"Surveying the sky"

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Project by Arthouse posted 391 days ago 1443 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Surveying the Sky” is another in a series of fan planes I have developed . The start of the fan plan is always finding the right vintage piece to build a concept around. Here I started with a vintage surveyor rod with all brass fittings with red and white scratched numbers. I take the rod apart then glue two pieces with one for the bottom bi plane. I then drill holes for the dowels. The fuselage is welded rod welded to steel circles then attached to the fan body. I then weld a flat bar to the fan cage and attach the finished wing . The tail is made up of a six inch piece I cut from the bottom bi plane wing. I then dado small cuts to accept the vintage brass machinist ruler and then screw it to the back of the fuselage for the tail. The bottom bi plane wing had these small brass slide pieces I put on then I had some small brass wheels I found and put those on for the landing gear. I then polished all the brass on the wing leaving the old patina in low areas for a beautiful brass look. I think I achieved my ambition for a sophisticated bi plane that would look good in any setting. All this and 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 391 days ago

Your fans are so cool. What a neat concept.
And what a truly good eye for design you have. Thanks for posting these.


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#2 posted 391 days ago

now that is cool.

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#3 posted 391 days ago

COOL use of Yard sticks n all!


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#4 posted 391 days ago

Sweet. I really like it.
Keep up the good work.

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#5 posted 391 days ago

Great design and very creative.

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#6 posted 391 days ago

IMO, that is your best one so far. I just love the theme and what you are doing there.

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#7 posted 391 days ago

very cool

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#8 posted 391 days ago

That is fantastic! and well titled :)

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#9 posted 390 days ago

Fan tastic!

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#10 posted 390 days ago

Absolutely perfect and very inovative!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 390 days ago

awesome idea, nicely done
it’s so cool when ppl are thinking out of the box

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#12 posted 390 days ago

Best electric yardstick I ever did see! Very nice.

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#13 posted 390 days ago

This is really creative. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 389 days ago

Great use of an old fan and rulers, great use of your imagination, if you are not careful, Snoopy may borrow
this to take on the Red Baron. Thank you once again for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 388 days ago

VERY COOL! Can you tell me how you did the photo? Is it an HDR composite?

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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