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Website of Patricia Jones-Bowman. email:pjb@ornithopter-pilot.com

Patricia Jones-Bowman testing the Delaurier,UTIAS ornithopter CGPTR. 1997.
 Photo copyright: James Delaurier


  'Nightingale' Ornithopter
Designed by Patricia Jones-Bowman

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Artist's impression of Nightingale
Images first published [internet] on this website on Feb 11 2001



NIGHTINGALE
ORNITHOPTER
PROJECT
  WING FLAPPING ANIMATIONS
PLEASE NOTE:
These animations are artist's impressions
The effect of varying wing kinematics is
one of the main areas of research to be
carried out during the extensive testing
period.
PROJECT
INFORMATION


BIOGRAPHY

links in yellow
will be available
when testing starts

PHOTOGRAPHS
AND VIDEO

TEST RESULTS

TEST PILOT'S LOG

CONTACT

 

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LINKS


ORNITHOPTER
RESEARCHERS
PAGE

images, ideas,
articles, notes,
research etc from
researchers
around the world

 



UPDATE
JANUARY 2015

Speed reduction unit finished.
Engine mounted.
Currently working on Nightingale's aft fuselage
and flapping mechanism.




I'll post photo's and video of the
full-size, manned 34 foot wingspan
Nightingale N2 when the flight
testing starts later this year.

   

During the last 4 years Nightingale
has changed considerably as a result
of testing and research and is now
a tandem biplane and extremely
lightweight [see image below]

Nightingale N2 4 wing ornithopter

Nightingale was designed to test many
different wings and wing configurations
and the biplane tests will be followed
by tests in the original monoplane
configuration

The photo below shows the 8 foot
wingspan, proof-of-concept
radio-controlled test model
The design has since changed to
a 4 wing configuration

Nightingale Ornithopter RC Test Model

I will be updating regularly from now on.
So please check back often.