Introduction: Simple Wood Airplane
This is a step by step guide to construct a simple wood airplane
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Step 1: This Are the Materials and Tools You Will Need
- 1 Wood stick (for the main body and wheels)
- 2 smaller wood stick ( to connect all parts )
- 3 tongue depressors ( for the wings and flaps )
- wood saw
- wood glue
Step 2: The Main Body and Flaps
1- for the main body cut the big wood stick ( 6 inches )
2- mark and cut it the size of the tongue depressor
3- split the tongue depressor in two and put it in place with glue, use the rasps to shape it as you like
4- make a small hole in the "nose" of the body to put a 1/2 inch of the small wood stick ( to attach the propeller later )
Step 3: Wheels, Propeller and the Nose
1- cut 2 pieces from the big wood stick with 1 inch
2- prepare 3 equal pieces from the small wood stick about 2 inches each
3- glue the wheels and the 3 sticks together
1- cut 3 inches of the tongue depressor, shape it with the rasp and make a hole in the center
1- for the nose of the airplane cut a piece of the big wood stick with about 2 inches, shape it with the rasp and make a hole in the center
Step 4: Wings
1- cut the small wood stick with 2 inches long
2- glue the to pieces of the wood stick to the tongue depressors ( you must use 4 pushpins to secure them in place while the glue dries)
Step 5: Assembling It All Together
By now you should have something like the picture below
1- mount the propeller and the nose together
2- glue the wings to the main body using a pushpin
3- glue the wheels to the main body
Step 6: Last Retouching and Varnishing
1- with everything glued in place use the wood rasp to smooth the edges and imperfections
2- apply a good coat of varnish and let it dry
Step 7: Done
and voilá ! its done !!
I just made a hole in the back of the airplane and used a wire as a stand for it . I hope you liked this instructable. And if you have any questions you can contact me, I will be happy to help !
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