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The bill of materials at top near the legend says the model requires balsa sheets in a certain number in 1/16", 3/32" and 3/16" thicknesses. You're right, the vertical tails - and what pretty curves they are! - are not specified...
Miguel : Sugarfoot : 15/10/2019
Beautiful work, there. Many thanks for the photos.
SteveWMD : Scram x 1.3 : 15/10/2019
Hi, a couple of photos of my Scram 1.3, powered by an Enya 80-fc [modelpic and pics 005-009]. An excellent floater, can by flown very slowly. Weight is about 4 kg. Cheers,
Dietmar Langenohl : Scram x 1.3 : 15/10/2019
I can find no mention of the thickness of the fins on this model, has anyone built it or knows of the thickness for these items?
T Hughes : Sugarfoot : 15/10/2019
Powered by Webra 40, 10"x6" prop, Minivox silencer . RC: Graupner Varioprop, two yellow micro 05, two standard linear, grey 2,4 V....
Reinhard Lehmann : Maxi : 14/10/2019
Here are two more photos for plan #oz11584 [more pics 003, 004].
DavidWWood : Shark XV : 14/10/2019
Here are three renditions of the Harpoon stunter [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. The original was covered in neon pink Ultrakote so was labeled "Cotton Candy". Doc Holliday kept the pink theme going. The prettiest one yet is Robin...
Bill Ervin : Harpoon : 14/10/2019
Here come some images of my Eastbourne 1911 built 2014 [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. Some data: span 900mm, weight total with Lipo 2200mAh 2S= 620g, motor Emax 140W, 4 channels. I remember that the fuselage was weak behind the...
OweCarlson_Sweden : Eastbourne Monoplane : 14/10/2019
Here is an ok pic of the original decals for the kit [more pics 004]. Balsa covers part of the sheet but it's obvious what they all look like.
TomD : PAA Master : 14/10/2019
Good afternoon Mary, I hope you had a good holiday. Photos of Pacific Ace (oz863) from your plan [more pics 011-013]. You probably have enough already of this one. Really good flyer and good looking as well.
Thanks . Very best regards,
Trevor : Pacific Ace : 14/10/2019
This plan of the Skylark is, as correctly stated, just an update of the original kit of the early 60s. No twin version plans which is a pity. It was printed on the back side of the plan of the first production run of the kit.
Eduardo : Skylark 56 : 14/10/2019
Hello, this picture [more pics 004] has been taken in May or early June 1975, just after maiden flight! Greetings from Germany,
Reinhard Lehmann : Maxi : 14/10/2019
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15/10/2019 : PlanID=10796 : Fokker Eindecker by Nick Ziroli from Nick Ziroli Models : Added kit review from Flying Models, February 1983, thanks to RFJ.
15/10/2019 : PlanID=2102 : Little Herbie by Merv Robinson from Australian Model Hobbies : Added article, thanks to perttime.
14/10/2019 : PlanID=6900 : Loening C-2 Air Yacht by Thomas L Bulger from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
13/10/2019 : PlanID=4460 : Fokker DVIII from Veron : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, March 1973, thanks to RFJ.
13/10/2019 : PlanID=11186 : Morane Saulnier AI by Peter Rake from Flying Scale Models : Added article from Flying Scale Models, August 2009, thanks to RFJ.
13/10/2019 : PlanID=5214 : Siren C-30 Edelweiss from Robbe : Added kit review from RCM&E, September 1978, thanks to RFJ.
13/10/2019 : PlanID=6295 : Ultra Sport 1000 by Jim Feldmann from RCMplans : Added kit review from Flying Models, July 1994, thanks to RFJ.
13/10/2019 : PlanID=1842 : Skylark 56 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to bobn. Derived from the same raw scan, but this new version is easier to read, much less noise, paper folds, etc after cleanup, also now the finished file is at 400 dpi.
12/10/2019 : PlanID=875 : Fairey Flycatcher by Stanley B Perry from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
12/10/2019 : PlanID=4112 : Wega from Robbe : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Harald.
12/10/2019 : General News : Hi all. Ok, we are back home again now. Please bear with us as we catch up with a week's worth of emails and updates. Steve.
03/10/2019 : General News : Holidays! Things are going to be more quiet around here at Outerzone for the next 10 days or so. Me and Mary are heading off, we are on a trip down south and will probably be back on the Sunday. Please carry on sending in your plans, photos and articles as normal - we'll just queue everything up, and will carry on as usual once we get back. In the meantime, don't expect any timely responses to emails. Thanks for your patience. You all be good now. Steve.
03/10/2019 : PlanID=9845 : Royal Coachman by Don Dewey from Sterling : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, August 1969, thanks to RFJ.
03/10/2019 : PlanID=10988 : Falcon 56 Mk III from Carl Goldberg : Added kit review from Flying Models, April 1994, thanks to RFJ.
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