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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:27 AM

Superman caught on video flying along Carlsbad beach



Here is the explanation - pretty interesting

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Reply Superman caught on video flying along Carlsbad beach (Original post)
underpants Jan 2013 OP
tridim Jan 2013 #1
zeemike Jan 2013 #2
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2013 #3
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #4
Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #5
bluedigger Jan 2013 #6
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #7
bluedigger Jan 2013 #8
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #9

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:47 AM

1. Almost anything can be made to fly with the new batteries and motors available.

I knew one guy who taped a motor and prop to a pair of socks and was able to fly them around.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:50 AM

2. It's a bird! ...It's a plane!.... no it's....

... it' a plane.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:58 AM

3. I always wondered

why the people who thought it was a bird or a plane were so astonished.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:13 AM

4. If u build a flying superman, u should build him in the right pose.

Don't u think? Superman flew with at least one arm forward.
perhaps only to block birds from Fabo-ing him in the face, but I never saw him do this yahoo dive flying position. lol







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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:28 AM

5. when going fast he pulls his arms back

although I see your point.

The "arms in front pose" is iconic.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:37 AM

6. His arms are the wings.

Putting his arms in front would require a more technically challenging forward canard design.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:32 PM

7. You can get plans to build one of these

I've thought about making one like our high school mascot (a forest ranger) to fly at various school sports and rally events. The hands (arms) could be in front - just like the Wright's first flyer!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:00 PM

8. That is a pretty unique mascot!

At least I've never heard of another forest ranger mascot.

A flying one would be cool.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:38 PM

9. Yeah, well we live near the giant redwoods

and the school is named after them.

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