First Human-Powered Ornithopter Takes Flight

Posted by on October 4th, 2010

Students at the University of Toronto have built the first succesful human-powered Ornithopter (a machine that generates lift through the flapping of its wings). Dubber ‘The Snowbird,” the flying machine achieved. The flight lasted a scant 19.3 seconds, but it is still longer than any other attempt. You can find more info about the project here.

One Response to “First Human-Powered Ornithopter Takes Flight”

  1. Tumblesis19 Says:

    Is it just me, or is that thing initially towed by a vehicle? If so, this is hardly remarkable.