Riout 102T Alérion Ornithopter

Riout 102T Alérion Ornithopter

by Daniel Russ on May 15, 2018

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  French engineer René Louis Riout built ornithopters, or aircraft that mimicked flapping wings to achieve flight. This was his first ornithopter, the DuBois Riot  and it was constructed in 1913. Spoiler alert: Its development was delayed because World War I broke out. It never achieved sustained flight, and it crashed. After the war, Riout […]

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