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Academy Da Vinci Paddleboat
Plastic Model Kit
This is an Academy Da Vinci Paddleboat Plastic Model Kit. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
Leonardo was also revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualized, among many others, a helicopter, a tank, a paddleboat, a self-propelling cart, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime, but some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.
Features and Specifications:
• Paddleboat is a Great Educational Model
• Faithful Reproduction of Da Vinci's Adopted Power Equipment Unit Paddleboat
• Paddle Wheels are Operated by Mechanical Spring
• Two Pedals That are Linked to a Belt Create a Reciprocating Motion to Rotate the Paddles
• No Glue or Paint Required
*This is a plastic model kit that requires assembly. No paint or glue required, although basic modeling tools required.