keesje
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Wealth Of Opportunities: Ornithopter Flight, Video

Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:39 am

Successful sustained flight, researchers see future in manned bird-like flapping-wing ornithopter aircraft.

I think we are witnessing a new era in aviation: The ornithopter aircraft.

Just imagine what a 100 passenger version could do.

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...anned+bird-like+flapping-wing.html

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SlimChance
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RE: Wealth Of Opportunities: Ornithopter Flight, Video

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):
Just imagine what a 100 passenger version could do.

Make a bigger crash? Big grin
Looks cool, though. Can you image seeing one of those things flapping past you? My cat would go nuts.
 
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RE: Wealth Of Opportunities: Ornithopter Flight, Video

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:33 am

Quoting SlimChance (Reply 1):
Looks cool, though. Can you image seeing one of those things flapping past you? My cat would go nuts.

If one of those thngs flew [ast me, I'd be LMAO.
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RE: Wealth Of Opportunities: Ornithopter Flight, Video

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:50 am

Pfff...that thing is hilarious. I especially love the single wheel, nose down landing. I think I'd sooner fly Korean than on one of those things!
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RE: Wealth Of Opportunities: Ornithopter Flight, V

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:55 am

LOL cool machine! But remember that the more moving parts, the higher the mx cost (well generally). That's gotta be slow, too.

Very cool, though  Smile

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