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Project by Arthouse posted 07-05-2013 12:23 PM 2160 views 27 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished another fan plane that was an custom order from people seeing the last one which was sold in my gallery moving and oscillating like a soaring eagle flight. This one was make from an a couple of vintage rulers . The difference from this one and the last one is I took the time to stripe all the old paint from the metal motor casing and welded the fuselage together with 3/16’’ metal rods for a lighter look. This is clearly the best one for with out the paint it looks truly vintage . I then used the same welded fuselage on a small desk top model but it has no wood on it. The new owners of the large plane are both pilots who were amazed at the oscillation of the whole piece. All this an Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 12:31 PM

Really nice job, this project embodies two my passions. Woodworking and fans.

You might wish to check out the Antique Fan Collectors Associtation a group I started back in 1989. They would love to see your work and would be great resource.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 12:57 PM

Great idea and great job. Impressive!

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 01:11 PM

That is cool, this will go on the to do list. Great job.

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

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 03:08 PM

Very cool idea, especially during this season. Those sickle teeth bars add a bit of weight to the fan, did you
rework the oscillating system to support them, or are those older fans strong enough to take the weight.
As usual, your unique ideas and skill produce wonderful projects, really like the looks of those airplanes.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 04:23 PM

Top wing looks like my old paste board straight project

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 04:56 PM

Very well done, extremely creative design and execution!!

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 05:49 PM

Now, THAT is one COOL plane!

Really looks like it wants to fly!

Beautiful job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 06:01 PM

Very cool! (pun intended)

I’m thinking you need to have a rather large room for this to really be effective in.

Thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 07-05-2013 06:58 PM

I like it! Great job

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#10 posted 07-05-2013 07:51 PM

Very clever.
I like ‘em.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 07-05-2013 11:05 PM

Wow what a great idea..well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 07-05-2013 11:36 PM


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#13 posted 07-06-2013 12:47 AM

really unique and very cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 07-06-2013 03:22 AM

now these are really cool…what a great idea…

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

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#15 posted 07-06-2013 11:44 AM


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