The kite wings do not look loaded
Its hard to tell from this particular video, part 14, but I'll submit to you part 13:
As a 3D animator with knowledge of compositing, they have two moments in part 13 where the camera conveniently looks down at the ground to swap in the CGI birdsuit. In addition, there is a rough oddness to the movement, particularly toward the end of his run far down field.
I been looking at YouTube videos for a long time, it's pretty interesting the patterns ive noticed with "Likes" and "Dislikes"
A video of someone feeding their python a rabbit will have tons of dislikes. Presumably because the rabbit is fuzzy and cute and how could you do that to such an innocent thing.
A video showing a thumbnail of some tits will have millions of views, but if the tits sequence isn't actually in the video iself, it will have a massive number of thumbs down. Persumably because of false advertising.
A video trying to show a ghost as real, but having terrible effects will receive mostly thumbs down. Presumably because no one was fooled.
Then you have these kinds of videos, where there is mostly thumbs up, but a decent chunk are thumbs down. If I wasn't allowed to see the actual video, and could only see number of views and number of thumbs/up and down, I would conclude "It appears most people approve of it or like it but there seems to be a little controversy with it."
Yeah I have no life, but just a random pattern I've noticed. You can really tell alot about a video even before watching it just based on the ratings.
So basically you are saying that videos that are offensive, misleading or stupid will be disliked. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Facepalms all around for anyone who thinks this is real.
Update from Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5895235/cgi-experts-say-flying-bird-man-is-fake
Gah, that's my whole point! This thing is supposedly taking off from the ground in fairly calm conditions with a man running, at best, 10-15 mph, with nowhere near enough flap to get the required amount of air displacement to lift him and the machine. How many "watts" of power the thing has is irrelevant. You could strap a 450hp hemi on his back and he'd have all the power you'd ever need and still be a brick without a way to generate lift. The amount of air being displaced by the wing flaps coupled with the surface area of the wing is what matters. If that combination is not enough to overcome gravity then you're not going anywhere no matter how much power you have at your disposal. Power alone is useless. It MUST be applied in the correct manner.Eagles when they get up a bit of speed are the same. On take off *snip*