Some where I have a photo from one of my Dad's cousins with a plane like this one. He is in the middle of the dirt Main street St. Peters Mo. in about 1910. This made me think of it.
Sure would be a doable project. I have a grandson coming along at the end of the month too!
This one was postmarked Kansas City 1915.
I don't see any pedals.
Looks like a motorcycle engine in the middle drives the propeller via a long shaft.
A fun and dangerous toy.
However. Not only have times changed. People have changed. When I was six years old, I was driving my grandfather's Ford tractors (I was hand throttle from the start) by myself. Solo. With my grandfather's and my parent's permission. I pulled trailers out of the orchards. I understood the dangers. They trusted me. I never did anything foolish with the tractors (my bicycle was another story).
This was before the second grade. I just cannot imagine today's kids doing anything like that and surviving.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
yikes!!!!!!is right. could that thing really fly??????????? lol charley
that child later went on to fame as the first poster child for the amputee club
Young boy looks real happy.