Fokker DR-1 Airplane Swing

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Project by EagleDriver posted 09-28-2013 05:59 AM 10020 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son loves airplanes and he loves swings, so I thought I’d combine them into this airplane swing. No plans, just something I drew up using the Red Baron’s Fokker DR-1 as inspiration. Took about 60-70 hours to complete. The propeller spins, the “control stick” is spring-loaded for fun, the seat lifts up to store toys and the hanging chains, and the tailwheel is on a swivel, so the swing can be pushed and steered on the ground, and not just limited to swinging.

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 06:07 AM

He will absolutely treasure this.

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 11:05 AM

That’s really cool!! I would have LOVED that as a kid….errr…uuum. Do you make that in an adult size?

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 01:14 PM

This is awesome! Love the design. Great job

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 02:01 PM

Too cool!

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 05:18 PM

well done this is every liottle boys dream toy I bet I would have loved one as a child.Please tell me why do you have 2 bobbin sanders displayed. Alistair

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#6 posted 09-29-2013 10:41 AM

I wish I was a kid again when I see such swing. Ausgezeichnet!

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 02:31 PM

Awesome and super fun swing. Great design with a lot of cool details. I’m sure son thinks that you’re the best. Great job!

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 02:33 PM

Oh the fun he will have. Great job.

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