Leonardo Da Vincis oppfinnelser - Mekanisk vinge
The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.
Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.
The aim of this extraordinarily complex study was to mimic the different phases of the flight of birds.
The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.
Leonardo's creative legacy also includes several projects related to bridges. This unusual swing bridge allowed for undisturbed water traffic.
Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.
Leonardo also designed a wide variety of artillery weapons.
The design for the armoured car features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.
Et glidefly fra Middelalderen konstruert av Abbas Ibn Firnas.
Den tyske ingeniøren Otto Lilienthal var den første som lyktes med å fly et glidefly som han selv hadde designet.
Et gresk sagn om tragedien om en far og en sønn som ville rømme fra Kreta.