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How Ornithopters Fly

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Ornithopter model EV8

Content:

  1. Manufacturing of the fuselage
  2. Control of flight speed
  3. Articulated flapping wings
  4. Related Links
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1. Manufacturing of the fuselage

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1.1 Wing adapter rollers

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1.2 Wing root fairing

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2. Control of flight speed

A flying model - especially an ornithopter in power flight - is flying optimally only in a relatively small speed range. In gliding flight the elevator unit normally works as an automatic speed controller. Nevertheless in practice it comes to great speed fluctuations by radio-control commands and in powered flight (please look at Flight stability of ornithopters at the EV7).

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2.1 Becker rudder

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3. Articulated flapping wings