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Posted: 6/22/2003 7:05:21 AM EDT
It takes about 3 minutes to load with DSL. Can anyone tell me how to save it to my HD? [url]http://para-net.org/paramag/archives/directlive/direct193/images/soul2.mov[/url]
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:17:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 7:21:46 AM EDT by Airwolf]
Right click the link and do a Save As. Should save as soul2.mov to wherever you want to put it. HOLY SHIT [shock] One misjudgment and you are a bug on Mother Nature's windshield. These will be the guys first in line for orbital skydiving.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:17:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 7:18:35 AM EDT by Cixelsyd]
That's pretty sweet!!! Right-click on the link, then "save target as" and it should work. OOPS. Too slow. CHRIS
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:31:09 AM EDT
I agree!
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:34:12 AM EDT
wow that dude is nuts
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:38:13 AM EDT
It looks like some sort of demented flying squirrel... :)
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:39:28 AM EDT
i click on the link and nothing happens,
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:42:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 7:42:42 AM EDT by Airwolf]
Try right clicking and doing a Save As. Your browser may not be handling the .mov extention properly. The file is a 5.4Mb QuickTime movie. Well worth seeing.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:55:02 AM EDT
That looks like fun; as long as you don't miss and eat a rock.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:02:50 AM EDT
How about when he flys by the two guys on foot? Looks like he could've high fived 'em! I have seen some pretty amazing shit but thats gotta be the topper. For more info on what's going on check here. [url]http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviation/article/0,12543,459355,00.html[/url] The right click thingie worked for me thanks.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:36:37 AM EDT
These guys aint gonna live long.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:38:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby: It takes about 3 minutes to load with DSL. Can anyone tell me how to save it to my HD? [url]http://para-net.org/paramag/archives/directlive/direct193/images/soul2.mov[/url]
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wow, just wow
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:59:03 AM EDT
How about a written description for those of us who are connected via a copper wire or two...?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:00:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf: Try right clicking and doing a Save As. Your browser may not be handling the .mov extention properly. The file is a 5.4Mb QuickTime movie. Well worth seeing.
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thanks it work!
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:06:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin: How about a written description for those of us who are connected via a copper wire or two...?
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think of a low flying terrain following missile, now substitute a person who just jumped out of a helicopter for that missile
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:14:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 9:16:06 AM EDT by captainpooby]
Wobblin check out this link.[url]http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviation/article/0,12543,459355,00.html[/url] Then imagine this done following a mountain slope and passing two hikers in while skimming the snow about five feet off the deck then swooping out over a cliff to open the parachute. A person is actually skydiving 5 feet off the ground following the slope of a mountain!!!!
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:29:41 AM EDT
I would have liked to see him give the hikers a high five - his 'wing' would have warped, and he would have crashed at what looked like 150 MPH.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:34:38 AM EDT
A good "Birdman" can more than double his normal freefall time. That puts his downward velocity in the neighbourhood of 50mph. His forward speed is somewhere above 70mph. Math wizzards? Whats his speed on the vector?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:57:25 AM EDT
A^2 = B^2 + C^2 where B and C are the right angle legs of the triangle. sqrt(50^2 + 70^2) = 86 mph.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:59:11 AM EDT
Wierd...only the audio shows up on Windows Media Player...dammit
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 10:12:14 AM EDT
Damn, that was crazy. I can't belive how low he was. [shock]
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 10:12:41 AM EDT
That's because it's QuickTime (an Apple format). The day M$ licenses the codec from Apple to include in WMP is the day you can have a snowball fight in hell. [:D] You can download the free player from [url]www.apple.com/quicktime/download/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 10:19:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 10:23:39 AM EDT by a320az]
I think this is possible by the slope of the mountain, and I believe he may be in "ground effect". Which is a cushion of air between an object(creating lift) and the ground. Yep, just wathced it again, he is difinately in ground effect... Awesome video, great find..
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 10:21:23 AM EDT
Stupid really is gonna hurt for this guy.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 10:25:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 10:50:06 AM EDT by Oslow]
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=569&iGalleryUnq=140&iImageUnq=13952[/img] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=569&iGalleryUnq=140&iImageUnq=13953[/img] Yeah, this guy is going to get some ground effects when he hits that big rock.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 11:38:38 AM EDT
I thought ground effect only occured at distances less than the span of the wing above the ground. These suits work the same at 10,00 feet. I've seen 'em.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:07:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 12:09:40 PM EDT by Airwolf]
From what I see he's matching his rate of decent to match the slope of the mountain. What that much energy in the bank and the suit you can adjust your flight path to match the profile of the slope (within limits, of course). I wonder what the flight envelope looks like for that setup? Spread between Vne and best glide/min sink rate? [:D] It's still a damn fine illustration of flight control and energy management.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:16:49 PM EDT
I'll stick to airplanes thanks tho
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:20:20 PM EDT
ROCKY LIVES!!! Now where's BULLWINKLE, damnit?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:24:10 PM EDT
That looks like fun! Hey Captainpooby - do you think my balance point changing by me crapping my pants continuously during the flight would cause me to crash? INSANE!
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:38:17 PM EDT
What would be even cooler is if he had skis on, and landed on them and skied down the rest of the mountain. It would be similar to the ski jumpers, just on a larger scale.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 1:15:55 PM EDT
Holy Sh*t Bat(Bird)man! That is some wacked-out stuff! In ten years, more people will be doing that than traditional skydiving! Wow! Thanks for all the links, guys.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 3:16:01 PM EDT
I'm suprised his CG isn't screwed up because his balls are so damn big.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 4:15:00 PM EDT
Direction changes are relatively easy in those suits. You just kind of "think" where you want to go. No shit. And no, most skydivers shy away from those things. Something about skydiving in a straight jacket. I think I will have to try one though. If I shoot my perspective video of it can someone host it for a thread?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 4:20:00 PM EDT
Sweet! Talk about an rush!
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 5:40:37 AM EDT
he says. "And we definitely need to improve the overall profile of the flier. But the ultimate goal is to fly to the ground and land without the parachute."
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 5:54:12 AM EDT
That was totaly cool! I bet that would be some adrenalin rush.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 6:00:16 AM EDT
They do that stuff in the new Tomb Raider flick. They do BASE jumping, though. The trailer had some freaking AWESOME stunts, I might actually go see it.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 10:24:25 PM EDT
Gotta bump this for those that havent seen it. I must have watched this 50 times.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 10:28:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 10:29:01 PM EDT by LotBoy]
Indeed cool![8D]
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