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Title:
RECIRCULATING VERTICAL WIND TUNNEL SKYDIVING SIMULATOR AND DRAG CABLE FOR USE IN WIND TUNNELS AND OTHER LOCATIONS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2012066089
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a simulator that is quiet and short enough to be built in high density shopping and entertainment venues while remaining efficient enough to allow commercially viable operation.

A vertical wind tunnel flight simulator comprises a flight chamber wherein a flier experiences a freefall simulation. Airflow to support the flier is induced by fans connected above the flight chamber through a duct. A staging area having openings to the flight chamber is adjacent to the flight chamber. One or two return air ducts are used to return air from the fans to the fans inlet. Opposed louvers are included on at least one duct segment thereby regulating the temperature via forcing ambient air into the simulator. The use of many duct segments having diverging walls adds commercial value to the system by lowering the height. Mounting components on a roof and behind walls creates a spectacular pedestrian viewing scene of people in flight.


Inventors:
METNI ALAN N
KITCHEN WILLIAM
MORT KENNETH W
EASTLAKE CHARLES N
PALMER MICHAEL J
Application Number:
JP2011232985A
Publication Date:
April 05, 2012
Filing Date:
October 24, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SKYVENTURE LLC
International Classes:
A63B69/00
Domestic Patent References:
JPH08299516A1996-11-19
JPH1123032A1999-01-26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
小野 新次郎
小林 泰
千葉 昭男
富田 博行
佐久間 滋