Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's an Ornithopter flying through the air!

An ornithopter is a flying machine that uses wings to generate lift. Unlike aeroplanes, ornithopters rely on the flapping of their wings for power, jus tlike a bird.
 
Aerodynamics has made many advancements since the 15th century. This kit allows you to look back at Da Vinci's designs and build something designed hundreds of years ago.

Leonardo da Vinci had a fascination with flight. His study of birds and human-powered flight helped lay the foundation for modern aerodynamics. Da Vinci’s ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations.  While it is unknown if his ornithopter was ever built, many have speculated what it may look like.

The Da Vinci Ornithopter kit is natural, untreated wood. It combines a cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs and works by flapping its wings. The added bonus is the pilot with moving arms and legs. 

Dimensions of the assembled ornithopter:

  • W: 305mm
  • L: 584mm
  • H: 432 mm

Yes, this kit may be challenging for some. The finished product will be worth it though!

Included in the kit is everything you'll need to build your ornithopter:

  • Instruction booklet
  • Over 50 pre-cut and pre-drilled wooden pieces
  • Dowels
  • Glue
  • String
  • Spacers
  • Sandpaper

Fun for ages 9 and up.

This innovative design is a beautiful display piece when not in use, and a super fun way to study the history of Da Vinci's leaps in science and physics!

Build your own Da Vinci Ornithopter and learn as you play.

Da Vinci Ornithopter Reviews

Good to build

By: Steph on 31 August 2017
Great model, solid and good to build and awesome that it's based around the Leonardo da Vinci's amazing inventions
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