Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Girls in the basic steps camp, which began June 28 and continued through July 30, created airplanes from start to finish: using a hot-wire saw, they cut wings from sturdy Styrofoam; assembled the fuselage; cut, bent and installed aluminum parts for the rudder and elevators; thermoformed the canopy; and finally decorated and covered the plane's exterior.
They also logged computer time with a flight simulator to become familiar with the remote-control devices they use to fly their planes.
Their work was put to the test Wednesday evening, also called "fly nights," when the girls head south to Rosemount where the planes are fitted with gas engines and flown with the help of volunteers from the Tri-Valley Radio Control Flyers.
The full story of this engineering camp for girls was presented in the Tri-County News July 30 issue. Delaine Zongo was shown in that issue with her airplane creation.