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Project by Raymond posted 11-21-2012 08:57 PM 2490 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished something a little different. A flight simulator, no batteries, no monitors, no computer. Just your imagination. In a nut shell it’s a plane on a stick. This was a quick project. The plane is connected by fishing line to a joystick control system. It was made from scrap and some fishing line. There are some challenging features like a “U” joint, and a joystick control system and were interesting to build. Plans were in the book Making Heirloom Toys.

-- Ray





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olddutchman1

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 09:22 PM

Well, It looks pretty interesting! You can controll thedirection of travel by moving the Joystick? Or does the line attach to the wings? If it is attached to the Alerons, Don’t mind My spelling) and to the tail controll A fine tool to get someone interested in flying”Looks like a fun project, any way You look at it

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 11:32 PM

I think I still have that pattern but never built it. good job on it.
Chuck

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 11:37 PM

You know, that’s essentially how the control system of an actual, small airplane works.

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 12:07 AM

Love it waaaay cool

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#5 posted 11-22-2012 08:30 AM

as one that build R/C planes
I think its very cool …. now the sky isn´t the limit :-)
a little update with a battery driven motor to the prop
and you bring it into 21 century

thanks for sharing :-)

Dennis

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 12:57 PM

Now that’s just TOO cool. Good for us old pilots. I might just build one.

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 01:38 PM

very nice! I was an avid RC airplane builder and flyer before doing woodworking. This looks like something I just may try.

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 09:22 PM

What a great game/toy!

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#9 posted 11-23-2012 03:18 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

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#10 posted 11-23-2012 05:49 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind words. It was a fun project. We have a great community of people on here.

-- Ray

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#11 posted 11-23-2012 05:55 AM

Dennis, I was actually thinking if I make another one I might make a jet version, using red led’s as engine after burners, and led’s for landing and anti collision lights. I was also thinking a person really could use plastic model kits for the airplane, the sky would be the limit, airplanes helicopters, space ships. A person could ad sound as well.

-- Ray

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KOVA

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#12 posted 11-23-2012 11:21 AM

EXCELENTE E INGENIOSO TRABAJO RAYMOND!!!!!!!
POR CASUALIDAD EL AVIÓN ES ÉSTE???

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#13 posted 11-23-2012 06:31 PM

you are so right … you can use any model aircraft and assessories
I was just thinking of the one you posted here :-)

Dennis

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#14 posted 11-24-2012 12:36 AM

Well done. It looks great.
I have that same book but haven’t had the guts to tackle that plane project.
The Grasshopper in that book is a really fun build.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com

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