UTIAS Ornithopter No.1

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No.1
Role Experimental ornithopter
Manufacturer University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
Designer James DeLaurier
First flight 8 July 2006
Number built 1

The UTIAS Ornithopter No.1 (registration C-GPTR) was an ornithopter built in Canada in the late 1990s. On 8 July 2006, it took off under its own power, assisted by a turbine jet engine, making a flight of around 300 metres that lasted 14 seconds.[1]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.56 m (41 ft 2 in)
  • Gross weight: 322 kg (710 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × König SC-430, 18 kW (24 hp)

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 82 km/h (51 mph)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hein, Treena (2006-10-12). "CBC News In Depth: Science: The world's first flying ornithopter". CBC News. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 

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