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Latest Plans

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

SABCA S.20 (oz13483) by Emmanuelle Fillon from MRA 1975 grey_line

SABCA S.20 (oz13483)

by Emmanuelle Fillon
from MRA
February 1975 
33in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Pee Wee Pete (oz13482) by Colin Read from Newnes Practical Mechanics 1960 grey_line

Pee Wee Pete (oz13482)

by Colin Read
from Newnes Practical Mechanics
November 1960 
31in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Aerosport Quail (oz13481) by Walt Mooney from Model Builder 1980 grey_line

Aerosport Quail (oz13481)

by Walt Mooney
from Model Builder
March 1980 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
CB 50 (oz13480) from Chalange et Bonnet grey_line

CB 50 (oz13480)

from Chalange et Bonnet
15in span
Jetex F/F

Plan Details
Champ (oz13479) by Harry Williamson from Model Airplane News 1954 grey_line

Champ (oz13479)

by Harry Williamson
from Model Airplane News
November 1954 
34in span
Scale IC F/F

Plan Details
Termica (oz13478) by Shigemi Morimoto from Casa Aerobras grey_line

Termica (oz13478)

by Shigemi Morimoto
from Casa Aerobras
55in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Happy Harry (oz13477) by Lars Giertz grey_line

Happy Harry (oz13477)

by Lars Giertz
45in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Bristol Scout C (oz13476) by Marcel Engelbert from Svenson grey_line

Bristol Scout C (oz13476)

by Marcel Engelbert
from Svenson
49in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (oz13475) by Dudley Prisel 1983 grey_line

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (oz13475)

by Dudley Prisel
January 1983 
23in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Boog (oz13474) by W Lobet from MRA 1949 grey_line

Boog (oz13474)

by W Lobet
from MRA
September 1949 
55in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Mura (oz13473) by Antonin Machacek from Mlady Technik 1949 grey_line

Mura (oz13473)

by Antonin Machacek
from Mlady Technik
1949 
54in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Quader al Quader (oz13472) by Giuseppe Ghisleri from Modellismo grey_line

Quader al Quader (oz13472)

by Giuseppe Ghisleri
from Modellismo
56in span
IC R/C

Plan Details

   

Model Photo Gallery

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Baby Ace (oz3823) from DaveBarber
Baby Ace (oz3823) from DaveBarber
A-10 (oz4819) from RichL
A-10 (oz4819) from RichL
Kaos (oz6251) from DougSmith
Kaos (oz6251) from DougSmith
Gadfly (oz4421) from IgorUrquiza
Gadfly (oz4421) from IgorUrquiza

Latest Comments

Dear Mary & Steve, All the best for the Season! Just finished my version of the Cranwell [pics 006, 007]. A long anticipated build - finally got around to it. A Czech prop and Esaki tissue covering for 53 grams without rubber. A couple of...
Adrian Culf : Cranwell : 08/12/2021

Hi Mary here’s my attempt at keilkraft Soarer Major [pics 005-007], wishing all you guys a safe and happy Xmas, kind regards,
Mark Irwing : Soarer Major : 08/12/2021

Hi Bill. That's not how Outerzone works. See the FAQ. Then see Gentle Lady (oz2359) for the Goldberg kit plan and instructions, as...
SteveWMD : Gentle Lady : 08/12/2021

I did not receive a building instructions for my Gentle Lady Short Kit. Would you please send one to me; a photocopy would be fine and it would immensely help me learn to build one of these kits. Thank you for any help you can give.
Bill Eckles : Gentle Lady : 08/12/2021

Hi Dan, I hope I won't be trespassing on RC Yeager's feelings if I say we're always glad to help..It is even much better when one receives such a gracious thank you as yours is :-) I wish you many happy landings, and if some...
Miguel : Pilatus Porter : 07/12/2021

Hi Gents, Thank you very much for your vision and motivation on the plan! I started the hobby of building just 2 years ago, and have lots to learn (as so I did today!). With you help today I feel more confident and thus more...
Dan : Pilatus Porter : 07/12/2021

Another of my jobs. Two models of the Tiporare [007-014].
William Trujillo Melo : Tiporare : 07/12/2021

Attached are some photos of the Aerosport Quail [main pic, 004, 005]. I built this when the model was first published in Model Builder. I built it so that it could be disassembled using tissue tubes and bamboo dowels, as shown on the plans.
WalterK : Aerosport Quail : 07/12/2021

Hello Dan. As I was about to give you my "2 cents" worth regarding your concerns, I saw and read Miguel's reply. I feel he pretty much nailed it, so I'll just say that I second his opinion.
I'll just add the following; Bernie...
RC Yeager : Pilatus Porter : 07/12/2021

Received from a friend. Photo shows three Quick models [pic 009].
Giuseppe Ghisleri : Quick : 07/12/2021

See build blog at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sh...
pit : XP-3 : 07/12/2021

Hi Dan, if it worked for the designer then it can't be all bad, however, there's no law against modifying a plan if one's not happy with it. I accept that the fuselage backside is potentially weak in torsion, which is an uncommon...
Miguel : Pilatus Porter : 07/12/2021

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Latest Site Updates

08/12/2021 : PlanID=8875 : Alpha by Gerhard Allgaier from Multiplex : Added kit review from RCM&E, January 1978, thanks to RFJ.

07/12/2021 : PlanID=9693 : Yak 25 by Andre Dautin from Aeromodeller Annual : Added article, in French, from MRA March 1953, thanks to Pit. This is the original source of the Yak 25 plan.

07/12/2021 : PlanID=1613 : XP-3 by Ben Shereshaw from Model Builder : Added further article from Modern Mechanix 1938, thanks to Pit. This is well worth a look, includes many further drawings showing construction and assembly details.

06/12/2021 : PlanID=13477 : Happy Harry by Lars Giertz : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version, thanks to rchopper56.

06/12/2021 : PlanID=970 : Convair XF 92 by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.

06/12/2021 : PlanID=6411 : Defender by Fran McElwee from Model Aviation Planbook : Added article from FM April 1948, thanks to JeffGreen.

05/12/2021 : PlanID=9933 : Piel Emeraude by Jerry Van Heeswyk from Scale R/C Modeler : Replaced article with complete version, thanks to JohnLockwood.

04/12/2021 : PlanID=6952 : ASW 15 from Hegi : Added kit review from RCM&E, June 1974, thanks to RFJ.

03/12/2021 : PlanID=797 : Piper Tri-Pacer from Sterling : Added zipfile of 6 fuselage formers in jpg format, thanks to Eduardo.

03/12/2021 : PlanID=13472 : Quader al Quader from Modellismo : Replaced this plan with correct Quader al Quader plan, thanks to Beppe.

02/12/2021 : PlanID=13433 : Navion from Cambria : Added kit review from RCM&E, January 1985, thank to RFJ.

01/12/2021 : PlanID=6958 : Ultimate 120 by Doc Mathews from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a re-scaled version, thanks to balsaworkbench.

01/12/2021 : PlanID=13457 : Monocoupe 110 Special Clip Wing by Vern Clements : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version, thanks to Erik.

01/12/2021 : PlanID=6114 : Messerschmitt bf-109E by MN Isermann from Iron Kreuz Model Plans : Added revised version in vectorPDF format, thanks to fsgilbert, who pointed out this (later?) version on HPA as posted by balsabug.

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Latest Plans text listing

SABCA S.20 - 33in Scale Rubber F/F
Pee Wee Pete - 31in IC F/F
Aerosport Quail - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale...
CB 50 - 15in Jetex F/F
Champ - 34in Scale IC F/F
Termica - 55in Glider F/F
Happy Harry - Lars Giertz - 45in IC R/C
Bristol Scout C - 49in Scale IC R/C
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Boog - 55in Glider F/F
Mura - V Machacek - 54in IC F/F
Quader al Quader - 56in IC R/C
Jodel D.150 - 72in IC R/C
RM-12 - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Sweet Pea - Dennis Adamisin - 56in IC C/L
Planeur Jean Fregnac No.12 - 58in Glider F/F
Super Sohaj - 78in Glider F/F
Velie Monocoupe - 46in Scale Electric R/C
Ramphor - Heinz Eder Glider R/C
Venom III Electric R/C
LWD Szpak 4A - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Pilatus PC6 - Olivier Moquereau - 169in Scale...
Tatiana - 52in Glider R/C
Shoodl - George Messetler - 75in IC R/C
Toad - RC Bees - 50in IC R/C
Corker - Alan Wooster - 60in IC R/C
Monocoupe 110 Special Clip Wing - Vern Clements...
Miss Simplicity - Henry Gordon - 15in Rubber...
Masterplane - Bob Copland - 48in Rubber F/F
Jiffy Jet - Dick Struhl - 26in Jetex F/F
Illusion - Andy Nicholls - 70in IC R/C
Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1 - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Apache - 44in IC Electric R/C
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter - Ralf Dvorak - 23in...
Jyge - Jean Guillemard - 39in Glider F/F
1939 Moffett Trophy Winner - Ed Naudzius Rubber...
Ultra Stick LW - Jim Feldmann - 76in IC R/C
Broadside - Jim Woodside - 25in IC C/L
P-51D Mustang B1 - Sergio Daeuble - 41in Scale...
Onofri D110 - 70in Glider F/F
Sprightly Sparrow - Dick Ealy - 20in IC C/L
Negotiator - George Jennings - 54in IC R/C
Aero Commander - Jim Moynihan - 55in Scale IC...
Fouga Cyclope - Dick Struhl - 33in Scale Jetex...
Olympic II Electric - John Torrance - 100in...
Kraka - Will G Aaneby - 35in Rubber F/F
Quick - Giuseppe Ghisleri - 56in IC R/C
Nakajima Ki 43 Oscar - Brian Thorn - 48in Scale...
Le Mioche - Jaques Gaurat - 58in Electric R/C
Yokosuka D4Y Judy - Bob Taylor - 90in Scale IC...

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