I hope you are prepared to go through life with huge, folded-up masses of tissue on your back-if you want to fly, you will need a very low wing loading, and if your weight is taken to be 65kg, you will probably need a 70ft or so wingspan with 4ft breadth, and preferrably swept wingtips etc, and then structural support is a major issue...Originally Posted by thevampirealacrud
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...Then there are numerous human factors-training yourself to glide at first is potentially dangerous and almost as dangerous as one's first skydive. Aircraft strikes are another issue still, as are bird and insect strikes. Energy consumption would relegate you to little more than gliding unless your metabolism is ridiculously high. To add to the numerous human factors, there is the issue of how you will be accepted by society. Most importantly, you yourself may later feel that the aformentioned wing tissues and spars are simply foreign tissues and not a part of yourself, even if they were initially created from your own stem cells or something like that.
Now for aerodynamic stability-you are probably not looking at either vertical stabilization or secondary horizontal stabilizers of any sort. This means that a ridiculously complex brain would be required to keep you in the air, just as Northrop's B-2 Stealth Bomber (a flying wing design with no secondary stabilization) requires a ridiculously complex computer just to maintain stability. In other words, get an I.Q. test before getting your surgery.
Another suggestion-study aerodynamics, doing so will help you, as will taking flying, skydiving, and hangglding lessons.
Aerodynamic efficiency is another issue still, but I won't delve into it.
Of couse if all you care about are asthetics then all my aerodynamic and technical tidbits don't matter to you.