Designer:Emily Fischer
Manufacturer:Haptic Lab
Material:Bamboo, mulberry paper
Dimensions:16 x 16 in.

Flying Martha Ornithopter

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  • Regular price $48.00


An ornithopter is a flying machine that uses flapping wing motion to fly, just like a real bird. Named after the last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, the Flying Martha Ornithopter is a simple mechanical toy powered by a rubber band.

To fly, simply wind up the bird and gently release like a paper airplane. When not in use, the Flying Martha is a charming companion displayed in your home. Ships in a beautiful gift box measuring 14"x 16" x 4". Handmade by master kite-makers in Weifang, China. Includes easy assembly instructions.

Flying Martha Ornithopter was funded on Kickstarter in October 2017.

Kickstarter is the recipient of the 2020 National Design Award for Design Visionary.


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