Would Dune Ornithopters Work In Real Life?

Why don’t Dune ornithopters exist in real life? They’re so cool looking! To answer that question, here’s how a helicopter works and how these ornithopters would compare…

But my favorite part of the story is this: Helicopters themselves were inspired in part by science fiction. The father of modern helicopters, Igor Sikorsky, said he was inspired by a fictional version in a Jules Verne book he read as a kid. He often used to quote Verne: “Anything that one man can imagine, another man can make real.” I love that.

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