How to Hang a Plane From the Ceiling

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How to Hang a Plane From the Ceiling
Hang your model aeroplane from the ceiling to bring it to life. (Martin Poole/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Whether you are a model aeroplane hobbyist or want to create an aviation-themed bedroom for a child, you can hang model aeroplanes from your ceiling. Some models come with mounting holes, but you can still hang aeroplanes that don't have mounting holes. A clear craft line threaded into a basic eyehook will suspend the aeroplane. The eyehook threads into a ceiling rafter. Consider the position and height of the aeroplane so that no one bumps into it when walking through the room.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1/16-inch drill bit
  • Drill
  • Clear craft line
  • Scissors
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Eyehook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert a 1/16-inch drill bit into a drill. Place the model aeroplane on a work surface and drill two holes spaced approximately 1/4-inch apart in the centre of each wing and the fuselage.

  2. 2

    Cut off three 36-inch lengths of craft line using scissors. Thread one line through each set of holes and loop them so that an even amount of line is on each side of the hole, making each line approximately 18 inches long. Raise up the paired up ends of the line and tie them off in a knot to form a tripod-like line suspension for the aeroplane.

  3. 3

    Slide a stud finder along the ceiling in the general area where you plan to locate the aeroplane. Mark the nearest ceiling joist with a pencil where you would like to hang the aeroplane.

  4. 4

    Thread an eyehook into the ceiling at the pencil mark until just the hook is exposed. Raise the line suspension up and hang it over the eyehook to suspend the aeroplane from the ceiling.

Tips and warnings

  • Shorten one line to make the plane appear to be rolling, ascending or descending.
  • Wear eye protection when operating a drill.

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