12″ RC ornithopter

rc ornithopter

There was a little interest in Graham’s 3D scanning probe, but this is what he is normally using his tiny CNC machine for: manufacturing components for a tiny RC ornithopter. The scale of this thing is amazing. From the tiny gear train to the 0.5mm carbon spars the frame is constructed from. The rudder control only weighs one gram and the entire device comes in at 17 grams.

Comments

  1. SOI Sentinel says:

    Very cool design. Looks like the video’s down, though (probably a good thing for his bandwidth!)

    Makes me want to look at some of the hybrid ornithopter designs I read about coming out of college research labs again.

  2. Liam says:

    That’s astonishing!!!

    Very well done

  3. xpn$v says:

    holy hell i want one

  4. night stalker says:

    Nice… I want one. I love it ^ ^ i like the whole thing. I might actually try to build it.

  5. andrew says:

    i remember reading about another guy’s electric unicycle. he also made his own “segway”… oh wait, maybe its the same guy…

  6. andrew says:

    ahh!! wrong thread! lol sry

  7. Graham says:

    Thanks for the mention, I only recently found out any of my stuff was on here and its nice. Sorry about the video being down, I’m moving to a new domain soon and that will be fixed. Graham

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