Festo unusual Aircraft concept

Michel Van

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the Company Festo is a German industrial control and automation company
they produce also new concept in automation with help of bionics. like Air_ray, Smartbird, Airjelly
SmartInversion is the newest and unusual aircraft they build
it's helium airship that upend it self,
video
http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1191150.html#oas.videobelegung=news
Project homepage at Festo
http://www.festo.com/cms/de_corp/12748_12752.htm#id_12752
Smartinversion PDF in german language
http://www.festo.com/net/SupportPortal/Downloads/156741/Brosch_FC_SmartInversion_DE_lo.pdf

Smartbird (study for natural birdfly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnR8fDW3Ilo

Airpinguin (it use ultrasonic sensor to to orientate it self)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGgl5VH5go

Festo - b-IONIC Airfish (it use the ion beam and plasma drive to move !)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7FENAXuHIY

Air_ray (most known work of Festo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3-wIICjAhE&feature=relmfu

Airjelly (Ballon base on principle of a jelly fisch)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=divLsTtA5vk&feature=relmfu
 

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Thanks for sharing. The Festo project was already mentioned in the topic on ornithopters:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3652.msg29398.html#msg29398
 

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Festo SmartInversion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLxWnGKaYIk

Festo - CyberKite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhfFnEQM1aU
 

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