Flying Machine Model

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor my Daughter’s school assignment on Monday we assembled a da Vinci Flying Machine replica model. This device is based on original Leonardo da Vinci drawings (with a few modifications added). We picked this up at the Hobby Lobby on clearance. It was the perfect project for school because it took about 4 hours to complete.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to the manufacture, Leonardo had many good ideas and was close to designing a craft that would have flow, but he did not understand many of the important flight dynamics, such as lift, thrust, and drag. So, his designs were doomed to fail.

Complete, the device works almost perfect with the turning of the crank resulting in movement of the wings and the person flying the device. Fun!


3 thoughts on “Flying Machine Model

    • I may need to hang this one from the celling. It’s quite large and I don’t have the space for it anywhere else. If you haven’t already, you should post some pictures of the ones you have already completed.


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