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Dec 01, 2018, 10:31 PM
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This Nine-Piece Flex-Plane Drone Flaps Its Wings Like a Bird


http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/tech...ird?source=dam
Dec 02, 2018, 12:51 AM
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Well, not really like a bird unless that bird has engines on its wings. Odysseus was a failure in a lot of respects, why try to copy it?
Dec 02, 2018, 07:44 AM
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Dec 02, 2018, 10:51 AM
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Take a look at a company called Festo.

Festo - BionicOpter (1 min 28 sec)


They have a bird, too.
Dec 02, 2018, 11:04 AM
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What would be cool is if all of the little planes were together as the big plane for the purposes of efficiency to get to a target area and then split up and attacked other drones Kamikaze style and whatever was left of the "horde" joined back together for the flight home.
Dec 02, 2018, 11:05 AM
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Take a look at a company called Festo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj1yhz5io20
Bob has a solution to that...

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Dec 02, 2018, 11:34 AM
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Dec 02, 2018, 02:28 PM
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Well, not really like a bird unless that bird has engines on its wings. Odysseus was a failure in a lot of respects, why try to copy it?
Don't you mean Icarus?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus
Dec 02, 2018, 04:36 PM
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I thought " drones " had no wings ?


True a plane of any shape could be a drone.
Dec 02, 2018, 07:22 PM
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Minor detail, but he was US, first.

Dec 02, 2018, 07:26 PM
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Minor detail, but he was US, first.

That explain that crickets sound from him
Dec 02, 2018, 07:34 PM
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Kind of cool. I don't see what the point is, though, other than being kind of cool.
Dec 02, 2018, 08:57 PM
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That explain that crickets sound from him
Sorry, man I just got back to house. And I was wrong, it was named Helios.

Dec 02, 2018, 09:01 PM
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It doesn't "flap like a bird" it flexes uncontrollably.
Dec 03, 2018, 07:23 AM
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It looks like GWS Micro- Sticks joined together. I bet I could make one similar with nine kits and a roll of tape.


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