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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1424 days ago

What a cool thing for them! This will be one of those things that they remember all their lives that their dad made for them. It is really great!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 1424 days ago

The joystick actually moves the pulleys! That’s awesome; those boys are gonna grow up wanting to be pilots and bombardiers… Or commercial jetliner captains! Mount the guns! :P

-- GX

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#3 posted 1424 days ago

That is just too COOl! I love it! I bet the kids do too..
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 1424 days ago

It’s the most wonderful swing I have ever seen.
Thank you for sharing,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 1424 days ago

That is fantastic. I love the fact that it actually is controlled by the stick. I want to build one. Though I may go for a single wing design…. maybe a Hellcat or Spitfire. Very cool design. Thanks for sharing and well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 1424 days ago

Anyone who wants to build one, the plans can be ordered through .
I’m sure also they can be gotten in other place. The plans are U-Build plans.
The plans are easy to follow and gives instructions on how to hook up the pulley system.
I’ve already made plans that I’ve been telling my older kids. One day when I have grandkids, I’m going to build them one of these. On each wing, I’ve got plans for a rubber band Gatlin gun that shoots like 200 rubber bands off in less than thrity seconds. I’m only going to build this though when it can be at their house and not mine.


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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1424 days ago

That is really cool!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 1423 days ago

That is a great plane William! Thanks for posting the link to the plans, I am sure there are a lot of LJ’s that would love to build this for a special child.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 1423 days ago

William, that’s a great substitute for the regular old swing set gig. What a creative thing for you to come up with. Very ingenious. Good work!!!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 1422 days ago

Can I try?

I’m dressed for it.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#11 posted 1422 days ago

That looks like fun! I’d love to give that a try. Can we add pedals connected to the propeller??

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#12 posted 1351 days ago

This would have been so much fun as a kid. Instant Favorite.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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David Drummond

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#13 posted 1059 days ago

I cant find the plans on the website… anyone know where to find them? Thanks!

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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#14 posted 1059 days ago

David, unfortunately I have no idea where to get these plans now. I had a reader of my blog that was trying to find these plans as well. I tried to find them from several sites where I know they were once available, and all have discontinued. So I’m sorry I can’t be more help on this one.
On a related note, if you (or anyone else) does happen to successfully order these plans from anyone, please let me know so I can relay the information to others.


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