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

The PowerPoint slides for his lectures on bionics Lokomotions-Techniken von Wassertieren, Flossen-Propulsion und Gleittechnik fliegender Fische https://www.slideserve.com/nerita/ingo-rechenberg also show the effects of interlocking of thrust and drag (starting on slide 31).

Also interesting are his slides on the topic of Vorbild Vogelflug - Evolution aerodynamischer Tricks am Vogelflügel https://www.slideserve.com/deirdre/ingo-rechenberg.

Dr. Wolfgang Send und Felix Scharstein

Thrust measurement for flapping-flight components

Karl-Heinz Helling

Integrated flapping wing
Development and testing of a model with two wings, flapping in push-pull with lifting/rotation motion.

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