This design comes from the Institut de France – Manuscript B folio 83v , where Leonardo conceived a new model of flying machine .
The concept of grabbing the air with a screw, reveals the understanding of Leonardo about the air as a medium similar to water, which can be grasped and used as a support to rise up.
In Leonardo the concept of ” worm screw ” that is found in his other inventions is evident , inspired by the Archimedean screw or windmills . In this case, he imagine a huge screw of about 10 meters in diameter, driven by the strength of four men.
More than its actual operation , this machine reveals a new intuition of Leonardo which imagines what later would become the airplane’s propeller or even more so that of the helicopter and its vertical flight .
- Item code s08
- Size 21×17,5×21 cm.
- Weight 75 gr
- Components 18 pcs
- Material Birch plywood
- Estimated time of assembly
- Suitable for age over Over 10 years
- Difficulty level Easy
- Box size 28×22,3×5 cm
- Box Weight 250 gr.
- Instructions Sheet ITA ENG
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