All American Biplane

by Tom Farley
(St. Marys, Pa. USA)

First off I want to thank you for posting this plan.

This airplane is made from 3/4" pine. For the wheels I used a piece of hardwood I had laying around. I first used a 1" Dia. spade drill and drilled 1/4" deep. Then I cut the wheels out with a 2" Dia. hole saw. For the axel I used 5/16" dowel. For the wing supports I used 3/8 dowel pins. I found a "Lego" man in the excess pile of Lego parts along with a instrument panel. These pieces are glued in the cockpit. Couldn't find a control stick so the Lego man is observing the instrument panel. For the propeller I used a piece of 3/4" pine 2" long and cut diagonal slots for the propeller blades. For the blades I laminated 2 pieces of Bass wood and then cut the profile and glued the blades into the body. This was a fun project to make.

I donated this project to my local Catholic Elementary School System for their Christmas fundraiser.

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