Airplane reading light and shelf

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Project by Tommy posted 01-29-2014 05:04 PM 1242 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this design out of mostly 3/4 plywood scrap. I glued 3 pieces together for the fuselage and routed out the wings for a rounded look. I then thought it would be cool to add some LED lights. That got me thinking, if I added enough lights underneath the wings he could use it to read books at night. There are 12 lights underneath and it seems to be very bright. The prop spins thanks to a few washers and a long screw. Most of my cost was tied up in LED lights since I used spare parts and scrap wood.

-- Tommy

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#1 posted 01-29-2014 05:10 PM

Any prop-head will love it!

Neat ideas—well done.

It would be a very neat addition to a aircraft- museum—R-C model store etc!

Make a secon=d one and take it to the laocl R-C store with a HUGE price tag like they have!

Even an “airport lounge” may want one.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 07:34 PM

Love the design, looks very nice, great work, very cool and different

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 01-29-2014 09:11 PM

Nice, very unique make a couple and see how they sell ya never know.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 01:43 AM

Thanks for the comments and encouragement! I showed this post and comments to a coworker on base and he immediately said he would buy one! all might be on to something. Thanks!

-- Tommy

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 01:19 PM

Great idea and great build

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#6 posted 02-01-2014 02:42 AM

I love it you did a great job hope to
Do the same for my grandson one day

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#7 posted 02-01-2014 11:44 AM

Now that’s original. Good job

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 02-01-2014 03:24 PM

My Grandsons would like one of those.. Great Job..

-- arnies

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#9 posted 03-27-2014 06:48 PM

Nice job, I just love everybody’s creativity on this site.

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