Suggestions to Preston Briggs
This site was last updated on February 15, 2008.
What's he building in there? We have a right to know. -- Tom Waits
Lots of material to go here. I'd like to show all sorts of special-purpose tools and jigs that help the process along, plus examples of traditional wood construction and typical foam construction. We'll start with our current project, the Son of Snort, an atypical foam plane, using lots of carbon-fiber/epoxy construction.
I should say that not everyone goes to all this effort to tool up for mass-production of planes. In fact, I'll bet it's pretty rare. Most people learned to fly combat when they were kids, using the planes they were already flying for sport; they just tied streamers on them and went out to play with their friends. Today, many (perhaps most) people use RTF planes they buy from Mejzlik or GRS. Another large group of people fly planes assembled from kits, like those from the Core House or Bill Maywald.
Mark Rudner and Mike Willcox building 1/2A's