What is a Bionic Bird?
A bionic bird is another form to name an Ornithopter.
An Ornithopter is a device capable to fly as a bird, by flapping wings.
The Greek word Ornithos means bird.
Leonardo Da Vinci, inspired by birds drew, in 1485, detailed plans for a human-powered ornithopter.
There is no evidence that such a machine was constructed, but the idea came alive some years ago, due to the evolution of the technology combined with new needs.
Sean Kinkade is supposed to be the one who revived this old idea, designing and creating RC Ornithopters.
Unfortunately, he died in a fatal car accident, in 2013.
Since then, many different types arrived to the market, and nowadays it is easy to find low cost yet reliable bionic bird toys.
These toys are able to fly, without major problems, during 10 minutes.
Hobbyists like to interact with real birds and investigate birds’ behavior when meeting an artificial like them.