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SmartBird, Festo Germany

More than 14 million people have seen SmartBird!

One of our most popular projects. Flying like birds have always been a dream of humanity.

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We have technically deciphered how the birds fly by flapping and turning their wings.

Inspired by the herring gull this ultralight object convinces with excellent aerodynamics and maximum agility. It can start, fly and land without additional propulsion.

  • Initially, SmartBird has been shown at the Hannover Fair in 2011 for Festo.
  • Today the SmartBird is presented throughout the world.
  • JNTec developed the electronics and programming for the SmartBird. Additionally, dedicated radio protocols have been developed to optimize the flight parameters in real-time and to analyze the efficiency during flight.