More DaVinci

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cdavenport, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    I built his helicopter design from a mixed media kit several years ago. The frame is wood and the airscrew is paper. I painted the airscrew in oils using motifs I gleaned from Internet sources. It has suffered some damage over the years because the airscrew is so fragile.

    I made the oak base in my shop, and there is a clock motor underneath to rotate the helo.

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  2. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Very nice Major!
    Have you ever seen that show "Doing DaVinci" (I think it's on the history channel) where they build full sized working versions of his designs? I saw them do his tank and his siege tower, it was very cool.
  3. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    They also built a horse-driven scythe. This thing would have been a holy terror on the battlefield.
  4. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    I know, I missed that one :cry:

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