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Chirohopters are a wing form apparatus designed to enable an individual to fly. The light-weight yet sturdy frame contracts in a similar fashion as a Bat (Chiroptera) by cables and pulleys controlled by the arms and legs. The main source of power is via the legs that control the "tooth flaps". The legs are swiftly extended thus drawing the tooth flaps in towards each other. Due to the air resistance underneath each wing. The pressure increases at the centerpoint, propelling the operator up. The claw flap creates forward momentum as well as maneuverability. Chirohopters are made up of six main components, which are the frame; the hardware installations; the reinforcements; the membrane; the cable installations; and finally, the hot air pack. The frame is composed of long-bow type spars fastened together with bolts and collars. The hardware installations are the fixtures that will support the various pulleys, brackets and such. The reinforcements are bindings around each joint and other weak points. The membrane is the material the will envelope the frame and greatly enhance the air resistance of each wing. The hot air sack is an artificial means to decrease the gross weight of the chirohopters and chironaut combined in order to decrease the energy needed to produce flight. The principle that the chirohopters work under can be demonstrated with a simple experiment. Place a wooden ruler so that it is overhanging the edge of a table. Place a single page of newspaper on the portion that is on the table. Push the free end of the ruler gently and it lifts the paper. Strike the free end of the ruler swiftly and the ruler when the wings are pulled in and down sharply, the hinges are designed to allow only one outlet for the energy produced, the centerpoint is forced to pop up. Springs are attached to help bring the wings back up and out quickly so that the elevation gained will not be lost before the next contraction. The Chironaut does not need a running start nor do they need a profound drop in order to attain flight. Like a ruffed grouse, lift off is simple from a standing position, though much energy is needed. The hot air sack fastened to the back helps compensate for this.


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  • Name:
    Garry Neil Trochymchuk
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