h2o2 Powered Ornithopter


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H2O2 Powered Ornithopter

Ornithopter design (1972), utilizing an h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide) powered exoskeleton with muscle-activation sensors built into the flight suit. The exoskeleton tracks movement of the pilot's limbs. It was later determined that h2o2 was too dangerous and the technology was not refined enough to be used as the primary power source. Subsequent designs employed lithium ion battery packs and Halbach Array electric motor driven hydraulic systems.


Plan View

Exoskeleton Control Detail