Airplane Rocker - F16 Fighting Falcon

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Project by Gary posted 02-04-2012 05:03 AM 18005 views 14 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to go with a modern era airplane rocker and chose the F16 for this design. It went together pretty quick and had a uniqueness of its own. The long body with short winspan made for better pitch rocking and not so much for side-to-side action. The “cockpit” was cut more for the smaller pilot, but very secure. The people to whom I sold this airplane painted the Montana Air National Guard livery. They, in turn, gave it to their friend a MANG F16 pilot as a gift for his son. I was told he really enjoyed it, but I would make a few changes to the design if I ever built another one.

-- Gary - just N of Great Falls, MT

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 05:13 AM

I Love It!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 05:22 AM

What a great idea!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 05:31 AM

Another amazing plane rocker ,they are all great.

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 05:46 AM

Too cool, You made somebody really happy! I was a F-14 electrician back in the 80’s….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-04-2012 06:09 AM

Wow! It’s good to be a kid you your household. Roger That !!! Permission to do a Fly By Sir ?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 06:27 AM

Just fabulous!

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 02:57 PM

You’ve cornered the market my friend on airplane rockers. Looks like great fun. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 03:43 PM

Wow, I wish I’d had one when I was a kid! I’d like to see the smile on the little pilots face the first time he got to sit in his rocker. Beautiful design and I’m sure you’ll be making more of them after the guys in the squadron see this one.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 05:59 PM

I like your airplane rockers, but this one is a favorite since I also live in Montana, Missoula to be exact, and have
a grandson in the Air Force, might have to make something similar for my great grandson, but since he is only
2, I have a couple of days. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 02-04-2012 06:41 PM

Wow, so cool!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#11 posted 02-04-2012 11:55 PM

Without a doubt the coolest looking rocker I’ve ever seen.

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#12 posted 02-05-2012 02:41 AM

Very cool new make a real plane like a C-130 Hercules

I am Air Force, can you guess what my unit flys?

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#13 posted 02-05-2012 04:00 AM

That is just beyond COOL

-- Have a great day.

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#14 posted 02-05-2012 02:05 PM

F16 is mighty nice…. but I think I like the P51D mustang in the back ground… Nice rockers my friend. I sure they will be enjoyed by all.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 02-15-2012 07:11 PM

These are great rockers! My dad flew F-15’s so I plan to try and make a similar style for my son, but with F-15 body. You know they say two engines are better then one! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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