Composite Approach, of Bend Oregon, has finished the right hand body plug. The plug, as you probably remember, is the solid shape that we use to produce molds from. We then use those molds to produce parts that take the shape of the plug – in this case the body. These are large, bulky parts with lots of curves in them, which makes planning the molds quite an undertaking. My non-technical term for this is figuring out how to “carve the turkey”. The trick was finding the way to produce parts that could each be pulled from their respective mold, but in the end could be perfectly joined up to make the larger complex shape. In the case of the main body and nose, this was fairly straightforward. The rear portion (ducted fan and rear wheels) is more complicated.