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Project by RicksWhirligigs posted 01-18-2010 09:55 PM 3102 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This whirligig is modeled after a French WWI plane produced by Societe Pour L’Aviation et ses Derives or SPAD. Renowned as a sturdy and rugged aircraft. Flown by the American ace, Eddie Rickenbacker.
My love of building WWI whirligigs all started when my wife and I moved to Tehachapi Ca and noticed right away that there is almost always a steady breeze blowing. Once I had my workshop up and working again, I started experimenting with wind toys to take advantage of the constant breeze. And thats where Ricks Whirligigs were born. My whirligigs all have free spinning propellers that only need the slightest breeze to turn, also I mount them on a rod and the tail section of the airplane acts as a weather vane, so the nose is always seeking the wind. Since the first whirligig was made I have really had fun making other WWI airplanes. I have perfected numerous models from the era, if your interested in purchasing one visit
I’m not looking to make a profit on this little operation, so you will find my planes are very under priced. I just enjoy building them and helping people share in the fun of a WWI whirligig.

-- Rick,

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 05:50 AM

Very cool!! I am heading to your website now for a look Rick. That plane looks great.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 05:51 AM

Great yard ornament. Very cool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 06:24 AM

EXCELLENT!!!!!!! Thanks for the post I love Old Planes and Whirligigs too.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 08:36 PM

These are very authentic looking and are really a great product. I’ll bet that you do well with them.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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