Aug 23, 2013

Amazing 3d printed ornithopter and flying crawler from Japan

WOW! This just looks amazing and beautiful. Maybe little creepy also. Still, it is a remarkable peace of work.


RC version with small electric engine:



Rubber band powered version:



Flying Crawler version: multiple wings and extra creepiness ...




Quad version:




































http://blog.goo.ne.jp/flappingwing/ (in Japanese)

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.goo.ne.jp%2Fflappingwing%2Fe%2F55e13c8b33ae4e5f83ce50c8ed1ee5ac
(translated version)

Via: Hackaday 

Update (23.3.2014.):

Here is very detailed guide on Instructables how to make and build your own 3d printed ornithopter:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-first-Full-3D-printable-ornithopter-assembl/?ALLSTEPS