Flapping Aircraft - Ornithopter
Ornithopter refers to an aircraft that generates lift and forward force through the active movement of wings like a bird, also known as a flapper. Its features are 1. Active movement of the wings. 2. Relying on the reaction force of the wing-flapping the air as the lift and forward force. 3. Maneuver flight by changing the position of the wing and tail.
The human dream of flying started with a flapping-wing aircraft and was initially realized with a...
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In Dune we see the Ornithopters glide and dive and hover, in seamless transitions between methods of flight, which they can do because . . . CGI. In real dragonflies, how is that possible? And why is that remarkable? Our guest, Prof. Jane Wang of Cornell’s Department and Physics and Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering explains.