|My Free Bird Ornithopter Flying|
|Closeup of Free Bird Ornithopter|
My friend Floyd got his ornithopter to fly really pretty well as seen in one picture it was stuck on a beam over 20 feet from the floor. Mine did fly after some help with getting the linkages bent just right. When I did my presentation on The Pioneers of Flight I flew my Free Bird ornithopter as part of the presentation to show how man had thought of flapping wing flight since ancient times. Leonardo DaVinci had created drawings of a flapping wing machine but never did build it. I also have an electric radio control dragon fly that has two flapping wings that flies in much the same manner.
|Holding Ornithopter at Pioneers of Aviation Presentation|
A friend flies radio control ornithopter.
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