Insect Drones now cheaper to make

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  1. turkeydance

    turkeydance Active Member

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    These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are cheap to make and can easily slip into tight places that are inaccessible to big drones.
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  2. bigfelipe

    bigfelipe TSA Director Charter Life Member

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    soon they will look like flies too... Then "to be a fly on the wall" will be a real thing...
     
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    Catfish She was the best dog. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know if I would call rocking 1/4in of the table top for less than a second "flying". Didn't seem to be "soaring" very well.
     

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