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A flying car or a co-axial helicopter?

homebuilt co-axial helicopter picture

Jess Dixon of Andalusia, AL built this flying car, or was it a roadable helicopter? Only one photograph exists of this unique flying machine.


Is This The World’s Lightest Aircraft ?

whing ding II ultraligth airplane

This build-it yourself airplane weighs less than its pilot! It weighs approximately 120 pounds and is constructed of lightweight foamed-plastic panels with an aluminum-tube tail boom. It resembles an early Wright brothers flying machine and in fact, incorporates some of the methods of control that the Wright brothers used. In place of ailerons, it uses [...]


Whats it like to fly the Hovey Whing Ding II ?

Original article by Paul Wahl, edited by Tinker Source. This ultralight sport biplane is a flying go-kart! Sitting up front, out in the open, you feel like an intrepid birdman of the Wilbur and Orville era–and you’re still on the ground! Riding the Whing Ding is like that. While one of your ground crew braces [...]


Coming Soon! The Helicopter Experimenter

I’m excited to announce a brand new product that is coming soon! A new booklet entitled “The Helicopter Experimenter.” This informative booklet is based off concepts/information from several new and vintage sources. If you’re serious about building a ultralight helicopter, or if you just want to know more about how small one man helicopters are [...]


Sorrell Guppy Homebuilt Airplane Pictures

sorrell guppy engine pic

Here are several nice photos of the Sorrell Guppy homebuilt airplane. I do not know where these pictures originated, and do not know the people in the photos. Any help identifying them would be appreciated. :)


Who was Augusto Cicaré?

CH7 Kompress heli picture

Inventor, mechanic, engineer, Augusto Cicare from Argentina is best described as a homegrown self-taught helicopter guru.


The Curtiss Wright Junior airplane photos

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Here is a nice collection of vintage photos for the Curtiss Junior from the Sand Diego Air and Space Museum archives. Curtiss-Wright Junior side shot   Thanks for looking! You can buy plans to build your own Curtiss Wright junior by visiting this page.


25% Off -storewide!

25% discount coupon code for tinkersource

25% off everything in our store from November 1 to December 31. Want to get ultralight helicopter plans, airplane plans, go kart plans, and other stuff at a great price? Use coupon code 25OFF at checkout to receive your discount. Add products to your cart In the cart page enter coupon code 25OFF Select Apply [...]


Product Update -new go kart plans

Thumb photo of go kart plans. Build your own go cart from our DIY construction plans.

For all go-kart enthusiasts out there we now have two new plans sets available. These plans both have been digitally remastered from the original prints. We can say confidently better than the originals. Now you can build your own homemade go kart with our complete blueprints. Our plans and information guide you from start to [...]


Ultralight Helicopters

Link picture for discovery channel ultraligt helicopter interview

All About Ultralight Helicopters Many have said that ultralight helicopters are the ultimate form of ultralight flight. Fast, nimble, and able to go almost anywhere, lightweight helicopters are also a more economical way to get into flying helis. Plans can be bought very cheaply on the internet. Kits are available for purchase, but typically cost [...]

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