Da Vinci Helicopter - Pathfinders

Price: $39.95

A working re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci's 15th Century "Aerial Screw".

Based on the inventor’s drawings from the Codex Atlanticus. This working recreation uses a bevel gear to spin the canopy and support structure, and bring to life the flying machine that Leonardo dreamed was possible.

The canopy and support structure of the "helicopter" - designed to be powered by four men (or in this case Lego figurines!) - can be removed for experimenting with your own helicopter or wing-type systems.

With accurate historic details, Pathfinder kits are renowned for their clever design and include quality materials.

Easy to assemble in about an hour, with pre-cut and drilled pieces for super-strong connection. Ideal for beginner model-makers.

Teaches principles of mechanics, physics and historical technology. Simple to follow with the help of detailed instructions - young inventors will relish reading about how the aerial screw would have worked.

Launch imaginations off the ground!

Age: 9 +
What you get
Leonardo da Vinci Helicopter by Pathfinders. Pieces made from natural untreated wood from sustainable forests. When built the aerial screw measures 38cm high x 23cm long.
About Catapults
The Aerial Screw is one of Leonardo's most iconic drawings, and defines an artist and inventor well ahead of his time. This working model uses a bevel gear, also from his drawings, to spin the canopy and support structure, illustrating a way Leonardo thought flight might be possible!

A fun and inspiring project spun from one of the great minds of history!
Teach
  • Simple machines: screw and gears
  • Leonardo da Vinci aerial screw
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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