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In 2005, DARPA announced the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program and its goal to develop agile and flyers system that could fit in one hand. This video chronicles the development of a “hummingbird” flyer by Aerovironment from concept to prototype demonstration and introduction to the public. A number of difficult design and engineering challenges were overcome in the course of the program, particularly in the wing structure, propulsion and control actuators. Numerous complete prototypes were built and tested to assess and improve the performance of the systems shown in the video. The final prototype achieves the noteworthy milestone of 2-wing flapping hovering and fast forward flight with all power sources on the aircraft and all controls implemented through modulation of the wing strokes in a shape that resembles a real hummingbird and carries and on-board camera that relays video to the pilot in real time. For more information, please visit http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/DSO/Programs/Nano_Air_Vehicle_(NAV).aspx

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james broussard says:

Their are toy quadcopters now at Wal-Mart that fly better than these.

Immortal Discoveries says:

THEY'RE WATCHING USSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS HUUUHHHHHHH

Barb Monkman says:

So, the US NWO NAZI ILLUMINATI HAVE BUILT "MORE" KILLING MACHINES, SO SMALL NOW YOU WOULDN'T EVEN NOTICE ONE WHIZZING BY, WOULD YOU.  THE US NAZI ILLUMINATI WAR MONGERING MURDERING HOLIER THAN THOU'S WHO THINK WE'RE TRASH.  "THEY"  ARE THE TRASH THAT GOD AND HEAVEN ARE DEALING WITH, THANK GOD AND HEAVEN!

Tyler Villarreal says:

Who saw the eclipse at 2:02 on the camera

Eduardo Jarquin says:

Si tengo entendido ke es pajarito es para vigilar

jorge Nelson felix says:

Es increíble muy bueno .
Te mando un gran saludo desde ARGENTINA.

H. G. Wells says:

I really hope that when these things are deployed they actually have builtin speakers so they can provide their own intense musical score.

misticismoNATURAL says:

the good of the soundtrack is that they didn't hide their intentions and what it means…

twas brillig says:

This is NOT nano tech

heath loper says:

its a bird, its a pl- no wait its just a bird…

CivilizationFirst says:

Seek help….

414MrMilwaukee says:

watch?v=cjG2gQ9soSc

Miquel Aparicio says:

it's like the bird in BIOSHOCK INFINITE

1TALulu says:

We all know that you are grey/reptilian fucknuts trying to control, depopulate, create diseases, famine and you are not going to win you are so retarded to think that you could get away with this and controling nature with tesla harp, your not God and as soon as we go thru the null zone you will have an instant to pray for existence

Gab Dimaggio says:

noisy. useless. potato camera.

Trent Carson says:

Great work, DARPA. I'm sure if we released those into the middle east for surveillance, nobody would glance twice at a non-native species of bird that buzzes like a toy helicopter. You should hang a tiny sign that reads "I'm just a bird. Nothing to see here." for the stealth models.

Mari Juana says:

stealth mode activated! look, a clapping-bird!

Mike R says:

Whats the point?

The Amerijuanican says:

Damn.. they're good.

Richard says:

You think the bird is quiet, strange, I kept thinking what a noise, that one will never get to his destination unnoticed! Although it is cool to see these things, their purpose is not so nice!

hwdge says:

this has unlimited trolling potential

lukapaka says:

What? Yes they do. Read up on "Bernoulli's Principle"

The Cartographer says:

So its begun…

James Manning says:

private life is over as we know it

Bob William says:

Well, in fact they use… helicopters are also called "non fixed-wing" aircrafts

beautifulsmall says:

astounding,flapping winged flight, this is even better than the 29.3mph . with enough lift to carry a camera and transmitter, faries. with cheeta you dont know how huch power its taking but with the bird if it has 60s at its agility its increadble, congratulations.

Immuuni says:

helicopters doesn't use wings to fly.

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