Friday, March 21, 2008


Sketches for a helmet system for Arctic Winter paragliding with warm-air delivery and exhaust hoses, integral helmet microphone and lighting system. The helmet is going to be a complex piece of gear. It has to protect me from -100F windchills (I'll be flying straight into the wind) with a plastic visor, but exhaled breath can't be allowed to touch the visor lest the condensation freeze and blind me. It'll be hard enough, flying in near dark, without my visor frosted as well! I'll also need a hands-free mike to talk to the ground (when and if I have ground support) and helmet camera and light. Click to enlarge.

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