Steve Hay’s Ornithopter

Ornithopter

Steve Hay will return to Make Faire Milwaukee this year with his Ornithopter. If you missed it last year, here’s a description from Steve:

The Ornithopter has a 1927 gasoline-powered stover hit and miss engine which propels it forward and flaps the wings up and down. It’s constructed of tree branches, clothing and a steel supporting structure for the wings.

Steve has shown the Ornithopter at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in the past, and we’re pleased to have his contraption at Maker Faire.

Ornithopter

If you’re still not totally sure what an Ornithopter is, there’s plenty more to learn over at Wikipedia.

Ornithopter