Mini biplane - by Ugears
The Wright brothers had the right intuition. When these talented bicycle mechanics set about designing the world's first heavier-than-air powered aircraft, they needed wings that ensured sufficient lift while being light and stable. They decided on a biplane design, as known from earlier hang gliders. Biplanes have two rigid wings, one arranged above the other. Both are connected to each other with support struts. Bracing makes for a lighter wing structure. World War I aviators took off in biplanes, and although the Red Baron is known for his iconic purple triplane, he too spent most of his decorated career in biplanes. Advances in aviation technology and materials meant that the biplane became obsolete from the late 1930s. To this day, however, biplanes remain the classic favourite at air shows.
The mini biplane is a wooden model with a rotating propeller. It is driven by a rubber band motor. To wind it up, you simply pull the model backwards over a surface, then let it go - and you can watch it take off. No glue or special tools are needed to assemble this model kit. Simply press the pre-cut parts out of the wood-based panels and then assemble. When assembling the aeroplane model, don't forget to lightly sand and wax the moving parts to make them run smoother. Its toy-like appearance and simple mechanics make the mini biplane an excellent model to introduce beginners to the fascinating world of 3D puzzles, DIY models, automata, robots, wooden puzzle boxes.
While their children are assembling this wonderful and exciting toy, they are also building their knowledge and skills in mechanics.
The mini biplane will delight anyone who loves model planes or is interested in aviation. It joins the Flieger (with its interchangeable aeroplane and helicopter components) and Flugzeugstarter models from our Flieger family (which also includes the fearsome Storm Dragon and the wonderful Butterfly!). Are there children (or outgrown children!) in your family or circle of friends who like planes? Why not give them the Mini Biplane for their next birthday or Christmas? The Mini Biplane is an easy challenge to master, a fun creative project for the whole family and an attractive addition to your home decor. Ugears helps your children's imagination soar to new heights!
The product features at a glance
- Natural materials - all 3D kits are made from sustainably grown wood
- No adhesive required
- Mechanical functions - all models generate movements
- Easy assembly - all components are already laser-cut and ready to assemble