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Flying machine

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This human-powered flying machine has a wing spread of about 33 feet. The wings are driven by the back pedals, which the flier operates with an alternating leg motion. The effect of this thrust is amplified by the hand-operated crank. The machine incorporates complex gears and ingenious solutions for transmitting motion.

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2004 IMSS Piazza dei Giudici 1 50122 Florence ITALY