"Pop" Gun Pedal Plane

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Project by westok posted 07-14-2015 10:41 AM 1609 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a pedal plane for my oldest grandson. The fake radial engine was made from plywood, steel bowl and PVC for the cylinders. The prop turns when you pedal the plane. It is run by a twisted heavy duty rubber band.The stick steers the tail wheel. The prop is made from a piece of 1/2” floor shop floor mat from HF. There are many pedal powered plans available, I used my own design. It is just a generic airplane.

-- Mark K, Birmingham, AL, "The rusted bolt will not move until you utter the "magic word", unfotunately, children are usually present."

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 11:21 AM

Man that looks great. Your grandson should be soaring around for quite some time.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 11:26 AM

This is so cool. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-14-2015 02:23 PM

That’s really cool Mark. Well done.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-14-2015 02:23 PM

That’s really cool Mark.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 07-14-2015 03:03 PM

one of the neatest looking little pedal toys I have seen! Great job and the Grandson will be the envy of the neighborhood!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 07-14-2015 04:06 PM

wow that is very cool.It make you want to be a kid again.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 07-14-2015 08:22 PM

Are you kidding me??? I want to ride in that! What a fantastic little machine !

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#8 posted 07-15-2015 12:30 AM

Outstanding! Your grandson is a lucky young man.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 07-15-2015 01:08 AM

Fantastic design, work and color choices too!

We all are just older kids! That us why we make toys! See avatar for exhibit A!

-- just rjR

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#10 posted 07-15-2015 08:45 AM

arr come on Westie you tease….where are the rest of the photos!!!
I want to see some real action shots on the strip, the pilot goggles and all etc !!

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 07-18-2015 02:09 AM

Very cool! Nice design and well done!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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