Over the next week or so I'm going to document as much of the making process as possible, starting here with the initial sketches of the copter and engine bits.
This design is pretty much what I'd already made, showing addition of controls and tubing etc.
Trying to work out ow the wings and flaps will fit to frame.
Ideas for some bits and pieces to add to the engine. I also considered alternate ways of designing the seat/cockpit, from very deep bucket seats with lots of consoles to the simple upright one I've gone with.
At one point I thought of having the figure on a bike.