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How to Make a Model Airplane?

Updated on May 9, 2015

How to Make a Model Airplane

If you would like to know how to make a model airplane yourself the article is just for you. Here you will find interesting and useful information about toy airplanes as well as by-step construction instructions.

Of course an airplane is among the toys every kid wants to have. Numerous shops, as well as the online stores, offer a great variety of airplanes. The models may include: Herpa USAF, American Eagle, Frontier Single Plane, Airbus, and other. There are several categories of aircraft, namely: commercial, military, private, space, and other. The price of toy airplanes varies from below $10.00 to $235.00 and above. Nevertheless the hand-made airplane would become an item of special longing for your child / children. By the way, there are a pre-built kits available on the market.

Constructing a model airplane yourself is not a very challenging endeavor. You don’t need to be an engineering ace to do that. If you decide to do it with the kid or with other members of the family it may even become one of your favorite family occupations. Follow the step by step instructions below and you will soon present your kid with an unforgettable plaything.



You Will Need:

model airplane kit


masking tape

airbrush (may come with the kit)



tools (kit will specify)


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Surf the internet, visit shops to get the right airplane kit for your kid. Depending on your likes, area, desired speed, size, budget, and other issues you will find some airplanes more suitable rather than the others. Choose something simple aimed at beginners to start on this new hobby. Make your decision and buy the model airplane kit.

Step 2. Before getting down to assembling the airplane, you may want to check websites for additional useful information and extra tips. Read the kit instructions thoroughly and underline some key points not to be missed.

Step 3. Have a look at the kit items and the airplane parts.

Step 4. Prepare a free space where you are planning to make a model airplane. You will also need a place where the airplane will remain for a couple of days while drying or till you are done with it. It is not a must that you make it in one day but important is not to let the kids lose aircraft particles or disturb the construction process.

Step 5. Lay the items out of the kit on the table, get familiar with them.

Step 6. Commence the assembling the airplane following the kit instructions. Do not panic if you find some items not fitting properly.

Step 7. Start with the wings. It may be required to shorten the hinges or deepen the slots if you see the wings do not fit perfectly.

Step 8. Attaching the tail may be a rather laborious task. Take your time to accomplish it well.

Step 9. If you are going to paint the airplane do it at this stage. Let it dry before proceeding.

Step 10. Install the power system.

Step 11. When done, set the airplane aside for the glue and paint to dry completely.

Step 12. Make sure you have enough space for a test run.

Now you know how to make a model airplane yourself. Good luck!


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      Chen 7 years ago

      Thanks ed burns :-)

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      ed burns 7 years ago

      I like your hub coz My brother is doing engineering so I think this hub will be useful for the same.