These are my latest version of my wings. They are air powered and open 13 ft. I made them over the course of a few years with some prototypes in between. I like the Steampunk version because it leaves all the workings exposed. You can also cover it with cloth to hide it completely. The idea is to make one frame with several covers so that you have wings for every occasion. I have a picture that I can't find with all the dimensions on it that will be added as soon as I find it.

I think I met you at the First Salt lake city Steamfest. I'm still impressed by these wings!

LupaWulfe987 months ago

What mechanism did you use for the air power to open the wings?

What did you make the wing membrane out of?
Mecheng42 (author)  TheStuUurgE1 year ago

they are out of a heavy canvas. I was going for a sailcloth look. I would recommend you don't do them out of the same material. you can get the same effect with a MUCH lighter cotton. It made the wings fairly heavy. If you make it the same scale it took 2 yards of fabric but I had none left over.

ittootall1 year ago

this dosent work. i took the reference pic, scaled it up, and it binds itself. i think you posted a bad reference pic. i spent 30$ on wood, and nuts and bolts and its trash now. thank you.

Mecheng42 (author)  ittootall1 year ago

What did you scale it too? The reference images were the actual SolidWorks drawings I used. If you have a pic I may be able to help.

i scaled it 1:4. i traced the images, and scaled it from that
goyo811 year ago
My son and I made a simplified version of your wings for his Halloween costume and he won the grand prize in his school's costume contest. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Mecheng42 (author)  goyo811 year ago

I am a little late but that is awesome, Do you have pics? I love to see what other people make.

hhåberg1 year ago
Wow this is awesome :D
I showed it to my sister (because when she was lite she made her selfs own wings) and she loved them :D
Mr.Fizz1 year ago
Nope. There isn't too much I'm into. But seeing others dressed up, and some of theirs costume (aside forms the guy dressed up as iron man, in the element form) it seems like it would be a riot to dress up now.
Mr.Fizz1 year ago
I think I saw you at comiccon. The wings are sweet.
Mecheng42 (author)  Mr.Fizz1 year ago
Yes you did. I was a Steampunk Aviator on Fri and Lego Batman on Sat. Did you dress up?
i must make this! (i say that about mostly anything cool and/or steampunk)
a video would be nice.

mine would probably would have little claws on the wing tips.
spyder20212 years ago
have you tried jumping off a building, to see if you could fly?
Mecheng42 (author)  spyder20212 years ago
To alter a famous quote " It's not flying but falling with style"
Mecheng42 (author) 2 years ago
I have several youtube videos of skits with them opening. look me up under mecheng42.
Omg that's amazing!
Looks like there was a lot of planing. Seems like you didn't just wing it. Oh puns... X)
Kiteman2 years ago
Oh, please post a video of them opening!!
spyder20212 years ago
now that is cool looking, and functional at the same time. great work