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I thought you might like another photo of the KK Falcon [pic 006]. 0.52 Four stroke in it. Futaba Fasst 2.4g. Flies beautifully.
Ian Easton : Falcon : 20/10/2020
in 1991 me and a friend made two of this. Mine was 2 channel rudder and elevator only, engined with a sturdy Mars 2,5cc Russian diesel. After many flight, due to a radio failure, it didn't recover from an high altitude spiral dive....
pit : JAM Trainer : 20/10/2020
For anyone interested in the process of stitching and cleaning that goes into these old plans, here at Outerzone, to get them into better shape for posting online, I started a thread on RCGroups (using this scan of the Humbrol Mistral as...
SteveWMD : Mistral : 20/10/2020
I'm flying my 60 year old Black Tiger today on 60 foot lines after 55 years. I have a O. S. 40 powering it today. I built and flew it with a K&B .35 when I was 17 years old. Got into RC and back into CL about 2 years
Jeral Godfrey : Black Tiger : 19/10/2020
I've seen some terrific finishes here, but this puts many in the shade!
Miguel : Douglas DC-3 : 19/10/2020
After all the help from those great guys out there I finally finished my 1/12th scale Paris White DC3. Here are some pictures if you want to add them to the DC3 page [pics 007-010]. Kind regards,
Geoffrey Hall : Douglas DC-3 : 19/10/2020
The problem is at your end, Gary. Try again.
SteveWMD : Extra 300S 60 : 18/10/2020
Gary : Extra 300S 60 : 18/10/2020
What stunning photos! I built a Queen bee 25 years ago, single channel powered by an ED bee, and seeing those photographs I've decided to build another with an ED BEE mk 2.
Mark Pedwell : Queen Bee : 17/10/2020
Hi guys, I wonder if you could add to the plan oz6143, some of the attached photos of my old RCM Sportster, built in 1973 and still flying [pics 009-012]. Thanks for your wonderful database. Best regards,
Sergio Piraino : RCM Sportster : 17/10/2020
A great little flyer and simple to build [pic 004].
Colin Miller : Perky : 17/10/2020
It is nit-picking, but the original Thermalist was 137 ins
Charles : Mini Thermalist : 17/10/2020
Latest Site Updates
20/10/2020 : PlanID=21 : RC Nobler by Ed Sweeney from American Aircraft Modeler : Added kit review from MAN, February 1971, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=5958 : Strikemaster by Jim Newman from RCMplans : Added review from Flying Models, March 1975, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=2151 : Gloster Gamecock by PE Norman from Aeromodeller : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=4539 : Electra by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Added a 2-colour vector BW version of the plan file, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=3902 : English Electric Wren by Peter Wyatt from Aeromodeller : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=12099 : Percival Mew Gull by Colin Usher : Added CAD format dxf file, thanks to Gene.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=2022 : Bristol Bulldog by PJ Allnutt from Aeromodeller : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=2083 : El Tigre de Jalisco from Casa Vega, Mexico City : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=8327 : Borderline by John O'Donnell from Aeromodeller : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=1027 : Aquarius by WB Heginbotham from Aeromodeller : Added a 2-colour vector BW version of the plan file, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=870 : Clubman by BG Gunther from Aeromodeller : Added a 2-colour vector BW version of the planb file, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=1984 : Bumblebug by Les Howell from Aeromodeller : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=1962 : Binkie by W McCormack from Aeromodeller : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
19/10/2020 : PlanID=8408 : Boeing P-26A by PMH Lewis from Model Aircraft : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
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Jr Sky Squire - R Jess Krieser - 48in IC R/C
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Torc - George Clapp - 74in IC R/C
SE5 - Stephen Mettam - 29in Scale Electric R/C
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