Bring da Vinci’s futuristic inventions to life! Visionary Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci’s obsession with flight theory and aerodynamics led him to describe and draw a wide array of innovative flying machines–most of which were never built during his lifetime. They existed only as ideas in da Vinci’s fertile imagination and as sketches in his famous notebooks–until now! This remarkable new collection of paper plane models by renowned papercraft artist Andrew Dewar presents replicas of over a dozen of Leonardo’s most famous flying machines–all of which actually fly! Each realistic model provides insights into the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci, and the detailed instructions, colorful diagrams and sturdy pop-out paper pieces make it easy to get the planes up into the air quickly–where the real fun begins! The entire world will celebrate Leonardo’s remarkable life as we mark the 500th anniversary of his passing in 2019–this kit is dedicated to da Vinci and his amazing foresight in envisioning a world where flying machines are commonplace. This kit includes: 12 sheets of pre-cut paper pieces for 13 different flying machines based on Leonardo’s most famous designs A full-color 48-page book with step-by-step instructions for assembling the flying machine models A mini tube of craft glue and a roll of mini transparent tape to hold the models together A pre-assembled rubber band and dowel slingshot launcher used to launch the planes into the sky Here are just a few of the advanced aircraft designs you can build with this kit: The Ornithopter– two helicopter designs: a simple corkscrew that gracefully twirls to Earth, and a more detailed display version that looks just like his famous sketch The Kite Glider–an early version of a hang glider with a human pilot; imagine being the first to give it a try! Leonardo’s Flying Boat– Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a…boat? It’s Leonardo da Vinci’s crazy, mixed-up hybrid plane-boat! The Flying Fish and The Flitting Bird –Two flying machines inspired by the natural world; both glide gracefully, just like their animal counterparts! And many more!
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