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
DIY Airplane Play Structure
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Overview of dimensions
Step 1: Assembling the wing
Testing out the plane with his co-pilot

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  • Rachel Moling 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 Abo4782648 on Jul 14, 2018

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

  • Joh54127688 Joh54127688 5 hours ago

    Do you have all of the plans for this? do you have metrick (cm) ?

    I would love to make this for my little one!

    many greeting from belgium johan

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