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Project by Bill Huffman posted 11-24-2015 04:15 PM 1509 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little flying machine that i made and hangs from my ceiling, the wings flap up and down as it turns in a circle. I have been really busy at work over the last year so a fun little weekend project like this really helps. its made from all sorts of scraps from other projects so I honestly can’t tell what all is in it.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.





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#1 posted 11-24-2015 04:20 PM

Shades of Leonardo. Cool !

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 04:24 PM

Whoa, super fun. Any chance of a video?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 04:29 PM

Thanks, I will try to post a video, but I am pretty tech ignorant so I will have to read up on that.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 05:12 PM

Picture 2 confuses me. Is this mounted to the ceiling? Or do you have photographs mounted up there? :-)

By the way … that’s a really cool bird !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 05:20 PM

Yes, its mounted on the ceiling and I am trying to figure out why all my pictures are all turned upside down and sideways….....I can buy all these snazzy tech tools, but I don’t think I can use them all that well.

I am working to correct the picture angles.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 05:31 PM


I am working to correct the picture angles.

- Bill Huffman

Awesome, thanks. There are several threads on how to fix them. I use Picassa.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 05:51 PM

Beautifully constructed Bill. A real pleasure to behold.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 06:02 PM

I really like the style, reminds me of a Leonardo Da Vinci desgn, the fact that it actually flaps it’s wings is a great plus!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 11-24-2015 06:03 PM

That is really very cool!

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#10 posted 11-24-2015 06:14 PM

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#11 posted 11-24-2015 06:36 PM

Very nice, I am sure it was not one weekend project. Does it have a motor that turns it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 11-24-2015 06:42 PM

Did you design this Bill or find the plans? I really like the way it turned out! Bravo!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#13 posted 11-24-2015 06:49 PM

Back up is that the Millennium Falcon on your desk in picture 3? Where do you work??

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#14 posted 11-24-2015 09:24 PM

Thanks everyone, it was a weekend project, but that includes starting Friday after work. It does not have a motor, I just have a dowel that i reach up and push it along and the gear is connected to a shaft that runs the length of the structure ending with a simple movement.

I did not have any plans, but I sort of daydream these things in my head during the week and work out most of what I want to do. It is a Leonardo based design, I have been fascinated with his drawings for years so I am always thinking about what he might have had in his shop to work out ideas.

I mess up plenty as I build, then work out how to fix the messes I get myself into, which is the fun part for me. I have all kinds of examples of things I just could not work out in my scrap parts shelf.

Rick, Thank you so much for posting them upright, I get really frustrated when I can’t figure these things out.

The falcon on my model desk is just one I got for christmas last year. I am a huge SciFi fan and am still figuring out the best way to weather it. I have literally repainted it 3 different times. It is currently primer grey waiting for my next attempt.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#15 posted 11-24-2015 11:14 PM

love it—-nothing like a good project that turns out terriffic

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

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