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micro-ornithopter in slow motion
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:12:56 AM »
A high-speed camera was used to film a micro-ornithopter in flight.

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Re: micro-ornithopter in slow motion
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 02:37:32 PM »
learning how to properly launch that thing must be unbelievably difficult
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Re: micro-ornithopter in slow motion
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 02:58:36 PM »
whats with the little clicky triangle making the wings move?
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Re: micro-ornithopter in slow motion
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 03:28:35 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, that appears to be where the motor (is that what makes the wings flap?) connects to the wings for the flapping motion. The two sides that make up the triangle are designed in a way that allows the coupler on the motor (probably similar to a type of servo arm) to flap the wings while rotating, bringing them up, then down, then up, then down...

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