A Spring Induced Ornithopter Wing Design
Non-Confidential description of the invention
An ornithopter wing mechanism arrangement comprising of a straight leading edge spar which can be either straight or have a fixed bend angle supported by a hinge. It further consists of a trailing edge, a chord root, a membrane glued over the wing structure, at least two ribs with one end hinged to the leading edge and the other end attached to the trailing edge characterized in that: at least one spring in between two ribs in the trailing edge configured to induce flexibility to the ornithopter wing. The leading edge spar can be supported by a diagonal supporting strut when the ornithopter wing is very large.
Dr. Joydeep Bhowmik (AE), Dr. Debopam Das (AE)
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