Types of Drones - Flapping Wing

The ornithopter or “flapping wing” utilizes bird flying mechanics as the power source of the UAV. This technology has been used by the military to develop a small “bird-like” UAV capable of surveillance. However, there are a few downsides to this technology. One downfall is the lack of flight time due to the extreme power requirements needed for the flapping mechanism. Another downfall is the lack of maneuverability. However, as this technology advances the ornithopter UAV may become increasing more popular to the public.

Flapping Wing Ornithopter