Inspired by the sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci, this fantastic contraption actually flies through the air. An "ornithopter" is a machine that mimics the flapping motion of a bird's wings to achieve flight. This ultra-light version is powered by a simple rubber band, yet it can soar up to 25 ft. and even perform aerial acrobatics with a bit of practice. A charming mechanical toy that looks great on display when not in use.
Hand made from bamboo and mulberry paper by expert kite makers in China. 16"x16". Some assembly required.