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Grasshopper
04-30-2006, 01:50 AM
I was at one of our companies facilities in Dallas this week and just happened to see these planes hanging in a guys office. One of our employees builds these planes from aluminum cans (mostly beer cans). He doesn't paint them anywhere and uses the can design for the finished plane. Supposedly, he has over 40 of these hanging around his shop. Since I'm not real familiar with WWI planes, I'm not sure what the bomber is. I'm sure everyone will recognize the WWII fighter. Even the bomber's engines are made from the tabs and bottle caps. The wheels are bottle caps and the wheel pants are from the can. The props are purchased.

The guy is pretty skilled at it. I know if I were building these, they would get more crooked as I emptied the cans used for materials.

Tom

firemanbill
04-30-2006, 02:00 AM
Those are cool! It's amazing what some folks can do.

I wonder how the corsair would do with a 400xt in it:rolleyes:

Grasshopper
04-30-2006, 02:16 AM
I would assume it would fly just like a can of beer. Not light beer either.

firemanbill
04-30-2006, 02:19 AM
I bet the bomber flies like a "bullet" though...:rolleyes:

Doppelganger
04-30-2006, 02:19 AM
Just when you thought you've seen it all!:D

Steve

skiman762
04-30-2006, 02:35 AM
They can only be flown with special beer goggles like the ones I have in my fridge