Just now catching up with the Human Birdwings project? Nice timing. The human flight machine — built by Jarnos Smeets to rely on a Wiimote and Wildfire S, among other niceties — has just enjoyed its first moments of liftoff. In essence, the wings were strapped onto a willing Earthling, and as he began to flap his arms… well, it’s a sight you need to see to fully appreciate. We’ll confess that the “flight” didn’t last long, but Jarno himself told us that it was but a first “test run.” Promising? Oh, yes. Head on past the break for the vid.
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