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how can I make an airplane to place on my antenna? Answered

I am a pilot and have been trying to find a way to make an airplane that I can add to my antenna that will not blow away.

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Re-design

Best Answer 9 years ago

Hallmark card shops sell a christmas ornament that are small models of airplanes. I did this exact thing with a biplane. They are made of steel and small so they don't catch much air and create drag. I'm sure you can find similar things in a toy store.

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thematthatter

9 years ago

Take an airplane rubber eraser/pen topper and it should fit on top of the little nob on the antenna, or you can glue it down with some rubber adhesive. My mom has a pink breast cancer thing on her antenna and it doesn't bend or break. but that's probably because its an American vehicle.

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kevinhannanthematthatter

Answer 9 years ago

yes, you'd be right, we brits pay top dollar (!) for shite... always have done - always will do - and we still don;t complain! I'm getting a one-way ticket, pal!

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thematthatterkevinhannan

Answer 9 years ago

thats horse crap, my vehicle in the UK is like several thousand cheaper AND gets like 10 MPG better fuel economy.

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seandoguekevinhannan

Answer 9 years ago

you *can drive faster than 45mph on the highway can't you? (right side btw). If so, we could prolly use a few more british "imports"... :)

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kevinhannan

9 years ago

I reckon he should get a 10-year old with an ASBO to nick a real plane tail-fin and stick that to his car... While he's at it, I'll have the trolley dolly to open up my drinks while I'm driving and generally entertain me...

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seandogue

9 years ago

the turbulence on a scale model will be a bit tough. Maybe carve it from basswood or thick balsa...I don't know that a true replica will fly very well though. you might have to make it a caricature in order to deal with scaling issues. although pinning the model thru the center with the antenna and adding a streamer off the back end will help some to stabilize and keep it oriented in the "right" direction.

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kevinhannan

9 years ago

As a pilot you will understand the laws of aerodynamics and that things are built just to sepcification; ie things are not built way over and above specs. I cannot imagine any material attached to an aerial would survive the speeds we might do in a car. Either the aeroplane or antenna would be broken/destroyed. I have personally seen broken antenna from helium balloons, flags and other light-weight material. Heavier materials tend to bend the aerial downand cause the item to scrapeand bang against the roof of the car. How about having a tail-fin at the back of your car like one of those 'posh' car-phone thingies upmarket cars have and have it custom painted for your airline/favourite logo? Would that suffice?

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CrawdadMan

9 years ago

Haha At first I thought you meant a real one and was totally confused at this question and didnt figure it out for a good couple minutes. If you had a chunk of styrafoam you could shape that with a dremel or something of that fashion. Once you shape it it would be fairly light and aerodynamic so the wind would not blow it off. Paint it and cut a small hole Put a bit of hot glue in the hole and stick it on the antenna. Then again i dont know how strong that styrafoam would be again 100 mile a hour winds.