Mini aviators will flock to MAKE's Ornithopter DIY
Are you raising your very own flight obsessed Orville Wright or Amelia Erhart-- If so, you've probably heard or talked about the ornithopter at one time or another. According to the Ornithopter Zone site "An ornithopter is a device that flies by flapping its wings - just like a real bird or insect! How is it different from an airplane or helicopter? Those machines are driven by rotating airfoils. In an ornithopter, the driving airfoils have an oscillating motion instead. This imitates nature, because there are no animals with rotating parts." Why not take your little aviator's knowledge and enthusiasm for all things aviation to the next level? Make's Weekend Project: Build an Ornithopter DIY might be the perfect project to get their wings a flappin and minds taking off into the great blue yonder. Make provides a how-to video and ornithopter DIY pdf both of which contain a historical look at the ornithopter, diagrams and everything you need to know to build your very own orly. A great family project to get the gang together, learn about aviation and get outdoors!