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Inventions for Flight

Leonardo da Vincis hope to one day invent a flying machine seem to have lasted his whole life. He was constantly re-sketching and improving his previous designs.

He was fascinated by the flight of bats and birds and had hundreds of pages showing the motion of their wings whilst in flight and while pulling maneuvers for turning etc. You can see a clear parallel between the bird and bat wings he drew and his designs for flying machines.


Blow are some of is inventions for Flying Machines and also includes some mechanisms that are necessary for flight –

Concept Helicopter

The Glider

The Parachute

Landing Gear