Posted by Heath on Oct 25, 2009
Canadian Military Experimental Aircraaft UTIAS Ornithopter No.1

Canadian Military Experimental Aircraaft UTIAS Ornithopter No.1

The UTIAS Ornithopter No.1 (registration C-GPTR) was an ornithopter built in Canada in the late 1990s. On 8 July 2006, it became the first such aircraft to take off under its own power, making a flight of around 300 metres that lasted 14 seconds.

General characteristics

* Crew: One pilot
* Length: 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in)
* Wingspan: 12.56 m (41 ft 2 in)
* Gross weight: 322 kg (710 lb)
* Powerplant: 1 × König SC-430, 18 kW (24 hp)

Performance

* Cruising speed: 82 km/h (51 mph)

Manufacturer University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
Designed by James DeLaurier
Maiden flight 8 July 2006
Number built 1



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