Fabrication of Small Flying Machines Using Magnetic Thin Films

K. I. Arai, W. Sugawara, K. Ishiyama, T. Honda, M. Yamaguchi

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A small flying machine based upon a new mechanism was realized. The flying machine driven by magnetic torque had hard magnetic films as wings and a soft magnetic wire as a body, respectively. The wing has two hinges, which create different drag during up and down strokes, and produced lifting force. Shape magnetic anisotropy of the body stabilized the attitude. The flying machine flew without power supply cables and guides when the alternating magnetic field of more than 400 Oe around 12 Hz was applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3758-3760
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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