The Dream of Flying

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  Ornithopter - Leonardo Da Vinci  
  Leonardo da Vinci also made a sketch of an ornithopter with a standing operator. Also in this case he works with both arms and legs to power the aircraft. And also in this case there is no chance that a man's muscles could power such a heavy machine.
 
Only in these modern times with the ultra-light materials available it has been possible to make short man-powered flights.
 
 
   
  Leonardo da Vinci - portrait of old man. Probably a self-portrait from around 1513.    
 

 

 
         
   
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Lars Henriksson

Updated 2009-05-13