Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Making good progress on the latest flying vehicle model, the C-5 Galaxy. My son chooses the plane, plans the design, picks the materials, and I am co-structural engineer and fabricator. The game is about keeping the design simple, working fast, not cutting yourself, and relying primarily on Elmer's Glue and cardboard for structural integrity. It's so fun.
The materials cost 90 cents at SCRAP. Leo had the idea for how the wings attach and it was smart. They are solid. The C-5 opens from the front and we're working on that too.
Then we all paint it together.
If you have a kid, or a nephew/niece, try this. You will love it. It's the funnest thing ever.
Off to go have coffee with Fredrik Averin. We're working on a couple of projects together.