So what are these wings all about, you might think?
In the latest videos you have seen me working on flightpins and the wingsurface for which I have sacrificed my Slingshot Fuel 17m2 kite for the membrane wingsurface.
This fabric weighs about 70 grams per square meter, so in total that will be around 1050 grams. It’s quite a challenge to work with this fabric. It’s strong, but at the same time very fragile. Especially because of the forces it has to cope with during the flights, it’s important to Continue reading →
Last Friday I had an interesting chat with Bert Otten, professor in Neuromechanics at the Univeristy of Groningen. We talked about my concept, which I showed him the day before. It was interesting to hear that some crucial points in my design were not considered impossible by him. This gives me great confidence to continue where I left off! Keep posted because this week I will release some sketches on this website.