DaVinci Helicopter
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DaVinci Helicopter

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One of Leonardo's most iconic images, the Aerial Screw (also known as the Helicopter) illustrates the ingenuity of da Vinci, and indicates (along with many other drawings!) his obsession with flying.

While it 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 he 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.

  • All pieces are drilled and pegged for strength
  • The canopy and support structure can be removed for experimenting.
  • Lots of interesting information about the way it would have worked too!
  • Stands 38 cm (15 inches) tall and 23 cm (9 inches ) across
Made ethically in Taiwan by Pathfinders of Canada.

Suitable for ages 9+

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