|Project by Bill Huffman||posted 07-08-2014 11:56 PM||1844 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
This was an attempt to make a flapping wing. It is Purple Heart, and uses lead shot filled counterweights to make the wing flap.
It actually works really well, but the lead shot that I filled the counterweights with is causing them to rupture over time. I had no concept of long term wood movement when I built this.
The little friction clutch works well, you just place the winding arm over it and hold the outer gear while winding up the counterweight. The wing also extends and contracts with the use of a lever.
-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.