Features of note:
Here are a few of the features of the automata piece that may not be obvious from watching the videos or looking at the photos.
Dimensions: 17" tall X 22" wide X 7.5" deep. (43.2 X 55.9 X 19.1 cm)
Weight: 5 lb. (2.2 kg.)
Number of Pieces: 440 plus
Materials of Construction: Frame - Poplar, Followers - Maple, Cams/Gears - Birch Plywood, Animals - Birch, Pine, and Basswood
Time Lapse Assembly
The Serengeti 2000!
The Serengeti 2000 before paint.
The idea of creating a gyrocopter for Wilbur's crossing meant building an engine to power it. It had to be small enough for a wildebeest to carry in a pack back during migration yet powerful enough to carry him over the river.
The result is this 23 piece assembly. Don't ask Wilbur how he got it - he doesn't know.