Ornithopter Workshop at Sastra SRC , Kumbakonam

27 Feb 2013

Sastra SRC , Kumbakonam
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More than just a Workshop

  • ✓ Study Material
  • ✓ Online Examination
  • ✓ Performance Analysis

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What is this workshop about?

An Ornithopter (from Greek Ornithos "bird" and Petron "wing"), a bio-mimicry of birds, bats and insects, is an aircraft that flies by using the same mechanism as birds: flapping its wings instead of using engines for propulsion like most of the modern day aerodynamic models.

This workshop encompasses all the concepts and principles involved in the aerodynamics of an Ornithopter. The workshop provides a complete learning experience to the participants.

Course Outcomes

  • Certification from Ornithopter Zone, USA
  • Build and test your own rubber-powered Ornithopter.
  • Understand the principles of Flight of a bird.
  • Design a mechanism that imitates a Bird
  • Competition for Longest Flight

Course Structure and Topics Covered


  • Basics of Aerodynamics and flapping-wing flight.
  • History of Ornithopters.
  • Types of flapping-wing aircraft.
  • Understanding the mechanisms involved in design of flapping-wing flight.
  • Theory behind designing a Radio Controlled Ornithopter.


  • Design own rubber-powered Ornithopter from scratch.
  • Ornithopter Fabrication sessions.
  • Test flight /competition session.

Kit Content

  • Balsa wood
  • Mechanism rods
  • Epoxy Glue
  • Rubber bands.
  • Working Tools*
  • Other miscellaneous items

* marked items will be taken back

Online Portal

Participants have access to an exclusive online portal to:

  • View status of registered and attended workshops
  • View study material for workshops
  • Write online exams and receive separate certificates with scores. These certificates with scores will provide students an opportunity to show their learning in job interviews.


  • All AerotriX certificates have a unique ID which can be verified online for authentication
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate of Completion with Distinction (for top performers)


  • Students interested in Ornithopter
  • Students interested for a career in Aerospace and related fields of engineering.


"Lecture was very interesting and entertaining one. I had only theoretical knowledge about the bird flight, but this workshop has provided me with practical knowledge by making an ornithopter of our own which I liked very much." - Gaurav Yadav, Tumkur

Contact Details

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Phone: Toll Free: 1800-3000-1260 (24 Hrs)

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Kumbakonam is a town in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. The town is popular for the Betal Leaf Combination (Vettrilai Cheeval) and for the thick-strong coffee.