Mono-wing, variable pitch, rotating camera platform inspired by the maple seed. This looks like it could be a interesting project to attempt.



http://www.eng.umd.edu/media/pressreleases/pr101909_mapleseed.html


Flight Test Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbuGCgc-JCM



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Comment by Nima K on March 30, 2010 at 2:54pm
Very interesting. I wonder how they achieved lateral control.
Comment by bGatti on March 30, 2010 at 6:07pm
one way is to pulse the thrust using a direction vector,
since radio shack does it for $50, it's trivial enough

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