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S-1 Robotic Bird

Wingspan: 67 inches
Length: 36 inches
Weight: 10 ounces
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The S-1 Robotic Bird is a flying, radio-controlled (RC) ornithopter that you build yourself. Of course it flies by flapping wings. But the S-1 Robotic Bird goes a step further. It uses an onboard computer that acts like the brain of a real bird, giving you complete control over the wing movements. That makes it one of the most advanced RC ornithopters available to hobbyists.

The S-1 Robotic Bird uses two powerful servos to move the wings. This sets you free from the restrictions of the old crank mechanism used in previous RC ornithopters. Wing movements are now used for steering, so there is no need for any separate mechanism for moving the tail. Another unique capability of the S-1 Robotic Bird is that we can vary the flapping angle of the wings. This allows a smooth transition between flapping and gliding flight.

The "brain" of the S-1 Robotic Bird is a microcontroller such as the Arduino or Basic Stamp. You can program the microcontroller yourself to flap the wings and provide steering movements.

The S-1 Robotic Bird is easy to build, but you should have some prior experience flying RC planes. The S-1 Robotic Bird requires two servos, micro-size RC receiver, and a lithium battery approx. 700 mAh, 7.4 volts. For the servos, we recommend Hitec HSB-9370TH digital brushless servos. There are also some lower cost, but less efficient alternatives such as Turnigy BLS25HV.

S-1 Robotic Bird - $79.95   SALE!
Regular Price $129.95

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