January 3, 1496 Leonardo Da Vinci tests his flying machine for the first time, in Italy

On this day (January 3), 1496, Leonardo Da Vinci tested his flying machine for the first time, in Italy.
Leonardo da Vinci was born onApril 15, 1452 and was an Italian scholar of the High Renaissance who worked as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theoretician, sculptor and architect.
During his lifetime, Leonardo was also valued as an engineer. With the same rational and analytical approach that moved him to represent the human body and investigate anatomy, Leonardo studied and designed many machines and devices.
Leonardo was fascinated by the phenomenon of flight for much of his life, producing many studies, including the Codex on the flight of birds ( c.  1505 ), as well as plans for several flying machines, such as a fluttering ornithopter and a machine with a helical rotor.
An ornithopter (from Greek ornithos "bird" and pteron "wing") is a plane that flies flapping its wings. Designers seek to mimic the flight of birds, bats and insects . Although the machines may differ in form, they are generally built on the same scale as these flying creatures. Manned ornithopters have also been built, and some have been successful. Machines are of two general types: those with engines and those powered by the muscles of the pilot.
As a curiosity to comment Leonardo da Vinci understood that humans are too heavy and not strong enough to fly using wings simply attached to the arms. Therefore, he outlined a device in which the aviator lies on a board and works two large, webbed wings using hand levers, pedals, and a pulley system.
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- what is that?
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Leonardo?
- well it's weird
-is that he wants to test an invention of his
- a defensive catapult?
- no, some wings
- some wings?
- to fly
- Leonardo wants to fly?
-and he's going to jump from there?
- What a cake is going to stick
- What a cake is going to stick
- Some cake has stuck together

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