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This plan was provided as part of the FMT journal and is reduced in size by 1/3. A comment on the plan states that the resulting wing span then is 2500 mm (98 inch). For weight reduction, every second wing and tailplane rib...
Nils : DFS Reiher : 17/02/2020
Doro, that is an awfully good looking model, it must have taken some effort but the outcome was certainly worth it. Scheme well chosen and fine work :-)
Miguel : Klemm L25d : 16/02/2020
Hi Steve, here some pics from the maiden flight of my Klemm [main pic and 005,006].
Doro : Klemm L25d : 16/02/2020
Here are some pictures of the Precisia Swordfish kit [more pics 003-007] that you can add to your list. Cordialement,
PWeidmann : Espadon : 15/02/2020
Here are pictures of Doug McHard’s Keelbild Lysander [more pics 008,009] which he made for the 1973 Aeromodeller article. It’s featured in The World of Model Aircraft (Andre Deutsch) by Guy R. Williams, also published 1973. Not a great...
Richard Falconer : Westland Lysander : 15/02/2020
Hello Bob. May I suggest using an on line translator such as Deepl. com which excellent or even Google translator. And you can use an Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) so the translator can translate!! Best wishes
Eduardo : Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub) : 15/02/2020
Hello Steve, Built and flew the Guillow's Mosquito a while back and noticed I didn't submit it [model pic]. Build thread is at RC Groups:
Hi, Just found the Outerzone and delighted to see information and photos of Aries which was my first RC model, bought complete with homemade Galloping Ghost installed [more pics 006]. Great model and introduction to slope soaring in 1970,...
AndyG : Aries : 13/02/2020
Youngsters not familiar with reading plans and building may not notice that the wing ribs are mislabeled. What is called C2 in profile view is shown in the place of what is actually C1 in plan view. The designation is reversed between...
M Stikeman : Piper J3 Cub : 13/02/2020
Proving that incomplete research is slightly less bad than no research, I failed to notice that that AM 1942 with the Lysander article was nesting in RCLibrary labelled under RCL#2265. Head hung in the shame of hypocrisy.
Miguel : RWD-8 Polish Trainer : 13/02/2020
Yes, I am trying to make a translation of the directions. It takes time to make it understandable (it's been 45 years since I took college German and I haven't used it since). I will publish mine if someone...
Bob Blubaugh : Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub) : 12/02/2020
Ah, ok, yes you're right, those earlier 2 pics do not show the same Viki model. Ok, I have shuffled those 2 pics down to 006,007 (for reference) and used pics from the review, thanks to RFJ, at the top of the page.
SteveWMD : Viki : 12/02/2020
Latest Site Updates
15/02/2020 : PlanID=11732 : Dancing Girl Mk II by Peter Miller from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to rchopper56.
15/02/2020 : PlanID=11953 : Ciani EC.37/53 Spillo by Giuseppe Ghisleri : Added some beautiful photos of the prototype model from the designer himself, thanks to Giuseppe.
15/02/2020 : PlanID=11954 : Bouncing Bertie by Paul Palanek from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
13/02/2020 : PlanID=11945 : Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub) from Hegi : Added supplement pdf with exploded view, showing assembly details, thanks to Jean-Luc Manderlier.
12/02/2020 : PlanID=10831 : Viki from Obag : Added kit review (of the Viki 2 kit) from Silent Flight, thanks to RFJ. Note the Viki 2 kit included a glass fibre fuselage, as opposed to the earlier built-up balsa fuselage.
12/02/2020 : PlanID=7580 : Pik As by Karl-Heinz Denzin from Krick : Added instructions, in German, 4 pages inc materials list, thanks to Markus.
11/02/2020 : PlanID=7892 : Blohm and Voss P 212 by Graham Reddin from Silent Flight : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
11/02/2020 : PlanID=7002 : Art Chesters Jeep by Henry Haffke from RC Sportsman : Added second article, from March 1979 RCME, thanks to RFJ.
10/02/2020 : PlanID=11942 : Le Crate by Bill Winter from Davey Systems : Added article, thanks to GerritL.
07/02/2020 : PlanID=878 : Renard 17 by B Delhalle : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (now on a single sheet) thanks to JanNovick.
06/02/2020 : PlanID=8633 : Raven by Jack Headley from RCME : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize. Scan from KaoruKiyose, cleanup by Circlip.
06/02/2020 : PlanID=9428 : Zeus Mk2 by Mike Smart from Radio Modeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize. Scan from KaoruKiyose, cleanup by Circlip.
05/02/2020 : PlanID=11927 : A-10 by Paul Armes : Added article, in German, from "Deutche Luftwacht Modellflug 1936/37 Part 2" (includes bill of materials) thanks to Patrick, hlsat.
03/02/2020 : PlanID=11929 : P-51D Mustang by Tom Stryker from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Bernd.
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