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Hi Mary and Steve, please find attached a couple of photos of my Poppet [more pics 003-006]. I built it as a test to see whether adding a few 1/8 sq balsa cross-braces would increase the wing's rigidity, as I wanted to cover the model with plastic film, that does not give the structure the torsional rigidity given by doped tissue. The cross-bracing was successful, for a negligible weight increase. Powered by a .049 Babe Bee I only flew it in this configuration a few times, as I hated the idea of losing the model from an engine over-run! And yes, I did try measuring the fuel I injected on the integral tank ... A couple of years later, I converted it to single channel RC, using some quite unsuitable equipment! It was in the 1980s and the then-current 'micro' Cannon systems were totally out of reach financially-wise, as I was just a student! In that guise it was reasonably successful, as at least I had a 'fighting chance' of preventing it flying away! The model still exists, so I am toying with the idea of recuperating it, this time using electric power and mini RC gear - 'mini' gear that, as old hands know, is *smaller and lighter* than what passed as 'micro-gear' in Cannon's heyday! Please keep up your excellent work! A day is not really complete till I can see 'what's new' at your site! Best regards,
ArnaldoCorreia : Poppet : 22/03/2017

There were two KK Outlaws. The RC Sport/Trainer that you have [on Outerzone] is the second one. The earlier (first) Outlaw is the one Bill is looking for.
BrianC : Outlaw : 22/03/2017

I think Mary's piece raises a really good point, (which definitely strikes a chord with me). Aero modelling has a history too. I've always loved full-sized aircraft and the stories that surround them, but by and large the stories are other people's stories who have often lived through a period (that mercifully most of us haven't had to). I'm never likely to be a skilled aero engineer or to know what it's like to fly a Spitfire or to be responsible for navigating across the oceans, but these stories from those that have are fascinating precisely because of that. I do know however just how much fun it is to have an idea and then to make a unique flying machine and see how the art, the building and the fun of flying it pans out! String a few experiences of this together over the years and the models and the characters that you have shared the interest with become history too - and now thanks to the chance of obtaining plans for pretty much everything old and new, the opportunities are almost limitless. Throw in affordable technology too and we're all winners. What a great hobby - there's something for everyone :)
MartinAppleby : Viewpoint 8 : 22/03/2017

Agree with your view. I love the older stories ... not that many books, sadly. A great read from a clubmate from my past ..."Tales from an Ancient Modeler". Adventures in transporting giant free flight models on overpacked NY subway and bus service ... to the early days of RC with its gimmicks and gadgets that annoyed models to turns and various akro's. Thanks for sharing the fun of aero modeling!
rtc : Viewpoint 8 : 21/03/2017

Hi Steve. Having built the KK Pirate and recently the KK Bandit, I would have liked to complete the trio with the original KK Outlaw.The design I remember is not the same as the one on your site.The design I remember has a polyhedral wing configuration. Please don't view this email as being critical as your site is beyond wonderful. Best wishes to all your team,
BillBollands : Outlaw : 21/03/2017

I am progressing with the Custom Privateer build and am beginning to get interested in powering it. I see some posts which talk about electric motors. I would like to get in touch with anyone who has successfully used electric to learn what they used. Never have done electric. Also, would like to communicate with anyone about the RC aspect - servo placement, push rods, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
DonBuck : Custom Privateer : 20/03/2017

Hello! I did some photos of the Comet's Security Sport 10 inch! [more pics 003-008] I never built something so small ... ;) It was more difficult than I thought because I never did a tissue covering in a airmodel with this size before. Thanks for the site and I will support you guys. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.
EldonMasini : Security Sport : 20/03/2017

Hi Steve, Here is a picture of my Carl Goldberg Jr Falcon I have just completed [more pics 003]. I used the original plan from Outerzone. Regards,
PaulBizard : Jr Falcon : 20/03/2017

Attached photos of Comet kit Aeronca K, built by me around 1980 [more pics 003-006].
Pit : Aeronca K Seaplane : 20/03/2017

i am just starting and it would be nice to have the build instructions if there is any.
jmccoulrc1 : Ultra-Fly : 20/03/2017

Ahem. Quote: - "Uses the Midwest foam Wing and stabilizer"
SteveWMD : Hoosier Hot-Shot : 19/03/2017

where is the wing plan?
anon : Hoosier Hot-Shot : 19/03/2017

El Camino box image [more pics 003], thanks to Pit.
Mary : El Camino : 17/03/2017

Thanks, fixed now.
SteveWMD : Little Plank : 15/03/2017

When printed at full size the 6 inch scale bar only measures 5 3/4 inches and the overall span is 54in. I suggest a further enlargement of about 1.0435 is required to achieve a full scale plan.
anon : Little Plank : 15/03/2017

The Whiz Kid is Owen's predecessor of the RCM Ace Whizard , but used a molded foam wing and stabilizer set that was made by Midwest Manufacturing. I think Midwest produced a kit of this plane for a time. Not 100% positive of that, but I know they made a couple of .049 size aircraft using that wing and tail.
dfritzke : Whiz Kid : 15/03/2017

Hi Steve, Looks like Joe Bridi's Super Kaos.
EhsanM : El Camino : 14/03/2017

Nice one Pat, that's a very pretty plane.
SteveWMD : Cessna Bird Dog : 14/03/2017

Model Aviation Magazine September 1979 Imitation article can be found here: and and a follow up on October 1979 here:
GeorgeAlbo : Imitation : 14/03/2017

Hi Steve/Mary, Thank you for a great site - I still spend far too many hours on it!! Further to my notes about my building and flying the Kaman Helicopter - my brother found a photo of it - from nearly 1/2 a century ago!! [more pics 003]
VinceDay : Kaman Helicopter : 13/03/2017

Thanks to Pit for confirmation on this one.
SteveWMD : Solar : 13/03/2017

Back in the early sixties, I lusted after the Stormer, popular with the Mobile club at the time. There was no way I could afford the required reed radio set it used, and my only building area was a drawing board in a bedroom shared with my brother, restricting my efforts to small single channel models. Club member Gene Mathis always had at least one Stormer ready to fly and another in progress. It flew soooo much better than most of the ARF stuff we see now. But Spreng has another claim to fame. He invented the servo circuit we still use today, developed for his Digicon system, the first commercially available digital radio. He never patented the circuit and all the rest of the radio systems immediately copied his idea. The basic idea has not changed in 50 years. You can take his original servo, change the plug and center-tapped battery, and it will work perfectly in a modern receiver, no need to adjust the centering. If I can find a few more round tuits, I'll have to finally build a Stormer.
DougSmith : Flattop Stormer : 12/03/2017

I agree with the above comments. The Whimpy is one of the best ever, especially when fitted with an OS 26 Surpass and a 10x4 APC propeller.
RobR : Whimpy : 12/03/2017

Steve, this is built from your Eric Fearnley Bird Dog plan [more pics 004]. Thanks,
PatO'D : Cessna Bird Dog : 12/03/2017

This model is almost identical to the Midwest Strikemaster, also featured on your site [see oz5985] but the Midwest version, no longer available, had a foam wing. That's a big problem these days, as most of the foam available is "recycled". That means they throw their scraps into the next batch, causing hard lumps that won't cut right. "Virgin" foam is not easy to find. What all this means is, if you want a Strikemaster but can't find a foam wing, build this one instead, ribs are on the plan. I flew the Strikemaster back in the day and it does fly very well.
DougSmith : Jet-40 : 10/03/2017

Unfortunately I do not have a plan of the larger one I built. It was around 50 years ago!
ChrisPinn : XC4 from Contest Kits : 10/03/2017

Thank you to Peter for uploading the Delphine plan! The Delphine was my first attempt at an r/c glider many years ago. I had a new (at that time), Sanwa 2 chl set which I jammed in for rudder/elevator. Since the receiver, batt & servos were too big for the available space (not to mention my skills were lacking as well!), I laid the servos on their sides and had the complete output arms sticking outside the fuselage sides (!) with piano wire pushrods running down each side ..... not a very pretty arrangement but it worked. I couldn't fly at the time either, so the poor old Delphine had a rough and short life, poor thing! I have been looking for a copy of this plan for years so that I could build another one for old times sake, and perhaps this time it will have a happy and long flying life! Plus, this time all of the gear will be inside ... where it should be! Anyway, thank you again to Peter for uploading and thanks to you as well for keeping this fabulous site running for all of us to enjoy, great job!!
MarkStanley : Delphine : 10/03/2017

I built a third Caprice in December last year for a modelling friend who has put micro RC in it. Please find attached photos, the yellow and black one belongs to Rodney [more pics 025, 026]. Unfortunately the wind was too strong on flight day so neither model has flown off the tow line.
AndyCoutts : Caprice : 10/03/2017

Here are some pictures of my Bandido that I just completed [more pics 003, 004]. I really love your website, I have two more planes in progress, will send more pictures soon.
DonavanDailing : Bandido : 10/03/2017

I built this plane in 1957 for my first National Competition (Yankee Championships, North Weymouth Naval Air Station MA). Lost it on the first timed flight in a strong thermal despite the DT working. Got a call 2 months later from someone who had found it (minus stab), wanted $20 for it. Told him it cost $3 to build,keep it! and hung up. Now I will build another one. Still trying to figure out what the airfoil is. No known section looks like it! Stan uses a similar section in the international winning PAA Plane he built with (and specified) the same sharp edged airfoil for! I placed 2nd in 1/2A FF with the RAMROD 250 I built at the same time. Moved out of the Massachusetts area to New York and did not fly again till Grad school at age 47! I still had (and still have) the 1957 built Ram Rod 250 and fly it occasionally... soooo, Thank you... Is the rest of the MAN article on the SANTANITA still available? I still have the Model Airplane News issue with the Ram Rod 250 Plan in it!
PeterBecker : Santanita : 10/03/2017

I have recently built the Swallow, a rubber powered coupe de hiver model by Ian Dowsett [more pics 003-006].
AndyCoutts : Swallow : 09/03/2017

Weather was not on my side last time I was home, so flying and photographing were curtailed. However, I do have a picture of the Marauder in the ditch [more pics 016].
AndyCoutts : Marauder : 09/03/2017

A few more photos from the archives [more pics 006, 007]. Mercury Aeronca Sedan: I converted the free flight kit to RC.
AndyCoutts : Aeronca Sedan : 09/03/2017

Hi Mary and Steve...Wow,a C/L model from the Great Hollywood Movie & Stunt Pilot Mr Paul Mantz...Never seen before...Very nice...Cheers
Pascal : Paul Mantz Special : 08/03/2017

Hi Mary, Steve, I looked up Paul Mantz and found a rather interesting, though tragic, ending story: and For the alcoholic part of this, maybe the Wikipedia entry is probably the fairer one. And, of course, thanks for your work.
Hubert : Paul Mantz Special : 08/03/2017

Today's first flight with Delphine, fly excellent. A pleasure to fly. Photo: motor above wing [more pics 007].
JulienVermeire : Delphine : 07/03/2017

Hi - here's another K8B by Svenson [more pics 007]. Got it from a good friend. New cockpit made, that was not there. Again covered with Oracover.
JulienVermeire : K 8B : 07/03/2017

Btw, my friend now informs me that he remembered that you needed to tension the elevator (so it lied flat) with an old English penny !
JimP : XC4 from Contest Kits : 02/03/2017

Many thanks to RFJ for findng the Roma ad in Aeromodeller [see morepics 003].
SteveWMD : Roma : 02/03/2017

Please find attached the article of the Kyushu J7W1 Shinden by Don Srull (oz1924), found online on the same link [supplementary file]. Best regards, from France !
Yannick : Shinden : 01/03/2017

Hi all, Great site, I look at it everyday for new plans! Please find attached an image of a recent Thermic 18 I built [more pics 003]. Probably one of the best plan-built gliders I have built to date; nice and simple construction and flight characteristics are great. Will be making more!!
EdM : Thermic 18 : 01/03/2017

Wow, have you got the plan of the enlarged version? The plan does not show the rubber band that pulls up the elevator when flying speed drops down from insane fast!! That is a key feature of course, along with the hinge. But it is shown on the picture. My friend had one back in 1965 in the UK, it is so fast and small that we lost it! So a really bright colour scheme is worthwhile, don't leave as clear doped balsa as we did. Cheers,
JimP : XC4 from Contest Kits : 01/03/2017

Another minor error is the submitter labeled two F-9 formers when the wider of the two is actually F-8 as shown in the cutaway.
EdShearer : Northrop F-61 Black Widow : 28/02/2017

Miss Norway MkII, built from RCMplans, K&B 61 engine, Futaba radio, (1985) [more pics 004].
JesusAbellan : Miss Norway MkII : 28/02/2017

Senior Falcon on floats, built from Goldberg kit, K&B 61 engine, Futaba radio, (1983) [more pics 004].
JesusAbellan : Senior Falcon : 28/02/2017

Cessna Skylane 62 on floats, built from Goldberg kit, ST 46 engine, flaps, Kraft radio, (1975) [more pics 003].
JesusAbellan : Cessna Skylane 62 : 28/02/2017

Big Otto, built from Scientific kit, Cox Golden Bee .049 engine, (1975) [more pics 004].
JesusAbellan : Big Otto : 28/02/2017

Hi Mary and Steve, I have the Delphine built in 28 days [more pics 003-006]. The Delphine is the first RC glider from Svenson. As I started, he was not yet on OUTER ZONE. In 1973 one could get there but 1 servo in. Now that's a full RC glider with altitude and rudder. Flight ready 250 grams., 200 grams less than in 1973. I have to test him, but the weather is too bad now.
JulienVermeire : Delphine : 28/02/2017

After enlarging the tracings, I think the submitter made a typo. The engine mounts should be 3/8 inch hardwood or plywood as evidenced by the slots of S-1,-2, and -3. I verified this by checking the remains of my Eureka B-26. Also, 3/16 would be too weak for a .35{5.7} engine.
EdShearer : Northrop F-61 Black Widow : 28/02/2017

This plan (and article) is in the July 1945 Model Airplane News.
George : Flapper : 28/02/2017

Hello Mary and Steve, I'm sending you photos of various models we have built (my father and I), in the last century. [Here is the] Wayfarer, built from Svenson kit, Meteor 60 engine, Kraft radio, (1974) [more pics 011-014]. Thank you very much for your great site! Greetings from Spain.
JesusAbellan : Wayfarer : 27/02/2017

Dandy, built from Graupner kit, Cox Tee Dee .051 engine, Futaba 2ch radio, (1974) [more pics 009].
JesusAbellan : Dandy : 27/02/2017

Sky Master, built from Scientific kit (1967) [more pics 005, 006].
JesusAbellan : Sky-Master : 27/02/2017

Tipsy Junior, built from Air Trails plans, Webra Mach I engine, (1954) [more pics 003, 004].
JesusAbellan : Tipsy Junior : 27/02/2017

Hello, to complement your plan I'm sending images of my model Classy Gassie 1947 [model photo & more pics 003-013]. The model I built according to the plan on Outerzone. I installed the engine Letmo 2,5 ccm diessel/1947 replica MP JET 2015/. The model will be published on Thanks for a nice plan. Best regards from Pilsen, Czech Republic.
KarelSlupsky : Classy Gassie : 27/02/2017

The Sophisticated Lady uses the same wing as the Electra - the electric version of the Gentle Lady [here on Outerzone: Electra_oz6614]. Both the Sophisticated Lady and Electra have more wing sheeting and internal bracing than the Gentle Lady. The Gentle Lady wing may well serve on the Sophisticated Lady, but it would not stand up to quite as much aerobatic stress, being more lightly built. That being said, the wing airfoil shapes and plan form of all 3 versions remain the same. Perhaps when I get to building my kit of the Sophisticated Lady I will trace all the wing ribs individually. In the meantime, someone else might be able to provide wing rib shapes? Cheers,
Rudy : Sophisticated Lady : 27/02/2017

Plan distributed by R.U.N.A. wich stand for Royal Union for National Aeronautic (when Italy was a Kingdom until 1946). This organ promoted Aeronautic and Aeromodelling among the Youths through schools and courses of aeromodelling in the main Italian cities. Many Italian modellers started their activity thanks to R.U.N.A. Plan of 1942 by illegible designer at the moment.
Pit : Runa Modello B : 26/02/2017

I see the formers are incomplete on this plan. I seem to remember that the Soph. Lady uses the same wing as the Gentle Lady. One of the plans for the Gentle Lady on your site has the formers.
IngeFast : Sophisticated Lady : 26/02/2017

The young man in the photo looks like he could easily be Douglas Bader Jr! Couldn't pass that one up.
BillG : Venom : 26/02/2017

Thanks Pit.
SteveWMD : OF-C : 25/02/2017

by G. Cattaneo - Italy - semi-scale model glider.
Pit : OF-C : 25/02/2017

No rib or fuselage formers.
anon : Jr Nobler : 25/02/2017

Photo of completed Kane model was found online at
SteveWMD : Kane : 25/02/2017

Pleased to say that I have downloaded the Construction notes for the Mercury, thank you again. I was wondering if to go with the plans there was a material list required to build this model otherwise I will have to get pencil and paper and a rubber to work it all out. Many thanks again for all of your help.
JimHarris : Mercury IV : 24/02/2017

Hi Steve. We took the peanut "Grey Ghost" pusher drawing and scaled it up to 19.5" for mini RC with a shaft driven BL180 and it flies fantastic, very quick and agile. Not content to leave well enough alone, we then scaled it to 82" with Rotomax 50cc equiv. (also shaft driven) on 12 Lipo cells spinning a 24 X8. She came in at 17lbs. 8oz. and flies just like the little one, fast and smooth [more pics 005, 006].
AlandChris : Grey Ghost : 24/02/2017

House established in Rome by Aldo and Peppe, i.e. Aldo Rossetti (Cenerente-PG) and Giuseppe Pesaresi (Terni). Both were modelers in Guidonia Airport, to work at the Wind Gallery. During the morning they used to work in Guidonia, while in the afternoon they used to open the 'shop' (Aeromodelli), established in 1941 and placed in Rome at Piazza Salerno, 8. This little shop still exists today but at the end of the nineties was sold and converted into model trains shop. It is noticeable the fact that all the 'big' Italian houses of the time have been established by 'true' modelers: Adriano Castellani-Aviomodelli (Cremona), Franco Conte- Aeropiccola (Torino), Uberto Travagli-Aviominima (Roma), Gustavo Clerici-Movo (Milano), or, like in this case by technicians: "Aldo e Peppe"- Aeromodelli (Roma).
Pit : CAB-1 : 23/02/2017

Thanks, amended now :)
Mary : CB 33 : 22/02/2017

The quoted wingspan of 24 inches is actually the length (Longueur=0.60 m) Wingspan (Envergure) is 1.10 m or 43.3 inches. Best modelling regards.
JMP : CB 33 : 22/02/2017

Well, I never - I have a very passing acquaintance with the full-sized 'G-ADKK'. When I worked at Lincs Aerial Spraying in the late '80s this aeroplane belonged to the boss, a Mr. Cliff Aniss. Cliff had been a Lancaster pilot during the war and I heard a story that he had baled out and that his parachute had either not opened, or had only partially opened during his descent and that that only the fortunate intervention of soft pine trees and deep snow had saved him. The G-ADKK was immaculate - the paintwork shone and the interior was trimmed in a crushed blue velvet material with a varnished wood instrument panel and door cappings - when you opened the door, you could smell varnish and avgas ! Happy days ("nostalgia isn't what it used to be" as they say ...)
MartinAppleby : DH.87B Hornet Moth : 22/02/2017

I have build one like this CB-33 and can assure you it will not fly with the wing angled as show on the plan. This is not the only CB that has an angle of attack so huge on the plan - the 31 has the same, it is a larger version of the 33. I am slightly mystified why it's drawn in this way. Do others share my experience and care to enlighten the situation or share experiences if they have build one ?
Anon : CB 33 : 22/02/2017

I think this is an early version of the Delphine plan. The brochure (and the 1973-4 catalogue entry) say the Delphine plan includes power pod option for Cox engine, and also full single servo RC installation details. These do not appear on this (earlier?) plan. Maybe there is a copy of the later plan out there somewhere?
SteveWMD : Delphine : 22/02/2017

Hello Steve and Mary, I found the explosion view of the Lanzet [see supplementary file]. Found it here:
DriesNeyrinck : Lanzet : 20/02/2017

Here is a photo from my Veron Verosonic project [more pics 004]. It's me combining hobbies, photography and model airplanes. Used an old expired film, probably expired 10 years ago, and a cheap camera to make this photo. Aim was make a photo that looks like if I had done it in the early 70s, and it worked, it looks just like a print from those days. Did now what I did not do then, never seen this kit at the time and often did not make photos of what I did build. It's much fun to do it now like this.
Anon : Verosonic : 20/02/2017

Many thanks alcalaino :) Colin Usher's site seems to have disappeared. I have noticed that all our links to his site are broken. Does anyone know what has happened?
Mary : Mercury IV : 20/02/2017

I have attached a brief document by Colin Usher with a few building instructions [see supplementary 'Construction' file] found some time ago at (this link seems to be dead now). I hope Jim finds it useful.
alcalaino : Mercury IV : 20/02/2017

We have the original magazine article, but it doesn't contain any building info. Can anyone help Jim?
Mary : Mercury IV : 19/02/2017

Hello, I have the plan and a laser cut kit of parts for this model but was wondering if you had by any chance any building instructions for the lovely model.
JimHarris : Mercury IV : 19/02/2017

Here as promised on RC Groups is a 1200 dpi scan of the Brooks Biplane from Aeromodeller November 1952 [see supplementary file 'original_page_scan_1200dpi']. This is really just for completeness.
RogerC41 : Brooks Biplane : 17/02/2017

Hi - won my first power comp with the Dream Weaver at E.M.A rally in 1957 [more pics 006]. Still have the trophy.
JohnBorrill : Dream Weaver IX : 17/02/2017

I started building these from the 1929 Modern Boy Aeroplane plan last weekend while waiting for a snowstorm to clear [more pics 003]. Replacing the card wings with foam made the model lighter and fly more reliably. As soon as it warms up outside, I'll find out how long they can stay up for.
DougRobertson : 1929 Modern Boy Aeroplane : 17/02/2017

See my Ugly Stik currently under construction [more pics 010, 011], lightened up a little for electric power, still the same size as the original, built as a low wing tail dragger. Tail feathers are covered with Doculam at this stage, not yet painted, airframe weight at 1 lb 3 oz, hope to meet completed target weight of 4 lbs. I expect this version to last longer than my last Stik, which fluttered apart, unable to withstand the thrust of a honkin' Kraft 61. At the time this model was designed, few 61 engines were available, and the ones that were, weighed a lot less and had less power than the present crop. I think a good 46 would be ample power if the weight didn't get out of control. My electric motor should be about the same as an average 40 but able to pull a bigger prop. Stay tuned for more pix as the project continues.
DougSmith : Das Ugly Stik : 17/02/2017

I have an original RN Kit of the Avro Mk IV by Chuck West originally kitted by Peterson Products (which is how you show it on Outerzone). It included a two-page instructions as well as ... very important ... a sheet not on the plans with all the wire parts patterns. I also scanned the ribs and fuselage parts for you [see supplementary file].
JonPutnam : Avro Mk.IV Triplane 1910 : 16/02/2017

Following Don's request, Eduardo got in touch to share his construction photos. See Don's post above - but ignore the date. This all happened in December 2016, it's just taken me ages to get round to writing this post. My apologies to Eduardo for taking so long to say thank you and share his photos with the wider Outerzone community. There are too many (79!) to add all the pictures here, but I thought you'd like to see the following selection [more pics 008-026]. As you can see, Eduardo did a fine job: great photos of a lovely build.
Mary : Custom Privateer : 16/02/2017

Received the pictures from Eduardo! I just can't believe my good fortune in finding you folks and that you found someone who did such an excellent job of documenting his progress. Makes me so glad that I had not started this project till this fall. I had got that sheet out many times and wondered just how to go about it. Kept it with me during my several moves with my company. Computers and the internet have changed it all so much.
DonBuck : Custom Privateer : 16/02/2017

I think you're right. Checking to compare width and height of the main wheel, it does look distorted.
SteveWMD : Cessna Skylane 62 : 16/02/2017

This plans are manipulated in such way that the dimensions horizontally are good but vertically are wrong it needs to adjust vertically 10% bigger.
anon : Cessna Skylane 62 : 16/02/2017

Hi Steve, if you are keen, one/some of these photos could accompany the Lancer 45 plan we have recently added [more pics 003-008]. Hopefully some more of these great little models will be built. I notice other photos of the 45 I have found show the high thrust line version like my latest. The only low thrust version photo with the upright motor and like this plan seems to be my 60 inch one. The picture with the two of them side by side tells the story [more pics 008]. I have seen ads for the 49 showing an inverted high thrust version but the plan doesn't talk about it. It shows low only. The 72 plan shows high thrust line but says it can be low thrust line upright if you want. My conclusion is that Lancers were always intended to be high or low thrust line at the builder's discretion. In my case I prefer the low thrust line but it was not practical on my little Lancer due to prop clearance considerations so it has a more conventional looking high thrust line. They look great in whatever version.
AllanK1 : Lancer 45 : 15/02/2017

Gerne mochte ich meine Bilder von Plan ID170, Jupiter von Comet, mit euch teilen [more pics 004, 005]. Danke fur eure tolle Arbeit. [I would like to share with you my pictures of Plan ID170, Jupiter by Comet. Thank you for your great work.]
AndreasKoch : Jupiter : 15/02/2017

Hello - Super job you guys are doing. Have just built a Dream Weaver from your plan to copy one flown by a friend in the early 60s. His was ETA 29 powered whilst mine is electric and RC. Photos attached [more pics 003-005].
RichardS : Dream Weaver IX : 15/02/2017

Two better pics of the Miss 38 [more pics 008, 009].
patzpaint : Miss 38 : 15/02/2017

Hi Steve and Mary, I have included some pictures of my KK Scorpion, built in 2002 and still in one piece, albeit with loose U/C fittings and a rather oily front end [more pics 004-009]. In its time it has been powered by an ED series 2 "Bee", AM 10 and AM 15 engines. Although a bit of a "builder's" model it is well worth the effort and makes a great flyer.
DickEdwards : Scorpion : 13/02/2017

Right - the plan and the cutting sheet are from two different versions of the Veron model. The plan (same as mine) has only three longerons on the sides of the fuselage. I think a later, slimmer, version. If you look at the cutting sheet, the side formers ( f13, f14, f15) have five slots, there are two more longerons on this version. So, an apology, the widths are correct for the cutting sheet. But the plan is the wrong one - it matches my kit and is itself wrong because it doesn't take in the narrower, obviously cheaper fuselage. Anyway - I bought the kit from a charity shop for 2 pounds and have really enjoyed building my first model in 45 years!
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 13/02/2017

Thanks Pit.
SteveWMD : Eoletto : 13/02/2017

This is the Italianized version of "37in Wing Span Glider" on OZ and originally from Model Airplane News 1935. The more about the saga of these plans in the near SAM Clarion newsletter article by me and Roy Tiller. Eoletto is the diminutive of Eolo, God of the Wind.
Pit : Eoletto : 13/02/2017

Hi Mary and Steve. Custom Cavalier 108 (ID:335) built in the "Escuela Central de Aeromodelismo", Madrid, 1947 [more pics 003-005]. OK Twin engine and homemade radio. This was one of the first RC models built in Spain. These photos were published in the Spanish magazine "AVION" (1947). The quality is not very good, but it is the best thing that I've been able to get :) Saludos from Spain.
JesusAbellan : Custom Cavalier 108 : 12/02/2017

Hi Mary /Steve, here is a photo of the Veron Verosonic for the plan page of the same [model photo and more pic 003]. I am restoring this one using the plan from Outerzone.
Anon : Verosonic : 12/02/2017

Hello again - two pictures. One shows the lower struts cut from the plan and laid on top of the corresponding strut on the plane. The other shows the plan laid on the centre section. They don't fit because the measurements are taken from the side view, not the narrower plan view which is not shown.
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 11/02/2017

I have just built the model and the plan is incorrect. I didn't discover it until after had cut the lower cross struts using the plan. Try measuring the formers above - you'll see what I mean. The width of the centre section is dictated by the distance between the struts which are glued to the inside of the fuselage longerons just forward of the cockpit. Again, it is too wide by 6mm. The fuselage ain't square - which it would be if you used the cross strut lengths on the plan. Look at the pictures - I have just done it. Sorry to be a pain but if you want to prove it - build it yourself.
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 11/02/2017

The bends are clearly shown in the isometric drawing, besides which it also says on the plan 'crack longerons here and re-cement' at F8. Not only that but the original post (from Ray) was saying that the front section had the problem and not the rear.
Daithi : Sopwith Triplane : 11/02/2017

Just viewed the Youtube video of the Shuttleworth Collection and about 11 minutes in is a video of the Triplane ( The long edge of the stab is to the rear. Just ahead of the triplane was the video of the Pup, and it had the long edge to the front. Both aircraft were flying ...
BillH : Sopwith Triplane : 11/02/2017

Herewith 2 photos of the Luton Minor for you, Eric Fearnley, ID 397 [more pics 003, 004].
BryanLea : Luton Minor : 10/02/2017

The problem comes from the fact that Veron do not show the fuselage from the top so it could become clear that there is not only a crack of the longerons at F8 but also a crack or bend at F11. This is clear on the top view on plan 3028 also a triplane. Then it is clear that the length of the lower cross struts are correct.
Karsten : Sopwith Triplane : 10/02/2017

Just for fun I opened the pdfs in windows and physically measured them (at 100%) - cross struts and former widths were identical, as was the 'rudder' from plan and printwood. There was no discrepancy that I could find. It's possible that the error crept in during printing. A quick check should have the printwood (the lower section does show the corners) to be exactly 12 inches long (all Veron and KK kits were made from a single sheet of 32" x 3" x 1/16" balsa). Comparing the 'rudder line' on both printwood and plan would also show up any discrepancy. As I said earlier, the original kit didn't have a problem so it has to be something that has come along in either the scanning or printing. Regarding the tail - the change was mainly a field modification. From Profile number 73 "...The revised tail surfaces were shorter in span by 2 ft. 1 in. and had a total area of 23.6 sq, ft. ...Some aircraft still had the original tail surfaces in June 1917...". As it's generally better to have a larger tail area, in this case staying as per the plan may be a better idea. Of course for anyone wanting something different, there's always the 'Sopwith Mouse' aka Alcock A1, which had the forward fuselage and lower wing of a triplane, the upper wing from a Pup and the tailplane of a Camel (with a home-brew fin and rudder).
Daithi : Sopwith Triplane : 09/02/2017

Hello to you up there from down here. My aeromodelling began around 1952 when I lived in the UK. My first attempt, an Auster Arrow flying scale series from KeilKraft. I always longed for the day I could afford to buy the larger kits but only managed to build the Pirate using a second hand E D Baby purchased by mail order from Bud Morgan in Cardiff for 26/-. Your site has been a wonderful discovery for me and I thank you beyond measure for it. I am sending you this recently completed Bandit photo [more pics 005]. It is electric powered and covered in the old fashioned way with fabric and doped. I have used the iron on stuff but I still like the satisfaction of watching the material shrink and the drumskin texture when complete. Regards from New Zealand.
BillBollands : Bandit : 08/02/2017

I have more photos that you may like to post [more pics 009-011]. First photo is one of scale just to show you how big the Horten 229 is. The second one is the underside of the Horten.
LarryWelle : Horten Ho-IX : 08/02/2017

I have attached a photo of my RCM Small Wonder [more pics 003]. It was my first scratch build. About 1985.
ScottBlack : Small Wonder : 08/02/2017

Excellent, thanks Pit. Have updated this listing now.
SteveWMD : Nibbio Lu : 08/02/2017

Nibbio Lu correct name, by Mario Fumagalli. The suffix Lu is short for Lugano (Switzerland), it's probably added to differentiate this model from other Nibbio plans (Nibbio is a bird, common name for Italian model gliders). Emilio Biraghi commercialized this plan, he was a modeller and small entrepreneur of modelling industry in relationship with the near Swiss towns. Probably Fumagalli was based in Lugano, where many Italian workers are employed still today.
Pit : Nibbio Lu : 08/02/2017

Thanks to Pit for help with this one.
SteveWMD : Movo M3 : 07/02/2017

Here is my Country Squire [more pics 006, 007]. Built about 1977.
ScottBlack : Country Squire : 07/02/2017

I built this in about 1962 and it was great. Now going to build another !!
BrianG : New AM Cabin Duration : 07/02/2017

Added photo [more pics 005] thanks to patzpaint.
Mary : Stampe SV4 : 06/02/2017

Added photo [more pics 007] thanks to patzpaint.
Mary : Miss 38 : 06/02/2017

Added photo [more pics 004] thanks to patzpaint.
Mary : Miles Magister : 06/02/2017

Added model photo [model scaled up 300%], thanks to patzpaint.
Mary : Stinson Model O : 06/02/2017

Added photo [more pics 005] thanks to patzpaint, who has built an impressive 5 OZ plans in the last 4 months!
Mary : Piper Super Cruiser 40 : 06/02/2017

Here are some photos of my Horten Ho-IX [more pics 003-007]. Reading some of the other comments, apparently either this is not scale or too difficult to build. I assure you this is not for the faint of heart. These drawings must've been from a kit that had possibly a fiberglass top and bottom plastic or something, because the center section is very vague and there's not enough ribs to plank it with balsa or so forth. So looking at a lot of photos on the internet, I got inspiration and here's the result. After initial assembly of the wing I did give it a glide test and it flew. Now trying to engineer power system with EDF Jets. I made it from dollar store foamboard mixed with some balsa pieces & spruce here and there, but this project was actually just for a test to see the feasibility if it would fly. I've read a lot of things on the internet and people were asking about this particular plan by Jack Lynn Bales. Well, a test glide on the hill was successful. However, the CG I had to place it back further than on plan.
LarryW : Horten Ho-IX : 06/02/2017

Hello, here again after nine days in the hospital I have found that one of the new plans incorporated has been the FRISCO KID. I have done it in scale for 1/2. Two - one for me and another for my son and this is the result [more pics 003-010].
AntonioRG : Frisco Kid : 06/02/2017

The snow is gone. Our flying field looks like a swimming pool. Here are some pictures of the first flight [more pics 010-014]. The plane flies very well.
BernhardDittmann : Kapitan : 06/02/2017

Many thanks Ray. Your attention to detail is appreciated and will no doubt help other modellers.
Mary : Sopwith Triplane : 06/02/2017

Fuselage width: Just measured it. Actual width on the model is 34mm, but on the plan the widest cross member and the wing centre section are both shown as 40mm. But what's 6mm between friends? You can take the lengths of the cross struts from the formers at the same point above them.
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 06/02/2017

Hi, here are 3 black and white film scanned negatives for use on Outerzone [more pics 006-008]. It's a Smog Hog I have built from the plan on Outerzone. I changed a few things, the fuselage is now build up and not sheet, engine an older OS 35.
Anon : Smog Hog : 06/02/2017

I can recall building the original kit way back when I was in the RAF and I honestly don't recall any problems with the fuselage cross members or the wing center section - they all fitted as they should. My only 'problem' was one endemic to all KK and Veron WW1 types which was, even with a sheeted nose and a Cox 0.010 up front, it was still tail heavy.
Daithi : Sopwith Triplane : 05/02/2017

Yes - I knew there were two versions, hence the inverted commas round 'right' - I just saw most pictures this way round and liked the look of it better.
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 05/02/2017

Hello Steve, I rig the Herky for the winter with a pair of skis [more pics 014-017]. Fly very nice and smooth, new powder today!! And no wind. Video clip:
JeanSkydive : Herky : 03/02/2017

Veron tailplane is the prototype and first production form (taken from the PUP). The other is final production form (information from leaflet PROFILE triplane).
Karsten : Sopwith Triplane : 02/02/2017

The internet knows both versions. Hard to say what is the right direction. The link below shows a vintage pic with the tail plane arranged as drawn on the plan. File it under 'alternative facts' ;)
Hubert : Sopwith Triplane : 01/02/2017

Hi - I made a comment about the Sopwith plans. Here are some pics of my attempt [model photo & more pics 003-005]. one picture shows the tailplane as drawn, the other two are after a tail transplant with a new tailplane the 'right' way round.
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 31/01/2017

Hallo Mary, hallo Steve, the restoration has just finished in time. This year we are celebrating "60 years of Graupner Kaptain". I think my model is 25 years old [more pics 005-009]. When the weather is better, I send pictures in flight.
BernhardDittmann : Kapitan : 31/01/2017

Mary and Steve, I thought that I would send you a couple pics of the 1/16 scale Loening OL-8A that I just finished [more pics 004-006]. It has a W.S. of about 40 inches and is completely scratchbuilt, in Spencer, Iowa, USA.
RayLathrop : Loening OL-9 : 31/01/2017

Hello, I found on a second-hand site some pictures of a Stylus [more pics 003, 004].
DriesNeyrinck : Stylus : 30/01/2017

Hello, I found on a second hand site some pictures of the Sportster [more pics 006, 007].
DriesNeyrinck : Sportster : 30/01/2017

Here are a couple of photos of our new Square Bird [more pics 004, 005]. Not flown yet. 22 grams all up weight. 7" North Pacific prop. Thanks for bringing back all those childhood memories, affordably.
Linda&RandyWrisley : Square Bird : 30/01/2017

Have now renamed this plan to Nesselbeck (was previously misnamed as Mobius), with thanks to GerritLoubser for helping clarify this one.
SteveWMD : Nesselbeck : 30/01/2017

Doug, I have to thank you for igniting many memories from my youth. I also built the Parlor Pusher when I was a kid (now 73), to fly in my parents' living room in our rented apartment. The golf ball source of rubber gave me many years of rubber supply for many more models to come. I only built the one original size from the magazine but it was a great flier for my limited skills. It was probably one of the projects that kept me in this hobby for many years. I'm still actively involved in modelling building 1/4 scale and gliders as well as some float flying. This must be addictive but I guess I'll quit someday. This is one little model that you can't go wrong with. Long skinny elastic bands hooked together might be OK to power it with or you may have to enlarge it a bit to 12"-15". Best of luck to all who try this one.
PeterCary : Parlor Pusher : 30/01/2017

Wow! I had forgotten where this one came from, one of my first models that really flew, must have been about 1960. Being, as most kids were, generally without money most of the time, here was something I could afford. Of course, the model magazines were out of my 25 cent price range, but the library, reachable by bicycle, had stacks of Model Airplane News available to check out and pedal home. Picking up discarded pop bottles on the side of the road for the 2-cent deposit gave me enough income to build some simple models. A bicycle basket full made me rich. I didn't realize how small this thing was, probably because I instantly enlarged it after the first version, so small that no available rubber would fit. It's still too small. Back then, I cut apart an old golf ball to discover miles of tiny rubber strip, just right for baby models. That's what I used on my first version. All of mine were either red or green, the only available colors of dime store tissue. Later, enlarged to about 16 inches, they could be powered by 1/8" rubber strip, available at Poyner Seed Company, which had a small hobby corner, with Ambroid, crappy Testor's balsa and a few Comet kits. The real prize, however, was a selection of Kaysun plastic props meant for rubber power, the 5" size being just right for 1/8" strip. All sizes of these things flew off my card table building board, some being a *lot* bigger, with more rubber and props carved from apple crate pine, another vanishing skill. When you think about it, the steps it takes just to carve a prop are pretty big when starting with nothing as a kid. My Daddy didn't own a screwdriver, so I was on my own. You need a vise to hold your crate wood, a hammer to pull the nails, a coping saw to cut it out, and most important, a way to sharpen your pocket knife. But I was able to get past all these obstacles to build a bigger Pusher. One version stretched a full three feet, powered by a wad of rubber as large as a small snake, wound with an eggbeater drill. Its rolled balsa fuselage, wet formed around a broomstick, handled the brutal torque delivered by lots of 1/4" rubber strip. Don't remember what its fate became, probably lost in the trees, but I do recall strapping sparklers onto the wings and flying it at night from the local golf course, flames streaming from the wingtips. I'll have to build another, probably bigger so I can use the 1/8" rubber I already have, none available locally nowadays. In all, today was a nice memory trip on Sunday morning.
DougSmith : Parlor Pusher : 29/01/2017

Thanks Eduardo, have added text from article now, and updated this listing.
SteveWMD : Waco C-6 : 27/01/2017

Hi Mary and Steve, here are some photos of my Lazy Bee in winter configuration [more pics 003, 004]. My Bee is with 48 inch wing and converted to electric. The 2 inch floats are good for snow flying.
Gerd : Lazy Bee Floats : 25/01/2017

Chris, I really enjoyed your article, it had never occurred to me how you converted horsepower to watts. I've done similar conversions like you have of vintage designs, not all work out OK without changes. My most recent Ken Willard Roaring 20 turned out nose heavy and I had to cut some off the nose and still move the two tiny servos to the tail, finally balanced without any added weight. I was able to make these changes during construction, checking the balance at each stage, that way I didn't have to un-do anything after it was finished. It seems most all the vintage designs can benefit from weight reduction, no electric vibration means you can build lighter without problems. As an example, my Sig Kadet Senior (68") weighs exactly 4 lbs, with battery, about half the usual weight. A small-looking AXI 2820 pulls it just fine at about 400 watts, takes off in about 10 feet. It's good to see someone else contribute to Viewpoint, I thought I might be the only one. Gimme some more.
DougSmith : Viewpoint 6 : 23/01/2017

I built this glider many years ago and its flying ability was amazing. Flights in excess of 5 mins were normal on a towline launch with Lucifer landing a mile plus from the launch site!! Auto rudder was fitted but not auto descent ( fuse operated if I remember correctly) which probably would have saved me a lot of walking!!
HywelL : Lucifer : 23/01/2017

Hello Mary. Here's a little naked wood of my Ugly Stick by Phil Kraft, from RCMplans [more pics 006-009]. Well as you know, Mr. Cheapo - he had to paint on his own the multi crosses.
LarryW : Das Ugly Stik : 23/01/2017

I sent some photos of my latest project - a little bit more challenging this time [more pics 008-011]. This plan called for a lot of spruce and in the opening webbing is exposed cables with a pull pull system. Thank you again for your great site!
LarryW : Miss Vintage : 23/01/2017

My father's Stately Sadie [more pics 003, 004]. Built from Air Trails plans in 1961. (Small engine + heavy radio equipment = powerful hand launch...😀😀😀 ) Saludos from Spain.
JesusAbellan : Stately Sadie : 23/01/2017

I just read the article that accompanies this plan, and enjoyed the designer's account of how this model got its name (it helps if you know that 'Ten High' is a brand of American whiskey): "The remaining week was spent in frantic panic completing the model for a trim flight. During that week, my wife, who delivered my favorite spirits and water to the shop, remarked, 'You ought to call that thing 10 High.' 'Why?' I asked. 'Because you've consumed so much of it trying to build that wing', she retorted. An abbreviated version, which came out 10 HI, was adopted from her suggestion."
Mary : 10 HI : 22/01/2017

Attached are a couple of photos of a 10 HI I built about 10 years ago [more pics 003-006]. I converted it to 3 channels with a throttle sleeve Cox TD .049 by Milton Dickey. All up weight is 14 ozs. A very gentle flyer. Thanks, from Little Rock, Arkansas.
SteveStaples : 10 HI : 22/01/2017

Hi Mary and Steve; Here's my white POLO by Svenson, my favorite airplane [more pics 006]. Very cheap and yet the POLO can do everything as its big brothers. I have many children without a budget, let fly with my POLO. I have made a lot of kids happy with this aircraft. Nowadays no longer - with the advent of the computer, children are not outside more. But I still like to fly the POLO. Kind regards.
JulienVermeire : Polo : 22/01/2017

I built a Laird LC-DE designed by Walt Mooney. This was about 1978 or so. It flew right off the building board and I ultimately lost it in a thermal one sunny afternoon!
RobertK : Laird LC-DE Speedwing : 22/01/2017

Regarding Airspeed: one of their design team was Neville Shute Norway (better known as Neville Shute), the author of 'A Town Like Alice' and 'On the Beach', who was a qualified aeronautical engineer and had worked with De Havilland and, with Barnes Wallis, also worked on the R100 and R101 airships.
Daithi : British Airspeed Courier : 22/01/2017

Hallo - Aquila, scratch built from Outerzone plans [more pics 009, 010]. Greets
JJDeweerdt : Aquila : 20/01/2017

I just found these build photos sent to us by Larry Welle ages ago [more pics 010-013]. I put them in them in the wrong folder then forgot about them - sorry Larry! At the time, Larry said "Naked wood. Front of cab took some thinking, but this is my 2 on balsa build. Not half bad, if I may say so."
Mary : Waco AGC-8 : 19/01/2017

Two archive photos from Andy Coutts [more pics 013, 014].
Mary : Q-Tee : 18/01/2017

Added more vintage photos, thanks to Andy Coutts [more pics 006, 007].
Mary : Contender : 18/01/2017

Just added two more photos from Andy Coutts' extensive archives [more pics 004, 005]. Thanks Andy :)
Mary : Falcon 56 Mk II : 18/01/2017

Something more from the archives: two different models of the Live Wire Champ by Hal de Bolt [more pics 003-005].
AndyCoutts : Live Wire Champion Mk III : 18/01/2017

Hi Mary and Steve - My Ju-52 (ID:8333), built from Graupner kit, several years ago [more pics 004-008]. Silkspan covered and decorated with the colours of the Spanish Civil War. Graupner kit motorisation (3 Speed 400 and NiCad battery). Functional flaps. Hitec radio. Saludos from Spain.
JesusAbellan : Junkers 52 : 17/01/2017

George Mueller was our neighbor in Phoenix, Arizona. I remember visiting his shop where he also fabricated engines under the name "Stinger". George and his son were fixtures in UC speed. I on the other hand flew the more mundane free-flight in comparison.
TCunningham : Winder : 17/01/2017

Hello friends: some photos of the Gentle Lady [more pics 005-007]. I have lost three in thermal. I still have a kit to assemble and my son has another almost finished. When the spring allows us to leave to fly them, we will send more photos.
AntonioRG : Gentle Lady : 16/01/2017

Many thanks to Newt for finding the model pic for this one, in an ad from GHQ in MAN, March 1935.
SteveWMD : Northrop Gamma : 16/01/2017

Today I send you some new photos of our secondary activity: RC sailplanes. The Birds of Time are something very special for my son and I. We have won several National Championships and we do not stop to keep and fly a few [more pics 006].
AntonioRG : Bird of Time : 16/01/2017

From Popular Aviation Sep. 1935. It seems that in the same mag there is a plan for a 43in WS version too. I love this flying boat too and there is a nice 73in Ws engined plan in MAN Oct. 1942 if friends are interested.
Pit : Fairchild Amphibian : 14/01/2017

Wondering if someone has the "Popular Aviation" article to supplement this Fairchild Amphibian plan by Paul Lindberg? It was submitted by Planeman in 2011. Online attempts to find the 1935 issue have been futile. Thanks, Steve!!
DonT : Fairchild Amphibian : 13/01/2017

I finished off the replacement Caprice and it flew beautifully. I have to concur with Sundancer - this is one of the finest free flight towline gliders ever designed. Here are some photos of the Caprice, flying with the birds [more pics 018-024].
AndyCoutts : Caprice : 13/01/2017

Here with a photo of my first RC Model, a Pilot kit of the QB2500 sail plane [more pics 005]. Could only afford radio once I was a working man. Can promise you I don't look anything like that skinny policeman today.
AndyCoutts : QB 2500 : 12/01/2017

Hi Mary. As mentioned earlier, something from the archives. Our shop kit builder, Agustine, is holding a 25cc Big Stik he built for promotional purposes, in the photo [more pics 004].
AndyCoutts : Big Stik : 12/01/2017

Something from the archives: the photo is of the "Not-For-Sale", scratch built off plan from one of the mags [more pics 003]. We used to kit this when I owned "The" Hobby Shop, with my partner, Barry Hunt.
AndyCoutts : Notforsale : 12/01/2017

Compliments of the season to you all. I'm back at work after a Christmas break, was able to finish off the replacement Caprice and Marauder, and test fly them before the rains set in. Both flew beautifully, unfortunately the Marauder landed in a ditch/storm water drain. No damage thankfully. Sending over a few photos [more pics 009-015]. Ditch and all, Lindsay as usual did a great job.
AndyCoutts : Marauder : 12/01/2017

Hi my friends, this my Beaver built from plans by Ed Westwood [more pics 003, 004]. I changed the float for landing gear. Constructed in balsa, plywood, fiberglass, covered with Monokote and colors of Aerotaxi of Colombia in '60s years. It's powered by O.S 61 four stroke and futaba radio 7 channel. It is a beautiful plane and great flying model. Greetings from Colombia. Thank you.
CarlosAB : DHC-2 Beaver : 12/01/2017

Hi Steve & Mary, Since I was the one who begged for this plan on rcgroups I thought it right to share a photo of the resultant model [more pics 003]. I began cutting strips and constructing the model about 20.00 on New Year's Eve as a last effort to build a model to completion in 2016. By 23.00 it was done. Could have been quicker but I was using white glue! It hasn't flown yet but I foresee no issues.
SimonP : Delta Dart : 12/01/2017

Hi Steve and Mary, here's my yellow VICOMPTE by Svenson [more pics 008]. Equipped with 4cc OS FSR abc, it's a very good model with open hull. Covered with SOLAR FILM - very cheap stuff.
JulienVermeire : Vicomte 1915 : 12/01/2017

Here are my two yellow AZIZO gliders, 30 and 15 years old [more pics 007, 008]. Flew quite a lot in the French mountains.
JulienVermeire : Azizo : 12/01/2017

Hi Steve and Mary, here is my red POLO by Svenson [more pics 005]. This is equipped with a 2.5 cc OS FP. This engine is quiet, by his double room exhaust. The POLO is very lightly built, covered with ORACOVER, with my old 35 Mgz Graupner transmitter. Thank you for OUTER ZONE site.
JulienVermeire : Polo : 12/01/2017

Here are a few photos of my PB-2 electric, wingspan 84" [more pics 005-007]. Beautiful soarer, but also easy to fly exactly where you drive it. Tail very effective. Touch and go very slowly like a dream. Originally I covered it with Oratex Antique, but it was heavy and poor of spirit. Now I have re-covered it with nylon and it is more light. Weight now 2020 gr. ready to fly with battery.
Luigi : PB-2 : 11/01/2017

Thank you Ray, a very helpful observation. Be warned folks!
Mary : Sopwith Triplane : 11/01/2017

Hi - just building a replica of this kit from Vintage Models and your plan looks great. BUT there is an error on the original plan that make it impossible to build without reducing the lengths of the lower rear fuselage cross members (shown beneath the cockpit fairing) and the corresponding error on the upper wing centre section which is also too wide. The original designer took the lengths from the vertical members on the side view instead of the width of the fuselage as it narrows towards the tail. I'm sure anybody who is actually prepared to build it will realise, as I did, that it is wrong. Perhaps a little note with the download could help before any time or work is wasted.
RayWilkinson : Sopwith Triplane : 11/01/2017

Got it, have updated this listing now, thanks Don.
SteveWMD : FAI Hustler : 11/01/2017

Hi Steve - Have included some pictures of my 150% full-size Bugaboo, powered by the MP Jet 2.5cc Letmo replica [more pics 004-007]. We have flown Bugaboos in various sizes, from 50% upwards, for both electric and i.c. power. All have proved to be great flyers and the large one is a good alternative to the Junior 60 or Halfax Spartan, being simple to build. Regards,
DickEdwards : Bugaboo : 11/01/2017

The Hustler was first in the June-July 1962 issue of Flying Models. It was than known as the F.A.I. Hustler. It was designed by Sid Jepson and Willard Anderson.
Don : FAI Hustler : 11/01/2017

Darter was designed and used a Albon `Dart' O.5 cc diesel engine, not a Mills 0.75 cc engine.
anon : Darter III : 11/01/2017

I have probably spent way more time on it than Dad ever did at this point. Not much further to go though. The all up weight has me worried, I'll have to add another 10 ounces at the least for the motor, battery and radio, so 42-45 ounces AUW? She will fly like the real one did if it flies at all. I was happy with it until I saw the foam version coming to market soon that is just a little bit smaller and AUW is just 32 oz:
dfritzke : Gee Bee R-1 : 10/01/2017

I can add a few, e.g. most modern fighters and then the Vought V-173, the Libellula experimental, Martin XB-51, HL-10 triple fin (NASA Lifting body), Proteus by Composite Aircraft, to mention a few odd aircraft. There are more to be found like the B24 Liberator. Please enjoy these wonderful (contraptions) aircraft.
WernerSchubert : Custom Cavalier 108 : 10/01/2017

In Spain today January 6 is a party ... toys, drones and helicopters fly all over the house and I'm thinking of flying out when the cold and the ice stop. Meanwhile, a few photos [more pics 004, 005]. Greetings,
AntonioRG : Nobler : 10/01/2017

AFAIK it was single-channel with 3 *cascaded* (Bonner Varicomp) escapements, as mentioned in the plan.
UStik : Bi-Fli : 08/01/2017

Today the WINDY by SVENSON has flown, with my home built transmitter [more pics 003-006]. I built the transmitter in 1980, it still works perfectly after 37 years. Today it was really very nice weather. I chose the WINDY because it is a small model - if things go wrong, I lose a small plane. This transmitter works quite well. Thank you for the beautiful site OUTER ZONE.
JulienVermeire : Windy : 06/01/2017

Very interesting subject the Kleiner Uhu! From the very beginning it was sponsored by UHU-glues from Germany, their name is also the German word for eagle owl, so the Kleiner Uhu was nothing but a small eagle owl ... There was a big nation-wide contest with this small glider organised by UHU and Graupner, and the model was actually redesigned in 1964, 1967, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1999, 2014 and 2016 (!) For more information have a look at
ArminB : Der Kleine Uhu : 06/01/2017

Hi Mary, Steve. I was looking at the article for Jim Clem's Witch Hawk and noticed that page 3 is missing. So, I scanned it in and it is attached. It contains pretty important trimming info for anyone building this model. I have built several, both this size and the 500 version. The Witch Hawk 500 is the model for the One Design event at the 2017 U.S. Nationals.
SimonBlake : Witch Hawk : 05/01/2017

Hello Outerzone! I thought you might like to have the build article which was published a month after the plan was issued. At the end of the article it states that trimming and flying instructions would feature in the following month's issue of Aeromodeller, but I have not found another article on Ffoxy, so maybe it didn't happen.
DavidFoster : Ffoxy : 05/01/2017

Thanks to High_Start who posted the model pic of his completed QB2500 (built with ailerons) here
SteveWMD : QB 2500 : 04/01/2017

Welcome to the new year folks. Here are a couple of pictures of my Frog Junior Sailplane [more pics 006, 007]. Now we wait for spring to trim and fly. Between your site and the FROG site, I got all the info to build the plane. Thanks for providing an absolutely phenomenal site.
Mike : Junior Sailplane : 03/01/2017

Thanks Pit, got it.
SteveWMD : Piper Cub J-3 : 03/01/2017

This is not the Berkeley plan but the plan published in Air Trails Jan 1955, float on AT Feb 55 by Chuck Hollinger. Berkeley later kitted this plan (as for the PT19), but not all the parts are shown on the plan.
Pit : Piper Cub J-3 : 03/01/2017

Here are a few photos of my model MINI THERMALIST [more pics 003-005]. I have scratch built it from plans of Outerzone ID 3484. Building is more complex compared with MEDICINE MAN but it flies a little better. More complex because wing is a two pieces one.
LuigiCarlucci : Mini Thermalist : 03/01/2017

Aha, have relisted this one now as designed by Jack Laramie, thanks to Newt. Seems PDG was just the draughtsman on this one, not the designer.
SteveWMD : Zoegling : 02/01/2017

I send you a few photos of my new AIRBORN [more pics 003-005]. I have scratch built it from plans of OUTERZONE. I built it at 100 in. wingspan (250 cm.) and the total completed weight with battery is incredible, only 1.750 gr ! ! ! ! Very light ! ! !
LuigiCarlucci : Airborn : 02/01/2017

Here are photos of my TOMBOY [more pics 027-029]. I built the model scrap from plans of Outerzone.
LuigiCarlucci : Tomboy : 02/01/2017

I send you two photos of my PLAYBOY SENIOR 425 ELECTRIC [more pics 003-005]. I have built it scrap from plans in Outerzone. Wingspan 60 in; weight 470 gr.
LuigiCarlucci : Playboy Senior 425 Electric : 02/01/2017

This is SORT OF (it's somewhat enlarged) Paul Del Gatto's UC GeeBee from the MAN 1961 Annual [more pics 006-012]. My dad started building it one winter (around 1970?) and he got as far as framing up the wing and fuse, and covering with white nylon. Around 1990 I picked it up, got it to this stage. I do not have any kids of my own to finish this, so now it's up to me. Spans 42", weighs 2 pounds as you see it. Dad was not aiming for a UC model, but RC so what he had built was pretty light. I admire his plywood and 1/32" balsa cowl, but the nylon bowl I found is way more practical. The landing gear I built from lite-ply, Rohacell foam, basswood and balsa. All covered with white Solar film and painted trim. As a tribute to my Dad, I should finish this thing!
dfritzke : Gee Bee R-1 : 02/01/2017

Thank you for the C of G position, hope mine flys as well as yours.
Graham : Ethereal Lady : 01/01/2017

Some photos from the Star Modelhob meeting, June 2013 [model photo & more pics 003-007].
AntonioRG : Star : 31/12/2016

Mmmmmmme, again another nice Wilfried Klinger model plan... I love it... Cheers
Pascal : Hummel : 30/12/2016

Two photos of my last Burka Trainer for my granddaughter [more pics 009, 010]. Saludos,
AntonioRG : Burka Trainer : 29/12/2016

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