...

See his videos.

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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by melodious » Mar 21 2012 12:49pm

At 30-45 seconds whiles he's first attaining flight, look at his bottom torso and legs. It would require a huge amount a strength to bring your legs from an "L" to a straight "I" position. That's when I realized how much a sham it is. Then I appreciate the drama the team does to make it seem more real. The heavy heavy breathing after the flight. The 14/14 parts of video that make it seem like a beefy, intelligent project. The motor system doesn't have enough "beef" to it to support human weight either.
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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by SunCoaster » Mar 22 2012 12:50am

This link has some intelligent commentary and a good image of the backpack assembly:

http://www.androidauthority.com/flying- ... e-s-65884/

I've emailed Smeets about how he raised his legs during the flight.

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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by Philistine » Mar 22 2012 1:31am

Pretty sure this guy is mates with the "Project Home" guys...

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Re: Flying Dutchman - is this fake?

Post by dingoEsride » Mar 22 2012 10:32pm

He said it was a forking magic moment, must be real
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