The Cessna Toy glider is a basswood glider kit meant for promotional use. The company would hand these out during conventions and events as a more memorable alternative to pens, t-shirts and calendars. I imagined this small toy evoking the childhood dreams of flight and owning an airplane, while increasing brand recognition and loyalty. While I used Cessna as an example brand, I see this concept as something that could be easily implemented on various commercial airlines, serving as a collectible memorabilia of flying.
- 11" x 3" x .25" Basswood
The kit consists of 5 sheets of 1/16” thick Basswood. This decision came from the effort to make the product as a mono-material solution in order to simplify the BOM and production. The layers are secured by dipping the edges in removable clear adhesive.