We have featured a number of different remote control devices here on Geeky Gadgets over the years, but this newly created BionicOpter Robotic Dragonfly offers a very unique flying system.
The creators of the BionicOpter Robotic Dragonfly, Festo, have been able to replicate the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly.
Allowing the BionicOpter Robotic Dragonfly to fly in all directions and even hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings. Check out the video below to see it in action
The BionicOpter Robotic Dragonfly is equipped with a 63cm wingspan, and a carbon fiber frame which is covered by a polyester membrane, and is powered by a pair of LiPo cells and can be remotely controlled via a smartphone or digital spectrum transmitter using a 2.4 GHz wireless module.
“The mechanics of dragonfly flight are unique: dragonflies can manoeuvre in all directions, glide without having to beat their wings and hover in the air. Their ability to move their two pairs of wings independently enables them to slow down and turn abruptly, to accelerate swiftly and even to fly backwards.
With the BionicOpter, Festo has applied these highly complex characteristics to an ultra-lightweight flying object at a technical level. For the first time, there is a model that can master more flight conditions than a helicopter, plane and glider combined.”
For more information on the BionicOpter Robotic Dragonfly jump over to the Festo website for full details.
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