I had a visitor yesterday; John Jackson from the Cloudbusters. As I gave him a quick and dirty (the shop is a terrible mess) tour, he was very interested to see the laser cutter in action. I gave him a show and he suggested that I post a video online. Good idea.
Below is a 5-minute video of my laser cutter in action. It highlights the Phantom Flash kit that I produce, but is fully representative of all the kits that I do. Just to be clear, EVERY Volare Products Laser Cut kit is done right here on this machine. I do every one; I do not farm out the work. In fact, not only do I cut all the parts, but I have to draw all the plans and parts in CAD before I can ever cut a single part. Whether it is my own design, someone else’s design that I am producing, or an Old Timer that I am reproducing, I have to draw or trace every plan and part.
In addition, to date, there has not been a single Volare Products kit produced that has not been built and tested for fit and accuracy before being offered for sale. This fits right in with a position I took when I first started selling my own plans over 20 years ago: all planes have been built and tested and flown for, at least, the Flying Aces Club minimum flight time of 20 seconds. I don’t want to offer something for sale that can’t be used as intended – that is, flying.
Here is the video, in actual speed.
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