|Project by Johnny75||posted 05-30-2011 03:50 AM||12076 views||24 times favorited||32 comments|
I found plans for these planes online about 4 years ago. The plans are sold through Aviation Products, Inc. and they have several different aircraft you can choose from. I thought I could make the little Pitts Special the most realistic looking and also I had just had a daughter and thought I could make it the most “girly” by painting it pink. The planes are designed for kids ages 3-7 and are constructed of 3/8” plywood and sheet aluminum. Metal kits (crank, aluminum, hardware, etc…) are available through Aviation Products, Inc. After building the first airplane (the pink one) for my daughter, my parents asked me to build one for my young niece, which I happily did. I’ve just started construction on a P-51 pedal plane. These are a lot of fun to build. I made some modifications to the plans to spruce them up a little such as the detailed instrument panel, and the rotating propeller on the second (red) airplane.
These are fun little builds that get lots of attention.