DaVinciThere appears to be no field of knowledge
where Leonardo DaVinci has not made a contribution to the world: anatomy,
physiology, mechanics, hydraulics, physics, philosophy, mathematics, writing,
engineering, philosophy, orbital mechanics, botany, optics were all studied
and revealed by his genius.
Leonardo da Vinci made the first
real studies of flight in the 1480's. He had over 100 drawings that illustrated
his theories on flight.
The Ornithopter flying machine was
never actually created. It was a design that Leonardo da Vinci created
to show how man could fly. The modern day helicopter is based on this concept.