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Sassi Science | Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines | Book & Model

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Today we think nothing of boarding a plane and travelling great distances, but for many years man dreamed of learning to fly. Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci was one of the first to study flight and design flying machines. He observed birds and then based his flying machines on their movements. Today’s hang gliders, helicopters and other modern aircraft are quite similar to his inventions.

Construct the models of the ornithopter and the aerial screw, and then read the book to discover all the secrets of flight!

The kit contains all the necessary pieces to build two flying machines.

The book explains the secrets of flying, based on da Vinci’s studies and his drawings and designs of flying machines.

The machines faithfully reproduce da Vinci’s designs, and they really work! 

Aerial Screw: 19 x 19 x 22 cm

Ornithopter: 29 x 27 x 40 cm