25 Human made Flying Machines

#20 – Ornithopter

Motivated by flying creatures like bats, and creepy crawlies.The ornithopter is an airplane that flies by fluttering its wings. One of the greatest ideas of developing an ornithopter was outlined by Leonardo da Vinci during the the fifteenth century. By 1894, Otto Lilienthal, the German aeronautics pioneer, performed what is viewed as the initially keeping an eye on the ornithopter flight.