Leonardo’s helicopter – flying model

Posted by jerry on October 7th, 2007 — Posted in DIY, Journal, Woodwork

Some time ago I built a flying model of Leonardo’s helicopter – so many people said it would never fly, but I had read that the original was based on a flying toy, and proceeded on that basis to make a toy using technology available in teh Renaissance period to make a flying model of Leonardo’s helicopter. And it worked (ok not very well, but it did work). You can see the results here…

I have put full instructions on how to make it on my web site (just follow the link).

You can buy commercial models, such as from Gakken in Japan, but I think it’s more interesting and fun to build your own at a fraction of the price 🙂


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