For my Upcycling project, I have decided to use PVC pipes, bolt, nuts & fabric for making articulated wings. So far so long, I have finalized on the all the materials which I will be using to create a budget articulated wings. Although, I was also interested in automation by using stepper motors or pneumatic actuation for unfurling the wings, but for this version of build, I decided to keep it manual for time & resources sake.
Although, I am open to include some 3D printed gears to allow smoother motion of unfurling of the wings, but that depends on progress of the make as I move ahead.
I have been working on conceptualizing the design of wings, made few sketches, looked for inspiration from other sources as long as it can be built from aforementioned materials. I have fixated a design and started procuring process parallely for the materials which I plan to finish in the coming weekend.