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Skydiving Wingsuit Improvement

PostPosted:Mon May 11, 2009 8:38 pm
by edb3_16
The wingsuits that exist today provide a 2 to 1 ratio (foward flight to downward flight). I was thinking if it would be possible to improve this ratio. I thought of adding some shape to the suit, that is by adding actual wings on it to generate lift. But how could it be possible since the suit must be both agile and stiff (taking the shape of wings) when required. So I thought maybe have an inflatable suit: when jumping out the airplane, a compressed oxigen would fill the suit up forming the desired shape. Now that's just an idea, could this be possible?