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Project by Johnny75 posted 04-21-2012 12:19 AM 8609 views 24 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished another pedal plane, this time a P-51 Mustang. It’s painted in the colors of triple ace, Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow”. Just as the other planes, construction is primarily 3/8” birch plywood, pine, and sheet aluminum. This one was built for my step-son’s baseball team to raffle off.





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 12:48 AM

Nice plane! But, there’s not enough camber in the wing. The kid will never be able to pedal fast enough to take off! You need a big fat Clark-Y airfoil to get that contraption off the ground. LOL

If I ever have a grandchild I’ll build one. A kid would love one of these.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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dpow

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 12:52 AM

Way cool….and even instruments and switches too. The kid that gets that will be the talk of the preschool. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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jacob34

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 01:53 AM

very cool I have been thinking of building a pedal car for my four year old but she would haft to ride it in grass does and everything I have heard grass not so easy to pedal in. Great job though.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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Howie

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 01:56 AM

Well done, I like it! Brings out the kid in me.

-- Life is good.

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 04-21-2012 04:31 AM

Love it!!

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

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 04:45 AM

This plane and the other you have built are really fabulous. It makes me want to be a kid again. The kids who get these must be the most popular on the block, I’m sure everyone wants to ride in them.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 04-21-2012 04:45 AM

Fantastic job! Reminds me of the movie Empire of the Sun with Christian Bale.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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majuvla

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 05:52 AM

I can see it in the sky already

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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SchottFamily

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#9 posted 04-21-2012 06:55 AM

This is amazing! I’m not going to let my kids see this. lol Outstanding job!

-- IZZZZZI BoB IZZZZZI

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YorkshireStewart

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#10 posted 04-21-2012 08:24 AM

I’ve got a grin a mile wide looking at this. Wonderful!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Nighthawk

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#11 posted 04-21-2012 08:26 AM

Love the cockpit dask… :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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ruddy

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#12 posted 04-21-2012 11:32 AM

Brilliant…...

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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grizzman

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#13 posted 04-21-2012 11:45 AM

this is truly a wonderful project, if i were a kid again i would be out in that plane all day, the cock pit looks fun enough to pretend all day, wow…what a great project…whatever boy gets this, will have the best toy on the block…well that is if he doesn’t fly away to some exotic island, ...lol….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jim C

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#14 posted 04-21-2012 12:04 PM

That’s a labor of love.
There’s nothing like watching a child smile!
Superb work.

Thanks

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 04-21-2012 12:46 PM

SO COOL!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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