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Leonardo Da Vinci Helicopter

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Study the mind of one of the greatest engineers by creating your own Da Vinci Helicopter. By building the Aerial Screw, you too can understand the ideas behind 15th century flying machines that don’t actually fly!

  • $40.00
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  • Weight
    0.59 kg

Leonardo Da Vinci was a great lover of flying machines and designed many. This design is unique as it looks at the use of rotation rather than flat wings. It was found that Da Vinci’s design doesn’t fly, but you can still have lots of fun building this model!

Use the pre-cut wooden parts and follow the detailed instruction guide to bring this helicopter to life in only an hour. Although most other pieces are glued together to ensure stability, the canopy is removable, meaning you can design, build and test your own wings! This Da Vinci model is a great way for budding inventors and engineers to test out and practice their flight skills.

The instruction guide includes a section on the history behind Da Vinci’s Helicopter and the theory of its flight.

Da Vinci Helicopter kit includes:

  • 5 x Clothespins
  • 8 x 4cm gear dowels
  • 2 x Small gear plate
  • 2 x Canopy rim
  • 16 x 2.5cm gear dowels
  • Large gear
  • 4 x Platform supports
  • 4 x Screw eyes
  • 17cm crankshaft
  • Main drive shaft
  • 7 x Canopy supports
  • Pushing drum
  • 4 x 3.5cm dowels for drum
  • Main shaft drive holder
  • Crankshaft spacer
  • Mast collar
  • 3 x Mast support
  • 3cm handle
  • Plastic spacer
  • Mast
  • 8 x 1.5cm dowels
  • Base
  • String
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue
  • 12 page instruction manual

Additional materials, such as a ruler and scissors, are not included.

Recommended for ages nine and over. Adult supervision is recommended. Not suitable for children aged three and under.

Constructed size: 230 x 380 x 230mm

Packaging size: 255 x 190 x 55mm

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