Wing, Flight, Bird, Fixed-wing aircraft, Bird flight, Aerodynamics

A raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

On Oct 31, 2020
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A raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

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On Oct 31, 2020
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A raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail https://t.co/ssfT9xxGv3 https://t.co/8cP5V6Br1H
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A raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

A raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

A raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

EPFL engineers have developed a drone with a feathered wing and tail that give it unprecedented flight agility.

Soft biohybrid morphing wings with feathers underactuated by wrist and finger motion

Soft biohybrid morphing wings with feathers underactuated by wrist and finger motion

Since the Wright Flyer, engineers have strived to develop flying machines with morphing wings that can control flight as deftly as birds. Birds morph their wing planform parameters ...

‘PigeonBot’ is the first robot that can bend its wings like a real bird

‘PigeonBot’ is the first robot that can bend its wings like a real bird

Insights into the joint movements and feather surface structures that help birds control their wing shape could help robotic flyers move more deftly.

Hawk-inspired robot with movable wings is an agile long-distance flyer

Hawk-inspired robot with movable wings is an agile long-distance flyer

A robot with wings that move like a hawk’s can fly more stably and nimbly than other flying robots – and it uses less power, extending flight time

This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies

This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies

Their goal was to create a bird-like drone that’s capable of both cruising long distances at high speeds while remaining highly maneuverable.

Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass

Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass

Avian wing shape is highly variable across species but only coarsely associated with flight behavior, performance, and body mass. An underexplored but potentially explanatory feature is the ...

Remote-controlled pigeons take to the skies | Science News

Remote-controlled pigeons take to the skies | Science News

A robotic pigeon that can change its wing shape like a real bird paves the way for creating more agile aircraft, and offers a new way to study bird flight. R...

How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing

How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing

Birds can dynamically alter the shape of their wings during flight, although how this is accomplished is poorly understood. Matloff et al. found that two mechanisms control the movement of ...

Pigeon-inspired drone bends its wings to make it more agile

Pigeon-inspired drone bends its wings to make it more agile

The PigeonBot could lead to drones that can manage tight turns and fly through turbulence.

Simulating Evolution to Determine the Fastest Wing

Simulating Evolution to Determine the Fastest Wing

Researchers combined laboratory and simulated experiments on 3-D-printed wings to find the ideal wing shape

Airbus is testing a plane with flapping wingtips inspired by the albatross

Airbus is testing a plane with flapping wingtips inspired by the albatross

Since the dawn of aviation, birds have been an inspiration for visionaries of flight. And now, engineers are once again looking to feathered friends to inspire the next generation of ...

Delivery Drones Use Bird-Inspired Legs to Jump Into the Air

Delivery Drones Use Bird-Inspired Legs to Jump Into the Air

Passerine's fixed-wing drones can take off (and land) using a pair of legs

Paper Airplane Designs

Paper Airplane Designs

A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions, video tutorials and printable folding plans. Find the best paper airplanes that fly the furthest and stay aloft the ...