Friday, February 25, 2011

Kingfisher A320 wooden prototype at Chennapatna

Alert: This is a stock clearance post and shares some pics which may not be that interesting.

Fellow blogger Sankara recently published lot of colourful photos of toys made at Chennapatna, a small town enroute Mysore from Bengaluru. Chennapatna toys are world famous. Read his post here

Seeing Sankara’s post I realized that I’d visited few toy making units of Chennapatna in 2010. I do not have colourful pics of final products, but got to see their machinery and workshops, where they turn out wooden pieces into colourful toys.

Besides toys, they also cater to wide range of corporate requests. They were asked to make prototype of a Airbus A320, one of the aircraft types most of Kingfisher fleet belong to. Earlier in the day I’d clicked few close-up photos of the aircraft model, at Mysore airport [Related: Kingfisher service launched from Mysore]
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Above: Airbus A320 prototype spare parts separated…
Below, work in progress version of wooden prototype and the workshops in Chennapatna
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Don’t have much text to write about, just wanted to share the above photos. Sankara's post has more details and interesting pics.

Possibly related: My Kingfisher experience * Aviation Gyan * Fly free on Indigo * Wayanad near Mysore * Elephant bathing in K Gudi * Coorg * Kingfisher vs Satyam *


Anu said...

It must have been fascinating to see toys being made. I recently took my son to a weaving unit, and he was thrilled by the experience. So this is one more thing for me to do when I finally get to Mysore!

Mridula said...

Saw both the posts, by you and Sankara. Interesting.

Sankara Subramanian C said...

The aeroplane prototype is very interesting. Thank you for the link to my blog.

Lakshmi Rajan said...

The finished aeroplane prototype in the begining is the chanapatna toy?

The chanapatna toys are interesting and rich art. It was aching to read about Chinese cheap imitation of the chanapatna toys invading the markets.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Very Nice..!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Anu: Sure, do visit.

Mridula: Thanks

Sankara: You're welcome

LR: First two photos are plastic models and NOT wooden

Pranavam: Thanks

Rupa said...

You should go and visit my house in Channapatna next time you are in town. Let me know if you are making the trip next time so that you know where your sister's house is.

Rajesh said...

Great stuff.

Arpana said...

I found the workshop's pics interesting as i had never been to one.

Indrani said...

You got a good collection of these shots of Chennapatna.

Shrinidhi Hande said...


That was so kind of you to invite me. But I do not have a way to reach you.

Rajesh, Arpana and Indrani: Thanks for the comments