Da Vinci Ornithopter Mini Kit

£14.99
ITEM CODE: 29214
An ingenious kit to make an intriguing model of a flying machine based on a pen-and-ink design c.1490 by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Called an ornithopter, meaning ‘bird wing’, ...
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Da Vinci Ornithopter Mini Kit
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An ingenious kit to make an intriguing model of a flying machine based on a pen-and-ink design c.1490 by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Called an ornithopter, meaning ‘bird wing’, the machine was inspired by da Vinci’s study of the mechanics of flight and observations of the wings of birds. The machine included a platform on which the human aeronaut would lie and was powered by flapping the wings; perhaps inspired by the Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarus. True to the design – which is not known to have ever been built – the miniature model’s wings flap as you pull the string. With pre-cut MDF pieces to slot together and string to secure with knots, follow the illustrated instructions to make in 30 minutes; add a dab of glue to secure joints. Perfect for a desk, to inspire your own ingenious thoughts, or for display on a bookshelf: the model is bound to make a fun talking point.
Size & Additional Information
Makes a model c.25 x 17 x 13.5cm
16 pre-cut dark-stain MDF pieces, plus bamboo dowel, and cotton string
Includes water-based glue and small piece of sandpaper
Detailed instructions
15 x 6 x 6cm box
Age 8+
Estimated build time: 30 minutes
Card and paper can be recycled
Cello wrap – widely recycled with soft plastics
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