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Delfly Scale
Delfly 2-Up

The Delft University of Technology has shrunk their robotic ornithopter design down to a very impressive 10cm – that’s almost 1/3 the size of their previous design.

Specs for the Delfly Micro -

Size: 10 cm, from wingtip to wingtip
Weight: 3.07 gram;
Battery: 1 gram
Camera and transmitter: 0.4 gram;
Engine: 0.45 gram;
Receiver: 0.2 gram;
Actuators: 0.5 gram;
Rest: about 0.52 grams.
Battery: 30 mah lithium polymer, for three minutes fight.
Flap frequency wings: 30 Hz
Materials: Mylar foil (wings), carbon and balsawood.
Range: 50m

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Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • justDIY

    If this is what’s being developed publicly, the “behind closed doors” stuff must really be small!

  • ii

    what parts have they used?
    where to get them?