Since the mid-1980s, Italian architect Luigi Prina has been making fantastical flying ship models that, despite their delicate appearance, actually fly. The flying ships are handcrafted from balsa wood and very thin paper and are powered by special natural rubber bands. Over the years he has made more than 200. For more photos, and to see the ships fly, check out this Blinking City article & video.
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