MAKERPLANE: A PLAN FOR THE COLLECTIVE HOMEBUILT

MAKERPLANE: A PLAN FOR THE COLLECTIVE HOMEBUILT
The idea behind MakerPlane is to create an “open source aviation project” that allows people to build their own aircraft using personal Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mills and 3D printers. In that way, MakerPlane hopes to create an environment where people can produce aircraft largely “built on a computer controlled mill at home.” The man behind the idea, John Nicol, based in Canada, is seeking to reduce the financial means and physical capabilities required by an individual seeking to build an aircraft. Aside from creating a new largely digital workflow for builders, MakerPlane would also seek to cultivate multi-media builder assistance products and physical builder assistance sites. Nicol has unveiled MakerPlane’s first design, “Version 1.0,” from Israel-based aeronautical engineer, Jeffrey Meyer. The design conforms to LSA weight and speed requirements. V 1.0 also aims to be a modular design and MakerPlane intends to offer plans, free. More…

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