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Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Human-powered flight as envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci

Since the dawn of time, humans have dreamed of bird-like flight.

From the Experimental Aircraft Association: Grad Student Claims First Human-Powered Ornithopter Flight

August 2, 2010, a PhD student from University of Toronto completed the first continuous flight of a human-powered ornithopter, the mythical aircraft with birdlike flapping wings first envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci in 1485. It’s a thing of beauty.

Here’s an inspiring video to launch your week…

More videos of the Ornithopter project here.


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    • Cute, Rodney 😉