This Flapper’s No Wing Loong

Credit: The “Orthopaedist’s Ornithopter” is undergoing flight trials.
A Chinese company’s newest aircraft project harkens back to one of aviation history’s oldest ideas: the ornithopter. Centuries after Leonardo di Vinci conceived his own designs, the Beijing-based Implant Aircraft Co. Ltd., has started testing a series of ornithopter unmanned aircraft systems (UASes)...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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