Pilatus PC-12 Airplane

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Project by Bruce Barber posted 05-21-2018 10:32 PM 840 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys ,, well just completed my Pilatus PC-12 Airplane , for a friend husband for a retirement gift.
it is made out of Oak & Walnut Wood ,, it is 18” L x 20” W x 7 /2” H
there is about 62 hours shaping and sand this job ,, mi finger tips are all most got . LOL
made the base out of Walnut ,, added the wheels into the wings ,, on the pilots side a made the doors to look like a 3D effect…

Sorry that was NOT 620 hours ,, its was ( 62 Hours ) type “O”

-- Bruce, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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#1 posted 05-21-2018 10:43 PM

Gorgeous airplane!

Way too much time spent on it for me to even consider doing something of that magnificence.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-21-2018 10:56 PM

WOW … very nice huge plane …. 20 inches wide ….. cool and its something different … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 05-22-2018 12:42 AM

That’s one beautiful plane!!!
I’ve never tried one of the more modern planes before, look like it would be a really fun project.

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#4 posted 05-22-2018 01:36 AM

very realistic, But I do not think the time is realistic

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-22-2018 02:04 AM

Great “little” plane B’B’ (#?). As #4 alluded to, it’s not often we see such a build here.

However, at sweat labour of say $10 ph… that $6,200 should give your buddy enough dog food to last 5 lifetimes.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 05-22-2018 02:13 AM

Outstanding. Your friend’s years of enjoyment will make that 620 hours a mere pittance.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 05-22-2018 02:26 AM

That is a wonderful project, not only in execution but also as a gift!

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

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#8 posted 05-22-2018 02:46 AM

hey guys ,,, SORRY it was NOT 620 HOURS,, it was (62 ) hours type “O”
should read before i send,, LOL

-- Bruce, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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#9 posted 05-22-2018 02:57 AM

Now that sounds a little better, I thought maybe you had been hanging around with the Slow Mo Guy’s LOL

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#10 posted 05-22-2018 03:34 AM

Pretty cool and unusual build.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 05-22-2018 03:58 AM

nicely done

-- Sean

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#12 posted 05-22-2018 05:39 AM

Wow! So great model. I like the woods used and contrasts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 05-22-2018 07:04 AM


Well done. I like the walnut accent in the wings.
BTW You need a big closet for this one.


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#14 posted 05-22-2018 08:46 AM

That’s on beautiful plane and what a great retirement gift.
Top marks Bruce

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 05-22-2018 10:15 AM

Great gift, well done.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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