Aerodynamic analysis of flapping
Software, developed by Cameron Urban, is a fast, easy-to-use,
and open-source package for analyzing flapping-wing flight.
Crank Designer calculates the dimensions for ornithopter crank mechanisms.
Provided with desired parameters such as the range of flapping motion,
it will find the optimal dimensions for symmetrical flapping. Ornithopter
Crank Designer is an Excel spreadsheet developed by Joshua Adcock
File -- Instructions
Build your own ornithopter
is a free
software app that makes it much easier to
build your own ornithopters! FlapDesign
was developed by Nathan Chronister and converted from Java using
from Leaning Technologies.
helps you design ornithopter mechanisms. You type in the basic dimensions
of the mechanism, and it shows you the resulting wing motion in
the form of an animation or graph. Simply adjust the dimensions
until you have the desired range of wing motion. FlapDesign helps
you spot trouble such as asymmetric flapping or potential locking
of the mechanism. Start off by clicking on the three example mechanisms
to see how they work. How
to use FlapDesign