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UTIAS Ornithopter No.1

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UTIAS Ornithopter No.1

Role Experimental ornithopter
Manufacturer University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
Designer James DeLaurier
First flight 8 July 2006
Number built 1

The UTIAS Ornithopter No.1 (registration C-GPTR) was an ornithopter built in Canada in the late 1990s. On 8 July 2006, it took off under its own power, assisted by a turbine jet engine, making a flight of around 300 metres that lasted 14 seconds.[1]


General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.56 m (41 ft 2 in)
  • Gross weight: 322 kg (710 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × König SC-430, 18 kW (24 hp)


  • Cruising speed: 82 km/h (51 mph)

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