WHOWhatWhereWhy: Ben Saks
Although Ben Saks works in the architecture department at Carnegie Mellon University, his passion is building something much smaller than a skyscraper.
He builds and competes with small rubber band-powered planes that are so light they must be flown indoors. A single twisted band can keep the craft alight for more than 30 minutes.
Mr. Saks is working on "FLOAT: The Art of Flying," a documentary chronicling the two-year cycle from one international championship to the next. His aim is to increase the number of indoor model plane enthusiasts, both at amateur and competitive levels.
First Published July 3, 2012 12:00 am