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First Human Powered Ornithopter

September 22nd, 2010 09:51 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

spasm writes “A University of Toronto engineering graduate student has made and successfully flown a human-powered flapping-wing aircraft. From the article: ‘Todd Reichert, a PhD candidate at the university’s Institute of Aerospace Studies, piloted the wing-flapping aircraft, sustaining both altitude and airspeed for 19.3 seconds and covering a distance of 145 metres at an average speed of 25.6 kilometres per hour.’”

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