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Wing structure

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The wing structure study marked a critically important moment in Leonardo's endeavour to design a machine capable of making mankind fly. This drawing shows a bat-wise wing with a wood and cane frame covered with fabric stretched all over. The wing, with its veins and covering, is made up of a deal shaft with cane spokes leading off from it.

Codex Atlanticus, sheet 858 r.


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