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Here is a picture of my Ebenezer [model photo]. Cox Pee Wee .020 for power.
WalterK : Ebenezer : 22/01/2018
Added great model photo, thanks to WalterK.
Mary : Brooklyn Dodger 32 : 22/01/2018
I have seen this design in an old book of Soviet aircraft. It was an airbrushed artist's impression of what was purported to be a Russian interceptor. I've long since forgotten what book this was, but it was typical of those produced in...
SB : Yak 25 : 22/01/2018
You're right. Just checked, will re-scale this one asap. Googling the box art shows a quote of 22-5/16in wingspan.
SteveWMD : Velie Monocoupe : 22/01/2018
The TE, according to the plans should be .25", but is showing closer to .39". I'm guessing this should be a 22" wing span, not 32".
Tri-pacer : Velie Monocoupe : 22/01/2018
Regarding the discussion about plan number 9693 Yak-25/ Ta-183, in the early to mid '50s the aviation media touted airbrushed "photos" as the latest from the Soviet Union, the new Yak-25. As later years brought more WW2 data, it was...
EdShearer : Yak 25 : 22/01/2018
Does anyone have a copy of this plan that wasn't scanned at an angle? Thanks!
AdamJ : Curtiss F11C-4 : 22/01/2018
I know. That's what I said under "about this plan" :)
SteveWMD : Yak 25 : 21/01/2018
Look up the Yak-25. It's not this plane.
anon : Yak 25 : 21/01/2018
Here is Angelo Ghezzi with his model in the 1st engined model competition in Italy - Florence, August 1943 [model photo].
Pit : Ghezzi : 19/01/2018
Hi, I googled and could not find a Yak-25 but I found a Focke Wulf TA-183. Maybe rename to Yak-25/ta-183 see also
Added nice image of the Ringmaster S-1, thanks to Russell Christensen [more pics 013].
Mary : Ringmaster S-1 : 19/01/2018
22/01/2018 : PlanID=405 : Velie Monocoupe by Herb Clukey from Flyline : Resized this plan to correct scale at wingspan of 22-5/16in, thanks to tri-pacer.
19/01/2018 : PlanID=9687 : Zeus by K Coman from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
19/01/2018 : PlanID=5054 : Impuls by E Kreulen : Added parts drawing thanks to Dries and Histone. Note this is *not to scale* and serves only as a rough sketch of the parts involved. Best to check everything (twice) before cutting.
17/01/2018 : PlanID=3440 : Petrol Duration Model by Ray Monks from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.
17/01/2018 : PlanID=9684 : Unlimited by Ron Smith from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.
17/01/2018 : PlanID=9684 : Unlimited by Ron Smith from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hogal & RFJ.
17/01/2018 : PlanID=9683 : Two Cents Plain by Dave Linstrum from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
16/01/2018 : PlanID=3047 : Bojo by Henry Nelson from Air Trails : Added article pages, also an alternative plan scan, thanks to hlsat.
15/01/2018 : PlanID=3386 : Tandem Bomber by Bill Eckmeier from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
14/01/2018 : PlanID=2138 : Jezebel by Henry Bourgeois from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to DPlumpe.
14/01/2018 : PlanID=3568 : Holy Mackerel by Kenneth Pruitt from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
14/01/2018 : PlanID=2695 : Push Rod by Paul Palanek from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
14/01/2018 : PlanID=806 : Kestrel by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), thanks to rchopper56.
14/01/2018 : PlanID=9504 : Sea Hawk by Chuck Hollinger from Air Trails : Added article, including original plan, thanks to hlsat.
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