Very basic structure
The glider is just a collection of tubes, connection plates and bolts.
If you bought the predrilled kit, you can build it like a IKEA chair. Just put part A onto part B and bolt it together.
Very basic tools
You don't need fancy, expensive machinery to build the BirdGlider.
If you bought the predrilled kit, you mostly need:
- a set of sockets
- a handheld drilling machine
- a rivet gun
- and ...that is about it.
To drill all the needed holes when buying the basic kit, you need also:
- a table drill on a special table to get all holes entered on the tube (very easy to make)
- a miter saw
- a laser level light
- steel square
- deburring tools
- measuring tools
- a very level working table (here you need that laser)
Each section has his own manual.
- Horizontal tail and struts
- Control system
These manuals have lots of 3Ds and exploded views to help you install the right parts on the right place.
During the build-up of the prototype i saw how easy it is to install a bolt in the wrong direction. At first you think "Yes, this way is easy", but later you have to redo that bolt to be able to install other stuff. So ...follow the manual very strict.
In this world of Youtube and Vimeo we easily find videos that guide us to construct stuff we never done before. Well ...i know myself. I will make many videos about how it should be done. So if you ever doubt the manual. You might see the more complex details in the videos in the future.