P5_1 You can fly

Hannah Natasha Lerman, Peter Hicks, Benedict Irwin


Many humans dream of flying like a bird. Although it is not possible on Earth, it is on Titan. This paper explores the dimensions of a wingsuit allowing a human to easily take-off from the surface of Titan. It was calculated that the wing area would be approximately 4.7m2 assuming an initial run up speed of 6m/s. This value is larger than the average wingsuit wing area of 1.4m2. For this area the human will have to run at a speed of 11m/s, which has only been reached by a small number of humans.

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