Flapping Wing Production Studio (Thanks Google Translator) is Japanese company that has recently created an ornithopter from a desktop 3D printer and a couple of other components.
A rubber band was used to power the ornithopter and the wings used a thin membrane-type plastic. The most recent update to the design adds motors and remote control to the ornithopter for user control. Eventually the designers will be using Bluetooth to control it so an android device can be used, but currently the ornithopter uses 2.4GHz DSM2. All the printed parts were made on a MakerBot Replicator 2X.
Flying Weight: 8.7g (Including 50mAhLi-po battery)
If you are wondering what an ornithopter is, here is your answer. An ornithopter is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. Designers take cues from the flight of birds, insects and bats. Most ornithopter’s are designed to be the same size as the animal they are replicating, although some people have created man operated ones.
Here’s some videos of the test flights.