Air Force One Model Project Photo Gallery:

This is a Boeing 747 Air Force One Presidential plane, duplicating the actual plane, tail #28000.  It is built with blue  2"construction Dow Styrofoam from Gerber Lumber in  Kidron, Ohio.  For structural support I have installed plywood spares for reinforcement.  For special affect I have placed all the United States Presidents pictures in the cabin windows.  The plane cabin is fully lit and the exterior has flashing strobes similar to the real one.  I've installed 2- OS91 ducted fan units and 2 imitation engine cowlings.  Our very successful maiden flight was November 25, 2006. Tom Erb from Hartville, Ohio was the pilot of Air Force One for the flight. Please check out our recently added photos below from this flight. (click on photos to enlarge)

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model 747 underside of foam wing
Reinforcement spars on the underside
of the foam wing.

model 747 underside of foam wing
Reinforcement spars on the underside
of the foam wing.

 

Air Force One Styrofoam fuselage
Air Force One Styrofoam fuselage.

Presidential plane split open
showing wiring path.

 

Air Force One ready for main wing Air Force One ready for main wing.

Radio controlled model with wing Radio controlled model with wing.

 

Ducted fan with tunned pipe
Ducted fan with tunned pipe.

Air Force One tail #28,000
Air Force One tail #28,000.

 

Front view of Air Force One at night
Front view of Air Force One at night.  
Side view of Air Force One at night
Side view at night.

  

Arriving at airport for test flight  Arriving at airport for test flight.

AF-1 testing and tunning, pilot AF-1 testing and tunning, pilot
Tom Erb with radio.
 

 

Front wheel just off the runway Front wheel just off the runway.
Air Force One airborne, first flight
Air Force One airborne, first flight.
 

 

Side view of Air Force One at about 200 feet Side view at about 200 feet.
Side view of Air Force One at about 200 feet
Side view at about 200 feet. 

 

Approaching for landing Approaching for landing. Approaching for landing Approaching for landing.  

 

Maiden flight of Air Force One complete Maiden flight complete.
Air Force One with presidential
Air Force One with presidential
limousine on display.

Air Force One Maiden Flight Video


View Air Force One Flight on July 22, 2007

 

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