Outperforming hummingbirds’ load-lifting capability with a lightweight hummingbird-like flapping-wing mechanism

@inproceedings{Leys2016OutperformingHL,
  title={Outperforming hummingbirds’ load-lifting capability with a lightweight hummingbird-like flapping-wing mechanism},
  author={Frederik Leys and Dominiek Reynaerts and Dirk Vandepitte},
  booktitle={Biology open},
  year={2016}
}
The stroke-cam flapping mechanism presented in this paper closely mimics the wing motion of a hovering Rufous hummingbird. It is the only lightweight hummingbird-sized flapping mechanism which generates a harmonic wing stroke with both a high flapping frequency and a large stroke amplitude. Experiments on a lightweight prototype of this stroke-cam mechanism… CONTINUE READING