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Offline wolfy_9005Topic starter

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Need some help making "flying" robot
« on: March 03, 2007, 08:21:00 PM »
For our science project at school we decided to make a "flying" robot. We are reasonably new to making robots, but know the basics. We just need some help with the flapping motion of the wings. Anyone wanna help me?

Anything will help.

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Re: Need some help making "flying" robot
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 08:45:55 PM »
RC airplane with a microcontroller and guidance system? I don't think it is possible to make a machine capable of flying by flapping wings.
Problems making the $50 robot circuit board?
click here. http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=3292.msg25198#msg25198

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Re: Need some help making "flying" robot
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 01:29:31 AM »
They actually have - there is an RC toy on the radio shack website that uses wings for lift -

This is all conjecture but it seems that if you wanted to mount a microcontroller to a flying base a RC helicopter would be the best solution.

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Re: Need some help making "flying" robot
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 06:15:40 AM »
I think building an ornithopter robot would be pretty cool.

Here are some interesting ideas for the base (I posted these in Misc a few days ago):

http://flappingflight.com/
http://www.ornithopter.org/store/rc.html
http://www.raidentech.com/3rarecorcepo.html
http://www.indoor.flyer.co.uk/orni.htm

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Re: Need some help making "flying" robot
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 04:18:47 PM »
check this link out for more inspirational videos
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=400.0

i believe all ornithopters use 4 bar linkages to convert from rotational to flapping motion.
here is a webpage to simulate one for your design
http://www.cden-rcci.mcmaster.ca/VisLinkage/index.html

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Re: Need some help making "flying" robot
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007, 06:46:07 AM »
I did some work on it and i sort of pulled apart a small rc car(2 actually) and got 4 tiny little motors ~4x20mm. Also thinking of making something like a crankshaft to convert the rotations into reciprocating motion(or howeves its spelt). Thanks for te above posts.

 


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