DIY Airplane Play Structure


For a long time now, we have wanted to build a small play structure for the kids out back. We wanted something that would encourage imagination and, well, be different. Since I’m an aerospace engineer my wife suggested we build an airplane. I knew this was going to be tough. I wanted to design a plane that was fairly simple and could be built in a weekend. The problem was actually making it look like a plane and yet still be an easy build. In case you didn’t know, airplanes have pretty complex surfaces. Nonetheless, after a couple design iterations I think we nailed it
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DIY Airplane Play Structure
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Overview of dimensions
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Step 1: Assembling the wing
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Testing out the plane with his co-pilot
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  • Rachel Moling
    on Jul 26, 2016

    What are the dimensions of the cock pit alone? I'm wanting to modify these plans to make a toddler bed.

  • Abo4782648
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Do you have all of the plans for this? I would love to make this for my little one!

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