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Latest Plans

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

Vagabond 40 (oz13828) by Joe Bridi from Bridi Aircraft Design grey_line

Vagabond 40 (oz13828)

by Joe Bridi
from Bridi Aircraft Design
56in span
IC R/C

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Sentosa 1500 (oz13827) by Tom Takamatsu from OK Model Pilot grey_line

Sentosa 1500 (oz13827)

by Tom Takamatsu
from OK Model Pilot
60in span
Electric Glider R/C

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Pert (oz13826) by Alan Wooster 2006 grey_line

Pert (oz13826)

by Alan Wooster
2006 
36in span
IC R/C

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Tora II (oz13825) by Georg Friedrich from FMT grey_line

Tora II (oz13825)

by Georg Friedrich
from FMT
116in span
IC R/C

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ABC Robin (oz13824) by Roly Huebsch 2014 grey_line

ABC Robin (oz13824)

by Roly Huebsch
2014 
25in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Trixie (oz13823) by Mike Keay from RCME 1999 grey_line

Trixie (oz13823)

by Mike Keay
from RCME
December 1999 
40in span
IC R/C

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Orion (oz13822) by Ed Kazmirski from Top Flite 1960 grey_line

Orion (oz13822)

by Ed Kazmirski
from Top Flite
1960 
68in span
IC R/C

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Raketoplan (oz13821) by Stefan Erbacher from FMT 1975 grey_line

Raketoplan (oz13821)

by Stefan Erbacher
from FMT
1975 
16in span
Jetex F/F

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Dornier Do 23 (oz13820) by Don Srull from Model Airplane News 1978 grey_line

Dornier Do 23 (oz13820)

by Don Srull
from Model Airplane News
August 1978 
84in span
Scale IC R/C

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Spitfire (oz13819) from Joe Ott 1940 grey_line

Spitfire (oz13819)

from Joe Ott
1940 
45in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Skip Jack (oz13818) by Paul Hook grey_line

Skip Jack (oz13818)

by Paul Hook
52in span
IC R/C

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Super Fli (oz13817) by Keith Humber from RC Model World 2003 grey_line

Super Fli (oz13817)

by Keith Humber
from RC Model World
July 2003 
44in span
Scale IC R/C

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Super Tiger (oz5620) from OlafP
Super Tiger (oz5620) from OlafP
T-45 (oz7227) from OlafP
T-45 (oz7227) from OlafP
Jonny (oz4211) from OlafP
Jonny (oz4211) from OlafP
Starlet (oz4490) from OlafP
Starlet (oz4490) from OlafP

Latest Comments

Hello Bernhard, Thank you very much for that detailed information, it will be most helpful. Regards,
Graham : Fliegender Teppich : 16/05/2022

Your Se5 looks great. I also built this model and used a Saito 72. I fiberglassed and painted and doped it. I even painted the roundals. Do you have any completed pictures to add?
I will add pictures of mine after I finish more...
Dan : SE-5 : 15/05/2022

Alex, I'd go with what the plan specifies, 1/16 x 1/8, and only go with larger stock, 3/32 or even 1/8 if your wood was particularly light or weak. Or substitute bass for one or more spars, the middle top and bottom ones perhaps? The...
Bill H : Bleriot XI : 15/05/2022

Are the wing spars supposed to be 1/8" square, as opposed to the plan specification of 1/16" by 1/8"? The notches in the ribs are 1/8" square. The tail spars are also shown as 1/16" by 1/8", but the notches in the tail ribs are in fact...
Alex : Bleriot XI : 15/05/2022

Hi Outerzone. I completed a Lobbit from your plans last month and what a fun slope soarer it is. It isn't a floater by any means, but with the right wind it is a nimble aerobatic joy with a very nice rudder response. It is also quite an...
Paul Roth : Lobbit : 15/05/2022

Hello Hello, nothing easier than that. As I said, it is a model that has emerged from the original Simprop kit from the 1970s. The current takeoff weight is about 1.6 kg. The fuselage, or rather the wing, is built from a wooden frame...
Bernhard Dittmann : Fliegender Teppich : 15/05/2022

Thanks Martin Kolm!! Very encouraged by your review and pics of this design. I'm currently halfway through building this one, after completing the original 1/2a Joystick from the plans on this website. After reading your comments, I...
Nick Ward : Super Duper Joy Stick : 15/05/2022

Hello Mary & Steve, This looks like a lot of fun and I wonder if Bernhard would like to post details of his electric set up and the total weight of the model. I downloaded the plan last Friday. Regards,
Graham : Fliegender Teppich : 15/05/2022

Is this cuteness on wings or what?
Miguel : Trixie : 14/05/2022

Print errors: I've had print problems with various files, usually my fault but not always. I once mistakenly printed a plan at 122% because I wasn't paying attention, then wondered why the balsa sticks didn't fit. But a more...
Doug Smith : Das Ugly Stik : 14/05/2022

Fair point. Ok, have changed this now to Saab Viggen. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Saab Viggen : 14/05/2022

This plan is not detected in a simple search for ‘Saab’. Perhaps the name could be changed from just ‘Viggen’ to ‘Saab Viggen’. I’ll be taking a little 1/16 and 1/8 balsa with me to England next month, to build and fly this model with my 5...
K K Iyer : Saab Viggen : 14/05/2022

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Latest Site Updates

15/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Added kit review from Flying Models, May 1961, thanks to RFJ.

14/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Added decal pdf, thanks to JeffGreen.

13/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Have moved the Top Flite Orion manual across to this listing. Previously it was a supplement to the MAN plan at Orion (oz927)

12/05/2022 : PlanID=13820 : Dornier Do 23 from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

12/05/2022 : PlanID=8485 : Slow Poke 40 by Rob Talbot-Jones, MikeCross from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM, March 2001, thanks to RFJ.

11/05/2022 : PlanID=5932 : Double Feature by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Fixed the scaling on this plan now, thanks to Chris. Correct wingspan is 39 in.

10/05/2022 : PlanID=11164 : Poncelet Vivette by Van Hereford from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.

09/05/2022 : PlanID=7466 : Half A Delta by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to Ray.

05/05/2022 : PlanID=7668 : Jolly from Graupner : Added Jolly kit instructions sheet, thanks to Martin Huebner.

04/05/2022 : PlanID=10827 : Cap 232 by Mike Cross from Great Planes : Added kit review from R/C Model World, September 1999, thanks to RFJ.

03/05/2022 : PlanID=4247 : Der Kleine Uhu from Graupner : Added instructions sheet (full build text in 4 languages, also inc materials list) thanks to Martin Huebner.

29/04/2022 : PlanID=13611 : Miss Behaving II from FMT : Have changed the scaling on this plan to print at fullsize of 68 in wingspan. The previous file was 2/3 scale.

28/04/2022 : PlanID=12830 : Y-Not by Randy Randolph from Model Airplane News : Added vector parts zipfile (dxf and cdr files) thanks to Matt Foley.

28/04/2022 : PlanID=7379 : Sea King by L Ellis from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Brian Cox.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Vagabond 40 - 56in IC R/C
Sentosa 1500 - 60in Electric Glider R/C
Pert - 36in IC R/C
Tora II - 116in IC R/C
ABC Robin - 25in Scale Electric R/C
Trixie - 40in IC R/C
Orion - 68in IC R/C
Raketoplan - 16in Jetex F/F
Dornier Do 23 - 84in Scale IC R/C
Spitfire - 45in Scale Rubber F/F
Skip Jack - 52in IC R/C
Super Fli - 44in Scale IC R/C
Mystique - 58in IC R/C
Airborne - 84in IC R/C
Fokker EIII - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Zlin Akrobat - 42in Scale IC C/L
Sopwith Camel - 14in Scale Rubber F/F
Ellipse 2a - 33in IC R/C
Saab Viggen Scale IC F/F
Shavrov SH-2 - 60in Scale IC R/C
3DP Mini - 34in IC R/C
Easy Wing - 49in Glider R/C
Speed RS - 49in IC R/C
Quasimodo - 48in IC R/C
Bowlus Baby Albatross - 122in Scale Glider R/C
Douglas C-124 Globemaster - 82in Scale IC C/L
Filey Flier Mk2 - 48in Electric R/C
Chilli Breeze - 48in IC R/C
Pumukl - 98in Glider R/C
Grumman J2F-6 Duck - 58in Scale IC R/C
Stinson L-5 - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Fieseler F5 - 79in Scale IC R/C
Lockheed XFV-1 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Pesquito - 79in Glider F/F
Northrop B2 Stealth Bomber - 96in Scale...
Sierra - 60in IC R/C
UFO - 18in IC F/F
Fli-Wing - 17in Rubber F/F
Double Dutch - 38in Electric R/C
Sparey Diesel - 5 cc Engine Diesel
Stinger II - 38in IC R/C
Miles M-20 - 41in Scale IC R/C
Spirit of 74 - 44in IC R/C
Concorde - 12in Scale Jetex F/F
DH82A Tiger Moth - 71in Scale IC R/C
Wurfgleiter - 9in Glider F/F
Nieuport 17 - 14in Scale Rubber F/F
Edwards Radial 5 - 3.4 cu in Engine Glow
Quax - 59in IC R/C
Fourstar 804H - 60in IC R/C

...more plans

 
 

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