A lot of old-timer modellers ask me to help find an old plan. Usually it's a plan for a model they built and flew themselves, back in the day. Or maybe a model they always wanted to build but never got around to... there are a few thousand plans up here on Outerzone, of course - but many plans are still missing. These are requests for plans I don't have, and I don't know how to find them, either.
This 'Wanted' section is here so that you, the reader, can help us out. Outerzone Wanted section is a listing of plans wanted, by whom and why.
If you can help locate a good quality scan of these plans (at say 300 dpi or ideally even more) then please contact me.
Got a request you'd like to add here? Then see the bottom of this page for details.
• Veron Super Robot Trainer, RCM&E
I would love to find a set of plans for the Veron Super Robot Trainer. It's somewhat hard to find - I only managed to find an article of this model in an old RCM&E magazine. It's a very nice looking trainer which had the lines as a real airplane should look, not the usual box shape trainer that we know today. Is there a chance to get a good set of plans for this particular model?
DanielCardona - 13/01/2017
• The Arrow by Bill Gibson, 1940
Hi, I am looking for a plan of The Arrow by Bill Gibson from 1940, class B pylon model. Thank you.
Anthony Close - 10/01/2017
• Easy Sport 40
Hi, I'm searching the plans of Easy Sport 40, not the ARF model, but the plans of the first balsa kit .There's not balsa kit for sale and I want to make by myself this plane. Can you find this project?
DavidC - 12/02/2016
• Berkeley Custom Cavalier 108 (oz335) build instructions
I am finishing the restoration of the Cavalier. It will soon be taken to our RC flying field for taxiing tests. The plane is a rare one. I would like to read what the plans said about the building and flying.
EmillJCost - 27/09/2016
• Humbrol Firefly glider
There remains to be built for me the Humbrol Firefly glider. I would like to ask if you could add that to the wanted plans list. Surely there must be many plans out there - this could be bought in many places at the time, not only model shops but also toy shops (mid 1970s). I am keen to build it too! Thanks and regards.
Starfighter - 09/09/2016
• "Jetco" Thermic-50 R/C
I am looking for a plan for a Jetco Thermic 50R/C. 46"-50" wingspan. Early 1960s R/C glider with a power pod. Regards.
JimKatz - 09/09/2016
• Phantom by Elite Models
I am looking for an obscure tailless rubber model, from the late 1940s/50s, by "Elite Models," (U.K.) called "Phantom". If anyone knows ! ! !
AlanWhitworth - 24/08/2016
• Sport Air by Northeast Aerodynamic
I have been searching for the plans for a "Sport Air" made by Northeast Aerodynamics many years ago. They had a .40 and a .60 size. No luck so far. Is it possible you may know of someone who has it?
GeorgeMiller - 19/08/2016
• Aircobra, Maxey Hester (Sterling kit)
I am looking for a set of Aircobra Plans for the Sterling kit. This is the Maxey Hester full sized version. I have hunted for this kit for a while as I like to build stuff that I couldn't afford when I was a kid. Found one and bought it, got it home only to find that it was complete, but no plans. Can't seem to find them anywhere on the web. This is a fairly common kit, thousands were sold, so someone must have a set off in the corner that I can either buy or copy. I know that they are probably huge. Would love the help.
Rich - 01/08/2016
• Predator by Peerless
Peerless (U.K.) Predator plans needed. I have the kit instructions but no plan for this control line profile stunt/combat model. If you have one would you be kind enough to share a good scan of it please, I have a friend who wants to build one. Thank you.
DerickScott - 07/12/2016
• Blohm & Voss BV P212.03
Dear Sir, I am looking for a plan for Blohm & Voss bv p.212.03. Please help me find one. Regards
AkramAlShakly - 07/10/2016
• Great Planes Shoestring 60
Dear Sir, I am looking for a plan for the "Great Planes Shoestring 60 ARF", since it is out of production now. I wonder if you can help me find one. Regards.
AkramAlShakly - 07/10/2016
• Fighter 100 by O.K. Model (Pilot)
The one I look for is from the 1970s - a Fighter 100 by O.K. Model (Pilot), Japan. It's a 3 channel radio high wing trainer for 10 0r 15 size engine.
Starfighter - 09/05/2016
• Ugly Stik, bi-plane
Hi all. I am originally from Worcester England but now reside in Victoria Australia. Your site is a real dream come true to us RC aircraft fans. I was wondering if there is anybody out there with the plans for an ugly stick biplane. I would love to build one of these but can't find the plans anywhere. If you could point me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful. If not I may convert an original ugly stick plan. Anyway thanks for a great site and keep up the good work.
email@example.com - 25/04/2016
• Goldberg Protege
Does anyone out there have plans for the Goldberg Protege? Would like to build one. They seem like chicken's teeth, and since Great Planes bought them some years ago they have not made the plans available.
Brad - 19/04/2016
• TAXI 2, Graupner
Hello. I'm looking for the plans for TAXI 2 by Graupner, from 1984. Do you have this plan? [Bonjour. Je suis a la recherche des plans du modele TAXI 2 de graupner annee 1984. Avez-vous ces plans ? dans l'attente de votre reponse, bien a vous.]
Patrice - 29/02/2016
• Robbe Puma Speed
Hello Steve, I am looking desperately for the plan of the German PUMA SPEED from Robbe - can you can help me? GRAZIE MILLE dall'Italia :)
Andy - 23/02/2016
• Corsair combat scale by Progressive Miniature Aviation
If someone could provide the plan for the PMA Corsair combat scale plane it would be most appreciated from my side. I'm looking for this plan since 20 years or so. [It would match these PMA plans already on OZ: BF-109 and Spitfire Mk XIV]
Hubert - 21/01/2016
• Outlaw (FF) from Keil Kraft
Would really like to have a decent fullsize plan of the KK Outlaw free flight model (not the KK Outlaw RC model, we have that one) it's the 50in wingspan model with cranked polyhedral wing shape. There's a pic here online at http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/memb...
SteveWMD - 19/01/2016
• Fleet Biplane by Concept Models
I am looking for a plan for the Fleet Biplane produced by Concept Models. I believe they made this in a couple of different sizes. I am most interested in the quarter scale version if possible. Thanks for a great website. Love the new library website as well.
Mike - 04/01/2016
• Graupner Satallit c.1959, plan 4602
Looking for the Graupner Satallit from circa 1959 48" free flight / single channel for 1.5cc plan 4602. This is from the 1959 catalogue from Graupner.
DerickScott - 21/12/2015
• Delta Wing Jet, 18" wing span
Hi, I wonder if you can help me. I have been looking for ages for a plan or details about a Delta Wing Plane I built in the 60s. I cannot for the life of me remember whether I built it from a kit or just a plan ( I'm sure it was a kit ). It was a solid balsa construction Delta Wing Jet type of about 18'' wing span. It was launched using several strands of rubber which were anchored in the ground, & the plane was hooked onto the other end & pulled back some distance before releasing. It had an elevator which was held in an up position by an elastic band, but due to the speed of the launch flattened out to some extent then went to maximum as the plane reached the peak of it's launch, ( more strands or rubber for launching obviously gave more speed & height ! ) this then gave it a nice flat glide. Any help would be appreciated.
David - 28/11/2015
• Veco Smoothie by Bob Palmer
I'm looking for the plans to a Veco Smoothie, a Bob Palmer model, that was produced back in the mid 1960s. The Veco kit was a modification to Bob's original design, from Air Trails. Some say the original with a bit thicker wing flew better, others just like the lines of the Veco kit. The model had an upright engine, but the Veco plans showed two versions for an inverted engine. I was in the Army back then, and several of us had an interest in CL flying. Our Chief Master Sergeant built a Veco Smoothie that he flew very well. When I got out of the Army, the first kit I purchased was the Veco Smoothie, probably for $7.95. Just a touch of nose weight and it flew like a dream with a Fox 35.
JoeA - 23/11/2015
• Flying Scale Inc: S-13 Stephens Akro & C-16 Champion Citabria
Hi Steve, With the help of modellers from around the world I've been gathering together the Flying Scale Inc plans. These are beautiful plans and I think it would be such a shame if they were lost. Of the 82 plans listed I've located 80 but am looking for two, plan S-13 Stephens Akro and plan C-16 Champion Citabria. I'm hoping to make many of these available through Outerzone where not infringing on anyone selling them. Any help to find these two plans would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
PaulB - 17/11/2015
• Svenson Coxy
I'm French and 40 years ago built the Svenson COXY, with a 0.49 Babe Bee. I would love to build another one, but no longer have the plan. Does anyone out there have it?
ChristianBride - 11/11/2015
• Spitfire 24/Seafire 47 from Micro Mold
Hi Steve, I was pointed to outerzone.co.uk by a fellow modelling connoisseur and TBH it's been a pleasure to browse old plans, which I do regularly. Thanks for taking the time and effort to run the site. Sometime in the early 1980s I bought a 44" span Micro Mold 1/10 scale Spitfire 24/Seafire 47 kit which I planned to build as a Seafire 47, even though I had only just started flying a DB Mascot trainer and was nowhere near skilled enough to fly anything trickier. I never got round to building the kit, which I regret, and I think it was eventually lost in a house move. I did get to fly a slope-soaring MM Spitfire 24 a couple of years ago - built by somebody else - and it was really quite nice... I now have a bucket list which includes a variety of things, many of them concerned with doing things that I planned to do years ago; I'd like to have a go at any of the old Micro-Mold 1/10th scale "Famous Warbird" series, especially the Spitfire 24/Seafire 47 but a FW190D or P-51B would be equally welcome, so I'd be most grateful if you could add those to your wanted list. rgds,
AndyB - 09/11/2015
• Sterling "Hornet"
Looking for the plan for Sterling "Hornet". Mid 60s design. Sport Bi-Plane, FF-CL. About 20" span. I built one of these around 1966. Thanks.
JimKatz - 02/11/2015
• 'Sweet Sixteen' by Richard Miller
I'm looking for a hand launch glider from the early sixties named "Sweet Sixteen" by Richard Miller. Richard is dead now and so there is no way to contact him. I built a bunch of these gliders about the time they were published and lost all of them to the great thermal god Hung. I'm guessing it was published in American Modeler because there is another Richard Miller plan on this site published in the magazine dated 1963. The Sweet Sixteen was probably earlier than that, maybe 61 or 62, because we moved in 63 and all my old magazines disappeared. I'd sure like to build some more if someone has the plans. Thanks.
DougSmith - 20/10/2015
• JETEX (twin Jetex 50) SARO SR. A/1 flying boat fighter
Hi Steve, My request is for the stick and tissue, stringered plan of the JETEX (twin Jetex 50) SARO SR. A/1 flying boat fighter, a British kit. I am not aware of any one selling the plan (?) and I have located the sheet parts on the rcgroups website forum. There's also part of the plan on the archived Jetex.org website. If someone could post this one on Outerzone, I would be most appreciative! Thanks
Adrian - 19/10/2015
• Hawker Demon by the Model Shop (better copy)
Hello Steve, Many thanks indeed for the superb work you have put into creating this site. I am looking for a clearer copy of the Model Shop Hawker Demon plan and parts. A copy of the plan is already here on OZ, but several line details don't quite meet up properly - possible from having been scanned from a plan that had been stored folded. I wonder if someone has a better copy? Best regards,
Guy - 02/09/2015
• Robbe Eos (?)
Hello Steve, I have very fond memories of my first free flight glider kit (in the 70s). I believe it was from Robbe and was called 'Eos', 'Eol' or something like that. The lower surface of the wing was a balsa sheet on which the ribs were glued. This made it rather robust, without the risk of the fabric being punched by grass/branches. The two wings halves were hinged in the middle and could be folded for transport. The rear fuselage was a truss structure. I estimate the span was around 80cm (30in). I would appreciate if somebody could come up with the plan. I would love to build one again with my nephew. Best regards,
JuergMueller - 23/08/2015
• Graupner Amigo Mk1 and Mk4
Hi Steve, Could you please put this in your 'wanted' section: GRAUPNER AMIGO I am looking for Graupner Amigo plans for the mk 1 and mk 4. If anyone who has a copy of them would be good enough to provide a scan it would be greatly appreciated. I have the mk2 and mk3 versions but still need the mk1 and the mk4. Many thanks for the great work Steve, keep it up
DerickScott - 27/07/2015
• Wing mfg P-51 and P-40
Steve thank you for the wonderful site, I am looking for Wing mfg p-51 and P-40 plans. Sad I worked for Ralph and Dolly original owners of Wing mfg for 7 years and never ever thought to save a set of plans back after Ralph passed and Dolly sold the Company the new owner did not take her anywhere, so if your followers could help me out I would be ever so greatfull. Thank you,
Ronald - 20/07/2015
• Flutterbug from Modelcraft
Hello Steve, I'm looking for the Flutterbug, a V tail free flight model kitted in the fifties by MODELCRAFT. Very hard to find but worth adding to any collection, hopefully with parts.
Eduardo - 17/06/2015
• P-39 Aircobra from Global
I have been searching for the plan and templates for the global or global quality P-39 aircobra. In the 90's I built one modified for electric speed 480 power. It flew so well that I built a variation as a Douglass TBD and another as a Bell Airbonita. All were good fliers. I would appreciate any help obtaining the P-39 plan. THANKS
RichardScott - 07/06/2015
• Gnome 3M from Midway Models
Can you add a want to your want list for me? 3M Gnome from Midway Models. This shared design attributes with the 2M Gnome from RCM-955 from 12/1985 RCM Ė designed by John Luppreger and kitted by Bob Sliff. Thanks,
AugustaWest - 01/06/2015
• Jetco Eaglet embryo endurance
Hi Steve, Just wondering if anyone out there has a plan of the Jetco Eaglet embryo endurance plan for sharing? 18" wingspan, semi-scale parasol duration rubber powered, designed by Henry Struck and kitted by C A Zaic under the Jetco brand. Kit had North Pacific 7.5" prop and wheels and cardboard jig for making the undercambered wing. Cheers,
Adrian - 15/05/2015
• Jimmy Glider from Pilot, OK models
G'day Steve, I've been looking for years for the plans of Jimmy glider from pilot, OK models for years now and I wonder if some one could help me out please. It also has an extra sheet detailing cut out and building instructions. The plan is from the early 80's and a very successful model. I lent the plans to somebody but unfortunately I can't locate the person.I would dearly like to get a copy and build one again for old times sake. This is a great site and people should be greatfull for it. Thank you. Regards,
JohnS - 11/05/2015
• Little Gasser from Hobby Shack
Also looking for a Hobby Shack kit plan called Little Gasser, it was designed by Bob (?) McVicker, it has a 42 in wing span. Thank you for a great website.
RichardIrvin - 17/04/2015
• Vanguard by Guillow
Hi, I am looking for a Guillow's Vanguard designed by Lou Andrews, it has a 36 inch wing span, 230 square inch wing area and uses a .049 to .074 motor.
RichardIrvin - 17/04/2015
• Circus Trainer 40 from Marutaka
Hi Steve, Can you add one to your wanted section please. Looking for the CIRCUS TRAINER .40, 60inch plan, FROM MARUTAKA ,this kit was sold in circus circus store in 80's , this is was my first trainer in 1986... hope you can help me. Many thanks,
RaulOtero - 18/03/2015
• VECO Taylor Cub
Steve, There is a vendor up on eBay selling copies of the plans for something like $24 US ($18 + s/h), but it still needs to be 'preserved' for everyone. I bought a kit back in the early '70s (probably had been sitting on the store shelf a long time already) and built it as best as my unskilled fingers could manage. Now that my skills are better but my fingers don't cooperate anymore, I'd like to try building it again. I think it had a 35in wing, and design-wise it is very similar to plan #193 (32in, Roger Hammer, 1940, Air Trails). Love the site, visit it every day. Building the Shereshaw 'Champion' right now, with the build log on RCGROUPS.
CraigMcGraw - 04/03/2015
• Gryphon Flying Wing
Steve, A friend wants to build a Gryphon Flying Wing for his fatherís 80th birthday. His father had one when my friend was a young boy learning to fly but it crashed when the mechanical mixing failed. He wants to build another. I have drawings of the parts from a kit I once had which can be used for CNC cutting but I donít have the plan any longer. Could you put out a request for a copy of the plan please. Regards,
Greg - 13/02/2015
• Redwing CL from Darwin Model Airplane Co
Steve, I have attached a brochure I received from a modeler regarding the Darwin Model Airplane Company. Iím trying to locate a drawing for the Redwing Jr. (span 30Ē) which I had built from a kit over 50 years ago. I have contacted members of the Darwin family still living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they no longer have much information left from the original company founded by Roy F. Darwin in the Ď40s. Roy passed on in the Ď80s. They did send me several photos of the Darwing Wing models still hanging at their home, but nothing on the Redwing Jr. Interesting the Darwin company offered almost ready to fly models also...
Steve - 02/02/2015
• Tige A1 glider
Hello Steve, Congratulations for your good work! I am looking for the plan (3 view is OK) of a free flight A/1 class glider named 'TIGE'. I built it in 1980, then it should be published probably in Aeromodeller Annual before that date. Not sure about the magazine, may be I am wrong. Best regards,
DanielIele - 05/01/2015
• Olympic 99 from Airtronics
hi steve, i'm looking for a plan from the olympic 99 (airtronics) wanted to build a old gasbag with a great naca 6409 airfoil on thanks for the great website and for keeping the old models alive kind regards,
JohanNeuhard - 19/12/2014
• Super 60 (tricycle gear) from KK
Hi Steve, Can you add one to your wanted section please. Looking for the later Keil Kraft NEW super 60 plan set, this is the one with tricycle landing gear. Many thanks,
DerickScott - 13/12/2014
• Fly Baby by Dynaflite
Dear Steve, Hi,great site!! I like to browse through all the great plans!! Back to childhood... Please can you help me?? I am looking for the plan of the Dynaflite Fly Baby. It is from the kit, made somewere in the 90s. It is no longer in production. It has a wingspan of 84 inches, and 1/4 scale. I like to build her again,she is a great flyer. Many thanks,keep up the good work!! Greetings,
Paul - 02/12/2014
• Jetco Dragonfly
Hi Steve, First, thanks for all the effort you put into OZ. I've been in model airplanes from the mid 1950's and have never seen such a collection in one place. I am looking for plans or outline of parts for a Jetco Dragonfly. It is a profile, all sheet balsa biplane about 24in span, and could be built either control line or Free Flight. It had an 'open cockpit' on the fuselage. If I remember correctly, the plans in my brother's kit from the 1960's just had isometric assembly drawings, not a top/side view, which is why I'm also looking for the parts outlines. There were only about 10 wood pieces, it was a low count. Back in the day we had one with an .02 Infant engine which fit it perfectly. Sort of an early Ebeneezer, in kit form. Thanks for any help,
JimPolles - 07/11/2014
• CAP plans
Hi Steve. Can you place a 'wanted' for me please? Looking for Complete-a-pac plans. I have about half of them but other are needed to complete my collection. Does anyone have any of the following C.A.P. plans to share? CAP 2 D.H. Tiger Moth; CAP 4 P47 Thunderbolt; CAP 5 D.H. Mosquito; CAP 12 Tipsy Junior; CAP 13 Fairey Swordfish; CAP 16 Avro Vulcan; CAP sports plan Devil Duster. Many thanks,
DerickScott - 28/10/2014
• Linus from MFA
Wanted: plan for the Model Flight Accessories (MFA) Linus 36" span single channel model for an 049. this was a popular early 60's model with my late dads old club, Woking and District Model Club. I still fly his, but it has to be 47+ years old and I would love to build a fresh one. Cheers,
MikeJones - 21/10/2014
• Captain glider from Contest Kits
A simple glider model that flew astonishingly well ...was the Contest Kits 'Captain' - profile fuselage, sheet fin & tailplane, built up tissue wings with tip dihedral. My first really successful glider - I'd love to build another - anyone out there with a plan ? Regards,
MartinThorpe - 16/10/2014
• Fun Scale Cobra or Fun Scale Mustang plan (or both)
They were both Mark's Models or Dynaflite. Although they are not truly scale, They are two of the best flying, stable and forgiving airplanes I have ever flown. I built both circa 1978 or so and flew each on Super Tiger .23ís. The Super Tiger .23 was my favorite engine and would run forever on a 4 ounce tank. I did the cobra as a Russian Aircobra, White with all red trim & stars and the mustang in olive drab and grey with invasion stripes. I had over 200 flights on each when I moved and had to sell them. Now that I am retired and building again I would really like to build and fly them again. I also would really like to find a Woody Woodward .10 Cruisaire. That was the plane I really learned to fly on and Woody did most of the teaching along with Tony Nacaratti (spelling?) from the T & A Hobby Lobby in Burbank, CA. I hope someone will be able to help me as these are really my favorite planes. Thanks,
RichardScott - 13/10/2014
• Robbe Piper Super Cub kit #3106
I am looking for a set of plans for a Robbe Piper Super Cub kit #3106. Thank You
DennisPinkham - 28/08/2014
• Mini Stuntman by Bowman Models
Hi, Iím trying to find the plan for a Bowman Models 'Mini Stuntman' or 'Mini Stuntsman'. I canít find any information on it anywhere on the net. It was a simple low wing sport plane, approx 45in span, foam wings, box fuselage, bubble canopy, for 20 size engines. Mid 1980s. This was my first low wing aileron model, I remember coming home from school on a Friday afternoon and opening the kit, then building pretty much non-stop and flying it on Sunday afternoon. Flew it for years, outlasted many engines, then I stacked it trying to show off to a very unimpressed girlfriend!
LeeCowen - 27/08/2014
• Kiwi from SIG
Hello Steve, Hope you are well. My next request is the SIG MFG KIWI plans. Sig does not sell it on its site and I believe you can post them. Thank you again,
FabioG - 15/08/2014
• Graupner Klemm Kl 107 B, span 722mm, semi scale CL model for small diesel
A nice little cutie from the sixties, modelled after a German light plane originating from the last days of WWII, became quite popular some years after the war, the plans should be a delight to look at because they included wonderful, large drawings of the prototype. Regards,
Armin - 16/07/2014
• Taifun rubber model, 1951
Looking for plans for: Old time rubber model- "Talfun" by Gustav SŚmann German champion in 1951. Thanx,
RobertMcKeon - 13/07/2014
• Sterling C-12 32.75in C/L Stearman plan
Hi I've been after this plan for years as I have a built up model from the 1960's and want to build a new one. I have looked everywhere and cannot find this particular Sterling Stearman (C-12) on any of the usual supect sites and therefore plead that someone brings this plan in from the cold for all to enjoy. Printwood scans would be most welcome as I'm not sure if Sterling put the formers / bulkheads / wingrib templates on their plan sheets. Kind regards,
BillAnsell - 08/07/2014
• Midwest Super Stearman
I have just acquired an original kit for this model and would like to replace some of the parts with better quality ply and better quality balsa. Has anyone scanned the plan to PDF? Regards,
GregPotter - 03/06/2014
• Humbrol Arrow, Lance, Sharky, Bronco
Hi Steve: Here's my list of wanted plans. Humbrol Arrow, Humbrol Lance, Humbrol Sharky... These were 23" wingspan, 3" chord all-sheet CO2 kit models. The contents had a good 3-view that can be enlarged. Not sure if the Sharky was released but was displayed at a Toy Fair in 1976. Date is 1976/ 1977. Also the Humbrol Bronco. This was a foam ARTF CO2 model, wingspan about 18". It flew well. So, anyone who can generate a 3-view so I can build an all-sheet balsa replica. Date is 1978. Cheers,
MiroslavaCulf - 28/05/2014
• Charter 1 from Robbe
I'm still searching a plan for the robbe charter 1 trainer. Perhaps some other user of the outerzone could help me with it ?
LucVanAmmel - 09/05/2014
• Butterfly from Ace RC
As a fan of the 1/2a size planes, I am always looking for the fun little oddballs. Ace RC sold some kits early on (natch) and I'd love to find one of their early offerings called the "Butterfly". It was a 36" span V-tail racer design, and I think it was actually made by EKTronics (So probably a Ted Strader design) They also made the "Concord" and the "Freedom" 7 for small RC setups.
dfritzke - 04/04/2014
• Airco Aero Lark, Aero Star, and AeroDynamic
Hi ...I built all 3 of these back in the 1960's during a summer visit to my uncle who was at Pearl Harbor as a pilot during the attack. He worked for the Air Force and was at the Wright Patterson Airforce Base in Ohio until he was transferred to Edwards in California.. The last time I visited him in California before he died of cancer we built the exact same 3 kits which he has stashed in his collection of model items. He worked on the airfoils on every X plane from WW2 thru the YF22 and 23 before he passed away. I would like to locate the plans for these so I can build them again with modern equipment in memory of him. He flew P40's, P51B's, various cargo transports and Dehavilland Mosquitos. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
BobM - 27/03/2014
• Jasco Tutor glider
Hi Steve, I am looking for a copy of the Jasco Tutor glider, manufactured by the 'Junior Aircraft Supply Co' based in Southport in the 1960s. In a fit of nostalgia I decided that I would like to build another one of these, it was the first model I ever saw catch a thermal, indeed it broke the thread I was towing it up with! Unfortunately it was the one and only time it ever caught one. The model rose up for what seemed like ages before being spat out and circling off into the distance, we ran after it for about 3/4 of a mile across the Cheshire fields and were resigned to a long search at best. The surprise that awaited us on our rather despondent return was our slightly grumpy next door neighbour holding my model and asking if it was mine. It had apparently woken him from a pleasant snooze in his deckchair when it hit the side of his garage! Happy days. this little aircraft taught me an awful lot about trimming,towing, covering, I have no idea who designed it but they did a good job IMO. Great site, keep up the good work. Regards,
MikeP - 19/03/2014
• Sterling Monocoupe kit FD-4 64in span RC model
This is another of those hard to find plans. This model was kitted way back in the fifties and it must be included in every Sterling plan collection, hopefully with parts.
Edubarca - 03/03/2014
• Gosling 24in glider from Contest Kits
Hi Steve, I am trying to hunt down a copy of the Contest kits GOSLING 24Ē span free flight glider. if anyone can help, preferably with parts patterns.
DerickScott - 09/02/2014
• Pong 2
Hi, I really love your site and I thank you for hosting it. I am looking for a set of Pong 2 plans in PDF format. It is an .09-.10 size low wing sport model. I have searched high and low for a set of PDF plans only to be at a dead end. Thank You,
SLee - 09/02/2014
• Sky Dancer by Frank van den Burgh
This is a wonderful website you have created, a real treasure chest! I have just reached retirement age and, I suspect like many of your contributors and members, am currently enjoying something of a nostalgia trip. I am only now returning to the hobby after something like 26 years "off" but prior to that I had been modelling since the age of about 8 years old and in the 60s was in on what I suppose were the fairly early days of R/C when my dad bought me a "Mini Reptone"... One of my heroes in those days was Frank van den Burgh, one of the members of the British team in the first World Aerobatics Campionships and a member of the Bromley Club. Frank test flew my first 'multi' model which was a way over ambitious (on my part) copy of a pylon racer called 'Coccyx' which Mr. VdB had designed....... It crashed! The Coccyx was incredibly fast and a bit of a beast and I doubt very much whether a plan exists for that but another model I would very much like to build would be the Sky Dancer, which is the model F vd B flew in the World Champs in I think 1962 or thereabouts. It had a tricycle u/c and an upright engine, which I think was cowled in. I have looked pretty extensively for a plan of the Sky Dancer but have so far been unsuccessful so if You or any of your contributors have a copy or know where I could get one, I would be eternally grateful.
PaulJ - 30/01/2014
• Competition Kits Calypso Major
Any chance of adding the Competition Kits Calypso Major power model to the Most Wanted list? I have been looking for the plan for some time. Keep up the good work! All the best,
SimonBlake - 25/01/2014
• Graupner Champion CL Stunt
Hi, I'm looking for the Graupner Champion control line stunt plan, 2.5-3.5cc engines, approximately 1957 vintage. Regards,
SteveFinch - 25/01/2014
• Jr. Sky Tiger from Carl Goldberg
Hi Steve, I would really like to get my hands on a Carl Goldberg Models Sky Tiger and Jr. Sky Tiger plan. These were low wing, flat bottom kits now long out of production. I have a Sky Tiger (40 size) now and love it. I want to build the smaller Jr. Sky Tiger tooÖ Thank you,
JoePetro - 20/01/2014
• Graupner Bo 209 Monsun
Hello Steve, Now I want to request a plan instead of sending one. Please, I wish so much to have the Graupner Bo 209 MONSUN plan for .40 rc engine. Thanks again for your great job,
Gil - 15/01/2014
• Royal Piper Colt
I would like to find the plans and formers for the Royal Piper Colt. It was my FIRST RC model and flew beautifully until it had a battery failure. Someone, somewhere must have these. If so, please post them on Outerzone. I know there are others that would appreciate them also. Thanks,
Modelbuilder2011 - 13/01/2014
• Cessna 170 by Berkeley Models : scanned die cut parts
I've been looking for the parts of this design by Henry Struck. Not the WE plan which is different. These parts are very difficult to prepare from the full size kit plan. Thanks,
Edubarca - 08/01/2014
• Stardust Special
Iím looking for a plan for the Stardust Special Free Flight IC pylon model. Itís a popular 1/2A electric Texaco design so it must be pre 1942. I donít know much more about it.
gpotter - 26/12/2013
• CL Fairchild PT-19 by California Models
I built this control line model when I was about twelve years old. I never flew it until I was a teenager. I had a Vivell 35 engine on it. In later years I owned a real PT-19. They are both long gone now. Today I am 76 and would dearly love to build another copy of my first CL model. I greatly enjoy your plan service and have downloaded a great many into my collection. I feel you are a friend for what you have shared. Thank You.
newtmagick - 20/12/2013
• Stuka by D&B Model Aircraft
Hi Steve, I am looking for a D &B Model Aircraft Stuka Plan. This was a R/C kit. I remember seeing video of someone flying a converted version of the model for control line flying. I believe it was the JU-87B version of the Stuka and it had a foam wing. I would guess itís from the late 60ís, early 70ís. Thanks for the consideration
mboucher - 20/11/2013
• Westland Lysander by Flitecraft
Hello Steve. An old model maker friend is trying to locate plans for the Flitecraft Westland Lysander. He has part built the model over 20 years and the plans he has are now too faded to work from for him to complete his project. He is now 80 years old so if anyone can help in finding a clearer copy he will be able to finish his model.
Derick Scott - 13/11/2013
• Royal/Marutaka Piper Colt
This plan has been very hard to find. The Colt/TriPacer by Royal/Marutaka was an excellent design and the kit was beautifully made with all parts saw cut, no laser. Being the same Tri-Pacer but with smaller engine of 108 horsepower and only two seats the Colt was an attempt by William Piper to compete with the Cessna 150. I remember that the plane was put on sale in 1961 with a basic price of USD$4.995.00. Incredible!! Those were the days.
Edubarca - 29/10/2013
• MK Mattlas 20 or Mattlas 40
Hi Steve, I love your site Ė itís wonderful. Many years ago while I was a teenager I built a MK Mattlas 20, which was a reduced size version of Wolfgang Mattís Atlas. The shape of this design really appealed to me, and I thought it looked just lovely. The model was kitted by MK, a Japanese company that no longer exists. Initially I powered my model with an early Thunder Tiger 25 but it lacked performance. The model was re-engined with a more powerful Kosmic 23 and the extra power of this Perry carb equipped Italian engine gave it a great performance. Unfortunately I lacked the necessary experience to handle the model and it only had a short life. Iím now in my late 40s and nostalgia has kicked in! - Iíd really love to build another example of either this model or its larger brother, the Mattlas 40. Iíve been looking for a plan for this model for quite a while but alas so far to no avail. Iíd be eternally grateful if an Outerzone reader can supply a plan! Kind regards,
AndrewGibbs - 27/10/2013
• Hegi Fan R/C Motorsportmodell
Dear Steve, Thanks for your altruist job. People like you help turn true our dreams. In 1982 my father bought me a beautiful german kit in Argentina which latter I came to mistakenly swap it for a bigger one. It was the HEGI FAN R/C, wingspan 1100mm, for .15-.21 RC engine. Thank you for your help.
FabioG - 09/09/2013
• Scientific CL Hellcat with built up fuselage 18in 1/2A
Hi Steve, if you or your staff [! edit: I wish...] could locate and publish this, I would greatly appreciate it. This is the plan / instruction sheet for the 1/2-A Scientific Hellcat CL 18 inch wingspan built up semi-scale plan. I built one in 1965 in my younger years, and would like to re-create it. I have not been able to find it at any sources. Or if you know of a source I can contact to obtain a plan, would appreciate it. Thanks in advance,
ghostler - 06/09/2013
• DeBolt Cobra II
Hi, I am looking for a plan designed by Harold deBolt and released as a kit in 1968 by I believe when he was with Demco. The plan I am trying to get is the COBRA II. I have searched high and low with no success. It is possible that it was in his Live Wire series but am not sure. I would very much like to scratch build this model as I feel It was one of Halís best looking and flying designs. It has been redesigned for electric flight as the eCobra and is listed in the AMA database. However, I am looking for the original glow version. Any help would be deeply appreciated.
CHower - 06/09/2013
• Warnford Corinthian 36in glider
I wonder if anyone can help with a plan for the Warnford Corinthian. This is a 36" glider I built in my youth. It was a wonderful floater and to rebuild and fly one again would bring back many happy memories. It was advertised in Aeromodeller March 1949, page 216 shows it (along with a couple of others I've never seen). Many thanks
TomCrompton - 20/07/2013
• KK Consort RC
Keil kraft Consort 67" span semi scale r/c for .61 motor. Looks like a Rawlinson Condor.
Derick Scott - 24/04/2013
• KK Jiffy Team Racer
Keil Kraft Jiffy team racer control line 1/2A 19" span for .5-1.5cc shown in 1959 KK handbook.
Derick Scott - 24/04/2013
• Skyleada Curtiss Owl 16in
Dear Sir, I have been asking many people if they know where I can obtain a copy of the kit plan: Skyleada 16" series Curtiss Owl, which was one of 12 models that were available during 1940's 1950's but I haven't had any luck in obtaining one as yet.
MikeTurner - 11/03/2013
• Vacation Trainer (maybe from Great Planes?)
I am looking for the plans of a Vacation Trainer. I was given this model and it's plan when I was teenager. I loved flying this 25 cu.in plane. A high wing, 4 channel trainer, it had great handling characteristics. It was acrobatic but forgiving. My dad and brothers "borrowed" it one day for a 'night flying' event, This was in the days before LEDs. They used glow sticks on the wing tips. Then they let some semi-inebriated hotshot fly/destroy my favorite plane. The dog was blamed. They went as far as making teeth marks in the balsa to frame the hound. It could have been a Great Planes kit. Not sure, and now I'm old so I cant remember anyway. I would be great if it could be found.
bashbotha - 20/02/2013
• Carl Goldberg Models 'Tiger'
This very attractive low wing model was designed using the Eaglet philosophy. Easy to build and lots of plywood. It has a rather thick airfoil section and despite being a low winger, it is very stable and easy to fly.. Also a very difficult plan to obtain. As a matter of fact, I want all versions of the Tiger. I may or may not be correct but I think there was a flat wing version of the Tiger which is the one I like most.
Edubarca - 17/12/2012
• AMCO Waco S-6
Could I add to your 'want a plan' page, please. I have an AMCO kit for a 33" Waco S-6 complete but no plan.
rodm - 30/11/2012
• Curtiss P-40
I am trying to find the plans for a 3/4 scale control line Curtiss P-40, that I think was designed by Paul Del Gatto, but possibly by Paul Palanek, The plans appeared first in Flying Models, sometime in the late 50s or early 60s. It was later kitted by Enterprise. It was advertised as a very accurate and detailed model. It was the only large scale model kitted by Enterprise. At the time, I saw ads for both the plans and kit, but never saw either in real life. The plans were sold by Timely Plans Service.
tcmccoy - 23/10/2012
• Ato 22
A plea for the Ato22. This is a 22inch rubber model from the same Ato stable as Ato 36(glider) sold in Belfast shortly after the last war. I (last) built one in 1947.
geoffibbo - 05/10/2012
• Leo biplane from Astral Kits
The Leo was one of the first successful larger models I built. Successful is always subjective, of course. The combination of structure & wood choice meant it was a bit flimsy. Always had a liking for biplanes, and now I could build it better...
rayf - 23/09/2012
• Debolt scale-like Piper Super Cub
Debolt's Super Cub was a beautiful model. He also designed the Aeronca Champion using the same wing. I built a Super Cub so many years back that I don't remember. I would like to build one now with modern engines and RC. Not the Champion, This plan I have. I want the Super Cub.
Edubarca - 19/09/2012
Total wanted plans = 95. The listing is ordered by EntryDate.
Succesfully found plans so far:Sterling Piper Super Cruiser 68in wingspan
Guillows Cessna 170 Radio control version
Requested by Edubarca - 31/08/2012 - who said: "This model belongs to the RC series that Guillow put out on the late 70s and didn't catch on sales. Being a fan of the Cessna 170 (my father owned one that he flew directly from Wichita, Kansas, Cessna's headquarters, to BogotŠ some 60 years ago through Central America) I would like to have it."
This plan found by jpmorin - 29/06/2014 - notes: Complete, on 4 sheets.
Bi-Mini with 32in span
Requested by rmcarter - 04/09/2012 - who said: "I would be very interested to see if anyone could find a plan for the Bi-Mini, a small biplane version of the KK Super 60, presented with the May 1987 Radio Modeller magazine (I believe)."
This plan found by FredChamberlain, pd1 - 11/09/2012 - notes: Scanned plan stitched by pd1
Sterling Radio Control Fokker D-VII
Requested by Edubarca - 11/09/2012 - who said: "58" wingspan, from their kit. Not the rubber powered version."
This plan found by daddyrabbit1954 - 18/10/2012 - notes: over on the HPA plans site
Sterling Stearman PT17 for radio control
Requested by Edubarca - 11/09/2012 - who said: " 60" wingspan, not the rubber powered version, hopefully with all parts, at least the formers which are quite hard to develop from the plans."
This plan found by Edubarca - 20/11/2012 - notes: Still unresolved on the printwood formers...
Requested by SteveWMD - 11/09/2012 - who said: "This is the smaller 54in version of Henry Struck's 'New Ruler'. There are a couple of fine pics of this model at http://www.quietcow.com/american_ace.htm and I think it's very pretty. I'd love to buld it from the original plan."
This plan found by JJ - 03/08/2013 - notes: complete with printwood.
Ercoupe by Harold Debolt
Requested by Edubarca - 19/09/2012 - who said: "This is a hard one: It is hardly a scale model but his designs were tops and flew great. More than 40 years looking for it!"
This plan found by JeffMac - 03/12/2013 - notes: Complete with instrs
Requested by victorb - 28/09/2012 - who said: "I try to find the plan of the Lanzo airborne, an airplane designed by Chet Lanzo in 1938, for me and two friends. We plan to use these planes in meetings and contest of SAM (society of antique modelers) and sure for fun too. Original design has a wingspan of 108 inches, but any size will do the job."
This plan found by Edimodel - 08/03/2013 - notes: from Modellismo - 54in span 1/2A texaco version
Keil Kraft Southerner (not CAD)
Requested by SteveWMD - 02/10/2012 - who said: "Does someone out there have the original plan for the KK Southerner? This has been hard to find."
This plan found by Pilgrim - 30/01/2014 - notes: still missing printwood
Requested by Gypsy940 - 05/11/2012 - who said: "I built a balsa/ply 3 pointer type hydroplane from a magazine drawing in an American magazine around 1960-63. It would have been in Flying Models, or Model Airplane News. It was called Snoopy, and powered by an OS 35. It went well, but I sold or swapped it to another modeller way back then. Have looked for years for that plan thru old mags,and perhaps thru your great site, someone could help me find it again."
This plan found by Nameless - 24/11/2012 - notes:
Spitfire Stunt CL by Charles Mackey
Requested by Anthony344 - 07/11/2012 - who said: "In my teenager years I have built one of Aerobatic Spitfire Stunter control line by Charles Mackey & now time has gone by I have lost the plans of this wonderful plane & I would love to build this control line Spitfire Stunter from Charles Mackey again , dream my teenager life again. The publisher is by American Modeler & the year is February 1960. the designer of the Spitfire Stunter is Charles Mackey."
This plan found by Edubarca - 17/11/2012 - notes:
Graupner Ultra Stunter, Graupner Super Stunter
Requested by petersom7 - 13/12/2012 - who said: "I recall the effortless performance of a Graupner model which some unknown fella brought to our control-line field one day back in about 1958(?) and tore holes in the sky, using a motor which we all felt was really just not enough for the job. I believe it was an Ultra Stunter; there was another similar model / kit, I am not sure of the name but it could have been a Super Stunter, The Ultra was 44" span for a 1.5cc glo or diesel, not enough..? Not so. It hung right out there and flew better than our Frog 500 and Sabre 29 jobs. But the Ultra was obviously very light. I am not having much luck searching for these plans or even pictures. I am now hoping you may be willing to publish a request to readers etc to contribute to our store of knowledge and send you the goods to add both of these neato Graupner models to Outerzone's list..."
This plan found by Derick Scott, Hanspeter Fitz - 26/04/2013 - notes:
Carl Goldberg Models 'Eaglet 50'
Requested by Edubarca - 17/12/2012 - who said: "Although the most traditional and excellent Goldberg trainer was and still is the famous Falcon, he designed a rather simpler model called the Eaglet 50. It was done with lots of plywood parts for kit production because balsa in the USA has always been expensive. As with all Goldberg models, it was very attractive and flew beautifully. This plan has been, very, very hard to come by. By the way, Carl also enlarged the Eaglet 50 to 63 inches wingspan and a .40 glow engine which was very popular way back in the late seventies. "
This plan found by jmd - 05/04/2013 - notes:
Twenty Minute glider
Requested by JohnNurse - 15/01/2013 - who said: "I am looking fot the Twenty Minute glider plan. The original model was kitted by Premier just after World War 2. It had a 52.5" wingspan an elliptical fuselage formers and a spar less swept back wing with the ribs at 1" spacing. My late father built on for me and the performance was FANTASTIC. Obviously, free flight and we lost it 4 times. We had our name and address on it and it was returned on every occasion. My father paid the returner's 10 shillings on each occasion (50p). The kit price was 21 shillings. (£1.10p.) The original plan was a blue print. Perhaps you would be kind enough to use what ever methods you can use to secure it for me and other modellers. What I would do is to have it scaled up X 2 and build it for RC. It is and was a very beautiful model esthetically."
This plan found by TonyFrench - 28/02/2013 - notes: This is available from Belair here: http://www.belairkits.com/subcategorylisting.asp?id=59
KK Student RC
Requested by Derick Scott - 24/04/2013 - who said: "I am looking for the Keil Kraft Student r/c trainer 56" span for .35 motor."
This plan found by DavidWilkinson - 03/06/2014 - notes: inc manual, 6 pages.
OK-Model Pilot kit: Focke Wulf 190
Requested by Danito69 - 28/04/2013 - who said: "Hi Steve, I`m looking for... OK-Model Pilot Focke Wulf 190. I will apreciate so much if somenone so kindly to find and upload these plans. Regards"
This plan found by DidiLaksana - 22/05/2014 - notes: inc wing ribs
Ringtail twin-boom CL
Requested by GaryButton - 06/05/2013 - who said: "I am looking to find out if there is a Control Line plan of an Australian designed and built twin boomed twin finned constant cord winged model from (about) 1958 / 59 called 'Ringtail', it has an inverted engine. From memory it takes a 1.5 cc to 2.5 cc engine. My Father built one when I was about 8 years old. I never did get to see it fly. I do have a redrawn plan which is not the same layout, does look like the ringtail yet it is not an original plan or copy. I may be just going around in circles here; it would be nice to have a ringtail to join me."
This plan found by Derick Scott - 07/05/2013 - notes:
Sterling Schweizer 8'
Requested by DaveFritzke - 15/05/2013 - who said: "I am looking for a plan for the big 8' Sterling Schweizer 1-34, kit FS26. I bought a 'kit' and it has just a few parts and no plans. BUT I have the canopy and decals, the pylon parts and a few other odd bits, so I am encouraged to build one. I have plans in the AMA Kit Plan book, but they are greatly reduced and would be pretty fuzzy enlarged to full size. So I'm putting out a plea..."
This plan found by dfritzke - 12/07/2013 - notes:
SHARK control line stunt
Requested by Edubarca - 23/06/2013 - who said: "Lew McFarland SHARK CL stunt, this model was published in American Modeler in the 60s. It was also kitted by Jetco. I would like to have this plan. It is a winner with a very attractive design. Can also be converted to RC."
This plan found by Ratracer - 27/06/2013 - notes: Posted on RCGroups
GM Thermal Charger 60in
Requested by steveWMD - 18/07/2013 - who said: "This is a discontinued 1980s kit for an electric-powered pusher glider. Unavailable now, it was from GM Precision Products. Very pretty 80s styling, I think. There's a photo here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/gallery_thread.asp?threadID=9082903 I really, really, want a copy of this plan. "
This plan found by windlaufen - 05/08/2013 - notes: Posted on HPA site
Heatwave FAI by Mick Green (?)
Requested by Jeff - 26/07/2013 - who said: "Hi Steve, I have been looking for a plan for 'Heatwave' by Mick Green (I think). This was an FAI power model from C.1959 and may have been published in Aeromuddler. I built the model when I was a member of the Hornchurch club in company with the illustrious Ray 'Gadget' Gibbs whom I later came to assist during one or two attempts at the world speed record. I recall having great difficulty getting the motor to run on first flight so Ray stepped in and had it running almost instantly! He was rather disdainful of free flight models, particularly of the various appendages intended to increase performance. He was right of course, since my 'Heatwave' roared upwards in a tight spiral until OOS. And returned to earth more or less vertically to be smashed into a million pieces. I would like to try again. Best wishes,"
This plan found by Derick Scott - 28/07/2013 - notes: Courtesy of SAM_1066
Mercury Magna FF sport
Requested by DannyM - 27/07/2013 - who said: "Hi Steve. The Mercury Magna F/F sport model. I purchased this kit from the holy grail of London aeromodellers, 308 Holloway Rd. Henry J. himself sold me the kit in 1966. It was an easy build but inexperience in trimming sealed it's fate. Now I have a bit more experience I would like to have another go at it for sentimental reasons. A plan would be very appreciated. Regards from the land of the kangaroo"
This plan found by BobPickernell - 09/09/2013 - notes: Hand-traced copy.
Requested by BobG - 12/08/2013 - who said: "Steve, I'm after a design by Jim McCann published as a free plan in the March 1963 Aeromodeller. It was, I believe, called the McCann-ard 27. Thanks for you wonderful site. The work you put in is phenominal. I wish I had the skill to contribute, but I'm only just starting with CAD and the curve looks long and steep! "
This plan found by TomCrompton - 15/09/2013 - notes:
Salt Lake City Sadie
Requested by BobMcKeon - 12/08/2013 - who said: "Am wondering if you've ever run across a plan from the late 50's by the name of 'Salt Lake City Sadie' Twin fin free flight for a .15 engine. ...That's all the memory I have of it. It appeared in one of the American mags back then. Enjoyed finding your Outerzone web pages...discovered this by accident, since I've been out of building for many years...brought back some fine memoriesThanx for your contribution to the hobby. Regards,"
This plan found by DPlumpe - 08/01/2014 - notes: bit rough, but still readable
Zero-ette CL sport stunt
Requested by Ratracer - 02/09/2013 - who said: "Hi Steve, Looking for the Zero-ette CL sport stunt model from Hobby Helpers plans group # 558, also appeared in the May 1958 issue of American Modeler. Thx"
This plan found by dfritzke - 21/09/2013 - notes: A bit low in resolution, but usable.
Robbe Puma 1
Requested by MichaelS - 27/10/2013 - who said: "I am looking for the plan Puma 1, the old one from 1966 to 1970 from Robbe. Regards,"
This plan found by Hanspeter - 10/11/2013 - notes:
Berkeley Pay Dirt
Requested by JimKatz - 27/10/2013 - who said: "Steve, Love your web site. I am looking for plans for the Berkeley 'Pay Dirt'. Thanks,"
This plan found by RichardSutherland - 03/02/2014 - notes: no printwood
Comet Ryan Navion
Requested by OleBill - 06/11/2013 - who said: "Surely someone out there happens to have plans and printwood for the stick and tissue Comet Ryan Navion, and would be willing to share with others. (Not the Structo-Speed) version, the stick and tissue one. Thanks for your consideration."
This plan found by Edubarca - 14/11/2013 - notes:
Sterling Piper Tri Pacer 44in wingspan
Requested by Edubarca - 14/11/2013 - who said: "This is a smaller version of the FS1 58in wingspan kit of the Tri Pacer by Sterling. It is more modern and easier to make. It has been a very difficult plan to find and I hope it includes all the parts."
This plan found by DerickScott - 14/11/2013 - notes: inc printwood and decals
Wind Puff by Svenson
Requested by Minze - 20/11/2013 - who said: "Hi Steve, I'm looking for plans to the svenson wind puff. I came to know the model while looking for svenson Wayfarer plans and it just look like fun to build and fly. When searching it appeared a hard one to find. Thanks,"
This plan found by DerickScott - 12/09/2014 - notes: Complete, 4 sheets.
Cessna 180 by Graupner
Requested by Edubarca - 14/12/2013 - who said: "This Cessna 180 is a very nice model by the famous German company. It was kitted in the late sixties. As with all models from Graupner, not easy to build but parts fitted very well and flew beautifully. Not easy to find but I'm sure someone out there worldwide has a nice copy and, hopefully, with parts."
This plan found by Edubarca - 30/06/2014 - notes: inc decals
Rudder Bird by Sterling
Requested by RB - 30/12/2013 - who said: "Hi Steve - I'm looking for a full size plan, Sterling Models, "Rudder Bird", Kit FS - 15, 52" wingspan, 35" length, .09 to .19 engines, 3 channel. An shoulder wing design of intermediate trainer model. Have kit but no plan. This kit plan are hard to find. I have searched for years without success. Does anyone have the 'Rudder Bird' plan? Thanks for your help."
This plan found by jmdauge - 10/01/2014 - notes: no formers, as yet
Requested by stormin - 31/12/2013 - who said: "Some time ago I started to CAD trace George French's Night train, but although the cad file was backed up, lost my scan in a computer crash. Could I find the photocopy? High and low to no avail. It was published in Model Airplane News some time in the late sixties. I wondered if one of your readers could oblige?"
This plan found by Derick Scott - 04/01/2014 - notes: low res scan, usable.
Competition Models SST
Requested by Modelbuilder2011 - 13/01/2014 - who said: "I am trying to find a plan for the Competition Models Company SST (1/2A rudder throttle canard. I have been looking for a year now. It was my second RC model. I would really like to build another."
This plan found by RichardSutherland - 20/06/2014 - notes: inc decals and some printwood
Komet FAI from Aero Modeller 1953
Requested by BobMcKeon - 09/02/2014 - who said: "Steve... Another plan if you can find this. It's part of the historical side of the early, early F.A.I. competition of the early part of the 1950's. There was a 72in wingspan model that won the first F.A.I. world championship event named "KOMET"... I only have bits of it from some correspondence a few years back. I think it was written up in a 1953 Aero Modeller mag. Someone should have this tucked away somewhere and be able to provide a hi-res copy.. Thanx."
This plan found by RFJ - 12/01/2015 - notes:
Philibuster by Phil Greeno
Requested by keithd - 23/02/2014 - who said: "Steve, I have used your plan library several times to build models I built many years ago in my youth. In the early 70ís I built a small rc aerobatic, low wing, for 20glow , the plan being by Phil Greeno (whilst he was in hospital) but can not recall the name... This model lasted until 2013 (40 years) with several engines and I would like to build another, any ideas! Hope you can help. Regards"
This plan found by RFJ - 12/01/2015 - notes:
Lil Spirit by Consolidated
Requested by dfritzke - 04/04/2014 - who said: "I just discovered a nice little 1/2a RC plane from an advertisement in an old 1963 issue of Model Airplane News, called the Lil' Spirit by Consolidated. Looks a bit like a DeBolt design. If anyone has plans for that, send them to OZ or mail me the plans and I'll scan them and a file to Steve at OZ!"
This plan found by bhibbets - 26/03/2015 - notes:
Real Sporty from Sterling
Requested by dfritzke - 04/04/2014 - who said: "I have been watching for a Sterling 'Real Sporty' on e-bay, but they always get away from me. If someone has plans for one, please post them or send me the plans and I will scan them and post them here for everyone. This is the larger RC version of the Cassutt Quarter Midget Racer."
This plan found by JohnSandusky - 15/04/2014 - notes: No printwood
Gi Gi biplane
Requested by TomVenters - 28/04/2014 - who said: "Hi, I am looking for a plan of Gi Gi, a biplane of about 30 inch span, a vintage of the 60s. designed for galloping ghost. Not to be confused with Gi Gi by john Baker. I think it was an APS plan but can't be sure. I built this in the 60s and installed 3 channel and it was the perfect weekend flier. A guy called Andrew Shering is demonstrating the model on You tube as he has installed electrics Cannot contact him. Would like the challenge of building and flying as 4 channel for old times sake. Log into Google and enter Gi Gi and it will find the Andrew Shering demo. Regards "
This plan found by DerickScott - 09/05/2014 - notes: complete
Miss RJ Mustang by Malina brothers
Requested by JonBennison - 28/04/2014 - who said: "I have been using your plan service for a while and have been looking for a 1/4 midget .15 sized mustang plan. Unfortunately i havent been able to find one. I was wondering if you could help me find the 1300mm Miss RJ Mustang plan similar to this one (http://www.mh-aerotools.de/airfoils/images/missrj_1.gif) in a PDF at full size. The plan was designed by the Malina brothers and won the 1985 pylon champion ships it was printed in thw Czechoslovakian magazine around the same time. It was later traslated to german and was put into FMT but I cannot find it on there that was april 1987. I have used one of your small mustang plans and have converted it to a .09 size plane. It is brilliant i love it so much. Thank you for the service it is amazing i am only 18 but the first build i have done was from a plan of yours. The Graupner Race Rat is another one i have redesigned and built. Regards,"
This plan found by Piero - 21/09/2014 - notes: no formers, yet
Pilot QB 20 S
Requested by TonyLeong - 09/05/2014 - who said: "Hi, I'm looking for the plans for QB20S kitted by Pilot. A shoulder wing 4 channel intermediate plane which I first learnt how to fly RC 30+ years ago. Light wing loading made it an excellent flyer and simple construction box construction made it easy to build. If anyone has this plan, I'd really appreciate getting my hands on a copy. I've managed to find plans for the other planes in Pilot's QB20 series of trainers (high wing, low wing) but not for the shoulder wing version. Many thanks in advance."
This plan found by SimonPlatt - 31/03/2015 - notes: ID=6503 although this one is titled QB 20S II(?)
Pica Duellist 2/40
Requested by Rocko - 28/05/2014 - who said: "Hello, I am looking for plans for the Pica Duellist 2/40 by Dave Platt. I have a kit however the plans not very good. I'm not sure if Pica made poor copies or if someone kept the originals and re-sold the kit with a poor copy. I would like to find a good clear copy before I try building on what I have. Wing span 67in, Wing Chord 14in. Thank you,"
This plan found by Rocko - 21/09/2014 - notes: no formers yet
Royal-Marutaka Boeing P26a Peashooter 67in
Requested by DerickScott - 21/07/2014 - who said: "Hi Steve, I am trying to track down the 2 sheet plan for the Royal-Marutaka Boeing P26a Peashooter 67Ē span for .60-.80 motor. If anyone has one it would be very nice of them to share it. My copy unfortunately got damaged badly and is no longer useable. Best regards,"
This plan found by DerickScott - 28/10/2014 - notes:
Sagitta Glider from Airtronics
Requested by JamesGreen - 28/08/2014 - who said: "Hi Steve, I am trying to find a plan for the Sagitta Glider, I remember as a boy my uncle building one and flying it from a farmers field on our camping trip. I have looked for it everywhere online and the more I see pictures of the design the more I want to build one. the plan/kit was produced by airtronics and was availible as the Sagitta 600 (2m span) and the Sagitta 900 (99in span). Thanks for putting together the best website on the internet. "
This plan found by DerickScott - 23/09/2014 - notes: both the 600 and 900 models
Esprit by Van Twelves from MAN
Requested by FabioG - 11/11/2014 - who said: "Hello Steve, Here is another request about a plan from the JUL/1978 Model Airplane News magazine issue called ESPRIT. It is a jet like model for .40 engine. If anyone can send it I would be very glad. Description: An exciting R/C pattern plane with the look of a military fighter and the qualities to win in any class. Design by Van Twelves employs typical balsa/foam construction. WS: 58 in.; L: 43 in.; Engine: .40; 4 to 5 channels; 1 sheet."
This plan found by RFJ - 12/01/2015 - notes:
Macchi 202 from RCM
Requested by FabioH - 18/11/2014 - who said: "I would like if possible to include in the list of wanted the plans for 'Macchi 202' R/C scale model of RCM magazine."
This plan found by Unknown - 10/01/2015 - notes: see ID=6255
Mistral from Mercury
Requested by sandman - 06/12/2014 - who said: "Hi Steve, Thanks for a great website. I've been searching for too long for plans for a 'Mistral Mercury' plane that my Father and I made when I was around 12 - 13 years old and still no success... It is was a Cessna type craft ie: wing over, rubber band powered balsa strut construction, tissue covered, wing span approx 24 - 30 inches. Its wings had a flat centre that fastened to the body with two rubber bands, same for the tailplane, and clear plastic for windows. It is almost like the '50 inch Endurance' 'Ajax' or 'Achillies' models but a bit sexier!"
This plan found by DerickScott - 08/12/2014 - notes: formers unchecked
Super Robot from Veron
Requested by DerickScott - 15/12/2014 - who said: "Hi Steve, Another request for your wanted section if I could. I am trying to locate a copy of the Veron SUPER ROBOT plans. This is the later updated version of the original Robot. If anyone has a scan or plans I could borrow to scan that would be great. Many thanks, keep up the good work Steve. Regards,"
This plan found by RFJ - 01/03/2015 - notes:
Wing Jig from RCM
Requested by davidp - 27/12/2014 - who said: "Hi Steve, Thanks ever so much for what you've done and continue to do. My hat's off. Looking for the RCM Wing Jig article and or plan. The Super Kaos article states it was in the August '67 issue of RCM. Thanks again!"
This plan found by RFJ - 12/01/2015 - notes:
FJ-3 Fury by Joe Coles, MAN 1962
Requested by Roman - 23/02/2015 - who said: "Hi Steve, Found in a 1962 edition of Model Airplane News. Joseph Coles, FJ-3 Fury. It is a Scale, C/L and Dynajet powered. I have checked again and found this link : http://www.jitterbuzz.com/manreal/fury_model_02.jpg Very low resolution Image and I'm looking form something usable. Every now and again a plan turns up on Ebay but I have not had much luck winning an auction. Possibly someone you know has a copy that could be scanned. Thanks for your help. Kind Regards,"
This plan found by RFJ - 27/02/2015 - notes: in cleanup
XC4 from Contest Kits
Requested by ChrisPinn - 12/04/2015 - who said: "Hi Steve, Could you please put the Contest Kits XC4 on your wanted list. I built one in 1962 and it was extremely fast when catapulted with an ex-Wakefield rubber model motor. It had a rubber band controlled blow-back elevator which prevented the model from looping when catapulted. Very simple and very effective. It was advertised as being capable of 100mph and I believe it. The kit cost 6s 11d, which is about 35p in today's money! Thanks"
This plan found by DerickScott - 06/08/2015 - notes:
Aristo-cat from MAN/Midwest
Requested by MikeBohannan - 24/08/2015 - who said: "Steve, I absolutely love this website and check it every day - thank you for all the work you put into it. I have been looking for a copy of the Aristo-cat. It was published in MAN but I have not been able to find out just when - the good part is that it was kitted by Midwest, but again I have not been able to locate a kit or a set of plans. Hopefully this vast network can help. Thanks again for you work."
This plan found by Ray - 02/09/2015 - notes: from MAN
Hegi Revell B-3205 T45
Requested by Gil - 19/11/2015 - who said: "Hello Steve! I keep this catalog since I was a teenager in 1982 and always wanted to build this model here from Revell-Hegi T-45. Can you please post this request on your site? Congratulations for your hard work. Thanks, Gil. "
This plan found by DerickScott - 26/11/2015 - notes:
Hi-Liner Aeromodeller plan
Requested by Allan - 27/01/2016 - who said: "Hi Steve. Great site BTW. I'm after Hi-Liner, an 049 all sheet, model with Jedelsy wing and very high thrust line. I think it was an Aeromodeller plan and I have found ref in an old APS Handbook under X plan - #793. July 1961 I think. But no luck beyond that. I built one in a week and in the sixties when I was about 13. It went straight up and then down, and I want a second chance!"
This plan found by RFJ and DerickScott - 29/01/2016 - notes: complete with article
Mini Eros by David Boddington
Requested by MikeWight - 04/04/2016 - who said: "If anybody has a copy of the Mini Eros plan by David Boddington, as published in in the Sept 83 issue of Radio Control Aircraft Extra, could they please add it to the Outerzone collection, I would very much like to build an example. At 42" span, converted to electric, it will make a perfect Park Fly model to show the foamies what a proper model is. Many thanks."
This plan found by DerickScott - 13/04/2016 - notes:
Eliminator by Barry Wheeler
Requested by PeterVDWaterbeemd - 29/04/2016 - who said: "The Eliminator by Barry Wheeler in Outerzone appears not be the original plan. There is an Aeromodeler Plans Service plan (possibly numbered PET310, published May 1953) which present the same model but is a little different. For example, the original had wooden bearings as opposed to the aluminium/plastic mount in the current Outerzone plan. Can this be sourced and added to Outerzone?"
This plan found by RFJ - 29/04/2016 - notes:
.049 Pusher Concord (RCME)
Requested by RalphFisher - 25/07/2016 - who said: "Hi Folks, Many years ago, RCM&E published a free pull-out plan of an .049 pusher Concord. Just wondering if anyone would have a copy in their collection. Thanks in advance."
This plan found by DerickScott - 14/08/2016 - notes: with article pages
Wakefield Flying Minutes, full size
Requested by MikeBateman - 25/07/2016 - who said: "Please could you help me locate full size plans for the above aeroplane, which dates from the 1940s. This is a F/F rubber powered model, and was one of many "Wakefield's" which won many competitions. I still have my Grandfather's Flying Minutes, which is 70 years old this year, and is the worse for being stored in the loft. Aero Modeller Plans Service listed the Plans as APS 10/39 AD 1045, and the drawings were by Lees and Stott of Halifax. I hope you will be able to help me to source them, as you already list three Aircraft under the "Halifax" name, and I have already downloaded "Spartan", "Albatross", and "Teal". I have Grandfather's "Spartan", and have recently sourced the correct Engine and Ignition Pack. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. With many thanks and kind regards,"
This plan found by MikeBateman, RogerNewman - 28/07/2016 - notes: Thanks to the David Baker Heritage Library
Super Skybolt by Greatplanes
Requested by RaudelSanchez - 04/11/2016 - who said: "I'm a biplane fan and actually I'm finishing a SIG Hog Bipe I'm building from the kit plans. But the one I have always wanted to build since many years is the Greatplanes Super Skybolt but that set of plans have proved to be very evasive and therefore I've never managed to find it. Is it any chance that you could help me to find it? If you do, you'll make me a very happy modeler, cause I'm "in love" with that model."
This plan found by DerickScott - 13/07/2016 - notes: 2 sheets
Total found plans = 59
This wanted list is designed for requests for old, out-of-production, copyright-free plans. So.
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