Does Icarus dream come true?
Jarno Smeets has managed to get off the ground, with self-made wings, flying about 100 meters in a park in The Hague 18 March 2012.
Wings system used has a device for multiplying the power generated by arms, getting an upward thrust that cherishes the dream of his life: fly with wings.
The links are at the bottom of the page you can get detailed information on this unique project, the I link the spectacular video that have uploaded to Youtube.
An interesting news in the world certainly aeronautical.
Daedalus escaped from prison, but I could not leave the island by sea, as the king kept a close eye on every sailing, and would not allow any navegase without being carefully recorded. Since Minos, King, controlled the land and sea, Daedalus set to work to fabricate wings for himself and his young son Icarus. He laced feathers together beginning with the smallest and adding other increasingly long, to thereby form a major surface. He said the biggest with thread and the smaller with wax, and gave the whole the gentle curve of the wings of a bird… (W)
Human Wingbirds (Official Website)
A Dutch engineer realizes the dream of flying like a bird with wings driven by their arms (Information)
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