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Project by rooster posted 10-26-2011 01:16 PM 1293 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these planes to give to the kiddies at our annual Labor Day pig pickin. I supplied the washable paints and planes, the kids supplied the mess. They had a blast, and it kept them busy for about 5 minutes and 37 seconds.

I used/slightly modified the plan found here http://www.stevedgood.com/plane.pdf. They are built mostly from dimensional pine. A dowel rod and some purchased wheels is all it takes for the landing gear. It was a pretty easy but satisfying project. Especially when you see the kids playing with a well built toy.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 01:20 PM

It looks like you’ve built a whole air force. The kids will love them. Nice going.

-- 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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#2 posted 10-26-2011 03:14 PM

Clear for take off——- Nice job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 10:54 PM

those are as cute as can be.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 04:48 AM

Wonderful idea, and nice work on these…fun project and well made.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 03:56 AM

very nice work!

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 05:55 AM

G’Day Rooster,
You have certainly done a fine job on making that fleet of planes and even through the painting may have only taken a short time, the fun, play & imagination will last for years, well done.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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