Crossbow ornithopter is the first radio-controlled, flapping-wing
aircraft kit with a sleek fiberglass body and modular gear
unit. The Crossbow RC ornithopter has a unique, high-efficiency
wing design, giving it excellent performance in flapping and
gliding flight. The Crossbow's 68 inch wingspan is the same
as a turkey vulture or osprey, making this giant RC bird look
awesome in the air!
Crossbow RC ornithopter (flapping-wing aircraft) was designed
for efficient flight.
The sailplane-like fuselage and efficient tail surfaces keep
the air resistance to a minimum. The pre-sewn fabric wing
has a rounded leading edge and cambered profile. It avoids
the awkward wing bracing that destroyed the airfoil in previous
earlier RC ornithopters that had an unreliable "glide
lock" mechanism, the Crossbow RC ornithopter will glide
every time you cut the throttle.
Crossbow RC ornithopter kit does require assembly. It comes
with a clearly written and richly illustrated instruction
manual. The Crossbow RC ornithopter is recommended for those
who have some prior experience building RC planes, and experience
flying with ailerons. The Crossbow RC ornithopter kit is made
in the United States.
Crossbow ornithopter requires
a 2000mAh, 7.4 volt lithium battery, a 10 amp brushless ESC,
and an RC system with two Hitec HS-55 servos or similar. A
powerful AXI 2208/20 outrunner brushless motor is included
in the kit!
Crossbow is no longer in production, but please look at our
Gearbox set with Fiberglass
Body if you would like to build a similar ornithopter.
Crossbow RC Ornithopter