|The Pedal Moth and Spitfire at the PFA
Rally 2004 were popular for pedalling, if not actually flying
|Rolls Racer (!), Curtis 'Tanager' and 'Patrol'
seen at the Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA
|Just a few of the dozen or more Pedal planes at the Cotswold Motor Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water|
|There's quite a few pedal planes among the
pedal cars and vintage vehicles at Bourton-on-the-Water
in the excellent Cotswold Motor Museum. Look for the old Mill by the stream. (...!)
|This simple sit-on can be
propelled by a child's feet on the floor. With a castoring
tailwheel and very simple construction it should be easy to build.
Big hand-holds in the upper wing give the child a secure grip, and the lower wing acts as a foot rest if you want to push it along.
This model was photographed in the superb
EAA pedal plane page details the ins and outs of plans-built pedal planes.
Aviation Products Inc. of Cedar Rapids do some fine kits with plans and the metal parts.
Aircraft Spruce do plans, and even a kit for a Biplane with rocker - beats a rocking horse!
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