EV: Will you buy me a plane?
Me: What do you mean?
EV: I mean a real-live plane, the kind you fly.
Me: I think those are pretty expensive
EV: No, I mean like a Spad.
Me: The World War 1 plane?
EV: Yeah, one of those.
Me: I'm not sure there are any of those around anymore, let's look it up on the Internet.
With her renewed passion for planes, Spads in particular, EV decided that rather than wait for her hesitant dad to buy her a Spad, a french-built World War 1 era fighter, that she'd instead convert her French-built tricycle into a Spad.
The tricycle is built like a tank--pure, thick steel. We acquired it from one of our neighbors in Tucson. They acquired it from a neighbor when their daughters were younger. We're not sure how many times this machine has been handed down but I'm guessing somewhere around five, at least.
Yes, that's complete with flaps on the wings (look at the base of the seat), a propeller, vertical stabilizer, and the brilliantly styled landing gear. You can learn more about the Spad here.