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CFC Gull. A small catapult glider made from the plastic foam used in food packaging trays.
AERO MODELLER #652 May 1990 (v.55) pg. 278

An air-mail valentine. A simple glider in the shape of a heart is made from thin polystyrene sheet used for wall insulation.
AERO MODELLER #685 Feb 1993 (v.58) pg. 35

Son of Sharky. A 12" span bi-plane toy "chuck glider" made from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #700 May 1994 (v.59) pg. 40

Slip-Slida. A small unorthodox toy catapult glider with a canard. Made from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #702 Jul 1994 (v.59) pg. 45

Pterodactyl hand launched toy glider with a 12" span made from sheet balsa or veneer. Reduced-scale plan included.
AERO MODELLER #703 Aug 1994 (v.59) pg. 11

Phantom. A simple delta-wing catapult-launched toy glider made from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #705 Oct 1994 (v.59) pg. 24

Potty Delta MK.5. A simple catpult-style toy glider project for young children that is easy to build from sheet balsa and safe to fly. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #761 Apr 8 1999 (v.64) pg. 12

Photos of six wooden toys you can make. A locomotive, a biplane, a snake, a car, a man with four faces, and a Miss Busybody pulltoy. Plans must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1974 (v.52#12) pg. 58

Needlepoint airport. Make playing with toy airplanes more fun with this fabric "airport" featuring a runway, hangars, terminal, etc. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 34, 44

Wooden airplane. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 72, 80

Paper airplane for kids to make from typing paper.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1998 (v.76#8) pg. 202

Paper airplane gliders.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1965 (v.55#1) pg. 45

Gift kit includes 4-section carrier made from a milk carton and 4 gifts, a paper airplane, ring toss, marble game, and an Indian head neckerchief slide.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1969 (v.59#1) pg. 44

Air Age Origami. Four paper airplanes that can be folded from an 8-1/2"x11" sheet of paper.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1970 (v.60#9) pg. 76

Wing Thing, a rubber-band launched glider made from cardboard and wood strips.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1972 (v.62#12) pg. 40

SCAT, an easy-to-make catapult glider.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1976 (v.66#12) pg. 86

Make mini-gliders that really fly out of the aluminum from a used beverage can.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1982 (v.72#1) pg. 52

Space shuttle gliders. Recycle foam trays into spacecraft models that fly.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1990 (v.80#12) pg. 66

Knock-down stunt airplane is built entirely of wood. This biplane features a radial engine and 21" wingspan.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 36

Plastic eggs and wooden tongue depressors are used to make a toy helicopter and airplane.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 45, 118

Clever toy biplane is made from an old spark plug, wire, and sheet metal.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 48

Build a solar-powered airplane that "flies" around-and-around a "pylon" on this table-top toy.

Four styles of airplanes to make from wood, paneling, and mailing tubes. Patterns for an airliner, bi-plane, fighter, and stunt plane.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 128, 209

Wooden bi-plane riding toy.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 63, 111

Stearman Trainer airplane features two wings and a radial engine. Made of wood. Wingspan is 14".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #273 Nov 1986 (v.36#9) pg. 64

Three famous aircraft are represented by these wooden toys. (1) F-16 fighter. (2) P-40 Flying Tiger. (3) Spirit of St.Louis.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #283 Nov 1987 (v.37#9) pg. 58

Wooden toy biplane about 7" long. Two styles shown.
FURNITURE #1 1992 pg. 83

Simple hand-launched glider made from balsa wood.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1978 (v.67#4) pg. 38

Petralito toy glider (airplane) is made from a pencil and a foam cup.
KITE LINES Spring 1985 (v.5#3) pg. 64

Airplane toys. Wing (10" span) and tail are made from fruit boxes and the fuselage is carved from a 2x4.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1990 (v.16#8) pg. 94

Fun flying foamies. Hand-launched "Stealth" glider and catapult-launched canard glider are made from supermarket meat trays.
MODEL AVIATION May 1991 (v.17#5) pg. 52

F/F Freebie. Instructions for making a throw away HLG (hand-launched glider) from foam meat trays. An ideal gift or favor to toss from a parade float.
MODEL AVIATION Jul 1992 (v.18#7) pg. 59

Simple toy glider is made from a foam egg carton and a penny.
MODEL AVIATION Jun 1997 (v.23#6) pg. 91

Priceless fun. Flying wing toy glider is made from a foam egg carton and a penny.
MODEL AVIATION Jul 1999 (v.25#7) pg. 46

Wooden biplane toy with 13" wingspan is a composite of several WW-I aircraft designs.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #18 Nov 1972 pg. 38

Paper airplane is made from a manilla envelope.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 123

How to build a super glider.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #94 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 38

Build a solar-powered toy airplane that flies round-and-round on a display stand.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 40
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 4

Paper plate flying saucer launcher.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1963 (v.120#1) pg. 135

Pedal-Plane Whiz Around. Two "airplanes" hang on the ends of a long boom. Foot pedals spin the boom around and the "airplanes" sail out from the boom by centrifugal force. Up to four children can ride this version of the "aeroplane ride" found at amusement parks and carnivals. Est cost: $14.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1966 (v.126#2) pg. 134

Toy glider shaped like a squirrel is launched with a rubber band.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1968 (v.129#5) pg. 170

Wooden toy airplane has 2 wheels for rolling around and a prop that spins by hand.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 118

6 classic wooden toys with removable parts and movable features. "Rolls-Royce" car, biplane, logging truck, earth dump truck, small train and front-end loader.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1984 (v.161#12) pg. 94

Two riding toys in the shape of airplanes. (1) Biplane barnstormer. (2) Delta X-1 supersonic jet. Built from wood. Roll on 2 wheels and a caster.
SUNSET Dec 1981 (v.167#6) pg. 94

Wooden toy airplane is reminiscent of a World War II fighter.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #18 Nov 1990 (v.3#6) pg. 12

Plane perplexing. Toy wooden airplane is also a puzzle. It will disassemble into several separate pieces if your know the secret.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #29 Sep 1992 (v.5#5) pg. 20

Toy biplane (11" wingspan) made from contrasting woods.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #42 Nov 1994 (v.7#6) pg. 20, Insert

Red Baron, Jr. toy wooden airplane.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 70

Barnstorming biplane is modeled after the Curtiss JN-4. Made entirely from wood with an 11" wingspan.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 90

Sea Skipper wooden floatplane toy. A biwing airplane on floats made from 1/4" plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 58

Toy floatplane built of wood has an 11" wingspan.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 80
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 10 (Jig for cutting propeller)

Toy wooden biplane.
WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 8

Graf Erwig von Lorenz airship toy features a body length to diameter ratio of 4.3:1. Hollow wooden body has four side fans and a gondola and basket with a rear fan.
WOODTURNING #38 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 38

Toy plane is modeled after the 1920's Supermarine seaplane.
WOODWORKER Dec 1987 (v.91#12) pg. 1120

The magnificent flying machine. Classic biplane wooden toy features a 14" wingspan and a radial engine.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1094

Spitfire fighter-style toy airplane is made from wood scraps. The 4-bladed propeller turns and the wheels roll. Moving a wire rod causes two wooden "bombs" to drop.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 650

Red Baron's triplane. Wooden toy airplane features three wings and a paint scheme reminiscent of the "Red Baron".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1980 (v.4#2) pg. 5

Toy airplane with a 10" wingspread. Built entirely of wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 61

Toy biplane with a 10" wingspan.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 44

Riding biplane. Sturdy wooden toy biplane, mounted on three casters, is large enough for a child to sit on.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 31

Wooden bi-plane has a "spinning" propeller made from a disc of clear plastic.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 70

Toy SST airplane, with swivel nose, is made mostly of hardwood.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 35

Convert a child's tricycle to a "pedal airplane" with this lightweight "Fokker Triplane" cover which is easily lifed off or placed on a tricycle.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 26

"Baby Stearman" airplane riding toy for toddlers.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1985 (v.41#6) pg. 84
Correction WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 29

Toy wooden airplane features two "engines" and a canard design. Wingspan is 12".
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 16