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Building Rutan Composites: Build Your Own Aircraft
Building Rutan Composites Build Your Own Aircraft
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2007     1hr 31min

The"how to do it" video program that has sensationalized the home built aircraft world. A step-by-step instructional program featuring Burt Rutan showing the complete procedure for utilizing fiberglass-epoxy-foam composit...  more »


Movie Details

Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Bennett Marine Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Back to The Future
I. Alexander | Edinburgh, Scotland | 03/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Informative, useful, and I suspect inadvertently, hugely entertaining.

Burt Rutan, looking a little like Mike Nesmith of The Monkees fame, complete with cows lick, explains and demonstrates moldless composite layup techniques with elan, enthusiasm and authority as does Mike Melvill, despite dressing like a Blue Peter presenter (venerable UK children's TV show). Mike's crisp South African vowels constrast with Burt's rather more laid back drawl.

It becomes clear through the course of the video, just how skilled they both are, as well as how well they work together as a team.

Admittedly though, presenting to camera directly does not appear to be Burt's strong suit, in the introduction to the video and the roundup at the end, he has a hunted look in his eye as he reads the prescripted inspirational blurb. Frankly, it wasn't needed, the very real enthusiasm for the subject shone through as soon as both men got their hands dirty.

The viewer will be left informed and enthused, despite production values akin to an eigthies amateur porn video.

This, to my knowledge at least, is still some of the best source material for any composite homebuilder, despite being around thirty years old."