Up, Up and Away!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by mikem, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. mikem

    mikem Member

    I was thinking ... there's that can of rusty nails, nuts & bolts out in the garage ... and we don't really NEED stormdoors ... has anyone ever tried to put wings on a MB?
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2008

  2. MyPC8MyBrain

    MyPC8MyBrain New Member

    I dont think you could get enough power for wings, but you might be able to fly a paraglider.

    You would have to shift the power to a prop once you got off the ground.... friction drive off the tire maybe ?

    If you kill yourself, i had nothing to do with it.
    Just giving you a bad idea to expand upon.

  3. sparky

    sparky Active Member



  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I don't want one of those flying THINGS !!!

    man this site is great -- and may prolong life span

    my other THING -- the little wife
    told me the other day that she had ordered one of these for me
    yes -- as I remember -- that was right after she had talked with our
    insurance man -- uping my death policy for SOME UNKNOWN REASON !!!

    after seeing that video FOR THE FIRST TIME JUST NOW
    I am going to tell her that I don't want that flying THING for Christmas

    not all THINGS are good or wanted by Mountainman

    ride that THING
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Many of the early attempts at flight were just bicycles with improvised wings.
    It would make a good flutag!
  6. mikem

    mikem Member

    Bike-less Flight

    That reminds me ... what we must avoid are those short, bike-less flights ... where the bike suddenly stays behind and we keep on going! ;)
  7. mikem

    mikem Member

    You Can Run but ....

    Not to worry Sparky ... you're miles away!;)
  8. Rain City

    Rain City Member

    THIS I want to see.
  9. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    you got to make it with folding wings for when the cops are chasing you! Use latches that catch when they fold down (like in bars).
  10. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    There's a thread here somewhere by a guy who's trike looks like a biplane. I can't remember what it was called.
  11. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    It would be somthing to run a PTO off of the open gear on the front sprocket, to a pulley and prop on a ring and pinion gear!
  12. mikem

    mikem Member

    Wind Beneath My Wings

    Sounds good once I get airborn ... but might spook the pedestrians in the crosswalks during take off.?! :ee2k: