When he was merely sixteen years earlier Luigi Prina entered and gained a nationwide aircraft modeling rivals. When he went to collect the prize money the organizers requested the boy why his father couldn’t come and purchase it himself. Virtually fifty years later the now worthwhile architect met a painter and boat builder named Eugenio Tomiolo and whereas that they had been talking made a wager that perhaps Prina may take definitely one in every of his small model ships and make it fly like an airplane. Tomolio accepted and it wasn’t prolonged sooner than a small flying boat was whirring in circles spherical his small studio that coincidentally had clouds painted on the ceiling. A model new passion was born and Prina has since devoted virtually 20 years of his later life to setting up flying model boats, bicycles and totally different unconventional aircraft.