Monocopter – Personal flying suit project

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Monocopter – Personal flying suit project


This site documents the efforts of Andreas Petzolt who is designing and building a turbine-powered personal flying suit. Thanks to Richard Harding for sending this in! Link.

14 thoughts on “Monocopter – Personal flying suit project

  1. strangeluck says:

    Make! You’ve just got to do an article on this one.

  2. Netstorm says:

    Somehow this construction looks dangerous to me, lol :)

  3. TickleMeElm0 says:

    This guy has a couple of brass ones, that’s for damn sure.

    Are you allowed to nominate someone in advance for the Darwin awards?

  4. Ian12 says:

    IIRC, the Mythbusters tried one similar to this. It didn’t work.

  5. dculberson says:

    Mythbusters frequently fails to implement even basic design criteria into their projects. Meaning, false negatives (ie buried alive where they didn’t use a concrete vault).

  6. thenickboy says:

    I’d love to see this guy’s calculations on this thing. Except for the points mentioned in TFA, this guy’s design looks pretty solid. I’m wondering if he could scale back his factor of safety tho, things look a little too beefy in some places – makes me wonder about his power:weight.

    His fin design, testing, and construction looks top notch!

    Serious props.

  7. katoch vish says:

    i want to work on this

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