In November 2006, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center obtained an MQ-9 from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The aircraft has been named Ikhana and its main goal is the Suborbital Science Program within the Science Mission Directorate. NASA also acquired a ground control station in a mobile trailer. This aircraft was used extensively to survey the Southern California wildfires in 2007. The data was used to deploy firefighters to areas of the highest need.
Select a model below or Create Your Own from scatch online or you can email us to get the ball rolling at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your project and custom design.
Next we''ll create your custom order from. This form captures all of the details you specify including photos and mockups. We'll email the order form to you for review and approval. Once approved, production begins.
Your briefing stick model is hand-carved and molded from solid mahogany wood. We then move to the putty primer stage to get the shape exactly right. The paint process uses hand-painting, airbrushing, stencils, and in-house created decals to replicate the smallest details.
Once complete, we'll email photos for your final approval. These allow you to review the finished product, makeing sure we got everything just right. They will clearly show all details and paint markings. Once approved, we apply a final coat of lacquer to protect the model.
After about 3 days the clear lacquery is dry, we then pack your model in a specially designed container for your aircraft type. Normal production orders ship from our factory to our distribution facility in Florida once a week. Once received in Florida, we forward the model to you via USPS Priority.
We use only the finest kiln-dried solid mahogany (red lauan) wood, hand-carved by the world's greatest craftsmen with unprecedented precision and accuracy. Our artisans carve, mold, assemble, paint, and detail your briefing stick entirely by hand.
We can replicate any type of aircraft and any variant from any country. All of our mahogany wood custom aircraft products are made to order just for you. They are completely customized and personalized to your specifications.
We have a 4 week and 6 week rush production service. After you approve the post-production digital photos of your completed model, expect about one additional week for us to finish the product in clear lacquer and deliver to you.
Our production facility is located in the Philippines. Every custom product begins as a block of solid wood and is hand-carved from scratch, so we can make any size or scale.
Absolutely! That is another aspect that makes us unique, because we do not charge extra for customized or personalized details. We will put pilot and crew chief names below the canopies, we will add nose art, and we will personalize your stand.
Once your aircraft replica is complete, we will email multiple post-production digital photos for your final approval prior to shipping. This allows you to see the finished product to ensure that we got everything just right. These photos will clearly show the paint markings, ordnance, names, tail number and customized stand. Corrections are still possible at this time. Any change requests different from the approved order form, may incur an additional charge. Once the final photos are approved, we apply a final coat of lacquer to protect the model. Once the lacquer is applied, changes will not be possible.
We use only the finest materials and paints giving us the ability to offer an exceptional warranty that our custom mahogany wood products will never crack, warp, yellow or fade. If you ever encounter these defects, we will replace your product or refund your payment guaranteed. We will also repair or replace any damage that occurs during shipment.
All of our custom mahogany wood aircraft replicas come with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
Not sure about the details? Or looking for something extra customized? Just drop us a line and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.