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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 7:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XORqaJnms
Worthing International Birdman competition 2009.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 7:20 am


Leonardo's 1488 design for a flying machine.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 7:26 am

Franz Riechelt's ill-fated attempt to fly from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddcQioAQpX0

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Post  pinhedz on Sat May 28, 2011 9:49 am

eddie wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XORqaJnms
Worthing International Birdman competition 2009.

None of those entrants were powered (let alone self-powered). At best, some of them were gliders, which which disqualifies them as self-powered flight. bounce

In the colonies, the rules is they have to start from ground, take to the air, and then fly in a figure 8 pattern without touching the ground before landing.

One man that flew 60 miles (while peddling like a madman) lost 15 pounds, even though he drank about 5 gallons of water during the flight. geek

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Post  eddie on Sat May 28, 2011 2:47 pm

pinhedz wrote:One man that flew 60 miles (while peddling like a madman) lost 15 pounds, even though he drank about 5 gallons of water during the flight. geek

Impressive. Do you have a clip?

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:43 am

eddie wrote:
pinhedz wrote:One man that flew 60 miles (while peddling like a madman) lost 15 pounds, even though he drank about 5 gallons of water during the flight. geek

Impressive. Do you have a clip?
It was one of the flying-bicycle type, I think a version of the "Gossamer," but it was a longer flight--even longer than the English channel crossing. I remember it as being about 60 miles over a portion of the Mediterranean.


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:43 pm

El Condor Gossamero- caveat igloo : the '77 Kremer Prize combusted into a black fog of lazy malice and is still considered a stain on humanistic avionics, tout le monder



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Post  yoder on Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:56 pm

that song belongs to the language corner thread. Because the writer applies different meanings for "common people" through the song and we know very little about the Greek girl while the singer rants

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:48 pm

heck, Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof created much more than a mere corner of language, and yet the total number of Carmelite friars he rescued from death marching or avenged was exactly zero de nada.  And Kia the Part-Time Succubus went right on preferring to snatch the souls of simple, virtuous mail sorters, of course ... so it was written by the spicing consortium.


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Post  yoder on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:02 am

youtubers commented Shatner's take was different take
not English take

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:31 am

hergh, Shat manages to out-Cocker the old gang by being both more blustery and more precise, in a manner reminiscent of late-period Lionel Barrymore crossed with Paul Muni's ghost.


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Post  yoder on Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:43 am

I was messing with cocker's

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