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  • Model Wooden Kit
  • A fun and inspiring project
  • Replicates Leonardo da Vinci's "Aerial Screw"
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The Leonardo da Vinci Aerial Screw is an iconic image by Leonardo da Vinci and defines an artist and inventor well ahead of his time. This working model has a canopy that spins on the support structure, illustrating a way Leonardo thought flight might be possible. A fun and inspiring project from one of the great minds of history.

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. Our 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.

These compelling and innovative wooden kits include pre-cut wooden components and detailed assembly instructions. An educational and enjoyable experience for history and engineer enthusiasts, as well as challenging children of all ages to explore the link between engineering, design and technology in the world around them.

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  • Model Wooden Kit
  • A fun and inspiring project
  • Replicates Leonardo da Vinci's "Aerial Screw"
  • Includes pre-cut wooden components
  • Requires woodworking, assembling, and painting

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