Apr 14, 2011
Festo Decodes Bird Flight – SmartBird
Flying like birds is one of the oldest dreams of man kind. And back in 1490 Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machine concept brought us closer to achieving bird flight. Now engineers of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network achieved this amazing feat. Check out this concept animation.
Its internal parts and structures are made of light weight carbon fibre. And it consumes 23W from two lithium polymer accumulator cells. SmartBird have an electromechanical efficiency of 45% and aerodynamic efficiency of 80%.
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