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Long cape for Lindsey

29 Jun 2018 05:09 #60038 by slim36
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Note to administrators of superpower program:   subject requests a long cape.

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29 Jun 2018 06:21 #60040 by shadar
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Lindsey is a natural to be a superheroine. She kind of already is on skis. And the kind of personality that would ensure she kicked ass. 

Very nice that she sees a long cape as part of the deal, because, well, just because she can. 

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29 Jun 2018 15:51 #60045 by Agent00Soul
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That picture is correct in so many ways.

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30 Jun 2018 00:23 #60046 by Brad2
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Yes!  I would absolutely love to see Lindsey Vonn wear a long, flowing cape.  Preferably if its attached to a Supergirl or Powergirl costume.  That'd be a LOT of fun to see her flying around, saving the day!
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09 Oct 2018 20:53 #61511 by garthrim
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As much as I would love to see someone as fit to fly as Lindsey  
I just keep thinking 

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11 Oct 2018 19:47 - 11 Oct 2018 19:53 #61533 by slim36
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A special cape and pointy flight helmet might allow reduction of sonic booms like the test project..    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet_Spike

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11 Oct 2018 21:11 #61534 by shadar
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The trick is that the pointy nose has to be half or more the length of the rest of the aircraft. Kind of hard to do with a helmet until you want to go down the unicorn path. 

I think we are stuck with flying women making double sonic booms of considerable intensity. Double booms in the sense that shockwaves would form from her shoulders and chest as well as her hips, and double sonic booms are much more startling than single ones. Good news is that a slender waist makes for very efficient transonic performance. 

The big advance in supersonic flight in the 50's was the "area rule" concept, which essentially manifested as a narrowed center section in the aircraft.  Most superheroines come naturally with a dramatic version of that feature. 

Bottom line, the particular shape of superheroines ensures a VERY loud double boom. 

Unfortunately, testing remains very limited in the real world. 

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11 Oct 2018 21:57 #61536 by Woodclaw
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So Bulletgirl was on the right path ;)

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12 Oct 2018 03:55 #61547 by slim36
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Not sure what kind of fabric can survive supersonic speeds.   Would likely be pretty stiff and able to take high temperatures.   A Kryptonian material would offer an easy solution.

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12 Oct 2018 07:44 - 12 Oct 2018 07:46 #61548 by shadar
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slim36 wrote: Not sure what kind of fabric can survive supersonic speeds.   Would likely be pretty stiff and able to take high temperatures.   A Kryptonian material would offer an easy solution.


I envision the proper flight posture for stability and control is with the back slightly arched, arms outstretched or swept back, depending on speed, using the hands as ailerons, with legs together to use feet as elevators. The arch in her back would put her chest and shoulders under the most aerodynamic stress, so if the fabric is going to burn off at high Mach, it would start burning there. 

In the case of someone with Kryptonian clothing, like SG, she'd land after a very fast flight with that "S" on her chest growing from the heat, which would be kind of dramatic at night. The outline of her shoulders would be glowing softly, her blonde head would be giving off a yellow glow and that "S" would be nicely lit from beneath. 

Bullet girl has a good outfit.

As far as SG, cape and skirt are going to be a flapping and then vibrating nuisance until she reaches very high Mach, at which point she could extend her arms forward like a diver to force the shock cone to form across her hands and stream around her body, leaving the rest of her inside the shockwave. 

Watching (and hearing) SG fly by a few hundred yards away at sea level at Mach 6 would be pretty dramatic. As in, knock you on your ass and leave you temporarily deaf, assuming your eardrums weren't completely blown out by the overpressure. But then, that's twice the speed of a high-velocity rifle bullet. She'd also be glowing almost meteor-like from the air friction and would come and go like a streak. Don't blink.

Assuming they don't hitch a ride for longer jaunts. I once wrote a story where lesser-powered flying teenage girls would hitch a ride on commercial airliners, flying up to catch them as they climbed out of an airport.  On the largest aircraft they could crawl into the tailcone to curl up in the warmth of the recently shutdown APU and out of the slipstream. They would snooze there until the plane was about to land, at which point they'd crawl out and drop away to continue on their way under their own power. I doubt the pilots would notice the trim changes on the largest planes, what with a 110 pound teenage girl coming and going from the APU. 

Of course, starting the APU during flight would present problems (nothing worse than having the cape you've been wrapped up in getting stuck in the turbine section), but I don't think air starts are done very often. 

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