RC Ornithopter

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ABOUT RC ORNITHOPTER

  • An Ornithopter is a device that imitates the flapping-wing flight found in nature. The word “Ornithopter” combines the ancient Greek words for “bird” and “wing”.
  • An Ornithopter doesn’t need to have feathers, though. What makes it birdlike is the flapping motion! Airplanes have a rotating propeller.
  • Helicopters have a rotary wing that provides both lift and thrust. Instead of rotation, the Ornithopter wing imitates the reciprocating motion of a bird’s wing.

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Build & Test your own first RC Ornithopter from scratch!
  • Hands-on experience on the electronic and electrical instrumentation of an RC Ornithopter.
  • Introduction to Design of an RC Ornithopter Gearing Mechanisms
  • This workshop encompasses all the concepts and principles involved in the aerodynamics of an Ornithopter.
  • The workshop provides a complete learning experience to the participants.
  • Understand the principles of Flight of a Bird.
  • Design a mechanism that imitates a Bird.
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TOPICS COVERED AND WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

THEORY:

  • Basics of Aerodynamics and flapping-wing flight.
  • Concepts behind designing a Radio Controlled Ornithopter.
  • Understanding the Gear mechanisms involved in design of flapping-wing flight.
  • History of Ornithopter.
  • Stability & Control of an RC Ornithopter.

PRACTICAL:

  • Design own RC Ornithopter from scratch.
  • RC Ornithopter Fabrication sessions.
  • Test flight /competition session.
  • Testing Session – RC Ornithopter designed and Fabricated by the participants are flown by an expert RC Ornithopter flyer of Team Hobby pep