Travel back in time by constructing a model recreation of a classic 15th century design with this Pathfinders Da Vinci Aerial Screw Helicopter Model Kit.
One of Da Vinci's most iconic designs, the aerial screw displays the ingenuity of Da Vinci fully, and reflects his obsession with flying. While this idea may never have got off the ground so to speak, the design gives an insight into Da Vinci's approach to the the challenge of human-powered flying, and defines him as an inventor well ahead of his time.
While this design is often referred to as a helicopter, the premise of the lift to make it rise is more like Archimedes’ screw than the rotors of a helicopter. This model uses one of the bevel gears Da Vinci drew in his codices and creates a nice 2-to-1 increase in speed of the crankshaft, so the mast spins quickly, illustrating the manner in which this machine would have worked.
This is a great kit for beginner to advanced model makers, giving the opportunity to learn about gears and flight. This model allows you to construct an impressive model that will really bring Da Vinci's design to life.
- Size: 37 x 37 x 42 cm (14.6 x 14.6 x 16.5 inches)
- Working recreation of 15th century Leonardo Da Vinci design
- Great kit for beginners to advanced model makers
- For ages nine and over!
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