Building an Aircraft #1: Plans and Pieces

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Blog entry by jase posted 08-13-2015 01:14 AM 2310 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all, I’ve recently started wood carving and had some questions on how I did it. I work on F-16’s and my woodworking mentor and friend finally showed me how he makes them so I thought I’d help explain it. This principle works the same for any plane, and I’ve also made a Huey Helicopter for my dad, and my co-worker has made a UAV.

Step 1: Find some FREE plans online. I went to google and typed “F-16 schematic” and selected the largest dimension photo so that I wouldn’t have to resize it.

Step 2: You will need to decide how detailed and large you want it. For my plane I created a template so I can do this 100 times and each plane will be the same, but I wanted the body to be no larger than two pieces of 1X glued together. You will need to separate pieces tracing their exterior. I chose the main fuselage body (top and side views), 2 wings, 2 horizontal stabilizers, 2 fins on the bottom, and a vertical tail stabilizer.

Step 3: Print out your image on a sheet of paper that has the separated parts, and glue it to your template material. Then go to the scroll saw and cut out your pieces.

-- 'If you got any, you got plenty'

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#1 posted 08-13-2015 11:43 AM

Thanks Jase. I might just try that. Great grandson would love it.

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 01:28 PM

Thanks…I may try it

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