How to make a human powered Airplane "for a kid 13-15 yo?

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  • How to make a human powered Airplane "for a kid 13-15 yo?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 03:36
Every successful man powered aircraft required several years and a team of several dozen college professors and engineers to design and build.
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 05:43
Human power is beyond a kid. Those human powered planes cost 10s of thousands to build and are usually powered by professional cyclists. Light guys that can generate huge leg power.
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 18:23
A human does not have the energy to power an airplane except for very short flights. Even lean mean bike riders can not keep one up for very long. You would be spending a lot of money on a frustrating project and the kid will not use it once he realizes he can not keep the plane up for more than a few seconds. You would be better off getting him lessons on hang gliding. That is something affordable that he can actually do.
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