A Biography Of Leonardo Da Vinci: Leonardo Da Vinci

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PIONEER IN AVIATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION

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This person is known as Leonardo da Vinci.He is a famously renowned Italian polymath, polymath is a person who’s skills span over a different number of areas.Some of the areas of interest of his were inventing,painting,science,music,astronomy,history and writing.Polymath is also known in another term which is polyhistor.Leonardo was born on the 15th of April 1452 in Vinci, Republic of lorence which today is known as the present-day Italy and died on the 2nd of May 1519 at Amboise in France at the ripe age of 67.He was mostly famously known for his work in science and art.He is also considered as one of the greatest painters of all time and also regarded as one of the best inventors with his
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His interest in flight also developed when he was doing work on military technology which he did in the employ of the Milanese court.He compiled his sketch books with numerous drawings of weapons and military machines.Sadly none of this were ever built on the ground that it never made it to the front pages.However,this led him to pursue aerial reconnaissance which engaged him to the notion of a flying machine and soon it became an obsession.

Most of his aeronautical designs were ornithopters machines that used flapping wings to generate propulsion and lift in order to achieve flight.He sketched these flying machines with the pilot being prone,standing vertically and using both his arms and legs for power the crank in order to generate lift and thrust.Unfortunately however good his designs were,Leonardo simply couldn’t ignore the fact that we as humans have limited muscle power,stamina and endurance therefore it is impossible to overcome these facts of the human physiology and this is why they were unable to achieve flight back
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