Re: Kinematic Animation and Fashionable Low Power Flying Vehicles

Hara Ra (
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 22:19:49 -0800

my inner geek wrote:
> Would it be possible to create some kind of turbofan based on the
> motions of flexible materials mounted on motion-controlled rods
> programmed to intake and direct thrust?
> Visualizations: Motorized Capes that act as fans, like insect wings,
> only more flexible and controllable.

1. Gimbal mount tiny (1mm) fans in a flexible array. Should be do-able
by methods currently in use to make tiny silicon gears and the like.

2. Nanotechnology. Nanosystems states that electrostatic motors can
operate at around (or over) 10^15 watts per cubic meter. Think of it ...
finger sized turbofans... flying gloves if you like...

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