I started the day by getting the tail section pieces cut. Another important script detail is that the 'inventor' of this aircraft does a bunch of flight tests with ordinary household objects. One of the objects that performs well is a dated looking saucer from the kitchen. We were asked to incorporate the look of this saucer on the plane. We decided that the tail section would be a good place for this saucer shape.
Tomorrow should be a long day I think. I still have to build the scale model of a similar flying machine, and get the wing fabric done. Should be fun though.
When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.