The Hunter Fantasy Flyer Ceiling
In December 2004, we decided to change
Christopher's ceiling fan for a more quiet and fun model.
I have always wanted to use a Hunter model that looks like an airplane
I purchased it from Lamp Depot
The finished product after installation. The fan is based on the Corvair
. As the reader can tell,
the propeller of the airplane are the fan blades, the airplane engine
is the fan motor, and the rest of the airplane is
an applique that is fastened to the ceiling. Although not part of
the original kit, I also added two "landing lights" on
The old fan that was in Christopher's room. It was originally
used in my college apartment (1983).
After more than 20 years it was still in fine shape, so we donated it
to Goodwill the next day.
Christopher's room with the old ceiling fan removed. Stephanie
took the opportunity to do some
crocheting in the arm chair while I worked. Earlier in the year,
we had decorated the room in an aviation/space
theme with blue colors. The fan fit right in with the decoration
Part way during installation. The ceiling top plate has been
installed, and part of the airplane decal is up. Note the added
for the landing lamps emanating from the landing gear mounts.
The original airplane does not have a light kit, however Christopher's
room needs lighting, so I thought up
the addition of two "landing lights" that were painted to match
the color of the system.
The fan running. We think the "landing lights" really add to the
overall look of the fan and they are very functional.
Christopher thought the result was so Coool (in more ways than one).
December 4 2007 - I have received a lot of e-mail over the years about
Thanks for the comments. Here is another cool
In April 2016, the Fitts family sent me this image along with their thanks for providing them with the idea.
A very cute picture.
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