2015 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 56-62
Many kinds of flapping small insects are able to fly stably and hover. Many researchers have studied the mechanism of complex flapping flight ability. In this paper, an experimental device with a flapping mechanism, which was allowed to generate both roll and yaw moments simultaneously, was developed and evaluated. The results indicated the possibilities of controlling the roll moment, yaw moment, and lift. Therefore, we assumed that the flapping mechanism with the proposed mechanism had the possibility of achieving postural control with the fewest actuators.