Leonardo da Vinci’s Flying Machines Kit: Paper Airplanes Based on the Great Master’s Sketches That Really Fly!
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Visionary Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci designed and sketched many inventions that were centuries ahead of their time. He was obsessed with flight theory and aerodynamics, so many of his drawings were of innovative flying machines most of which were never built during his lifetime. They existed only as ideas in da Vinci’s fertile imagination and as sketches in his famous notebooks until now!
This remarkable new collection of paper plane models by renowned paper artist Andrew Dewar presents replicas of 13 of Leonardo’s most famous aviation inventions most of which actually fly!
This kit includes:
Pre-cut paper pieces for 13 different machines based on Leonardo’s most original designs
A full-colour 64-page book with step-by-step instructions for assembling the flying machine models
A pre-assembled rubber band slingshot launcher used to launch the planes into the sky
|Dimensions||210 × 260 mm|
Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of assembling paper crafts, folding origami and designing and flying paper airplanes. His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar has published over 40 paper crafting books and kits, including Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids, High-Performance Paper Airplanes Kit, One Minute Paper Airplanes Kit and Record Breaking Paper Airplanes Kit. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centres and museums. He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan.