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Looks like the fuselage formers and wing ribs really are missing. Should not be too difficult to reconstruct, though.
Fynnek : Spitfire : 20/02/2019
The wing shape has been considerably altered, probably in the interest of adding area. Check against documentation; I would call this semi scale at best.
David D : Texan II : 19/02/2019
Hallo, very professional. And the colors beautiful and the combination. He flies very well. Felicitations for a great modelist. Greetings
Erotav : Sirocco : 19/02/2019
Here is the structure of my Sirocco [more pics 004]. A nice rubber band model. I use a small electric motor with 2 small servos and 12 A esc, 2 cells 450 mA lipo.
JulienVermeire : Sirocco : 18/02/2019
Hi friends, I'm sending you a picture of Grumman Bearca,t plan ID oz4959 [more pics 005].
CarlosABGonzalez : Grumman F8F Bearcat : 17/02/2019
Hi Friends, I'm sending you pictures of my last project, the Polikarpov Po-2 plan, ID oz10255, with some modifications in wings and fuselage. Add some more ribs and add ailerons for more scale appearance. Greetings from Bogota Colombia.
CarlosABGonzalez : Polikarpov Po-2 : 17/02/2019
Hello, many thanks for finding the Wasp plan I requested on the wanted list. Best regards
TonyWright : Wasp : 17/02/2019
Hello. Does anyone have the 1/3 plane scanned with the parts pieces?
Fran : Pitts S-2A 60 : 16/02/2019
Please find attached a few photos of my Gipsy, built from the Keil Kraft kit recently relaunched by RIPMAX [more pics 015-019]. It is a very nice kit, the wood choice in mine being quite good and the laser cutting helping building no end....
ArnaldoCorreia : Gypsy : 16/02/2019
Miss Grandin photos [more pics 004-012]. This model, it's a lot of work (more than 300 hrs: aircraft and jig) but this is my passion. I added a special leading gear with my own design. Thanks again for all of your help!
LucDaigneault : Miss Grandin : 16/02/2019
That's a lovely story, Bob ♥ Say hi to Miss/ Mrs Martha from me!
Mary : Miss Martha : 16/02/2019
Hi, Looks wonderful! I remember when they came out in the late 70's ...a dream airplane. Well done. I want to do an electric conversion as well. Next winter!
gapagod : Windfreak : 16/02/2019
20/02/2019 : PlanID=10134 : Gazariator from Sterling : Replaced this plan with a much clearer version, (cleaned and aligned) thanks to TonyP.
20/02/2019 : PlanID=1808 : Achilles by Emil Fresl from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
20/02/2019 : PlanID=9051 : All American by Bill Winter from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
20/02/2019 : PlanID=2230 : Hoosier Hot-Shot by ER Foxworthy from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
20/02/2019 : General News : Just so we all are on the same page. We love to get factual corrections. Especially in cases where we have - ahem, to be honest where I have - done something pretty stupid like, say, spelled the designer's name wrong. We love to get factual corrections like that. It helps us catch typos and errors and make the site better, make the site quicker and easier to search. It's just good to fix stuff, to make things right. So in those cases, please don't take any time to preface your correction with apologies or mentioning being picky, or such. Just tell us what to fix. Many thanks, Steve :)
19/02/2019 : PlanID=10906 : Boy by Alfred Ledertheil from FMT : Added article, thanks to Uwe.
19/02/2019 : PlanID=1439 : Kalinin K-1 by Ted Davis from Unknown : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (on a single sheet), thanks to theshadow.
19/02/2019 : PlanID=7790 : Mini Paagan by Dennis Davis from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/02/2019 : PlanID=2254 : Buhl Bull Pup by Chuck Hollinger from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/02/2019 : PlanID=2191 : Jr Falcon by Carl Goldberg : Replaced this plan with a revised version, thanks to Gene.
17/02/2019 : PlanID=2762 : Saskie by Albert G Ackerman from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
17/02/2019 : PlanID=2152 : Leapa Lena by Frank Ehling from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/02/2019 : PlanID=2687 : Swan Song by Andy Lennon from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/02/2019 : PlanID=675 : Blunderbus by S Cal Smith from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
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