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Leonardo Da Vinci Antique Flying Machine - Framed Print - Design Forms Of Art

Leonardo Da Vinci Antique Flying Machine - Framed Print

Regular price $102.88

As the man's desire to fly like a bird, so the vision of Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine, for whose design (and other flying objects), as he himself mentioned in his notes, was inspired by the flight of birds, kites, and bats.

Perhaps the inspiration of the bat shines through the most, as the two wings of the device feature pointed ends commonly associated with the winged creature. Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine had a wingspan that exceeded 33 feet, and the frame was to be made of pine covered in raw silk to create a light but sturdy membrane.

The pilot would lie face down in the center of the invention on a board. To power the wings, the pilot would pedal a crank connected to a rod-and-pulley system. The machine also had a hand crank for increased energy output and a headpiece for steering. As the busy pilot spins cranks with his hands and feet, the wings of the machine flap. The inspiration of nature in the invention is apparent in the way the wings were designed to twist as they flapped.

Unfortunately, as da Vinci himself might have realized, while the flying machine may have flown once it was in the air, a person could never have created enough power to get the device off the ground.

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Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.

Frame Size - BLACK and WHITE

All of our framed art print is manufactured, within 3 - 4 business days at one of our 14 global production facilities and delivered to your doorstep, ready-to-hang, with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Then you should add shipping times on top of that. Speed and price depend on product type and destination. Orders generally take 1-3 weeks to arrive depending on the city you are living in.

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