Thanks again for trying.
or lake skader in Montenegro.
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The ending was beautiful, in a way, (especially if you've seen Porco Rosso), but on the other hand, Miyazaki had to have a character to spell out loud and clear the whole central ethical dilemma (airplanes are beautiful and the fighter airplanes are the most beautiful things, but they are used as horrible weapons of war). But then what he was doing with the whole preceding two hours if there must be a monologue at the end? It didn't feel like a sign of good storytelling. The other main thing was the romance, which ... eh.
But sure, it's still an interesting film.
But I'd also say Nausicaä (the manga, haven't seen the film) is more interesting take on some of the same questions, if you notice that Miyazaki tells an anti-war story, yet he is clearly in love with the airships whenever he draws them. The gunship battles look awesome, which in a sense, is also a problem.
About 35 seconds in.
a little foot pedal can be raised and with a swift impression the aircraft gets a downward burst that sends it about 2 or 3 meters straight up and then the engine propels it forward: https://youtu.be/tdAtYXzcZWE?t=27
there is another launch where they just fall out of a larger already moving flying machine.. unable to find a clip online but it's about at an hour and 28 minutes into the film
another awesome launch is when back home in the valley of the wind the glider is hooked up to a slingshot that throws the glider without using any fuel up into the air where the pilot then activates the engine.. unable to find a clip online but it's about at 22 minutes into the film
and another where the pilot runs the glider off a cliff and then flips up on top before launching to speed.. unable to find a clip online but it's about at 15 minutes into the film
as for landing, i'd hardly say vertical, mostly just a short runway
i love this style of landing shown early on, where the pilot flips under the glider and glides low enough to run off the glider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRZ5JalHjhs
this is a remarkably creative, brilliant and beautiful film
a rare post apocalyptic vision, both socially and environmentally, that retains beauty and hope
i highly recommend it to everyone
- Explosive single VTOL blast.
- Plummeting with the jet throttled to max.
- Wing-in-ground effect lowers effective stall speed so acceleration can proceed skimming inches over the ground.
- Up to speed and lifting away from the ground to full flight.
It sounds crudely plausible, but terrifying and not something to do without mad skills.
if you are responding to my mention of attention to detail
i was merely referring to the little foot pedal that pops up for the vert take off
unnecessary for the universe it inhabits and extra work for the animators, but a fun detail for viewers
I hope we can all settle on this explanation and agree they are visionaries. ;)
Sadly, it needs too much runway to land at summer comiket.
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Note the comment about the narrow centre of gravity range. The instructor said that wearing his heavy boots would change the flying characteristics enough that he could notice.
So such things exist and are at least somewhat practical.
Looks rather gentle.
Anyway, a beautiful video, very inspiring.
You can by emergency parachutes intended for paragliding, at 300 USD it is worth it.
yaikes, this thing seems to be all manual based on weight disposition! Makes it quite a bit more challenging in my opinion.