How to Build 2: Learning Zone

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Duration: 30 minutes

Drawn from the second series of BBC Two's How to Build, this programme made for Schools looks at three more British engineering projects that all share something in common - amazing technology and people with highly specialised skills.

The programme follows the people in North Wales who build the wing for the world's biggest passenger plane - the Airbus A380, and in Filton near Bristol there is a look at how it was designed and tested.

Plus there is extraordinary access to one of Britain's most secretive companies with a look at how UK racing team McLaren are now adapting some of their highly regarded F1 technology to build a luxury road car.

This also goes behind the scenes following engineers constructing and testing a brand new multimillion-pound communication satellite built in the UK. Precision is everything - these machines have to work for a guaranteed fifteen years in space, with absolutely no prospect of repair.


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