Clément Ader’s Eole: Le Batman Français.

Lavish technical drawing taken from the patent document sent in 1890 by Clément Ader to the Institut National de la Propiété Industrialle (National Industrial Property Institute).
Ader and his bats “only” achieved what could be described as very long jumps and with no control whatsoever. In spite of that, he remains firmly engraved in the French national pride… and deservely so.

Leonardo on his mind, no doubt.

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