Inspired by nature


The ornithopter is inspired by the herring gull and developed in collaboration with Festo AG. An extremely lightweight assembly with intelligent electronics made ​​it possible for the radio controlled Smart Bird to fly like a real bird – simply by flapping it’s wings.



Manufactured from carbon fiber, fiberglass and closed cell polystyrene the SmartBird is an ultra lightweight model weighing around 450 grams (16 oz).
With a wingspan of 2.2 meters (6 ft), the distinctive feature is its active wing torsion. In combination with a special wing profile an unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency factor of over 80% is achieved with a highly efficient power consumption of just 23 watts during flight..