HELLO, I NEED TO MAKE AN INDOOR SKYDIVING EQUIPMENT?

THE POWER OF THE ELECTRIC MOTOR AND THE PROP WOULD POSE AS PROBLEMS? I KNOW THIS WOULD MAKE ONE'S EYEBROWS TO RISE BUT I THINK IF THEY CAN DO IT, WE COULD. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF PRIMING UP THE PROPS TO PRODUCE A WIND FORCE STRONG ENOUGH TO BLOW ONES BODY IN MIDAIR. i KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THEY HAVE DONE THIS AND I SHOULD JUST BUY MY OWN, ITS NOT THAT I COULD AFFORD IT, I JUST FEEL I COULD REDUCE THE PRICE BY MAKING MY OWN. ANYONE.?

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landmanhall8 years ago
I remember hearing that the terminal velocity of a human body is 80 MPH. You could start by finding a fan that can easily sustain that windspeed and base your homebuilt unit on that. I would think that CFM would be as important as windspeed. The only one I have ever seen had a huge 10 or twelve foot prop connected to an industrial electric motor. I didnt get a good look though but the motor was as big as beer keg! Please tell me you are planning an instructable on this!
Look, don't ever give anyone false info! The terminal velocity of a human body is 120 mph when lying in the standard spread eagle position. If he wants to do any tricks, then the terminal velocity is much faster
I was just thinking about it and I realized that I would be easy for say to build one. I'll go through some of it. Things needed: I am coming up with this off the top of my head here so feel free to add, I'm simply covering the basics. sorry. $Money$ Engine W/ at least 100-150 hp Prop (DC-3 Prop) Will work Ducting (Ply wood or concrete air doesn't know the difference) :D (***IMPORTANT***) (Please don't make a propeller unless you know what your doing. There is a reason they CNC machine them to perfection.) !Do not put the prop or fan directly under you.! Have a look at this. It doesn't need to be as nice, 1000 HP is also NOT NEED. As Pilot and aerospace engineer I know small aircraft propellers produce up to 600 lbs of thrust with only 100 hp. There are many other important factors that need to be covered however that will get you a start. Thanks, Brad
Dr.Bill8 years ago
I saw one of those in Hawai'i.
ewilhelm8 years ago
jtobako8 years ago
TAKE THE EAR-PROTECTORS OFF AND HIT CAPS-LOCK. Thank you, the noise gets to everyone. If you know where to purchase one, take a look at the power requirements for their motor and that will give you a place to start. So would the local airport for a used prop-otherwise I think there is an instructable on making a propeller.