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03-18-2007, 10:30 PM
Is it possible that the glider cape idea could work in real life, or is the cape to small?
03-19-2007, 04:30 AM
The Bat Wing could work in real life
03-19-2007, 06:12 AM
Not much, since Batman would need a harness to keep his body parallel to the glider. Otherwise his body would be hanging down - the arms wouldn't be enough - and he'd be probably choking since the neck would be the only attachment.
03-19-2007, 07:07 AM
^ but framework in the cape could magnetically attach itself to his belt, forming a harness of sorts. it could work that way, we just never saw it demonstrated on screen
but still, yeah, it's probably to small to do the things we saw
03-21-2007, 04:11 PM
Well, would he choke, b/c the cape isn't tied around his neck. It's attached over his shoulders
03-22-2007, 08:30 AM
huh? you just said it's attached to his shoulders....which means no he wouldn't choke :confused:.
and if it attaches at his belt it helps bear his weight.
03-22-2007, 09:53 AM
No. It's too small, the wrong shape and the wrong configuration. The gliding as seen in the film would never, ever work, and frankly I hate it and think it looks utterly fake. It looks like a man sliding along a wire while holding out his cape which flutters a bit in the wind, which is exactly what it is. It doesn't look like it's actually supporting him in the air at all - except in the CG shots where at least it looks like it's catching a lot of air.
Anything that would really allow Batman to glide would look a lot different and be a lot more cumbersome or complex.
Simply having Batman's body parallel to the "wings" wouldn't help either - there's a reason hang-glider pilots hang several feet below the wings, and it's for stability. They don't have the glider strapped straight to their back.
03-23-2007, 09:31 PM
Like it matters.
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