Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci is not only remembered for his amazing art, but his breakthroughs in science and design as well. In fact, the Da Vinci Ornithopter was one of the first devices to prove that birds weren’t the only things that could soar through the sky. And if my science knowledge proves correct, was one of the major influences on the design of airplanes.
Despite my possibly incorrect knowledge of historical trivia, almost certainly completely pulled out of my ass, the World’s Smallest Da Vinci Ornithopter is worth a mention if only for the fact that it’s tiny and R/C controlled, flapping its wings at an astounding 40 times per second. Not too mention it has a steampunk flair which is all its own. I just wish it had been designed with the steampunk-style in mind. Now that would have rocked. You can fly your very own for $59.95.