Filter Schwan Ornithopter, UNREGISTERED / 01, Luftfahrtmuseum Laatzen-Hannover
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Construction Number: 01
Operator: Luftfahrtmuseum Laatzen-Hannover
Airport: Laatzen - Museum, Germany
Photographer: Michael Andersen
Date Taken: 28/03/2009
Built by Walther Filter - note the 6 outer wing "feathers". They could rotate round their long axis and were controllable. The aircraft has had an engine with 4 hp. It was presented at the Hannover Fair in 1958 but it has not flown. For a man-powered version of this ornithopter there is a patent laid-out document 1064 816 F 21328 XI / 62b, Sept. 27. 1956