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02-16-2019, 05:34 AM
Been thinking i would like to build one at some stage. Has anyone built one? Did you design it yourself or buy the plans? Where did you get parts? Did you rig the prop to spin and how?

02-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Google it, lots out there.


02-16-2019, 09:15 AM
There I was thinking Gossamer Albatros or one of the other Cramer prize contenders and looking forward to an epic build|;)

02-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Google it, lots out there.

That’s what got me started.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-16-2019, 04:24 PM
Carvel, clinker or strip plank?

02-16-2019, 08:36 PM

Todd Bradshaw
02-16-2019, 08:54 PM
I want one! It's funny that the tail dragger configurations have some of the same forward visibility problems that real ones have. The kids will have to get used to steering by watching the sides of the sidewalk.

02-17-2019, 04:03 AM
Heaps of stuff on Youtube and it seems there is a Facebook page as well.:)


02-17-2019, 01:40 PM
Interesting that most of of the photos are of P51 'replicas':) Love the idea.
Back when I built a 'peddle' car for my younger bro, it was a Vanwall F1 styled one. JHC, that makes me feel old!

Bit surprised that there were no photos of a Fokker DR1 tripe.

OK, wide drift here.. Back in the 70s, I saw a piece in the EAA rag about a guy that built a DRI at 3x scale. He happened to have a Packard Merlin in the barn (as one does..) and built it out of what he had to hand, like scaffold tube for the frame.. He was testing the engine, when it jumped the chocks (a log) and he had to do a circuit. There was a photo of him leaning against the bottom wing, it was enormous. He sent in the photo and script via a fake address, as he didn't want anybody to control his efforts. Seems when he sent it in, he had flown about 20hrs, so not a bad effort.

02-17-2019, 03:18 PM

Andrew I did see a DR1 in my search, I’ll see if I can find it.

02-17-2019, 03:28 PM

02-18-2019, 03:35 AM
When I was a kid we use to attach a folded bit of cardboard around the back wheel strut. The sound the cardboard made as it clicked against the spokes converted the pushy into a motorcycle in our imagination. I’m wondering if something similar could be done on the propeller shaft. The propeller shaft is spun via a belt off the peddle crank.

02-18-2019, 05:28 AM
How about a Bearcat.