So here is the idea:
|Jetman Canopy (Sled) System idea|
If the canopy is made of light materials (honey comp sandwich carbon fiber for example) it should not add much weight. Also the overall air resistance should not be much worse .. or it could even be better since the canopy is more optimal formed than the shoulders and head of the pilot. Notice also the quick release mechanism which allows the pilot to get rid of the canopy if required. The reason to locate the canopy under the belly is the fact that the parachute system needs as much as possible space behind the pilot.
Additionally some extra fuel or even weapons could be carried under the belly .. and also the much required avionics, such as air speed meters and navigators could be included inside the canopy.
|Even some wheels might be installed in some future systems..|
An future option might be to add small wheels to this sled and maybe even make runway takeoffs and or even landings with it .. but the hanging legs should maybe be included inside the sled in the latter case.
|Jetman over Dubai|
Here is the picture without the proposed sled.
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