People need hope, they need heroes, and in the early days of russia's February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Ghost of Kyiv became that hero for millions of Ukrainians. Ugears brings the Ghost of Kyiv to life in this 1:72 scale model of the MiG-29 fighter jet. The model is distinguished by its realism, with movable ailerons, wing flaps, and tail rudders, retractable landing gear front and back, detachable missiles, and pop-up canopy.
But the standout feature of this DIY 3D wooden aircraft model is the way it hovers in the air like a phantasm, thanks to our use of tensegrity (tensional integrity or floating compression), an elegant structural engineering principle used in some bridges and stadium roofs. Four thin fishing lines, with ratchet-aided tension adjustment, allow the DIY model aircraft to float above its stand, as if by magic, even though the lines are below the model!