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Latest Plans

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

Square Trainer (oz12628) by George Wilson from Model Builder 1986 grey_line

Square Trainer (oz12628)

by George Wilson
from Model Builder
February 1986 
72in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Morane-Saulnier Racer (oz12627) by Walt Mooney from Model Builder 1977 grey_line

Morane-Saulnier Racer (oz12627)

by Walt Mooney
from Model Builder
July 1977 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Kloud Queen (oz12626) by Mickey deAngelis 1938 grey_line

Kloud Queen (oz12626)

by Mickey deAngelis
1938 
72in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Fletcher FD-25 (oz12625) by Giuseppe Ghisleri 2014 grey_line

Fletcher FD-25 (oz12625)

by Giuseppe Ghisleri
2014 
94in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Three Profile Peanuts (oz12624) by Curtiss Mooney from Model Builder 1972 grey_line

Three Profile Peanuts (oz12624)

by Curtiss Mooney
from Model Builder
June 1972 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Strato Streak (oz12623) by Dick Johnson from Model Builder 1993 grey_line

Strato Streak (oz12623)

by Dick Johnson
from Model Builder
November 1993 
25in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Kraft Super Fli (oz12622) by Jerry Nelson from RC Sportsman 1979 grey_line

Kraft Super Fli (oz12622)

by Jerry Nelson
from RC Sportsman
January 1979 
54in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Laser 200A (oz12621) by Piotr Zawada from Model Builder 1987 grey_line

Laser 200A (oz12621)

by Piotr Zawada
from Model Builder
April 1987 
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Manneater (oz12620) by Phil Greeno from RCME 1973 grey_line

Manneater (oz12620)

by Phil Greeno
from RCME
March 1973 
52in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Voyager (oz12619) by Piotr Zawada from Model Builder 1986 grey_line

Voyager (oz12619)

by Piotr Zawada
from Model Builder
February 1986 
61in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Lil Flapper (oz12618) by Hal Cover from Model Builder 1973 grey_line

Lil Flapper (oz12618)

by Hal Cover
from Model Builder
March 1973 
9in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
American Eagle Eaglet (oz12617) by Tom Laurie from Model Builder 1976 grey_line

American Eagle Eaglet (oz12617)

by Tom Laurie
from Model Builder
February 1976 
48in span
Scale Rubber Electric F/F

Plan Details

   

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Jubilee (oz9669) from PeteS
Jubilee (oz9669) from PeteS
Veronite No 3 (oz6956) from TrevorT
Veronite No 3 (oz6956) from TrevorT
Veronite No 3 (oz6956) from TrevorT
Veronite No 3 (oz6956) from TrevorT
Veronite No 3 (oz6956) from TrevorT
Veronite No 3 (oz6956) from TrevorT

Latest Comments

Hi, here are some pictures of my Midwest Zero [pics 005-007]. It's not in military colors but it does show the unique Zero airplane shape. Regards,
Reg Liebrecht : Zero : 25/11/2020

Here's a tribute to the brainchild of Sir Sydney Camm... his venerable Hawker Hurricane, constructed from the 1941 Comet Models 16" wingspan plan [main pic, 003-007]. The Hurricane needs no further history than to once again declare...
Neal Green : Hawker Hurricane : 25/11/2020

Hello, Nearly 20 years ago I built a Lackey "Zenith" and I see that you do not have any modern pictures of the model. These may be of interest to your site [main pic, 006-009]. The engine is my own copy of the "Little Dynamite" ignition...
Ken Croft : Zenith : 25/11/2020

Good day. Your site is very nice, I downloaded several plans and I built them. Here a photo of the Aristokrat model of U control [pic 003]. Greetings,
Gustavo : Aristokrat : 25/11/2020

Nice job, Mahesh. I like the color scheme.
JimHales : Butterfly : 24/11/2020

Hi Mary, Hope you are well. Here's some photos of my Veron Wagtail, designed by Phil Smith, that I constructed from your plans [pics 005-007]. Here's hoping that I can get to fly this at Old Warden next year. Regards,
LenBridge : Wagtail : 24/11/2020

My Hand build Butterfly [pic 005]. This is 100% build by my hand. I'm from Sri Lanka. Outerzone lot of plans I completed I like to send their pictures ...
Thanks, Regards,
Mahesh : Butterfly : 24/11/2020

Hi, I've built TWO models from your plans, AA1950 mm. They fly superb. Here in landing approach [pics 005,006]. This one is the plan: Macchi 202 (oz6255) by Dennis Bryant from RCMplans (ref: 221)...
Angelo : Macchi 202 : 24/11/2020

Two pics of my Pacer model [009,010].
Avi : Pacer : 24/11/2020

The dates are correct on the plan. This was designed by my mother and father then sold to William Hannon. I've asked my father several times over the years. I just recently (July 2020) had 3 laser cut short kits...
shf : Sperry Monoplane : 24/11/2020

Hi Steve and Mary, The fuselage length works out as 18 inches [main pic, 003,004]. I reinforced the bottom of the fuselage with 3x1mm carbon and the leading edge of the wing with 0.06mm Spiderwire. To get the curved aerofoil, I soaked the...
Chris Pinn : Indora : 23/11/2020

The first photo [pic 003] shows my original Sir Jasper built from Aeromodeller full size plans (on brown paper - remember?) when they were first published in 1970. Power was a Cox Babe Bee .049 and the wing was covered with silk. The R/C...
ChrisMoes : Sir Jasper : 23/11/2020

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Latest Site Updates

25/11/2020 : PlanID=10212 : Seamaster 40 by Ken Willard from Ace RC : Added formers at fullsize. Note this sheet has been scaled up from the very small parts ID sheet, and as such must be used with caution. I will leave this listing tagged as 'formers unchecked' while a better version comes along. Steve.

25/11/2020 : PlanID=10212 : Seamaster 40 by Ken Willard from Ace RC : Added die-cut parts ID sheet, also tracing of landing gear wire pack, thanks to DonShugard.

23/11/2020 : PlanID=5125 : Pitts S-1S by Jerry Nelson from Model Airplane News : Added dxf CAD zipfile, thanks to PeterRausch. Note this also includes a decals file.

22/11/2020 : PlanID=9880 : Doublet by Dennis Tapsfield from RCME : Added (further) article from MAN, October 1973, thanks to RFJ.

21/11/2020 : PlanID=305 : Seamaster Sport 40 by Ken Willard from Model Aviation : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

20/11/2020 : PlanID=12599 : Flying License Plate by Berkeley McCollum from Model Builder : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.

20/11/2020 : PlanID=6285 : MiG-3 by Panko Musyk from Roamin Research : Added kit instructions, thanks to TR.

19/11/2020 : PlanID=5454 : Wizard from Sterling : Added kit review from American Modeler, May 1960, thanks to RFJ.

18/11/2020 : PlanID=6603 : Ace 2T by Ron Jacobsen from Ace RC : Added article from American Aircraft Modeler, March 1972, thanks to RFJ.

17/11/2020 : PlanID=5462 : Mach One by Norm Page from Model Airplane News : Added kit review from MAN, July 1973, thanks to RFJ.

16/11/2020 : PlanID=6497 : Dart Cart III by Bill Warner from RCMplans : Added kit review from MAN, October 1974, thanks to RFJ.

14/11/2020 : PlanID=4180 : Citabria by Stan Wilson from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.

13/11/2020 : PlanID=2675 : Woodys Wagon by Woody Blanchard from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, also now includes printwood, thanks to theshadow.

13/11/2020 : PlanID=8798 : Snyder-McReady Baby Bomber by Joe Johnson from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

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Latest Plans text listing

Square Trainer - George Wilson - 72in IC R/C
Morane-Saulnier Racer - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Kloud Queen - Mickey deAngelis - 72in IC F/F
Fletcher FD-25 - Giuseppe Ghisleri - 94in Scale...
Three Profile Peanuts - Curtiss Mooney - 13in...
Strato Streak - Dick Johnson - 25in IC F/F
Kraft Super Fli - Jerry Nelson - 54in Scale IC...
Laser 200A - Piotr Zawada Scale IC C/L
Manneater - Phil Greeno - 52in IC R/C
Voyager - Piotr Zawada - 61in IC C/L
Lil Flapper - Hal Cover - 9in Rubber F/F
American Eagle Eaglet - Tom Laurie - 48in Scale...
Rajka - Radoslav Cizek - 29in Rubber F/F
Sopwith Pup - John Blair - 13in Scale Rubber...
Control Line Model - Vic Smeed - 18in IC C/L
Wakefield 71-7 - Bob White - 55in Rubber F/F
SE5a - Fred Angel - 22in Scale IC F/F
Spatman - 40in IC R/C
Bede BD-5 - Fred Reese - 34in Scale IC R/C
Monocoupe 110 Special - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Arrow Sport - 12in Scale Rubber F/F
Moskito - Jack Headley - 12in CO2 F/F
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - Walt Musciano - 21in...
Ford Flivver - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Spectral - Andy McAfee - 57in Glider R/C
Supermarine S-5 - Jack Lynn Bale - 20in Scale...
Bud Nosen Trainer - Bud Nosen - 102in IC R/C
Monocoupe 110 Special - Butch Hadland - 13in...
Spruce Goose - Allen Lawton - 36in Scale Rubber...
Flying License Plate - Berkeley McCollum - 12in...
Pleaser - Stan Wilson - 46in Electric R/C
ITCCC Formula Glider - Bob Duffield - 12in...
Vought XF4U-1 Corsair - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Razorblade - Tim Farr - 42in IC R/C
Aqua Angle - Harold Stevenson - 25in IC C/L
A IHLG - Bob Larsh - 15in Glider F/F
Grumman Gulfhawk - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
AT-6 Texan - Joe Bridi - 68in Scale IC R/C
Martin Mauler - Walt Musciano - 18in Scale IC...
English Electric Wren - John Walker - 36in...
Junkers Ju87 Stuka - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Excess Too - Ed Lidgard - 12in CO2 C/L
Broussard MH-1521 - Steve Gardner - 13in Scale...
Fokker DVIII - Bob Dunn - 100in Scale IC R/C
DH Hornet Moth - 12in Scale Rubber F/F
Morane Saulnier AV - RF Hale - 13in Scale...
Pitts Special - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Zephir - Georg Friedrich - 80in Glider R/C
Bellanca Pacemaker - Walt Musciano - 33in Scale...
Super Wasp - 22in Rubber F/F

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