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Old Apr 20, 2015, 05:38 PM
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Robara Flapping Bird (not an ornithopter)

I'm in the final stages of design and construction of a Robara. The original Robara was made by Wingbeat.Ltd http://www.rofalconry.com/page.php?id=2
The Robara is a roboticized Hubara shown in a pic below...
Here's a clip of Wingbeat's Robara
Hunting the Robara from the car in the desert (3 min 31 sec)


The flapper drive mechanism
Robara flapper drive (0 min 16 sec)


Fuse & wing assembly
Robara close to completion (1 min 45 sec)


Link to dxf file for those interested
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ax8qicl26...esign.dxf?dl=0
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Old Apr 20, 2015, 06:40 PM
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Old Apr 20, 2015, 11:41 PM
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Old Apr 20, 2015, 11:58 PM
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Thanks, guys.
Will post a maiden video whichever way it goes.
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Old Apr 21, 2015, 02:04 AM
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nice concept
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Old Apr 21, 2015, 04:26 AM
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Very nice, but why do you say it's not an ornithopter? Does it have another power source? If not, it's an ornithopter.

Looking forward to your test flights.

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Old Apr 21, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Took a while to figure that one out. In the first photo above you can see a prop and motor inside. Sort of a ducted prop.

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Old Apr 21, 2015, 11:46 AM
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Ahh I see it now, thanks Gord. Very unique project, looking forward to seeing the progress.

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