Wearable folding wings for soaring flight
I have posponed further development of wearable wings until I showcase my new concept human powered aircraft in England in July 2013. The occasion is the Icarus Cup sponsored by the Royal Aeronautical Society. I feel that demonstrating the new concepts will also create widespread interest in wearable folding wings. Both designs share many of the same principles.
Posted by Denny Fairbairn Reid on April 14, 2013 at 20:01
I flew back to NZ on October 8 and am now living in Whenuapai, Auckland 0618 accross the street from a RNZAF Air Force base. Last year I joined the local gliding club as a social member and introduced the wearable wing concept to them. At that time the concept was too far outside their comfort zone. Now that I am back I am proposing a Dereidactyl human powered aircraft to win the 150,000 pound Kremer prizes. If I can gain their support, then their interest could shift towards interest in…Continue
Posted by Denny Fairbairn Reid on November 6, 2012 at 10:43
Only amonth to go on my cycling trip up Australia's Queensland coast. Now at Arlie Beach helping people repair their 35 foot (10.7 m) launch. It is now in a shipyard for antifouling and steering repairs. On my way north I investigated unmanned aircraft research in Brisbane, Seabird Aviation in Maryborough and Jabiru Aviation in Bundaberg. All these visits related to my Aquaduckt Adaptive Craft Design.
With respect to wearable wings, I put up a request for promotional help in…Continue
Posted by Denny Fairbairn Reid on September 9, 2012 at 9:23
While not always recognized or adequately appreciated, a small band of dedicated romantics has made extraordinary progress toward realizing one of man's oldest dreams: to devise practical means for humans to truly fly like birds (or bats, or whatever)
JOHN H. MCMASTERS, The Boeing Company, Seattle