(Less than) 15 (grams)

In 1485, DaVinci had drawn a way for humans to mimic and fly like a bird in the ornithopter [see (14)85 entry in this blog].  Nanotechnology has taken that idea of animal mimicry in a new direction.   Less than 15 grams, the Nano Hummingbird which can flaps its wings can also hover and fly in any direction.

AeroVironment’s Nano Hummingbird – “Employing biological mimicry at an extremely small scale, this unconventional aircraft could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in urban environments.”

  • Outdoor/Indoor Flight

  • Precision/hover flight

For more details about AV and the nano hummingbird, click here.

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