Gold and bronze figures from the time of the Quimbaya culture around 1000 AD were found in Colombia and some of these figures are visually very reminiscent of modern aircraft. This gave me the idea to launch the Quimbaya RC-Project.
Jonathan W. Alexander visited the Museo del Oro - Bogotá in Colombia in 2014 and photographed the artefacts. This resulted in the following video:
Jonathan has kindly given us permission to publish his photos here. Many thanks for that!
Choose one of the Quimbaya figures and create an RC model plane from it.
How you go about it, which materials you choose and how you technically implement the pattern is completely up to you. The figures leave a lot of room for ideas - use that. The aim is to be able to present as many of the figures as possible as RC aircraft on this page in the medium term.
If you participate, it would be great if you could inform us about it and document your construction with photos, so that we can also create and offer free plans of it at the end. But please don't let that slow you down. Any commitment is welcome. Wouldn't this also be a project for your model flying group? Imagine a swarm flight, for example, with these wonderful figures.
I would be very happy if you would think about the idea, take it up and participate in some way. What becomes of it ultimately depends on the creativity and enthusiasm of everyone involved. I am convinced that together we can realise something new and exciting.
Share the idea with your modelling friends.