We were chatting with our buddy Michael a few years back when the conversation turned to childhood dreams of flying. This quickly led to gawking at folks on the internet who were strapping propellers to their backs and flying around like crazy people. Michael was as enthralled as we were and told us he'd draw up a design. An easy task as he is a mechanical engineer after all. He supplied the material and we welded the frame together for him. We couldn't say no as we harbor our own dreams of building something that will someday take us from terra firma and love building machines with our own hands.
Michael now flies his paramotor on a regular basis, but we've (so far) been too chicken to take him up on his offer to strap on the contraption ourselves. Maybe we'll find our courage someday soon, we'll keep you posted.