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September 26, 2010

Fly, Robin, fly!

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1285545546 ) Play

What is this device? What funky thing did it achieve recently?

Cracked by Rogi , dineshk , krudebox , username , udupendra , jowens , Dibyo , byslexia , shrik and Anjul

Answer:

Snowbird, the first human-powered “ornithopter”, a la DaVinci, to achieve sustained flight.


12 Responses to “Fly, Robin, fly!”

  1. Rogi
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    It’s an ornithopter a la DaVinci, called “Snowbird”. It only took 500 years for someone to actually get one to fly on August 2nd, last.


  2. dineshk
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    Snowbird – first human powered flight with flapping wings.


  3. krudebox
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    Snowbird, the first human-powered ornithopter to achieve sustained flight.


  4. username
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tra.....ds-newsxml


  5. udupendra
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    World’s first human powered ornithopter


  6. jowens
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    Ornithopter – first sustained ornithopter flight (19.3 seconds).


  7. Logik
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    Is this the Solar Impulse plane that did a 24 hr flight recently?


  8. Dibyo
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    this is the snowbird, and the first successful human powered flight by todd reichert


  9. byslexia

    Solar plane by Solar Impulse recently completed a tour of Switzerland in ~26hrs, 12+ hours of which were during the night.


  10. shrik
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    Todd Rechiert’s ornithopter called Snowbird.


  11. shrik
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    Todd Rechiert’s ornithopter called Snowbird, which became the first flapping wing aeroplane thingy.


  12. Anjul
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    This is an aircraft which flies by flapping its wings, like a bird.

    A student recently demonstrated sustained flight by using his own energy to fly this machine.


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