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Rubber Band Ornithopter Mechanism

3,482 DustyT33  1.5 years ago

This ornithopter's mechanism is based on those "toy rubber band powered ornithopters" (I have one) and I just wanted to try to make it in simpleplanes. Throttle up for full speed and AG 2 for brake.
And it has no gyroscope.


General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 66.5ft (20.3m)
  • Length 32.7ft (10.0m)
  • Height 24.1ft (7.3m)
  • Empty Weight 2,356lbs (1,068kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,356lbs (1,068kg)


  • Wing Loading 4.9lbs/ft2 (24.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 479.0ft2 (44.5m2)
  • Drag Points 312


  • Number of Parts 38
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    10.6k winterro

    @DustyT33 looks good!

    1.2 years ago
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    1,127 atgxtg

    @DustyT33 Yeah, I took a day off from SP that turned into a couple of weeks and then into a few months.
    This plane you have here is very smooth for a flapper. Not quite as fast as what we were doing when I went AWOL, but much more stable and practical.

    1.3 years ago
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    3,482 DustyT33

    @atgxtg Hello, I haven't seen you for a while.

    1.3 years ago
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    1,127 atgxtg

    This one is really something special.

    1.3 years ago
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    29.5k Hyattorama

    Tricky to fly but a very unique and creative design. Great job, I love it!

    1.5 years ago
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    16.3k ThePrototype


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    1,210 MilesTPrower


    1.5 years ago