Airplane Rocker - F16 : 421st FS

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Project by Gary posted 824 days ago 3644 views 16 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would time sharing this project in recognition of Memorial Day 2012.
I was given the opportunity to improve on my first F16 rocker with a special request to build another. This one went together well with a slightly bigger cockpit and better designed rocker base. The seat and T-handle were also upgraded for fit. The fighter jet is at its best with missiles, but they are removable for safer play. A great deal of satisfaction was found in the personalization of designing and building this airplane.
This rocker is going to the family of an active F16 pilot and in part, is a tribute to his family, fellow pilots and all Armed Forces pesonnel who serve and protect the United States of America.

-- Gary - just N of Great Falls, MT

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#1 posted 824 days ago

Wow! That’s awesome! great work


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#2 posted 824 days ago

now that is really cool, i would never want to go to school if that was mine…super job

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

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#3 posted 824 days ago

That second pic looks better. The bird is now pointing into the wind and ready for TAKEOFF!! :) Seeing your progression on these rockers is Awesome. I love how it looks like this can rock fore and aft, plus side to side. Nice design and keep it up. There’s some Lucky kids out there!!

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#4 posted 824 days ago

NICE!!! I love it! Great Job! I Salute You and all of our military people!

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

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#5 posted 824 days ago

Never mind the kids I would love to play with this.When I was a boy my mother sent off fo a kit about this size said you could make your own toy plane and showed some wonderful photo’s when it arrived it was just sticky labels /transfers you applied to any cardboard cartons you built up to shape what a con anyway your’s looks the business wish it were mine booh hoo I want one.LOLAlistair

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#6 posted 824 days ago

Now that is one mean rocker…... Nice Job…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 824 days ago

I’d like to see the kids face that gets this rocker! Great project!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 824 days ago

That definitely has the COOL factor, good job!

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#9 posted 824 days ago

That is way too cool. Its a great tribute and I’m sure some lucky kids are really going to enjoy it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 823 days ago

Extreme Cool

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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#11 posted 823 days ago

Great Lookin Plane

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 823 days ago


-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 823 days ago

There are some lucky kids out here right now.

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#14 posted 823 days ago

great job brother!!! :):):)

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#15 posted 823 days ago

  • looks at the bar from wayyyyy down here * you definately raised it with this project ! I love it. Great job, and I want one toooooooooo !!

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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