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Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 9,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Three cheers for all of us!
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Hello Mary, hello Steve, I send you some new pictures of my old "Graupner Kapitan" [more pics 018-022]. The pictures were taken a week ago at an Antik Meeting in Haiger (Germany) [more images online
Thanks Dave :)
Mary : Model B2 Chummy : 16/07/2018
The NOVI III wingspan is 56". This aircraft used the O.S. Max S-35 Stunt for power.
GeorgeAlbo : Novi III : 16/07/2018
Added photos, thanks to Pit [model photo & more pics 003-005].
Mary : Novi III : 16/07/2018
Richard Gates designed the C7D too, the version with inline inverted engine.
Pit : Fairchild 22 : 15/07/2018
Aha, fixed now.
SteveWMD : Model B2 Chummy : 14/07/2018
The photo and drawing is of the later Digby model from 1951 which Fred qualified 1st in the team trials if my memory serves me correctly. By that I mean that Pete Giggle used to indoctrinate me in the life and times of the brothers Boxall....
MikeH : Fittleworth Flyer : 13/07/2018
Good question. I haven't seen it, so I can't say. Anyone out there?
SteveWMD : Model B2 Chummy : 13/07/2018
What is on sheet 3?
rchopper56 : Model B2 Chummy : 13/07/2018
Added some pictures of the completed model, thanks to Jeff Green [model photo & more pics 003, 004].
Mary : Astro Bipe : 13/07/2018
Box art for Comet Kit R 10, F-100 Super Saber [more pics 003].
EdShearer : F-100 Super Sabre : 13/07/2018
Here are a couple of photos of my electric version of the Metro Gnome [more pics 004, 005]. I built this little model in a couple of days for a 50 watt electric motor and rudder only R/C, to be flown with my 2.4 gig converted MacGregor...
Sundancer : Metro Gnome : 13/07/2018
16/07/2018 : PlanID=5641 : Kingfisher by Joe Ott from JL Wright Inc : Added article from Air Trails, February 1940, thanks to Pit.
16/07/2018 : PlanID=10251 : Miss Kell by Bob Whitley from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/07/2018 : PlanID=6773 : Gnome 60 by John Lupperger from Midway Models : Added PDFvector plan tracing (includes all rib templates) and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.
15/07/2018 : PlanID=4516 : Stepp Two by Lou Nelli from Craft-Air : Added PDFvector plan tracing and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.
15/07/2018 : PlanID=9007 : Aeolus by Dick Riggs from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Balsaworkbench. This is scanned from fullsize and much clearer. Also now includes both wing layout drawings, 2nd sheet showing the amended (longer) wing, which makes the design NMPRA legal.
15/07/2018 : PlanID=6201 : Wanderer 99 by Mark Smith from Marks Models : Added PDFvector plan tracing (includes all rib templates) and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.
15/07/2018 : PlanID=10233 : Moth Minor from OK Model Pilot : Added redrawn wing rib templates, thanks to JeffGreen.
14/07/2018 : PlanID=10245 : Model B2 Chummy by DJ Debelak : Added missing sheet 3, thanks to dfritzke. Sheet 3 show the details to construct the dummy engine, the Kinner K-5. 5 cylinder, 90hp.
13/07/2018 : PlanID=4921 : Revenger by Dick Russ from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with amended version, now adjusted CG markers, as per comment.
12/07/2018 : PlanID=4189 : Hawker Hurricane Mk1 from OK Model Pilot : Added kit review from R/C Model World, February 1985, thanks to RFJ.
12/07/2018 : PlanID=1881 : Ace-20H by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Added kit review from R/C Model World May 1987, thanks to RFJ.
10/07/2018 : PlanID=10234 : Compensator by Rhett Miller from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
10/07/2018 : PlanID=10230 : Spectrum by Jim Casale from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
10/07/2018 : General News : Hello everyone - I'm home from my holiday. Just starting to catch up with your emails now. It may take a while but I'll get there, I promise :) Please be patient in the meantime! Mary x
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