Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Final installation...SEE MY NEW WEBSITE..http://www.leonardodavinciflyingmachine.com

Hand madeLlife Size Model... 20 feet wide x 10 feet

VIEW MONTREAL NEWS VIDEO FROM DEC 24 2008

34" Model below...

 

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CTV NEWS VIDEO DEC 24 2008

Original Leonardo body drawing reference for a life sized 20 foot wide model commissioned to hang in the new

Weber Public Library, Ogden, Utah - History of Flight Section, April 2009

some other reference...

My original concept drawing...1989

Original trade show booth design..1989

Alternate flying concept model...

Wing reference model in gallery...

3 foot paper reference model...

Original Joints & Designs...

Da Vinci Cartoon...

Da Vinci Wooden Bicycle

5" Remote Controlled Da Vinci Plane

Beautiful model .....

Glider model in Atrium...

A Life Sized model on display...

Final installation...SEE MY NEW WEBSITE..http://www.leonardodavinciflyingmachine.com

 

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Weber Public Library Floorplan, Flight Wing at top

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Flying machine location ..Click image for larger view

 

 

 

 

Plane Construction

13 foot Wing and body actual size scaled drawing.

Jan 3 2007 - click photo for larger image

Leveling 40 wing strut sections for curved gluing.

Feb 19 2007 - click photo for larger image

 

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Cutting 40 sections...ready to glue up to shape...

Feb 19 2007 - click photo for larger image

7 foot main strut......

May 21 2007 - click photo for larger image

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Struts stained & varnished...

May 27 2007 - click photo for larger image

Tail section components...

May 28 2007 - click photo for larger image

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Blocks antiqued with marker and shading...

May 31 2007 - click photo for larger image

Completed tail section 5 feet long...

May 29 2007 - click photo for larger image

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Oak pulley blocks made for various cables

July 25 07

Body plate varnishing & shading...

May 31 2007 - click photo for larger image

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Carving slot in rounded front spar for main body attachment

August 22 07

Leather cosmetic covering of wired and glued dowel

joints for maximum strength...

Feb 20 2008

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Pulleys and cable attachments made, in place and ready for wing support tension cables later....

March 2 2008

Long view with some pulleys attached....

March 2 2008

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Merging wing connections.. April 17 2008

First self standing wing assembly completed...

6 feet wide x 12 feet long

April 17 2008

 

 

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Main body/tail assembly completed.

June 2008

 

First hanging of body and tail, 10 feet long

July 2008

 

 

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Hanging test assembly with wings in place.

August 2008

 

Wing pivot assembly....July 2008

 

 

 

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" First solo flight "

Hanging alone, assembled and all main elements attached....10 x 20 feet - August 2 2008

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

Netting and string wrapping completed...almost done !

December 9

Open house viewing Dec 14 08

CTV News report filmed Dec 5 2008

VIEW NEWS VIDEO FROM DEC 24 2008

Final installation...SEE MY NEW WEBSITE..http://www.leonardodavinciflyingmachine.com

Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

 

Crating and shipping prep...

Everything strapped to plywood for vertical, no contact shipping...

Final installation...SEE MY NEW WEBSITE..http://www.leonardodavinciflyingmachine.com

34" Wide Model

Hand made 34" model made from cedar scraps, hemp and tin ....March 2009

Model body...wood and tin........

Final installation...SEE MY NEW WEBSITE..http://www.leonardodavinciflyingmachine.com

 

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