DC-3 Whirlygig

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Project by dansnow posted 08-30-2013 12:30 AM 1169 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it took a little longer than I expected, but my DC-3 whirlygig is finally complete. OK, I do still have to add the urethane clear coats, but other than that it’s finished.
Couldn’t find the letters in the size or color I needed so ended up getting a sheet of vinyl and cutting them out by hand.

Thanks for looking.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 12:35 AM

Cool! Really nice job in detailing that project—makes it very striking and eye catching.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-30-2013 02:48 AM

That is pretty impressive.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 03:57 AM

Good idea and nice detail.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-30-2013 11:35 AM

Nice job on the ole goony bird. I built one just like it and gave it to a friend who flew one in WWII you can see it in my projects.

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#5 posted 08-30-2013 11:54 AM

Great job

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#6 posted 08-30-2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Folks!

Wish I’d had plans for this one! :) Found a 3 view drawing online and played with enlarging it on a copier till I got a size that seemed good. Made templates for everything then started cutting. The wing is 3 pieces so I could build the wing dihedral in. I have also built the P51 Mustang like yours from plans I found on line. But I ust couldn’t make myself put the typical whirlygig props on the DC-3, hence the not quite scale but much more realistic props I ended up with.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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