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Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter

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Create like one of the greats with the Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter!

  • $65.00
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  • Weight
    0.54 kg

Renowned for his innovative designs, Da Vinci developed the ornithopter, which is a flying device based on the flapping motion of birds. Now you can learn about the interesting history behind the ornithopter and construct your own mini version with the Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter kit! The kit explores Da Vinci’s fascinating15th century concept for the ornithopter, and incorporates one of his bevel gear designs to bring this amazing machine to life. You can be an inventor too by following the detailed instruction guide with diagrams to complete your design. The pre-cut natural wood and plywood pieces fit together beautifully to create a stand out piece that can be hung up or displayed on a wooden stand. The kit comes complete with a pilot, and moves through a crank operated system to fully exemplify Da Vinci’s dream of human flight.

The instruction manual includes interesting information about the history of the ornithopter and how this design varies from Da Vinci’s original version. Easily constructed within one to two hours, the Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter kit is an excellent hands-on activity that teaches and demonstrates an integral part of the fascinating history of flight and design.


The kit includes:

  • 43 x Dowels
  • 11 x Holders
  • 2 x Feet
  • Foot pad
  • Linkage piece
  • Head
  • 2 x Screw eyes
  • 2 x Main wings
  • 13 x Struts
  • Flyer platform
  • Flyer body
  • 2 x Stands
  • Support structure
  • 3 x Crankshaft stands
  • 3 x Gears
  • 8 x Legs
  • Tail
  • Wing support structure
  • 2 x Bases
  • 4 x Strings
  • Tubing
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue
  • 12 page instruction manual

Additional items such as scissors and a ruler are required (not included).

Recommended for ages nine and over. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.

Constructed size: 432 x 584 x 305mm

Packaging size: 394 x 57 x 165mm

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