Building an Aircraft

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Blog series by jase updated 08-13-2015 02:15 PM 2 parts 3339 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Plans and Pieces

08-13-2015 01:14 AM by jase | 2 comments »

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 phot...

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Part 2: Making the body

08-13-2015 02:15 PM by jase | 2 comments »

So my main body is from a piece of cherry totaling about 2”x2”. Using the template pieces from Part #1 you can trace out your design with a pencil. So first grab your side template and put it on your wood and cut it out making sure that you have a reference point. I use the nose of the aircraft as mine, meaning both the nose and top cutouts need to be flush on the nose of the wood with the end of the cherry. So walk to the bandsaw and carefully cut them out. Next us...

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