Da Vinci Paddleboat Plastic Model Kit by Academy
Conceived as a means to travel via water without oars or sails, da Vinci's Paddleboat featured dual paddle wheels driven by a man-powered spring mechanism. Beautifully detailed working model kit is easy to build, with no glue, paint or tools required and complete step-by-step instructions.
Arguably one of the most diversely talented and accomplished individuals to have ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, botanist and writer. Often described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, da Vinci's unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his inventive genius.
A master of technological ingenuity, Leonardo conceptualized, among many others inventions, a helicopter, a tank, a paddleboat, a self-propelling cart, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.