Thursday, September 23, 2010

Snowbird - human powered - wing flapping aircraft

I don't know what I'd do with it, but I SO WANT ONE.

The "Snowbird" flapping winged, human powered, ornithopter was developed by Todd Reichert and team at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. It weighs only 42.6 kilograms and has a wingspan of 32 metres.

Here's a video of its world-record flight at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham, Ontario.

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