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Latest Plans

Here are the 12 newest plan uploads. For more, see the Browse Plans pages

P-51D Mustang (oz15148) by Dick Carman from American Aircraft Modeler 1971 grey_line

P-51D Mustang (oz15148)

by Dick Carman
from American Aircraft Modeler
April 1971 
66in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Volkskit (oz15147) by Vince Micchia from Sure Flite 1973 grey_line

Volkskit (oz15147)

by Vince Micchia
from Sure Flite
1973 
48in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
By Design 2 (oz15146) by Bob Kibbey 2024 grey_line

By Design 2 (oz15146)

by Bob Kibbey
2024 
72in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Un-Polly (oz15145) by Tom Hutchinson from Model Builder 1979 grey_line

Un-Polly (oz15145)

by Tom Hutchinson
from Model Builder
November 1979 
18in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Imme (oz15144) from Hugo Wegner 1955 grey_line

Imme (oz15144)

from Hugo Wegner
1955 
20in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Fokker DVII EP (oz15143) by David Boddington from RC Model Flyer 2014 grey_line

Fokker DVII EP (oz15143)

by David Boddington
from RC Model Flyer
April 2014 
43in span
Scale Electric R/C

Plan Details
Piper Super Cruiser (oz15142) by WL Patterson from Capitol 1945 grey_line

Piper Super Cruiser (oz15142)

by WL Patterson
from Capitol
1945 
84in span
Scale IC F/F

Plan Details
Tiny Twister (oz15141) by Tony Lewis from Dynamic RC 2021 grey_line

Tiny Twister (oz15141)

by Tony Lewis
from Dynamic RC
2021 
18in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Curtiss 18-T-1 (oz15140) by Bill Noonan from Model Builder 1979 grey_line

Curtiss 18-T-1 (oz15140)

by Bill Noonan
from Model Builder
November 1979 
24in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Bug (oz15139) by Bill Effinger from Berkeley 1946 grey_line

Bug (oz15139)

by Bill Effinger
from Berkeley
1946 
17in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Schneider Sport Electric (oz15138) by Bob Benjamin from Model Builder 1993 grey_line

Schneider Sport Electric (oz15138)

by Bob Benjamin
from Model Builder
December 1993 
62in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Mini Whizz (oz15137) by Brian Cooper from RCME 1999 grey_line

Mini Whizz (oz15137)

by Brian Cooper
from RCME
1999 
36in span
IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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RCM Scooter MkIV (oz5865) from BobSealy_Tennessee
RCM Scooter MkIV (oz5865) from BobSealy_Tennessee
RCM Scooter MkIV (oz5865) from BobSealy_Tennessee
RCM Scooter MkIV (oz5865) from BobSealy_Tennessee
RCM Scooter MkIV (oz5865) from BobSealy_Tennessee
RCM Scooter MkIV (oz5865) from BobSealy_Tennessee
J.M.34 (oz9476) from VinceC
J.M.34 (oz9476) from VinceC

Latest Comments

Thanks, Rob. You're quite right.
Jan Novick : Curtiss 18-T-1 : 04/03/2024

The idea is the limit. Fantasico.
olavo souza : Tommycat : 04/03/2024

If you’re just getting into Old Timers, it’s hard to go wrong with a Kerswap! The name is an onomatopoeia, you know.
Basic construction and every one flies great.
It came into being during a year where the L²/100 cross section...
Warren Stuart : Kerswap : 03/03/2024

I built one of these in 1964, as soon as the plan appeared in A/M - and lost it in a thermal a few days later! One of the best HLG designs I've ever built.
John Park : Bomark : 03/03/2024

Robert... if anything you should have the plan reduced. Two .26 four-strokes are well below the suggested specification of two .30-.40 two-strokes. Your engines would be equivalent to two strong .15 or two average .19 two-strokes.
RC Yeager : Westland Whirlwind : 02/03/2024

Hi guys …I have just bought a whirlwind plan …65”
I want to use engines ..was thinking two os 26 four strokes..any one any thoughts on this ?
Or should I have the plans enlarged ?
Robert : Westland Whirlwind : 02/03/2024

I built a Vedette from the RM plan as my very first RC model and learned to fly it in Farnham Park, Surrey. It was a really good model and I had loads of fun with it off various slopes and fields. Highly recommended!
Mike Roach : Vedette : 02/03/2024

Jan: It would appear that, while A3325 was indeed subsequently converted to the (-2) long-span/two-bay wing configuration, it started life with the (-1) short-span/single-bay wing - as modelled by Bill Noonan.
Rob_Y : Curtiss 18-T-1 : 02/03/2024

Oh thanks, should have checked there first.
Madhukar : Fokker DVII EP : 02/03/2024

Electric Power. We covered this in the ‘About’ section on this page.
SteveWMD : Fokker DVII EP : 02/03/2024

Looks like a fun model,what does EP mean though?
Madhukar : Fokker DVII EP : 02/03/2024

I built mine in 1992, covered in clear for the wings and chrome fuse. It looks fantastic in flight, but it's not much of a thermal hound.
It's got a thin chord and unknown too-flat bottom airfoil. If I were to build another wing,...
Mike Kimball : Nemesis : 02/03/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

Volksplane (oz1297): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
04/03/2024

Porterfield Collegiate (oz1186): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.
03/03/2024

Stuka Stunt (oz6227): Added further article, from Aeromodeller, Jan 1961, thanks to Pit.
01/03/2024

Stuka Stunt (oz6227): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize at 400 dpi, thanks to dfritzke.
01/03/2024

Extra 300 (oz3606): Added CAD files (dxf, dwg, lightburn) for the tail parts, thanks to Andy Hill.
01/03/2024

Me 109G (oz770): Added kit instructions, thanks to Pit.
28/02/2024

Bronco (oz12855): Added decals, thanks to AdrianCulf.
28/02/2024

Weetabix Wonderplane (oz10329): Added Lightburn files, thanks to RodMoore.
28/02/2024

Extra 300s (oz7722): Added article part 2 (Prototype Parade) thanks to Graham.
27/02/2024

Sagitta 900 (oz5950): Added (original) article, thanks to AlfredVink.
26/02/2024

Extra 300s (oz7722): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
26/02/2024

Hi-Fly (oz5111): Added zipfile of two exploded views (jpg format, low res), thanks to Pit.
25/02/2024

Savana (oz12205): Added kit instructions (English and Italian), thanks to Gerard Tonno.
25/02/2024

Mills Bomb (oz5941): Added build log thanks to Nick Ward.
24/02/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

P-51D Mustang - 66in Scale IC R/C
Volkskit - 48in Scale IC R/C
By Design 2 - 72in Electric R/C
Un-Polly - 18in Glider F/F
Imme - 20in Rubber F/F
Fokker DVII EP - 43in Scale Electric R/C
Piper Super Cruiser - 84in Scale IC F/F
Tiny Twister - 18in Electric R/C
Curtiss 18-T-1 - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Bug - 17in IC C/L
Schneider Sport Electric - 62in Electric R/C
Mini Whizz - 36in IC R/C
Piper PA-15 Vagabond - 54in Scale IC R/C
Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane - 13in Scale...
Heath LNB-4 Parasol - 95in Scale IC R/C
Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail - 25in Scale...
Bora - 78in Glider R/C
Parpar - 38in IC R/C
Funstar - 39in IC R/C
M2 - 23in Electric R/C
Wight Crusader - 52in IC R/C
Me 323 Gigant - 124in Scale IC R/C
Mini Early Bird - 22in IC C/L
Purl-One - 17in Rubber F/F
Ryan YO-51 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Mini Catapult Glider - 8in Glider F/F
MD Mystere IV - 24in Scale Jetex F/F
Auster Autocar - 54in Scale IC R/C
Stinson Reliant - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Hi Fly Twin Motor Electric R/C
Handley Page HP75 Manx - 49in Scale Electric...
Slow Boy - 34in Electric R/C
Slimer - 39in IC C/L
Pussycat - 12in Rubber F/F
Nieuport 11 Bebe - 48in Scale IC R/C
Jake - 36in IC R/C
Junior V2 - 48in Glider F/F
Humming Cub - 40in IC R/C
Corben Ace - 37in Scale IC R/C
Macchi C202 Folgore - 36in Scale IC R/C
Mini Minx - 24in Rubber F/F
Manito - 52in IC F/F
RESsource - 78in Glider R/C
HFJ-16 - 54in Electric R/C
Spartan Executive - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Citabria Parkflyer - 38in Scale Electric R/C
F-82 Twin Mustang - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Taylorcraft - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Avionavolante - 59in Glider R/C
Lee Richards Annular Monoplane - 33in Scale IC...

...more plans

 
 

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