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Bird with Folding Wings

By mimicking the folding of a bird's wing, we slowed the flight velocity by 10 percent without any appreciable decrease in the overall weight of the bird in flight (this included weight of the bird and the payload).

Weight: 29.9 g (excluding battery)
Wing Span: 57.2 cm
Flapping Frequency: 4.5 Hz
Pay Load Capability: 17.0 g (including battery)


For additional information please contact:
Dr. S.K. Gupta
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
3143 Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD-20742
Phone: 301-405-5306


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