VIDEO: Working Flyer From Hayao Miyazaki's "Castle in the Sky" Anime

Model Inspired by Early Studio Ghibli Work

Meet the Flaptter 19-2 Laputa Insect Type Ornithopter, Kazuhiko Kakuta's working model of the vehicle from Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 debut under the Studio Ghibli banner, Laputa: Castle in the Sky. Its second flight is caught on video below.

 

 

Width: 80cm
Length: 24cm
Weight: 169g with GLDAB
Battery: Lipo 3cell 240mAh26g
Total flight weight: 195g

 

Receiver: Corona 4Ch Single Conv. Rx 72MHz 
Crystal: Castle Creations Micro Crystal Berg (72MHz)
Servo: Rear wing (DM 4.7g servo *2)
Motor: Turnigy 1811 Brushless Indoor Motor 3800kv
Gear: Main Gear 0.4M66T Acetal *2 (shaft3mm, 3mm ball bearing)
Spur Gear: M0.4 55T, 64P8TPinionWire(4mm ball bearing)
Pinion Gear: M0.4 16T (=64P16T)
ESC:H-KING 10A Fixed Wing BrushlessESC
Battery: Lipo 3cell 240mAh G3
Control: 3CH (a motor, rear wing 2 servo)

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