Sunday, May 04, 2008

Build an Ornithopter - Flapping Wing Flying Toy




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I posted a while back about the Tim Bird Toy -- a rubber band powered bird that flies by flapping its wings.

Here's a great weekend project brought to us by the good folks at MAKE magazine. This video shows how to build an ornithopter -- also powered by a rubber band.

Other Resources:
Ornithoper.org has kits, plans, and advice.
The Wind-up Flying Toys page at The Automata Store.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pino said...

Unfortunately, it does not fly...

May 4, 2008 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger paperpino said...

Unfortunately, it does not fly...

May 4, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Pino,

These ornithopers can fly, but as Kip mentioned in the video, they are very light so it must be flown on a day with no wind.

Page 99 of MAKE Volume 8 has a troubleshooting guide for this project.

Best of Luck!

Dug North

May 4, 2008 at 10:14 AM  

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