segunda-feira, 27 de setembro de 2010

[vid] HPO The Snowbird - Human-powered Ornithopter flies like a bird #UTIAS #NewOldTech #ImpossibleIsNothing @[youtube|OrnithopterProject]


∞ Clarke's First Law
|| When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible, he is very probable wrong. ||

@[youtube|OrnithopterProject] ||
The Snowbird Human-Powered Ornithopter was designed and constructed by a team of students from the University of Toronto [UTIAS]. On August 2nd 2010 it sustained level flight for 19.3 seconds, becoming the world's first successful human-powered ornithopter. Music by Nicholas Martel and Daniel Gauthier. ||
@[Wikipedia|Ornithopter] ||
An ornithopter (from Greek ornithos "bird" and pteron "wing") is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. Designers seek to imitate the flapping-wing flight of birds, bats, and insects. Though machines may differ in form, they are usually built on the same scale as these flying creatures. Manned ornithopters have also been built, and some have been successful. The machines are of two general types: those with engines, and those powered by the muscles of the pilot ||