One of the angelic grails of designing micro air cars or MAVs is to body a ancestor that mimics a aerial bird or insect. Why? Simply because change is the best artist of all, those designs that plan flourish, those that don’t, able-bodied those breed perish. Yes, that is the acrid absoluteness of nature, but we can apprentice from its absurd time-tested analysis and development as anniversary abundance serves a specific alcove acceptance for advance of the species.
Okay so, an MAV is a actual baby automatic aeroplane or aerial device, yes, aswell congenital to serve a specific niche. In a lot of cases congenital by robotics teams aggravating to prove concept, or their adeptness to use biomimicry to archetype some array of insect or bird. The ultimate ambition would be to use these accessories to do surveillance as the accepted ‘fly on the wall’ or camouflages as a biological agnate such as a bird.
This turns out to be a little harder than it looks, but not absurd at all, in actuality a few robotics teams accept baffled the claiming and a few baby aegis contractors accept pulled it off. Today you can buy baby limited ascendancy bird-like models and fly them about to absorb yourself for kicks. Now then, generally I myself accede things such as beef anamnesis abstracts and added strategies that ability abetment in the aerial of wings. Thus, came up with yet addition concept, application against magnets on the addition tips of a baby MAV.
How would this abstraction in fact work? Well, application against magnets on the wing-tips of a flapping-wing micro-air car would could cause the wings to fly afar at a acceptable amount of speed. How this would plan is somewhat a different concept. You’d authority the wings calm amid your deride and fingers afresh let go and the wings would repel down until they hit afresh at the basal of the stroke, already afresh against until the wings hit on the up-stroke and so on, aerial along. The mathematics for the best Reynold’s Number and use the Navier-Stokes blueprint would be active to ensure the best accessible efficiency.
In searching at added aerial addition designs, they generally use little motors and gears, conceivably such strategies too could be active to see that the arrangement connected to accomplish and never alcove equilibrium, as is the botheration with alluring ‘free energy’ concepts which attending abundant on cardboard but never in fact appear to fruition.
(1) Analysis Paper: “Numerical Simulation of Aerial Wings application a Panel Method and a High-Order Navier-Stokes Solver” by P. O. Persson, D. J. Willis, and J. Peraire. (Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2011; 01:1-20).
(2) Analysis Paper: “The Numerical Simulation of Aerial Wings at Low Reynolds Numbers,” by Per-Olof Persson, David J. Willis, and Jaime Peraire. (48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, January 4 – 7, 2010), AIAA 2010-724.