This part intends to index all the newspaper cuttings dealing with
flapping flight, or more precisely the Truefly. There is also a
(non-exhaustive) list of the books and Internet sites. We do not guarantee
the relevance of the content of these books and sites. Have a good
TV report on the french channel "M6 Rhone-Alpes" on 02-02-99 (pictures of the
Truefly in flight and interview of Mr. Kempf).
TV report in the news on the french channel "France2" on 04-08-99 (pictures of the
Truefly in flight with explanations from Mr. Kempf).
Gold medallist at the 1999 invention fair in Lyon, France (Feb. 5-9 99).
Participation in the scale-model fair in Paris, France : 03-11 Apr 99.
Exposition of Truefly, demonstration and video of the flights.
French monthly magazine : Aerial (December-January, 98-99), report from
Xavier REYMOND, 4 pages.
French monthly magazine : Fly (Mai 99 - #50), report and pictures, 4 pages.
French monthly magazine : Model Magazine (Mai 99 - #572), a small
passge and some pictures.
French book : "Manifeste en faveur du vol humain" from Jean PONCA.
U.R.V.A.M. : Union pour la Realisation de Vol Athletique ou minimotorise (Union
for realization of reduced scaled aircraft) 1 rue Pierre Semard - 93130 NOISY LE
SEC - FRANCE.
French web site of Aerial :
American web page of the flapping flight :
French web site of Fly :
Canadian web page of the flapping flight :
German web page (english version) of scale model and Inter-Ex :
Canadian univeristy web page (working about flapping flight) :
Américain web site by Sean Kinkade about the skybird :
is a site dedicated to RC helicopter and airplane. It describes what is required to attempt FAI world records
in terms of therory, technique and organization. The target is to share and increas the know how in order
to continuously improve performances.
15 thumbnails of the Truefly 1 and 2
Here is a picture gallery of the Truefly in some of its many flights.
We apologize for the poor definition of the pictures (in order to make
it viewable by most of you...).