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How can I make a remote control flying butterfly ornithopter which can pick up small objects?

An ornithopter which uses -- flapping wings -- remote control -- able to fly for atleast 3 minutes -- Please includes materials and process. Thankyou

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Sandisk1duo8 years ago
let me save you some time and money...

buy this:
http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25550

and put a paperclip hook on the underside
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AndyGadget8 years ago
Probably easier to find a large bluebottle and train it to respond to whistled commands like a sheepdog. At a place I used to work a few years ago we used to immobilise bluebottles with freezer spray and then attach little tissue paper streamers to them with superglue, They would recover after a minute or so and fly around the large office with the streamers behind them, usually with insulting comments about workmates.
Jayefuu8 years ago
DARPA just spent millions in funding on an ornithoptor that size. It can't yet pick things up.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/02/nav_robothopter_flight_phase_ii/
lemonie Jayefuu8 years ago
I surely couldn't have answered this question better! L