AIRCRAFT MTB HELMET.
With the Aircraft helmet we were tasked to create the most ventilated, light weight and innovative helmet for 100% racing. After a year of design, revisions and manufacturing development the helmet was launched at Interbike 2015. I contributed on initial sketch ideation, taking the lead on trim design, technical drawings, 3D construction, working closely with 100% racing development team and the manufacturer in China until final production sample.
Designed Fall 2012. Released Spring 2015
Design Direction and design work done at Mage Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
RHINO 3D FILE - I built an initial CAD model in Rhino with assembled parts and sent off to China for early stage prototyping. We had several rounds of rapid prototyping samples to get as close to the final product as possible. Each time we narrowed down the sizing, certain design features and "trimmed the fat". I also had to make sure to rebuild certain aspects of the helmet to comply with bicycle standards specifications and safety commission standards. Also getting closer to final production model we needed to road test the helmet and adjust certain parts based on feedback from pro riders. Revisions and maintaining an open dialogue with the factory became high priority before we moved on to the final model for manufacturing.