Corpus ID: 16077641

The control of flight force by a flapping wing: lift and drag production.

@article{Sane2001TheCO,
  title={The control of flight force by a flapping wing: lift and drag production.},
  author={Sanjay P. Sane and Michael H. Dickinson},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={204 Pt 15},
  pages={
          2607-26
        }
}
We used a dynamically scaled mechanical model of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study how changes in wing kinematics influence the production of unsteady aerodynamic forces in insect flight. We examined 191 separate sets of kinematic patterns that differed with respect to stroke amplitude, angle of attack, flip timing, flip duration and the shape and magnitude of stroke deviation. Instantaneous aerodynamic forces were measured using a two-dimensional force sensor mounted at the base… Expand
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