A lady that has had me build photo props for her asked me to build this for her:
I said sure! I used 1/2 a sheet of 3/4" plywood for the whole thing, except the tail and the propeller. I drew it up on my tekla program, then i cut out all the pieces.
I then decided where to put pocket holes, and went to town on the pieces.
I clamped up the body to see how it all came together, then i took it apart and glued then screwed it all together.
Once the main body was complete i started adding the tail. Cut the round ends with my jigsaw, then sanded it out to smooth it out, then attached it to the body.
once that was in place, i added the backrest for the seat, this piece is just glued in place.
Now on to the front of the plane, the wing span is 36" i drew in the arcs and cut them with the jigsaw, then clamped the pieces together and sanded out to match. I also drilled holes halfway for the rods that run from top wing to bottom wing. I glued those in place.
On to the propeller, i dont know if the one from the picture she sent me spins, but mine was going to spin, i went to Ace and bought the necessary hardware to achieve this.
I purchased 2 different types of casters, the big ones are fixed and go in the front, the small one swivels, has a break, and goes in the back.
All in all i was very happy with the outcome, it was a fun build, She has not picked it up yet and my 1.5 year old, has been climbing in and out of it for the past couple days, my 6 year old, barely fits in it, and she asked me if i could make a bigger one. Its a fun toy. The pic with the kid is my neighbors son, he was diggin it too.
Excuse my grass, its a mess!