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.
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.
Other miscellaneous items
* marked items will be taken back
Participants will be made to work in teams of 2 in the workshop. 1 kit per team will be given during the workshop which is take-home for participants.
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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
AerotriX is a division of Skyfi Labs that develops courses with a focus on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering disciplines.
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30 Most Promising Startups, Next Big Idea, IIM Bangalore
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