Da Vinci Flying Machine

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Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Sat May 28, 2016 9:21 pm

Here's my Da Vinci Flying Machine for Burning Man. Da Vinci was wrong, there is enough human power to fly with modern materials and designs. I figure about 20 minutes of flight time.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Bless » Sun May 29, 2016 9:47 am

Pull it off and become a playa legend!
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Elliot » Tue May 31, 2016 5:34 pm

Quite a lot of information is available. For example...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacCready ... _Albatross
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Elliot » Tue May 31, 2016 5:40 pm

Also coming soon to a Playa near you; but strictly a static display rescued from being scrapped.
Bamboo, canvas, rope and glue. 30' wingspan, 20' length.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Canoe » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:51 pm

Add a rope: kite?
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:36 pm

Version 2 is coming along. It's going to be about half scale so kids or small adults can fly it. It has a copper propeller shaft. The fuslage and wing fabric is from a 12' patio umbrella. The wings and tail are bamboo. About 20 foot wingspan.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Jackass » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:59 pm

Do you figure a person to have enough power to get this off the ground?

Or is it going to "fly" around on four wheels?

Get a quick tow from an outbound plane...Dude better have one hell of a breakfast.
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:08 pm

Version 3 is evolving. Hope to get some inspiration from the DaVinci Show here in Cincinnati at the Museum Center. The fuslage will be made from one inch diameter ash. The axel and wing shaft from one inch copper. The wings and tail from bamboo. Estimated takoff speed of 25 knots with a 90 pound twelve year old girl.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Elliot » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:58 pm

Do you mean solid 1" copper rod? That's mighty heavy stuff. You might consider tubing, which is almost as strong for your purpose.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:03 pm

Hey all, and Elliot for your encouragement!

It's hollow copper tubing! I've purchased every 1" copper T for miles around!

Here’s the latest photo. The first wing spar is installed! The seat webbing is just threaded in for looks at the moment. Very excited about the progress. Also, I’m building a swamp cooler like I don’t have a real job. But I did get a 100 watt solar panel borrowed. Thanks again for your efforts and I look forward to driving out. My sister Susan and I have volunteered to patrol the springs Saturday morning with the Earth Guardians. It’s all coming together! let me know if there is anything I can help with. Our bicycle lights have come in.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:28 pm

More progress, feathers cut to length, nose shaped and tail feather shafts in place.
Purchased my 30 gal trash can for the swamp cooler.
Looking forward to bringing all kinds of tasty camp food.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:44 pm

Hi Fellow Burners,

Slowly making progress since my wing design needed to be revised. Here is the last set of three views until I need to take her apart and work on bolting the fuselage, cutting the fabric, sewing the seat webbing and making the wing shaft work more smoothly.
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On the swamp cooler front, I found a trash bin at a recycling store to cut down for the outside bucket and found some 10" duct mounting fittings at another recycling store! The fabric, fan and dimmers should be in next week. Going to check out the setup at the glider field tomorrow where the Shark Manor is living.

Packing doing well also. Ordered some from Patagonia, Aidells chicken pineapple teriyaki meatballs, canned meat from http://www.werlingandsons.com/. The local Meijer's has dry ice, our last stop before leaving town to get the Shark Manor.

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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby burner von braun » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:35 pm

Hehe! This thing is starting to look really fun! Good job ChuckLohre!

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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:41 pm

Swamp Cooler Success! Got my 80 watt 10" fan in today and had purchased a bildge pump earlier. And I got a dimmer switch for reducing the pump flow. Everything working great. Started test at 9 pm at 50% pump power. Reduced it to 25% of it's 3.5 amps capacity. The fan will need to be full power. It a nice flow but not too strong. Two battery monitors on the battery and I'm getting 12.2 volts and an OK light from another and it's 9:30 pm.
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby islandkat » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:42 am

Awesome! Whereabouts will you be showing this creation? Do you have time and days in mind? My crew would love to see it!

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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby Perpetual Burn » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:37 am

The Ornithopter has gotta be the best idea this year... that's the first thing that popped in my head when I heard the theme...

I just didn't have the funds to pull it off... seriously if the Burn was a month later I might have had the ability...

I wonder how many there will be haha... hope some of them have flame throwers haha
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Surely Faith & Love will follow
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Re: Da Vinci Flying Machine

Postby ChuckLohre » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:54 pm

Image Had some great flights. Thanks to everyone for making it a great Burn for me and my campers. Hope to see you all again some day.


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