Wednesday 20 December 2023

Meet the Garador aeroplane: a mini marvel of engineering

Garador's model plane for their 75th anniversary

Have you ever seen a tiny plane do amazing stunts in the sky? Well, you might have a chance to witness one soon, thanks to one of our talented engineers.

This year marks our 75th anniversary and as part of the celebrations, one of our talented team made this nifty looking model plane, complete with Garador insignia. It looks brilliant

We created a model aeroplane that is a replica of the famous Pitts Special S2A, a biplane that is known for its acrobatic performance. The Garador aeroplane is not just a toy, but a mini masterpiece of engineering. It has a 14-inch wing span and a powerful 450 watts electric motor that can make it soar, loop, and roll with ease. It also has a built-in battery that lasts longer than the usual methanol engines.

A closer look at the exceptional craftsmanship of the plane

The plane is made of balsa wood and plywood, covered with a special film that protects it from the sun. Plus, it has all the features of a real aeroplane, such as accelerometer, ailerons, elevator, and rudder. It took almost a year to design and build this plane, using a laser cutting machine and CAD software to make the panels fit perfectly.

The model aeroplane is a celebration of our 75th anniversary and a glimpse of the talent which goes into our products and services. We've been making garage doors since 1948, and this plane is a testament to our team's passion and expertise. If you want to see this plane in action, keep an eye out for the next airshow near you. You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this mini marvel.

Monday 11 December 2023

We made donations to our local food bank

Garador staff donations to the local food bank

Christmas is a time of giving and sharing, and our generous staff are doing their bit to make a difference by donating food to our local food bank in Yeovil, The Lord's Larder.

The charity has been operating since 1991 and relies on donations from individuals, churches, schools and businesses to help feed over 5000 people a year.

Garador's staff have been collecting food items for the Lord's Larder throughout December, filling up boxes with everything from tinned food and vegetables to soups, biscuits and pasta. They also donated some festive treats like mince pies, chocolates and crackers to bring some cheer to those who are struggling this Christmas.

We've all come together to help others less fortunate during the festive season. We hope that our donations will make a difference to the lives of the people who receive them.

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