Controlled Aircraft

Can i attach a camera module to it and live stream the video to a monitor ? The spill plane was a unique 18th century tool that was not used to improve the surface of the wood, but rather to create a shaving with a tight stiff curl that could be used to transfer a flame from one place to another, such as from a fireplace to a candle or lantern. Refer to the plan for balsa wood sizes; 1/16 ” thick for wings, 1/32” thick for tail surfaces, and the fuselage uses hard 1/8” x 1/4 ” x 300mm long.

I seem to remember that Wayne Cattanach’s book has plans for a shop made scraper. The average ARF airplane can be built with less than 10 to 20 hours of labor, versus 50 to 100+ hours (depending on detail and desired results) for a typical wood kit. Apart from the two front wheels and castor back wheel the plane is made from completely recycled timber.

Woden is not my inept misspelling of ‘wooden’, it’s the name of a Germanic neopagan god, but that’s by the by. The Woden plane is a decent plane that follows the Leonard Bailey patterns of construction, so, whereas Woden is the brand name, Leonard Bailey is the designer and the originator and I have always enjoyed using the Woden planes alongside my Stanleys and Records.

I made my first spill plane as a demonstration tool for a 4th grade field trip several years ago, and the children (and adults too) were fascinated by it. It was neat to have them guess what the spills were used for in colonial times, which they usually did not know, but when they found out the answer, they tended to think it was a pretty ingenious solution to a common need.

The block for the short and long rods is just slotted so the rods are a friction fit, the screwdriver is loose ( it came in the box when I bought it, but I don’t think it is original to the plane) and there are two other short blocks of wood screwed to the bottom – again friction fit for the long and short stop, the slitting knife is just screwed at the very top of the bottom section.

I plan on giving it my best effort, and hopefully I will learn a great deal about (successfully) building a wooden airplane. A typical hand tool nut (if you cut mouldings and dados by hand you automatically qualify as a nut) will shrug this off and say that precise size isn’t that important when you size your mating parts to fit and your mouldings hardly need to be reference surfaces (unless your making table rule joints…hmmm).

VinPlanDex is is an exhaustive and complete index of every plan that has ever been posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Imagine wood drying on a perfect summer day at the optimal range of temperature and humidity for that wood. He’s using a scraper plane (Tachi Kanna)- blade is positioned at approximately 90 degrees. Therefore your plane is more likely to not remain flat on the sole which is of course a problem.

I couldn’t really discern any noticeable difference on the wood and neither is there much difference between traditional solid block, beechwood planes and the one I made. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE (Click on the download button in the upper right corner of the new page to begin download.) These are offered as a free download intended for non commercial / personal use only. But at least I have done my part in saying there is no need to spend more unless you just want to, prefer to or personally feel you need to. I have also done my best in defending the good name of one of the best engineering entrepreneurs in the history of plane making.

I show boxing on the plane but it is of course not a must especially if you are using a hard wood like beech in the first place but it will increase the life of the sole for a heavy user if you decide to add it. And of course you can increase or decrease the width. If you don’t have a PDF reader Adobe Acrobat is a free software that will make it viewable and printable. Now the plane is ready for the first test shavings and for the final finishing and the surface treatment. When the plane body is done, it’s fitted with a premium 1 ¾” Hock blade; which is easily set and adjusted with a gentle tap. The 75% versions are exact 75% reduction in plans, with reduced plans included.

After a fit check and some wood filler she added a couple coats of bright red exterior paint which really set it off. I went ahead and ordered at set of plans for their full-scale Taylorcraft replica, but I won’t be building this one, either. Carbon fiber , in rod or strip form, supplements wood in more recent models to reinforce the structure, and replaces it entirely in some cases (such as high performance turbine engine powered models and helicopters). Transitioning from a cast metal plane to any of the wooden planes takes a little adjusting to too if indeed like me you have used them for hours every day for 50 years.

Just sending a photo of my first attempt at one of your plans which I made for a grandson for Christmas. As a result, the smaller the plane is, the less strength you need for landing, crashing, or even engine mounting. Flattening a 26 X 7 bench top required a good jointer plane that could possibly run me $400 or more, and I?d end up using it only once in a while.