Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flying Flea Construction

Richard Crossley is proceeding apace with the construction of his flying model of the Crosley-Mignet Flying Flea. (You can see the original in the Smitsonian's National Air & Space Museum. And you can click the image to the left to see a large version.)

As the latest photo shows, Richard has completed the basic wing structures. The heat-curved bamboo, and he notes that this has added considerable strength. It's beginning to look like the original more and more.
"Not much left to do now before I cover with tissue," Richard says. "Seems a shame to cover up the structure." I agree. Build two!
Images of the early fuselage construction can be seen here, here, here, and here. For more information about the model, contact Richardcrossley at

1 comment:

twofoot said...

And where can I find plans of this little bugger? Can you say "ultralight"? =)