Just another day here

Just another day at one of world’s smallest model aeroplane factory. Picture of our warehouse. Actually we pack kits only to meet orders, ie. there is normally no inventory. In real life there is some of higher volume kits lying around as we aim to save postages by compiling orders from cutters. This kit business (see www.iwaru.fi) is slightly problematic. The volumes are really so low that no one in his right mind would call this business. We do this only for love with aviation history. Which is pretty interesting as business is supposed to be productive. But it really produces something. Like getting forgotten designs from historical archives to spotlight. For example, I designed model aeroplane based on PIK-7 Harakka II last summer. It was really forgotten 40’s plane which nobody outside Finland has seen. Okay, after some flying & building etc. it is now the most downloaded design here. Downloads well over 1000, to over 35 countries around the globe. We have even delivered kits of it to Australia. That is something.

Some model aeroplane kits waiting for packed & delivered.

Warehouse ūüôā

About that header & logo?

Great! I just added nice graphic to the header of this blog. It is actually my company logo, I have been asked couple times what it represents. Ok. I am budding historian. When I was kid I really wanted to be make an living as being Indiana Jones. Time passed and when it was time to make desicions of universities etc. I did some research. I quickly noticed that all the guy’s who wanted to became Indiana Joneses ended up being college history teachers.

So I dropped that one quite quickly. But I still have an soft spot somewhere for history. When I started designing logo for my company (www.iwaru.fi or www.iwaru.com) I wanted it to reflect that. And I wanted something which I could easily structure web page in two languages. And some aviation flavour. Ok, with some googling I found an rather nice sumerian winged disk. After some tracing in cad it turned out acceptable logo.

RC Model Designs

This is the start of new blogging attempt for me. I have been designing radio controlled (RC) models for couple decades and until now I haven’t been blogging about it. Idea of blogging just popped to me couple days ago and I thought that it could be kinda cool to write about things I do while others are propably sleeping.

Actually, I do also have an company selling these designs so it is not all fun and play. It is more than fun and play. I have been designing models which are linked to Finnish aviation history. Which is wonderful. But lately I have been also thinking that I get a lot of requests top design other planes also.

Maybe this could lead to something interesting.