A2_9 Trajectory of a falling Batman

David Marshall, Tom Hands, Ian Griffiths, Gareth Douglas


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The film Batman Begins shows the character of Batman gliding using a rigid form of his cape. This paper assesses the feasibility of such a glide and finds that while a reasonable distance could be travelled if gliding from a tall building, the speed at which Batman would be travelling would be too dangerous to stop without some method of slowing down.

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