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How to create wings for human flight?

All of us have seen humans fly in those triangle shaped gliders. How about creating wings that will do the job?
Understood that it requires more than wind to propel it so flapping power could be harnessed. 
I need designs and the physics(i.e How much area of wing is required to lift what mass of body and etc.)
Please suggest solutions ASAP!
My e-mail id is bharadwaj.adiraju@gmail.com

Thank You :D

SgtCrucial2 years ago
My name is MarkAnthoney Gildersleeve I have the perfect idea for human flight. I have it drawn out I have built them before. However the auto shop they were built in fell to the ground. It was really old. Please call me i would LOVE to partner up with you so we can get this built. 810-610-7138. Their are two types of wings those that flap an those that have turbines. Turbines are time consuming but I have the blueprints for them because I invented them already please contact me. I have been working on this for 13 years.
If you wish to pedal your way to flight, look up the Gossamer Condor, as of now, humans aren't strong enough to flap their way to flight. Try to fly by flapping wings will get you injured or possibly killed. So I wouldn't try it.
Icarus. ;)
My thoughts too, feathers and wax. Don't fly too high though!
bharadwaj.adiraju (author) 3 years ago
@rickharris
Thanx for the advice :D
And yeah i kinda figured that out. So i basically just want wind power.
just send me an email from your id. I would like to share all my info on the idea with you ASAP!
You can share through here :-) then everyone gets to share the knowledge.
And, at least as importantly, to contribute to it.

As others have said, there is a lot of information already on the web about what will, and won't work. Generally, hang gliders and the Gossamer Condor and wing suits (which are a good way to kill yourself even if working with pro-level gear unless you are extremely well trained and extremely careful, and which really are more a matter of "falling with style" than anything else) are the state of the art.
AndyGadget3 years ago
 
Flapping arms is a non-starter as arm muscles are nowhere near strong enough. To get continuous flight, you'd need something along the lines of Gossamer Condor.  Google for terms like "human powered flight physics" to find out more about why you need that much wing area.
rickharris3 years ago
1. Putting your Email in a public web page is probably unwise.

2. You don't have the muscle power to operate flapping wings for any serious flight effort ( Yes it has been done but not for long)

3. Your best bet is a glider. For that light wings would be possible as in hang glider 4. google gossamer albatross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E77j1imdhQ
Try googling for some information on "human powered flapping flight"

Steve