Reflections on heaviness and studies of the balance.
Studies of the equilibrium of bodies on the balance.
Notes and drawings of mechanics.
Studies of bird-flight.
Model of wing with only one brace.
Studies of the air-compression produced by wing-beats.
Studies of the mechanics of bird-flight.
Mechanism of the articulation of wings.
Plan for the villa of the governor of Milan, Charles d’Amboise.
Barriers to water-flow. Below: drawings of gearing-mechanisms.
Studies of the centre of gravity of the flying bird. In the centre: a drawing of a leaf in red chalk.
Sketches of articulated mechanical wings with double or single brace.
Studies of the way in which the bird directs itself in flight depending on the wind.
Detail of the articulation of an artificial wing.
Studies on the centre of gravity of a flying bird.
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This website started as a way to post research for a book I was working on for the previous 11 years (various titles) but has since been abandoned, perhaps to be revisited in the future, but until then I am working on other project(s) which are upcoming and heavily influenced by my "da Vinci days" albeit focused more towards the future than the past - which I guess you could say is what I learned from Leo. "Think well to the end, consider the end first."