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Leonardo da Vinci inspired glider

I designed this glider for a short workshop at a "young university" aimed at 11 to 14 year olds.
It is inspired by the various flying machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci but I kept the design simple. Even though I don't know much about aerodynamics the glider flies pretty well. It is only missing a vertical tail wing which would stabilise the flight.
I added a gondola so the kids can add a toy figure which can fly with the glider.

You can read a bit more about it on my blog: https://regendrogenbogen.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/flugmaschine-nach-den-entwuerfen-von-leonardo-da-vinci-flying-machine-inspired-by-the-designs-of-leonardo-da-vinci/

If you don't have any access to a laser cutter at all, you can buy the kit on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DaVinciModelShop

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl