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World’s Smallest Da Vinci Ornithopter

World’s Smallest Da Vinci Ornithopter

World's Smallest Da Vinci Ornithopter (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)
By Andrew Liszewski

Da Vinci may have never had any luck getting the flying vehicles he dreamed up off the ground, but this remote controlled ornithopter inspired by one of his sketches has no problems getting airborne. Instead of a spinning propeller or rotor, the ornithopter has as a set of durable mylar covered wings that flap 40 times a second, not unlike an actual hummingbird, and can be steered around a room using the dual-stick remote control. A 5 minute charge on the controller is good for about 7 minutes of flight, and it’s available from Hammacher Schlemmer for about $60.

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