Quick Release Foam Body Tests

We made a couple of prototype foam bodies for the Dodo to get the dimensions right in relation to the head. The body needs to be very light but strong enough to hold all of the mechanisms including moving wings, moving tail feathers etc.

This was acheived by using EVA foam for most of the structure but also including a plywood backbone which would anchor all of the mechanisms.

On the bottom of the body we also attached a plywood plate that we could mount the quick-release plate to, for removal from the shoulder mount that will be worn by the artist.