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Fokker Tri-plane

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Project by RicksWhirligigs posted 01-18-2010 10:02 PM 3694 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The famous German tri-plane often linked with the famous Manfred Von Richthofen, The Red Baron. This one I like to leave with a natural wood finish.
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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 http://www.rickswhirligigs.etsy.com
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, http://www.rickswhirligigs.etsy.com





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Alan

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 11:11 PM

Nice group of planes. Your prices do seem very low.

-- Alan, Prince George

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Loucarb

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 01:30 AM

Love your whirligigs. Very nice craftsmanship & welcome to Lj’s

#3 posted 01-19-2010 01:34 AM

This is awesome !

-- Charles-Etienne Sauvé-Faucher, Ebéniste.

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kweenbee

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 08:50 AM

Rick, your Warbirds are amazing.
Love to see your whole squadron in action!

-- "The Artful Bodger"

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