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I see the term Ornithopter has reared its ugly head again.
Those of us that have a strong interest in the history of
aviation are very familiar with Ornithopters.It is a
FAILED flying machine from the 1920's. It had an
airplanes' fuselage and a large series of whirling
circular banded blades that pumped up and down vigorously
while spinning and the whole result was the air (?) craft
hopped in place before falling into many pieces. How did
this term come to mean Flight of any kind? What was wrong
with flying or powered flight? Eschew obfuscation!
Barry S. Kazmer 407 5th. Ave. N.E. St. Cloud, MN 56304
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