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Old September 1st 03, 10:33 PM
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Researchers Ape Nature With Flapping-Wing Aircraft

(EXCERPT) Versatile Ornithopters Hold Promise for Space or Military
Missions, by Sumitra Rajagopalan Special to The Washington Post
Monday, September 1, 2003; Page A09

"Mentor" looked like a cross between a dragonfly and a Chinese lantern
as it soared toward the ceiling of a Toronto research center, its
wings flapping furiously. Below, a bespectacled young man gingerly
worked the joystick on a remote control. Mentor started hovering in
place, and suddenly the sound of flapping was drowned by thunderous
applause.

Mentor's maiden flight last spring marked a milestone in the age-old
quest to build ornithopters -- aircraft pr...

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2003Aug31.html

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