Jan 292013
 

“Parasledding.”

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That much of a mass would seem likely to hit the ground pretty hard. Still, if someone were to mount a fan at the rear of the snowmobile, hooked up to the engine so that it could provide enough thrust to at least maintain straight & level flight, they might be on to something. Beyond the XXXTREEEEMEtards getting their kicks, a device like this might be useful for the rescue services who need to peel skiers and the XXXTREEEEMEtards off of trees and rocks and haul ‘em to hospitals.

 Posted by at 10:21 am
  • publiusr

    That’s a good idea. recently someone was killed in one of those hollow inflatable spheres sent down a mountain–maybe a combination.

    I wonder if anyone ever thought about wrapping a large membrane/wing around the lower body of a rocket…

    • Anonymous

      > I wonder if anyone ever thought about wrapping a large membrane/wing around the lower body of a rocket…

      Yes. Inflatable “Rogallo wings” were proposed for everything up to and including the S-IC stage.