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- ItemDesign and Feasibility Study of Personal Ornithopters(2014) Abel, Imoleayo; Everbach, E. CarrWhile personal jet packs may not be practical, an electromechanically-assisted set of wings may be. No modern heavier-than-air craft flaps its wings; conversely, no bird, bat or insects relies upon fixed wings. Bio-mimicry would suggest that if artificial wings were sized and powered proportional to human weight, it should be possible for a person to fly. This project explores the feasibility of personal ornithopters for short distance commutes.