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Gigo Ornithopter Loot Price: R301
Discovery Miles 3 010
You Save: R48 (14%)

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Gigo Ornithopter

Series: Experiments

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List price R349 Loot Price R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 You Save R48 (14%)

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Discover the secret of flying. This is where nature meets technology. An ornithopter is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. It imitates the flapping wing flight of birds, insects and bats. The first mankind attempted to build a flying machine was based on the studies of birds flight. In 1485 Lenoardo da Vinci made his sketches of an ornithopter flying machine. With this building kit you can build 4 different ornithopter types that simulate Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies & Bats way of using their wings to generate airflow & lift. Using a wind up rubber band to generate rotation power that by double leaver arms is transformed into an up and down movement of a foil wing, makes it possible to make the aerodynamics that is needed to make power like a propeller and flies. This kit is part of our nimble and fine “Bamboo” building system that is light enough to make flying creations. With different wing constructions and different foil designs you can get an understanding of how it’s possible for birds with 2 wings and insects with 4 wings, can make controlled flight. The learning of how nature has solved the technological challenge to fly is amazing.

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Brand: Gigo
Series: Experiments
Package Dimensions: 320 x 222 x 65mm (L x W x T)
Categories: Toys > Educational
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LSN: XDA-3R8-8PD-5
Barcode: 4716503074054
Model Number: 7405
Suitable For: Boys and Girls
Suitable for Age: 8 Years and Older.

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Number of Pieces: 49

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  • Use Gigo Ultra Light system to build ornithopters that really fly!
  • Patented flapping mechanism powered by rubber bands imitates how wings generate lift.
  • Four models to build and observe: Bird, Butterfly, Bat and Dragonfly.

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