ornithopter ornithopter

Definition(s):

  • (n) heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wings

Usage(s):

  1. WowWee's flying insect soars, dive-bombs, hovers and glides using authentic flapping-wing action, which makes it the first commercially-available toy ornithopter.
  2. WowWee's flying insect soars, dive-bombs, hovers and glides using authentic flapping-wing action, which makes it the first commercially available toy ornithopter.

News

  • Dyson Engineers Trade Vacuums For Flying Machines

    The flying machines ran the gamut. Drone–style quadcopters had a strong showing, which isn't a surprise considering their code is widely available in hobbyist and enthusiast spheres. The more daring teams went with aeronautical novelties like the wing–flapping ornithopter (which we're admittedly partial to ), a finned–wing design that looked like a boogie board with a propeller strapped to the ...
    on September 26, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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