Our dragons left the ground for the first time today! They may not have their wings yet, but our tinkerers wanted to test how well the dragons took to being in the air.
Before the testing began though, there was lots of building to be done!
The team building the dragon that will carry riders inside its belly made lots of progress thanks to lots of teamwork and extra focus.
Peter worked on repositioning some eyebolts that the zip line ropes will attach to and Nicholas learned how to use a hot knife for cutting through and sealing the ends of synthetic rope.
Meanwhile, the small “baby” dragon team worked hard to finish installing the hardware that the zip line ropes will attach to.
And then the testing began!
The team building the dragon that carries riders under its belly also completed their frame and suspension points. It was incredible to see their very large dragon body raise up into the sky!
With only two more weeks left of our Tinkering after school session, our hardworking crew is eager to give our dragon skeletons wings, heads, tails, and so much more. The dragons have been slowly incubating over the past six weeks and you wont want to miss them as they hatch and take flight!
And don’t forget, all the fun photos from the day and previous weeks can be seen on our Flickr page!