|Project by NaptownWood||posted 06-03-2013 02:23 PM||1096 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
This little guy needed a propeller, for a few weeks, and then we found online from Hong Kong, the worlds smallest solar powered car for about $2. Ordered 4 of those. They’re about the size of a quarter. I cut those little guys up and chiseled out a spot for the solar cell on the nose, drilled a large hold down into the body, drilled a smaller hole for the motor back into the nose and met up with the larger hole coming down from the cell. Used a two part epoxy for setting the cell into the plane, and am debating on whether to do that for the motor as well in the nose.
very high res photos in the sun so that you can see all my screw ups. I am having issues with glue stains in hard to reach places.
I’ve been mortising the tails of these planes with some ultra small chisels about 1/4” inch across. both the upright and the horizontal stabilizer is mortised in there.
Body is walnut, wings and tail are mahogony. The pics were in bright light, the plane is much darker than this. 2 coats of danish oil.
video here for the little guy in action.
-- Witty signature line still pending