Airships with flapping wings with a drive from human muscles were developed and
successfully flied as early as 150 years ago.
French mechanic Jean Pierre Blanshar has begun with realization
of idea flepping flight. In 1781 it has constructed the
device which wings were set in motion effort of hands and legs.
According to experiences of Degen on resistance of friction
of all system 9 kgs so draft of a counterbalance was equal only 39 kgs, that is
exactly half of weight of the device were required. After long experiences it managed
to rise under such circumstances with the device on height of 16 meters the help
of 25 impacts by wings within 30 seconds. If these data are not exaggerated, the
result turns out amazing. Even if to assume, that
could develop for short time capacity in ½ a horsepower, from its experiences follows,
that already one horsepower would be enough for free rise of the person.
To have an opportunity to make more free flights,
has decided to replace the counterbalance тягою the small cylinder filled by hydrogen.
By means of such "facilitated" device it also has made rise on air at presence of
enormous crowd on November, 12th, 1808.
In 1897 the Kharkov doctor Danilevsky has made a balloon with
Unfortunately, this fact has been forgotten and all the modern attempts to develop
such airships seem much less impressive than Blanchar, Degene and Danilivsky’s achievements.
Now, they are again trying to develop airships
with flapping wings moved by human muscles.
See the video "The Individual Airship - France"
With the use of helium and advanced materials,
this success could be developed to a wide-scale commercial realization. Moreover,
oscillating wings can increase such airships efficiency due to the use of a number
of new effects of non-linear aerohydrodynamics (KNOW HOW).
Lift is generated by buoyancy force (lift of
a shell with helium, about 50-70 kg), as well as by aerodynamic lift of oscillating
wings (about 30-50 kg). Without wings oscillation, an airship with a pilot would
not be able to take off (it would lack aerostatic lift). When pilot is oscillating
wings, additional lift is generated and the airship takes off from the ground. In
case a pilot stops oscillating the wings, such an airship will parachute down with
no harm to the pilot.
to develop a highly exciting attraction – an airship with oscillating wings moved
by the pilot’s muscles, on the basis of our advanced technologies and KNOW-HOW.
Recreational attraction for summer houses, parks,
aircraft comprises a shell filled with helium, frame with the
oscillating wings and a drive from the pilot’s legs.
We can make research and developmental work on creation of the first samples of new
highly effective technics (on the basis of our theoretical and experimental researches).
We search for investors and partners for the first samples of this new technics