Boeing 737-800 Build Out of CARDBOARD

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Hello. Today, I am going to share with you, how I made an airliner (Boeing 737-800) out of CARDBOARD.

This is my first instructable, so please forgive me if i post something incorrectly.

You can Download the BUILD process PHOTOS (full Album):
1. http://file-upload.com/d/G5rF (206.2 mb)

OR, Download in 4 smaller files.

1. Photo part 1 (47.6 MB)

2. Photo part 2 (45.6 MB)

3. Photo part 3 (61.7 MB)

4. Photo part 4 (51.3 MB)

Step 1: SKETCHING THE OUTLINE

First thing I did was download a 3 view drawing of Boeing 737-800 from google and sketched the outline on papers. And later joined them together to make a big picture of the plane. You can also print it directly on a printer if you don't want to draw. It will also be more accurate than mine.

After sketching the outline, i glued the drawing on cardboard and cut it out into shape. You can see the pictures above.

Step 2: BulkHead

I made the bulkhead for the top half and cut out the side profile of the nose and tail sections.

Step 3: Elevators, Rudder and Wings.

I traced the wings, elevators and rudders and cut it out on cardboard like the fuselage. Notice the rudder, elevators, wings, they all have different airfoils shape, to give it more realistic look. I also put some wood inside them so that I can glue and fix them on the fuselage. The wing spars are also made from cardboard,

Step 4: The ENGINES

First I put motors on the engines, thought I'd put batteries later but It did not work well. So, I remove the wire and ignored the motors altogether.

Step 5: Covering the Fuselage and Mounting the Tail Sections

I covered the fuselage with cardboard in 3 pieces. I left the nose for later. I also made room for the wing mount. And then I went on to mount the elevators, rudders wing mount etc.

Step 6: Landing Gears and Engine Mounts

I made the landing gears out of wood and covered them with cardboard later.

Step 7: Finishing the WINGS

I decided to add details as much as possible on this plane. The flaps, spoilers, pylons, winglets. It was looking quite good.

Step 8: Final

The most difficult part in this project is covering the front section or nose. Cardboards are difficult to bend. I had to make it into small parts and I was left with messy glues. But overall the build went great. I will post more projects in the future.

Step 9: Build Video

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    Lalramsiamashishxr6

    Answer 5 days ago

    hello, I don't have the plan for this airplane. Google search "boeing 737-800 3 view" and you'll get the picture. I used the measurements from those pictures only. There is no such plan for this. You can Download the BUILD process PHOTOS (full Album):
    1. http://file-upload.com/d/G5rF (206.2 mb).

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    mofo80503

    16 days ago

    The more I read your instruction, the more impressed I became!
    All I can really say is, "WOWIE!!!"

    I would be so tempted to throw it to see how it flies!!! Did you, perchance?

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    Lalramsiammofo80503

    Reply 15 days ago

    Thank you. unfortunately, the plane was not build to fly,, if i throw it, it would just break in the middle, It was not strong. It was also too heavy to fly. If i had build it with thermocol or foam board, I will definitely throw it to see if it will fly.

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    TichyB

    19 days ago on Step 9

    Nice job! I was made the Space Shuttle but not as big scale as you did! On last pic there is a Airbus A380 behind you. This will be the next?

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    LalramsiamTichyB

    Reply 19 days ago

    Not next but maybe in the future.

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    Lalramsiam

    19 days ago

    Thank you guys for your sweet comments

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    rafain

    20 days ago

    Great Job! You are amazing!

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    jimdooris

    20 days ago on Step 9

    Nice Job! your are an excelent model maker, you can be proud of that.

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    Oloneear

    20 days ago

    Wow, great job.

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    grant.taute

    20 days ago

    Great Job, well done, in the 1970's I did a similar large scale C130 Hercules Project, not as impressive as your 737-800. I hope you are or will be studying Mechanical Engineering, you have great natural talent!

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    seamster

    20 days ago

    Inspiring project! The finished look of your plane is so good, and the humble material just makes it that much more impressive. When I was a kid I rode to school in a bus that passed the Boeing Field in Seattle and was mesmerized seeing these as a kid up close every day. I really enjoyed your project, thank you for sharing this.

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    plantmgr

    20 days ago

    Great job and video! I would not have the patience and work ethics to complete this project.

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    Lalramsiamplantmgr

    Reply 20 days ago

    Thank you. BTW it took me about 1 month to build this.

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    rsucgang

    20 days ago

    This is great! Well done and congratulations on your first instructible!

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    Thorondor95

    Tip 21 days ago

    I VERY highly recommend following the exact same procedures but with foamboard and make an RC flying version! You would definitely get the attention of Flite Test and myself as well!

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    qdogg

    Question 24 days ago on Step 9

    How did you post a video for this? I've been trying to do it for one of my own, but the embedding method always returns a still picture. I'm using a computer to do it w/Windows 7. I can't find any recent discussions about this on the site & no real contact the staff links.