Leonardo Da Vinci's design for an Ornithopter, c 1486.

Made:
circa 1486 in Italy
Model of first proposed Ornithopter of Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci's design for an Ornithopter, c 1486. (hang-gliders; aircraft)

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Model of first proposed Ornithopter of Leonardo da Vinci
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Model of first proposed Ornithopter of Leonardo da Vinci, with stirrups (1486-1490) This design, with stirrups, was proposed about 1486. As its name implied, the Ornithopter incorporated a bird-like flapping mechanism.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1929-924
type:
hang-gliders and aircraft
credit:
Associazione Italiana di Aerotecnica