I decided to add additional manipulation to the bird by creating movement in the tail. These are the two mechanisms I have created to control the movement.

To attach/support the mechanisms I have used a bolt, as a pivot, for the movement of the tail and cut a small slit in the metal to guide the wing mechanism, making sure it is long enough to encompass its range of movement and I attached it in place by making two brackets out of aluminium, which I carefully shaped using a swage block, to hold the metal rod/pivot in place.

The longer the lever from the pivot, the shallower the movement of the tail; this was important as it required greater wing movement and lesser tail movement.


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