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'Transformers' Wingsuits: No CGI Required

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 12:48 AM
I didn't really know where to put this thread
so mods if I put it in the wrong place,
please move.

I thought this was one of the kewlest things
I had seen in a long time.

One of the new human stunts accomplished
in the new Transformers 3 movie to be released
later this month was a scene with human stuntmen
jumping off high rise buildings and flying between
buildings and landing safely by parachute. The
producer wants everyone to know, these are
REAL stuntmen and NOT CGI. And it looks AWESOME !!!

You gotta see this to believe it.
Video included in the link and a
preview of Transformers 3.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon," the third film in the robot franchise, hits theaters on June 29. And while the focus will continue to be on shape-shifting CGI stars like Optimus Prime, Shockwave, and Bumblebee, one of the film's most impressive stunts was achieved by real, honest-to-goodness human beings. Yes, really!

A buzzy promo for the movie features a behind-the-scenes look at a group of precision skydivers who wear "wingsuits" while soaring through the air at around 150 miles per hour. The wingsuits, which look a lot like something Batman might use, allow brave souls to maneuver around tall objects, like, oh, say, the Sears Tower. Indeed, one of the most impressive stunts in the movie is exactly that. Move over, special effects artists.

According to the video, Michael Bay first saw the jumping team on "60 Minutes."

I'll even bet these wingsuits have some
sort of military use as well, if they are not
already in use.

check it out

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 12:50 AM
they can actually fly and glide and
maneuver between buildings like
a plane would do.

kewl stuff

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 12:52 AM
i could be wrong here, but im pretty sure we had already seen these in one of the tomb raider movies years ago.

and of course the military have them, it was surelly designed by and for them.

like all techonology

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 12:57 AM

Related shorter video found on Youtube.

Cheers, good thread. Love these things - Knowing it will be actually used in the new Transformers, makes me want to watch it.
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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 12:57 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

Wing suits have been around for a while now.
but as with anything the potential for disaster is high when doing stuff like this...

most wingsuits have a 2.5 to 1 ratio. This means that for every foot dropped, two feet and half are gained moving forward

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 01:00 AM
reply to post by AnotherYOU

They wernt designed by the miltary, but no doubt they use them now.
they were designed by some bored skydivers
and have been around a long time

The wingsuit was showcased in the 1969 movie The Gypsy Moths starring Burt Lancaster and Gene Hackman.

1912 - Austrian Franz Reichelt leaps from the Eifeltower in a winged suit. The outcome is fatal, but it marks the beginning of many winged experiments in the years that come.

1930 - Several brave men such as Clem Sohn, Harry Ward and Leo Valentin put their mark on the discipline. Experimenting with new wing designs, risking life and limb to pursue their dream of flight. Most of them end up paying the ultimate price. But inspire many generations that follow.

but the army could use them soon, but its not common at the moment

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 01:28 AM
wow, some kewl responses.

Look at those wings on those suits.
That looks so fun. Can I try one ???

I wish

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 01:39 AM
While everyone argues over who invented them, when, and when they were first in a movie.

On Topic
That was pretty cool seeing that done for the first time in a city like that. I thought that was what they said was the big first time thing. Adding all those huge buildings in their way, certianly adds a twist. I thought it was pretty cool.

Resume arguing.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 01:44 AM
Wingsuits are great because you can glide around like an eagle....definitely something I want to do

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 01:55 AM

Originally posted by Mercurio
Wingsuits are great because you can glide around like an eagle....definitely something I want to do

speaking of,
I wonder if somebody started a business
like a skydiving business and offered
wingsuit rides, I wonder if the biz would
succeed? Looks like there would be a
consumer market for such as this.
Like bungee jumping made a big splash
back in the day. The next big attraction
is wingsuit rides. just a thought

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 01:57 AM
Wing suits don't "fly", they glide.
In order for flight to occur, lift (and propulsion if any) must over-come gravity and drag, this is not happening.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 03:58 AM

Austrian-born Felix Baumgartner set a new world record on July 31, 2003 when he became the first person to cross the English Channel with a carbon wing. From 30,000 feet (9,144 meters), Felix soared 22 miles (35 km) across the entire stretch of water between England and France, hitting a top speed of 220 mph.


more vids (from finland this time)

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 08:31 AM
I saw this movie yesterday and it was awesome!!

The scene with these suits is amazing and real! Michael Bay saw one if the guys in a documentary and wanted them in the movie. I'm terrified of flying but that would be cool to do!

I personally liked the new one. Ive enjoyed a three, actually watching the first one now :p

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