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Rungun Nathan - Associate Professor in Engineering, Penn State Berks

Book Title: Birdflight As The Basis Of Aviation

Author: Otto Lilienthal

Book Description:

"How I wish I could just jump off a cliff and fly like a bird". This is a an area of research I am very passionate about.  Since 2006, I have been developing several wings, characterizing them etc to see if we can build small autonomous ornithopters   When I got my tenure, we had one or two small birds that could fly with radio control.  If Lilienthal was successful, we should have more efficient flight, rather than the in-efficient airplanes we have today.

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