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Old Jun 18, 2006, 2:37 PM   #1
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 6:32 PM   #2
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Beautiful shot! Now, what is that thing. I've seen parasails before but what is that thing on the guy's back?

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Old Jun 18, 2006, 6:59 PM   #3
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That be a propeller. With one you can stay in the air untill the fuel runs out, because if the person is moving forward it angles the parachute back, making a wing, resulting in lift. Very simple, although taking off is far from fun with the 100+ pound gear (you have to run, and it takes a few attempts), and it is rather loud,
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 7:03 PM   #4
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Looks like a creative and fun way to do great bodily injury to yourself.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 7:37 PM   #5
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That is really some good blues.
Now lets see, hang from a paraglider, attach to your body a motor and aiurplane propeller.
Half my brain says KOOL! Sounds like a blast. The other (older half) says, only a nut job would attempt that.
Wonder where that older half was when I was a teenager :lol:
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 10:47 PM   #6
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Great picture! The focus is right on. You certainly need to be adventurous to fly on that thing!
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Old Jun 19, 2006, 1:14 AM   #7
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You certainly have the blues under control. However, like others have said, it takes a certain kind of attitude and mentality to attempt this feat.

I often wondered about the noise.I suspect that ear plugs are in order.

Nice shot.

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As someone who suffered the harsh landing of T-10 parachutes more than enough, I'd hope this cute parachute is far smooter to land with that extra 100+ pound gear. Ah, many people consider the moment of jumping only :lol:
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Like any other straight-wing aircraft, you have to land by stalling. So the trick would be to slowly approach the earth, and at the last moment, stall so lift goes away just as you touch down.

Probably a few rough landings at first.

Were you in the military, Bahadir, or do you just like jumping out of aircraft?


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Thanks for the explanation Barbarian. It's enjoyable to find just another area on which your knowledge doesn't go unnoticed.
Anyway, my experience with parachutes was a leisure time activity and therefore a rather 'civil' one when I did as a university student. The T-10 was like the main course for the participants before starting wing parachutes as dessert! I remember friends hitting retired planes which were put aside or having to land on a landing pitch of jet planes, drifted by the wind. Thanks god we were also trained to land on power lines :G
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