We had to construct the plane in several sections as access to the club was limited and very tight. The fact that they wanted the plane to look like it had crashed played out well for us as we could hide the joining sections in the damage. We applied 3mm foamex to the framework and then with a heat gun, we bent the foamex to form the desired shapes. The wings were clad in a PVC banner material, a sourced wing tip with flashing light was bolted on to the end. We added several fixing points to the wing so we could securely hang it from the ceiling. The propeller was heated and bent, then the lower section cut to support the weight of the nose.
W3 added varnish and paint to get the distressed look needed. Once it had been assembled, the team at Cirque Le Soir added the foliage, smoke machines and lights bringing everything together. We then added the final props and a dismembered pilot!
A really fun project to work on and a great team to work with too.
At a glance
4m wide with a 4.8 wing
Various parts from the Cessna