PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To enable a variety of flights to be performed under a wide range of conditions by enabling flights to be performed in a wide range of speed zone by horizontal and vertical flights.
SOLUTION: An ornithopter 10 comprises a body part 11 that is extended forward and backward in a traveling direction of an airframe, flapping operation means 12 that is mounted on the front side of the body part 11 to perform a flapping operation, and gravity center shift means 18 for changing a flight attitude during a flight by a shift in a position of the center of gravity of the airframe. The gravity center shift means 18 shifts the position of the center of gravity of the airframe so as to enable a flight by a horizontal flight mode in which the airframe moves in a horizontal attitude with respect to a ground surface, and a flight by a perpendicular flight mode in which the airframe moves in a perpendicular attitude with respect to the ground surface.
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