Words fail to describe Dan Garfinkel’s ornithopter pith helmet. You really need to see it to believe it.
Yes! That is a working set of ornithopter wings on the reverse of the helmet. The wings are powered by a battery set-up hidden beneath the brim of the hat.
Image Credit (all): Dan Garfinkel’s Pith Helmet, National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection. Donated by Dan Garfinkel, 1996.57.05.
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