A man built a device that lets him fly like a bird!

A man built a device that lets him fly like a bird!

People have been trying to fly like a bird for centuries, but they have never been successful. Jarno Smeets has come as close as possible however, with the aid of motors, an Android phone and some light fabric.

Birds are able to fly because they have a very light bone structure that makes it easy for their wings to carry them in the air. The Dutch engineer realized that his arms were not going to be able to generate enough power to lift him, however. To get around this, he created a device that generated 2,000 watts of continuous power that allowed motors to give his arms enough strength to flap the wings as much as needed. 

Check out the video below to watch him fly!

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UPDATE: Fake? Hold on my Kid Icari. It seems that some tech blogs have raised doubts over whether this was real or if it was a CGI fabrication. Read TechCrunch coverage about it here

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