Fighter Plane

Small toy plane

Fighter Plane
 
Thiago Pauli Tavares avatar
Thiago Pauli TavaresPublished on 9/2/2016

Based on the Brazilian Tucano fighter jet

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What you will need

Wood (i used 3 types: body, wings, rear wings)

Sand paper

Sanding machine

Vise

Rasp

File

Small nails

Small screws

Sealant or wax

How to do this project

1

Draw the plane side

Draw the plane side

2

Cut it with jig/band saw (horizontally for the shape, vertically to make the nose and tail thinner)

Cut it with jig/band saw (horizontally for the shape, vertically to make the nose and tail thinner)

3

Secure it on the vise and round  the edges with a gasp or file

Secure it on the vise and round the edges with a gasp or file

4

Sand it to perfection

Sand it to perfection

5

Cut the base of it to fit the wings (I used a hand router, but forgot to take pictures of the process - sorry) same thing in the tail

Cut the base of it to fit the wings (I used a hand router, but forgot to take pictures of the process - sorry) same thing in the tail

6

Mark the wings shape and depth - I don't own a band saw and the jigsaw isn't deep enough, so I used the sanding machine to get to the desired depth)

Mark the wings shape and depth - I don't own a band saw and the jigsaw isn't deep enough, so I used the sanding machine to get to the desired depth)

7

Drill guide holes on the wings base

Drill guide holes on the wings base

8

Glue with epoxy super compound glue and screw it together - be careful so you dont crack the wings applying too much torque on the screws!!

Glue with epoxy super compound glue and screw it together - be careful so you dont crack the wings applying too much torque on the screws!!

9

Apply the finish you prefer (sealant, in this case, but oil would be really nice too)

Apply the finish you prefer (sealant, in this case, but oil would be really nice too)

10

Ta-daaaa!

Ta-daaaa!

11

I used a file to make the cockpit line

I used a file to make the cockpit line

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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches9/2/2016 ☰
Uow! This is such an amazing and inspiring project Thiago! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!
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