[amsat-bb] Re: Batman est vivant

John Heaton john at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Feb 19 02:19:40 PST 2007

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On 18 Feb 2007, at 03:52, Margaret Leber wrote:
> On 2/17/07, George Henry <ka3hsw at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Not to encourage Luc's off-meds/off-topic postings, but is this  
>> for real?
>> Those wings don't quite look like they have sufficient surface  
>> area to
>> support 200 pounds or so of man & jet engine.......
> Having seen video of this guy, I didn't see any evidence that he could
> actually gain significant altitude. He jumps out of a plane, glides
> around for a while, then pops a parachute to land.

After watching Top Gear on the BBC last night, I'll believe that  
anything could be made to fly if you stick a big enough rocket to the  
thing.   They strapped a Reliant Robin to something that looked  
remarkably like a Shuttle assembly and launched it.  What surprised  
me was when the damn thing actually took off....


p.s: To you Yanks etc., a Reliant Robin is a small 3-wheeler car.

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