Experimental H23WAC

Update Fly away now: 2nd May 2012
By mid-2013: with H2-fuel-cell and Helium inflatable wing, carrying two riders w/KMS.

A version of the fold-able wing, with sections fill-able with H2 from a high pressure tank, replaceable by Helium fed from another high pressure tank, while forcing the H2 to feed the H2-fuel-cell, while maintaining the inflated wing's shape and the relatively substantial lift.


This Experimental sub-project (under XP HAL) designs, builds and tests the Hydrogen (powered)-Three-Wheeled-Air- Chair [H23WAC], [3WAC. for short], (vaguely) based on the Gavin JR Hawk, carrying up-to-two passengers and 150 extra kilos of cargo (ie 100-up-to-350kilos, passenger{s} and cargo) and a 200-500 mile operating range, depending on kilos of load. (The 100kilo load of one passenger and up to 150kilos of cargo can be used instead to carry up to 250ks of hydrogen fuel {and/or electric batteries} to add up-to-300 miles of range to a 500 total operating range, plus a 10% safety margin {ie 50 miles, to a total emergency operating range of 550miles}).

3WAC may be based on Gavin JR Hawk or:

Challenge of 3WAC: 27th August 2011

Paragliding Motorcycle combining light weight (two-place) motorcycle, (double) parachute and (double) HAL to fly off the mountain with Bride... or for emergency after lost rotor.
For a start, loss of tail rotor on any helicopter is much more common than the main rotor. Autogyros have no tail rotor to lose, and their main rotor will work well (except hover) without power to their main rotor. Only if main rotor falls off completely, do you need a parachute, or two can fly carrying one  for the whole
3WAC.

HAL is considering the Suit design being improved to:
  • add strength to user's exoskeleton  joint operation under control of user's brain signals to their muscles, which may (or may not) still exist or have lost strength or proper control, then
  • shield and 
  • protect the user from physical damage from:
  1. falls
  2. blows
  3. cross fire
  4. direct fire
  5. knife and club attacks
  6. grenades and bombs (including roadside bomb and collisions), attack(s)
  7. and  during:
    1. street, home and work accidents
    2. parachute jumps
    3. long distance swimming
    4. swimming competition
    5. surface and underwater diving
    6. high jumping
    7. pole vaulting
    8. rock climbing
    9. mountain climbing
    10. bicycle riding and
    11. racing bikes and/or
    12. Grand Prix.
The general application of an autopilot for Gavin Hawks, Mother Hawks and  3WC  is on HAP, which can be applicable in all cases to take-off, flights along any route(s) and landing, including but not limited to 3WAC, which may (or may not) be used by a qualified passenger pilot [QPP], and (or not) another passenger, either, neither or both wearing a HAL suit.

Non-3WAC Gavin Hawks typically travel in flocks, but seldom carry QPP, as their HAPs are mostly operated only by a PATCO team: whereas 3WAC very often carry a QPP capable of piloting their 3WAC or delegating piloting to a PATCO team or to HAP entirely, or whatever aspect or role at the moment of the trip the QPP decides to delegate.