A.C. Aircraft Company

"Taking recycling to a new level"


Recycled Aluminum Aircraft

Aluminum Soda Can & Beer Can Airplanes
 

 

 

 

When I retired as a Federal Fire Prevention Officer in 2005, I began looking for something to occupy my time.  While wandering around various crafty websites on the Internet, I came across some clunky little airplanes made from recycled aluminum cans, and decided to try building them myself. 

My first efforts were, rather crude…

… but I pressed on, and after hundreds of hours of research and development, practice, and a whole lot of trial and error, I think my finished product has improved considerably.

I now build and sell over 40 different types of aircraft including WW-I and WW-II fighters, Light Civil aircraft, a few helicopters, multi-engine aircraft, and a few jet planes. Some of my planes are made from plans I purchased and modified or improved upon, while others are my own designs.  Over the years I’ve developed quite a few jigs, tools, and templates to increase the quality, consistency, and realism of each aircraft. I am constantly trying new models, so if you don’t see what you like, let me know and maybe I can build it.

The A.C. Aircraft Company is one of a very small group of enthusiasts world-wide who build and sell aircraft model plans and/or assembled aircraft from recycled aluminum beverage cans.  Here are some of my favorite links to other aluminum can aircraft enthusiasts:

http://www.bcairoriginals.com/
Without a doubt the best source for anyone who might be contemplating getting into building aircraft from aluminum cans.  Wayne’s website has won numerous awards and although he doesn’t sell his hand-made aircraft anymore, he has a wide variety of plans and videos for purchase.  Don’t miss his Builder’s Gallery with photos of hundreds of aircraft built from his plans.

http://www.recycleflyers.com/index.html
Cecil lives in the San Diego area and has some beautiful models for sale in different sizes.

http://www.candoplanes.com/
Shao and his wife Sompit sell some truly remarkable planes, helicopters, vehicles, and even some animals from aluminum cans.

http://sodaplanes.com/
There are some great tips for working with aluminum cans here, as well as some pretty cool products. Check it out.

http://www.tesscar-aluminum-craft.com/
Jim Tessier has put together some fabulous aluminum can models of airplanes, cars, trucks, farm & construction equipment, and a lot more.  Well worth a visit to his site.

http://www.sodacanmodels.com/
Roy Greenwood has a website you should really visit.  He has built many terrific aircraft over the years including several very large planes like the SR-71 Blackbird that took 475 cans to build!
 

 

Bill Waite
A.C. Aircraft Company
FiremarshalBill49@gmail.com

 

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