How Ornithopters Fly

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Web Site Links
to the theme Flapping Wings

Robert Korobelnik

presents an interesting spectrum around the technics of flapping wings on his French web site about Unusual, Flying radio-controlled objects (ovirc). http://ovirc.free.fr

Robert speaks German and sells ornithopter models to Germany too.

Albert Kempf

has a presentation about successful ornithopters and their theory with his Truefly and his French Revolution in Aeronautic. http://truefly.chez.com/

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Rechenberg

in his bionics lectures, he shows in slides: Lokomotions-Techniken von Wassertieren, Flossen-Propulsion und Gleittechnik fliegender Fische
and therein also he describes the implication when trust and drag interlock. http://www.bionik.tu-berlin.de/institut/skript/B1Fol6.ppt (PPT-foil with 2.2 MB)

Vorbild Vogelflug - Evolution aerodynamischer Tricks am Vogelflügel
http://www.bionik.tu-berlin.de/institut/skript/B1-10Fo8.ppt (PPT-foil with 8.8 MB)

Dr. Wolfgang Send und Felix Scharstein

Thrust measurement for flapping-flight components

Karl-Heinz Helling

Worldwide first Double Flapping Wing Aircraft is flying.

Nathan Chronister

On this american website you will find a lot of excellent informations about ornithopters. Also enclosed is a basic description of the bird flight as biologists see it. http://www.ornithopter.org

Patricia Jones-Bowman

Canadian Ornithopter Researchers page