THE HEAD AND BEAK
The head is controlled by servomotors and can be moved up, down and sideways. The beak can be opened and closed. A small camera can be installed in the head.
The autonomous bird-like device, the Silent Flyer, that Flygildi ehf is developing, uses flapping-flight for lift and propulsion instead of propellers.
The unique wing-design allows independent real-time control of the wings, which have four degrees of freedom each (DOFs) for flapping, tilting the wings, moving them back and forth and in and out for morhping. The tail has three degrees of freedom (DOFs) for up/down motion, tilting and spreading the tail feathers.
The wings can be folded to the body of the bird for easy transport.
Later on the wing-design will enable the Silent Flyer to hover and dive for underwater swimming.
The wing motion during wing stroke can be set to any value within the limits of the 4 DOFS of the wings.
THE SILENT FLYER
TO SEE WITHOUT BEING SEEN
FLYGILDI ehf, Tungata 35, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
tel: +354 690 4870
WING AND TAIL DESIGN
HEAD AND BEAK