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stovl
20th Dec 2006, 20:16
This is an amazing story with accompanying video of the first man to maintain level flight and climb with a set of strap-on wings and four Jet-Cat turbine engines (usually used on large model aircraft). I had never heard of Yves Rossy before but there are interesting videos on his website showing he has been working on this and similar pursuits for years. Hee seems really serious and self-effacing about his accomplishments. This particular video ends with Messr Rossi demonstrating how the wings fold. Part of a wing skin falls off at the end of the retraction. Awesome video with a touch of humor.

http://www.wrcbtv.com/news/index.cfm?sid=5175