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



ORNITHOPTER RESEARCHERS PAGE
 
Ideas, images, notes, research papers and discussions
from ornithopter researchers around the world.




RESEARCHER:

 


PATRICIA JONES-BOWMAN
email:pjb@ornithopter-pilot.com

 


I was very privileged to be the first test-pilot of the Delaurier/Harris/UTIAS
ornithopter C-GPTR from the summer of 1995 until August 10 2001 and
carried out all the prototype testing including the first lift-offs and a
maximum speed of 56mph.

PJBinCGPTR

For
an informal account
of the testing
Click
Click on image for
COCKPIT VIDEO RECORDED DURING THE TESTING

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© 1999 Patricia Jones-Bowman


AUGUST 2001 UPDATE

I resigned as test-pilot of the UTIAS ornithopter in August 2001
after 7 very interesting and distinctly 'lively' years and am now
devoting myself full-time to developing an ornithopter of my
own design ['Nightingale']


NIGHTINGALE FULL-SIZE PILOTED ORNITHOPTER

As Nightingale progresses, details that aren't covered elsewhere
on my website will be posted here
 

FEB 10 2005 UPDATE
The full-size, 32 foot wingspan, piloted Nightingale has evolved
considerably during the last 4 years and is now an extremely
lightweight 4 winger.Flight testing will start in the Spring.

 
Testing of the 8 feet wingspan proof-of-concept RC test model
[see model photo's below ] has been ongoing and various wings.
flapping mechanisms, materials and methods have been and are
being tested

2013
I'm now concentrating on building the full-size, piloted Nightingale.


'NIGHTINGALE N1 RC TEST MODEL'
 
Nightingale Ornithopter RC Test Model

 
  Click on image for
VIDEO OF SCOTCH YOKE FLAPPING MECHANISM TEST






EXPERIMENTAL FLAPPING WING TEST MODELS
 
Click on images to view larger version

'BEHEMOTH 4'
 

For Behemoth 4 Design Notes
CLICK
Behemoth 4 Design Notes.PDF

For video of Behemoth 4 flapping
CLICK
Behemoth 4 Flapping

For video of Behemoth 4 thrust test
CLICK
Behemoth 4 Thrust Test


'BEHEMOTH 3'
 

For Behemoth 3 ornithopter
Design Notes
CLICK
Behemoth Design Notes.PDF

'BOUDICA 1'

 

Boudica 1
Glide test model
with adjustable tail.

The fully flapping test
model [Boudica 2 ]
is now under
construction

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click on images to view larger version

MECHANISM PJBx1
FLAPPING AND SWEEPING WING MOVEMENT


MECHANISM PJBx1
ANIMATION: CLICK IMAGE BELOW


 
 
 
 
 
 
 




RESEARCHER:

 


VELKO VELKOV

 


VELKO VELKOV'S ORNITHOPTER RESEARCH
 




RESEARCHER:

 


PATRICK DESHAYE

 


FLAPPING THRUST UNIT
 
Click on images to view larger version
For
flapping thrust
general concept
CLICK
CONCEPT
Artist's Conception
TEST MODEL BB1
Click on links to view image

Photo Of Test Model 2

Flapping Thruster
Powered Parawing
{Artist's Conception}





RESEARCHER:

 


RESEARCHER:

 


JOHN MACK
email:johnemack@hotmail.com

 

Click on images to view larger version


'BRACE' ORNITHOPTER - TEST MODEL
 

For 'Brace'
design details
CLICK
FlyingBrace.PDF
'BRACE' ORNITHOPTER

LIFE-SIZE DRAGONFLY ORNITHOPTERS
 
LIFE-SIZE DRAGONFLIES

For Life-size Dragonfly
Development Notes
CLICK
Bitten By A Dragonfly.PDF
JOHN MACK FLYING HIS DRAGONFLY
DRAGONFLY WING FLAPPING MECHANISM

"HOUSE MITES" ORNITHOPTERS

[Dragonflies and Butterflies]
 

"HOUSE MITES" WING FLAPPING MECHANISMS

 
ASYMMETRIC MECHANISM
 

"THE CAT'S WHISKERS" ORNITHOPTER
 

For 'Cat's Whiskers'
design details
CLICK
TheCatsWhiskers.pdf
THE 'CAT'S WHISKERS' ORNITHOPTER


OTHER ORNITHOPTER WING FLAPPING MECHANISMS
 
  SWASH AMPLITUDE CONTROL MECHANISM

A SLOPING STROKER ORNITHOPTER
 
SLOPING STROKER IN FLIGHT

For Tandem Sloping Stroker
Development Notes
CLICK
TandemFlightwPics
Asymmetric Flapping Mechanism
WING FLAPPING MECHANISM



RESEARCHER:

 


GEORGE BUCKLEY
email:gbuckley@rosenet.net

 

Click on images to view larger version

'HULA' ORNITHOPTER
 

For 'Hula'
design details
CLICK
http://www.ornithopterdesign.com/
'HULA' ORNITHOPTER



 
 

RESEARCHER:

 


PETER VALENTINE

 


 
A VARIABLE STROKE MECHANISM
 
For a variable stroke mechanism design
CLICK
VARIABLE STROKE MECHANISM




Due to space limitations, some items
have been removed. The space is needed for
manned ornithopter research



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