Design and Manufacturing
A few words
about Jeff's workshop
It all started some years ago (in 2003) when I put online a homepage called aerosquare.com. At this time the notion of online community was still new, there was no Facebook neither Youtube, an building a home site was the best way to share my designs with the RC enthusiast community.
I made my models freely available in CAD and PDF format and some of them like the Airbus 320 or the Beaver DHC2 became truly popular. I guess there are dozens of rc Airbus A320 models built from these plans, and probably more depron Beaver DHC2 still flying today.
At the time I often received requests from modelers asking if they could buy a kit for these planes. I did in fact produce a few Airbus 320 for friends with my CNC router, but it would not have been viable to launch a commercial production on a small homemade CNC machine.
Still, I knew there were passionate modelers looking for unique kits of models that the mainstream brands do not sell.
This is how the idea of Jeff's workshop came to life. I will soon offer a small range of kits or semi-kits for models that I have designed, tested and successfully flown. You will not find here another version a Spitfire or a Mustang (although I do like both of them a lot) but rather special models like the Airbus 320, a large Avro RJ85 (2m15 wingspan) and other custom designs that are on the building table, like the Tupolev 154. The still popular and easy to fly Beaver DHC2 will also be available as a small depron kit.
Twin edf scale Tupolev 154
The mighty Tupolev 154 airliner is my next rc-build project.
The whole plane was modeled in Autodesk Fusion 360 to produce the fabrication parts. For this plane I use hybrid construction techniques, mixing balsa and plywood for the structure with depron to sheet the plane body. 3D printing comes in use for the more complex parts like the engine nacelles, flaps fairing or the front section of the plane.
More about this project soon. Stay tuned!