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3d printed ornithopter

Partially 3d Printed Ornithopter Test

Flight has fascinated people for so long – I’m certain that no family of life has engendered so much envy than birds.  I was inspired by a video from Festo of their new flapping, flying, bird-like machine – their beautiful ornithopter – so I had a go at making my own.

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Festo (creators of air-penguins and robotic rays) have created what appears to be the most realistic looking ornithopter (or flapping flying device) that I’ve yet seen!  It’s beautiful – and while not yet as graceful as a gull, or elegant as an eagle, they’re certainly not far off!  This video inspired me, and you’ll see why in the next post.