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    [QUOTE=Kikinaki]Better to leave your body as it is now.

    And to add another thing, why do you need wings for?
    good question lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikinaki
    And to add another thing, why do you need wings for?
    Here's a scenario: you're on a commercial airliner, and there's a fuel leak, it's pitch dark outside, and nobody knows that there's a fuel leak, however the plane is doomed. A few minuites later, the plane runs out of fuel due tot he aformentioned leak, and there are not airfields for 2000km, thus the only option is to ditch. Now, commercial aircraft do not take well to ditching (witness Ethiopian Airlines 961), and usually break up and sink on impact, which means that your survival is rather unlikely in the event of a ditching. But if u could open an overwing exit say, at 2,000 feet above sea level, and simply bail out and fly a distance of 1km from the aircraft before it hits the water, then your chances of survival will go up like mad (i.e. you won't have to brace for impact only to find tha the fuselage has failed to withstand the forces of impact).

    But like you said and I said, getting a xenograft will compromise your immune system as you will be forced to take immunodepressants for life so as your xenografts won't be rejected by your body.

    And there's a much simpler solution to the problem: put fold-up parasails at every seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doobara_Dimagh
    Here's a scenario: you're on a commercial airliner, and there's a fuel leak, it's pitch dark outside, and nobody knows that there's a fuel leak, however the plane is doomed. A few minuites later, the plane runs out of fuel due tot he aformentioned leak, and there are not airfields for 2000km, thus the only option is to ditch. Now, commercial aircraft do not take well to ditching (witness Ethiopian Airlines 961), and usually break up and sink on impact, which means that your survival is rather unlikely in the event of a ditching. But if u could open an overwing exit say, at 2,000 feet above sea level, and simply bail out and fly a distance of 1km from the aircraft before it hits the water, then your chances of survival will go up like mad (i.e. you won't have to brace for impact only to find tha the fuselage has failed to withstand the forces of impact).

    But like you said and I said, getting a xenograft will compromise your immune system as you will be forced to take immunodepressants for life so as your xenografts won't be rejected by your body.

    And there's a much simpler solution to the problem: put fold-up parasails at every seat.
    In the doomscenario you just explained wings could be quite usefull, but think about this:

    How are you going to live the rest of your life with two big wings on your back?

    I mean, how are you going to sit, wear your clothes, sleep in bed etc.

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    although wings can be folded, clothing is a major practical obstacle, and you can hurt your wings if your seat-back is hard and/or you slam them against the seat back.

    As for sleeping...you could sleep on your side, or with your wings stretched out, but then you would need LOTS OF ROOM: on order to provide proper lift for a 130lb, 6'4" male like me, a wingspan of nearly 100ft (4ft breath) would be necessary if the light/weight ratio is to be decent. (though a guy did manage to glide froma plane witha 15ft wingspan, it was a carbon-fiber delta-wing wingsuit) Case in point, in such a scenario the wing area would be 400 sq. ft, and the weight would be 130lb, coming down to about 3.0769lb/sq ft, which can really help. but ah storage would be hell. Besides, think of the social impact. WOudl you be accepted as a normal person? Probably not...

    And think of the recovery period after such a surgery, especially if the wings are mecha! Now a hangglider seems a lot more appealing...
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