Development of a Radio-Controlled Ornicopter: a Single Rotor Helicopter Without Reaction Torque 2005-01-3166
The Ornicopter is a single rotor helicopter without a reaction torque. By forcing the blades of the Ornicopter to flap up and down, both a lifting force and an average propulsive force can be generated. Because of this average propulsive force the blades will propel (i.e. rotate) themselves and there will no longer be a need to transfer torque from the fuselage to the rotor. If there is no longer a torque transferred from the fuselage to the rotor there will neither be a reaction torque.
This paper will present the development and design of a radio-controlled scale model of the Ornicopter that will function as a demonstrator model.
Citation: Heiligers, M., Kuiper, R., van Holten, T., and van den Bulcke, S., "Development of a Radio-Controlled Ornicopter: a Single Rotor Helicopter Without Reaction Torque ," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3166, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-3166. Download Citation
Monique Heiligers, Rolf Kuiper, Theo van Holten, Stijn van den Bulcke
Faculty of Aerospace engineering,Delft University of Technology
Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition
SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V114-1