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Man Flies Like A Bird Flapping His Own Wings..

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Sorry guys, this is not real. Would be awesome if it was though.

I think this movie was made for some inspirational film festival or something.




posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by an0ther0ne
Sorry guys, this is not real. Would be awesome if it was though.

I think this movie was made for some inspirational film festival or something.



Got any evidence to support this? Or should I just take your word for it?

The drive by "not real, fake" posts are ridiculous.

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The average ATS debunker's investigative skills leave me wondering why any one should bother listening to them ....


I'm not sold that its 100% legit. Did he work to make his wings but "faked' the "successful" flight? Maybe. I have yet to see any proof that this is fake. I have also yet to see any proof this is legit. IMO you guys make up your minds far too quickly.

In the rush to be right you end up looking like fools ....
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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www.humanbirdwings.net...

press article, clearly showing 2 bits of black tape on the wings.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic
www.humanbirdwings.net...

press article, clearly showing 2 bits of black tape on the wings.



so why is there not two black patches in the video to start with? how does the second one appear by magic? how did somebody repair a tear in the fabric with tape in the couple of seconds that the camera pans away for when the last we see is EVERYBODY running awa from the device?



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Anybody go to the dedicated website, or check the german financial times.

www.humanbirdwings.net...


www.ftd.de...
ut-of-office-der-fliegende-hollaender/70003205.htm

(page four at the above link)



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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic
reply to post by XtraTL
 


yep, you're right. It's totally impossible to fly with a MOTOR attached to your back


So he has a motorbike engine strapped to his back does he?

According to figures posted around the place, the motors are 2-4kg each and the kite is about 1kg. Yet the motors are supposed to be 2000W. Somehow there's Li-ion batteries there somewhere too. LOL.

Note that they did do a test flight of this in February and did get a small hop off the ground. People even considered that to be fake (though I am not so sure about that)! EDIT: I am now convinced that is fake too.

The guy is apparently not returning calls from the media. Big surprise there!

Here is a video of someone really flying (sans flapping arms):



Contrast the speed and the takeoff (off a cliff). Warning: mute the Bruce Lee voiceover at the start and end if you don't like Bruce Lee.


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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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I'm glad he's wearing that little bike helmet. Safety first!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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He uses twin electric motors for lift-off. A partial translation,

"The plan of Jarno Smeets is: with self-constructed wings in the air. Its wings are kitezeil. The frame of its wings is of carbon. Tweeelectrische engines provide the power needed to lift off. His LinkedIn profile: a graduate of the university of Coventry as mechanical engineer, previous job at a ingenieursbedrijf in Coventry, now employed as a technical engineer at Philips in Eindhoven."



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Did anybody notice that they appear to be flying it at a public park? With witnesses? If this thing worked like they say, this guy would be arm flapping all over town with all sorts of people recording it with their phones and cameras. Why is there no independent video from bystanders? Of course I already know the answer and have provided it here.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by WanderingThe3rd
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EDIT:
everyone who thinks it's fake, look at the 13 video's about the making of of this..


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Would that be the 14 videos made 1/14, 2/14, ... over a period of 8 months since the website was set up for the GoPro viral marketing campaign just over a month ago?

I can't believe this has even taken in a number of science reporters.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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Oh and I should add that there will be NO public demonstrations of this device. Maybe by hoaxing they are trying to drum up enough funding that they could build what they think would be a working device. But this guy will not allow the press to gather 'round while he demonstrates his flying prowess.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Remember all the fools who fell for this one?



"Pilot lands with one wing", From a German clothing company
www.snopes.com...

 


Regarding "Human Bird Wings", his story is now starting to fall apart. He is not an "engineer" as he claimed;


Finally, a recent blog post on the Dutch site Humo.be, has the most damning circumstantial evidence: Mr. Smeets’ LinkedIn profile lists him as working as an engineer at Pailton and Philips. Both companies deny that he has ever worked for them.


Source: We're Calling It: Jarno Smeets Is A Fake. Still No Human Powered Bird-Like Flight.

From original source in Dutch: Jarno Smeets, fantast of marketeer?

 


Gizmodo, which broke the story, is now calling it a fake:

CGI Experts Say Flying Bird Man Is Fake (Updated) (Gizmodo.com)
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Look at 0:35 and see the speed of the video playback. It's on fast forward. It looks absurd. I'm not a video expert and don't need to be one. Even look at his position in space relative to the trees and notice how it moves at such an exaggerated way, as if such "flapping" were providing jet-pack like thrust.

I won't nee to waste more time recapping all other obvious points that this is all a fake publicity stunt.

any reputation the people may have had is forever gone out the window.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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The design is so simple it makes me suspect the tale of Icarus is true.

Thanks for the find!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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It's a real shame when people look at a forgery and don't even get the faintest vibe that something is off, while others of us look at it and know instantly and intuitively that there is something wrong. It's why our planet is so screwed, people will believe all sorts of nonsense. Please guys, live a life based on your own experiences. Keep your mind open to the possibility that you could be mistaken about something, and if newer better evidence shows up, please consider it carefully. Don't be afraid to change the way you think. Nobody has a monopoly on the truth. But this one little example helps illustrate the fact that humans are really friggin gullible. Hell, there are still folks around that believe McDonald's is serving them food.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Amazing how the guy running through the contraption casts two shadows, one on the ground, the other on the wing of the craft, even showing his feet! And the shadow is there regardless of which side of the wing he is on:



Where is the sun in all this? Oh yeah, look at the shadow directly below the wing. The "sun" is directly overhead.

I can't believe people fell for this. There's other conclusive evidence too. But I'm not revealing that. Interested to see how long the "I think this could be real" meme goes on for.
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
Good attempt but its never going to happen until he gets his bones replaced with lightweight material and i think he would have flown further without the flapping,it was just creating drag at that speed
Edit .. did you change the video? Thats not the video i watched
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All I'm wondering is what he's going to do at 200ft high when he catches a major muscle cramp... lol



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Can you edit your post to include that he is using a backpack unit to assist him. Alot of the people on here are seeing the wrong side of this and calling it fake or saying he is not flying. I think if they knew that he had mechanical help, they would not be so quick to say it's fake. I write to you because I am glad that you found this(It has made my day). I don't want to see the tinfoil hat parade turn this AMAZING human accomplishment into a pissing contest. This Bird man has just made a Human dream come true! Thank you again



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by Arkady

Originally posted by Acidtastic
www.humanbirdwings.net...

press article, clearly showing 2 bits of black tape on the wings.



so why is there not two black patches in the video to start with? how does the second one appear by magic? how did somebody repair a tear in the fabric with tape in the couple of seconds that the camera pans away for when the last we see is EVERYBODY running awa from the device?
A patch up during test flights, and the video being not being shot in 1 take could easily explain that.

edit- but as you imply on the other thread, let's agree to dissagree

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by XtraTL

Where is the sun in all this? Oh yeah, look at the shadow directly below the wing. The "sun" is directly overhead.


I'm not saying this is real but I watched and re-watched the video and the sun is low in the sky with the wings almost on the ground and casting a long shadow until the wings are lifted up.




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