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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Damselfly - 10093Damselfly
Glider R/C
79in span
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Mite Mare - 10092Mite Mare
14in span
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 Super Skyrocket B - 10091 Super Skyrocket B
20in span
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Firecracker - 10090Firecracker
Scale IC C/L
28in span
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Uproar - 10089Uproar
66in span
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Storm Petrel - 10088Storm Petrel
54in span
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Little Twister - 10087Little Twister
Rubber F/F
19in span
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Lil Sioux - 10086Lil Sioux
Electric R/C
27in span
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Glasaire - 10085Glasaire
Scale IC R/C
71in span
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Roplano - 10084Roplano
Glider F/F
72in span
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Sunshine - 10083Sunshine
Electric R/C
36in span
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Kema 90 - 10082Kema 90
Glider R/C
68in span
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Latest Comments

I have built this lately and flown it a few times now, as a trainer for my first flights in over 50 years. Mine is Enya 19V powered.
PatOD : Basic Trainer : 23/05/2018

Disconnect the fuel line to the needle valve. Back off the compression screw a few turns. Turn the motor over till the piston exhaust ports are closed. With your fuel bottle give the engine a decent prime against the closed exhaust. Flick...
RayF : Baby Ringmaster : 23/05/2018

I know this is not a forum, but was hoping for advice or a contact on your side of the ocean with help. Today one of our club members brought his M.E. 1.5 to the field. Joe has it on a Baby Ringmaster but it has been mishandled and is so...
EdShearer : Baby Ringmaster : 22/05/2018

My Kwik-Stick III - built from Outerzone plans [more pics 005-007]. The span is 46 inches with a Clark Y airfoil and ailerons. The engine is a Thunder Tiger 15GP.
JimScott : Kwik-Stik I : 22/05/2018

I'd like to submit two photos of my Gryfalcon (Plan 10007) that I built in 2010. It was powered by a PAW .033 diesel with throttle and guided with rudder and elevator controls. I built it from the plan included in the Feb '51 FM...
DougWeaver : Gyrfalcon : 22/05/2018

This is the Bellanca Aries that I built last month! [more pics 003-006] I did one modification in the structure of the nose!
EldonMasini : Bellanca Aries : 22/05/2018

Added image of Flying Models cover April 1962, featuring the DH 60 M Gypsy Moth, thanks to theshadow [more pics 004].
Mary : DH Gypsy Moth : 22/05/2018

I've attached 3 photos of my recently completed Scorpion, built for my 11 year old son [more pics 003-005]. It uses a Norvel .049 and is a fun and resilient trainer. I modified it slightly by adding a cheek to reinforce the front end and...
ChrisBayliss : Scorpion : 22/05/2018

Here is my rendition of Clive Smalley's P-47D Thunderbolt from his "Dog Fight Duo" Plan No. 4794 [more pics 003, 004]. Done up in scuffed Monokote with Kevin at the controls.
RayLathrop : P-47D Thunderbolt : 22/05/2018

I guess the plan and the instructions are all there is about the Progo, due to its high degree of prefabrication. IIRC a friend of mine used one of these for his first tentative steps into RC flying and the Progo was docile enough for this...
clouddozer : Progo : 22/05/2018

Built a 28.5" span 40mm EDF version of the John Bell P80 Shooting Star [more pics 003, 004]. The plan was enlarged a bit with some changes to the wing construction/mounting and a 1/32" sheeted fuse, while the fuselage was built using the...
BillGaylord : Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star : 22/05/2018

I thought you might like to have a couple of pictures of my rendition of Stu Richmond's Buzz Bomb [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. It is an easy flier, but was underpowered with the cox Pee-Wee, now flying nicely with a Cox .020 Tee-Dee...
JMP : Buzz Bomb : 22/05/2018

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Latest Site Updates

22/05/2018 : PlanID=10079 : Sledge Hammer by Dick Sarpolus from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=10077 : Wight Maiden by Keith Humber from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=5715 : DH Gypsy Moth by Elmer Nowak from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=4307 : Tempo by Bill Ayers from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=1576 : Roland C.II Wahlfisch by Walt Musciano from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=1279 : Republic P-47N Thunderbolt by RL Schellenbaum from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=4372 : Omega 2 by Richard Miller from American Modeler : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=10073 : Horsa II by J Marsh from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=4658 : Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit review from RCM&E, November 1967, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=5923 : Cessna Skylane 62 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added additional kit review, from RCM&E May 1969, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=4460 : Fokker DVIII from Veron : Update 22/05/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, February 1973, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=3281 : Contender by Dave Platt from Top Flite : Added kit review from RCM&E, February 1972, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=2385 : Stinson Reliant SR-8 from Sterling : Added additional kit review, from RCM&E September 1977, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2018 : PlanID=5611 : P-40 Warhawk by Dave Platt from Top Flite : Added kit review from RCM&E, October 1974, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Damselfly - Mark Evershed - 79in Glider R/C
Mite Mare - Bill Seidler - 14in IC C/L
Super Skyrocket B - Al Lidberg - 20in CO2 F/F
Firecracker - Dick Ealy - 28in Scale IC C/L
Uproar - Chris Olsen - 66in IC R/C
Storm Petrel - Ted Davison - 54in IC R/C
Little Twister - R Dudley - 19in Rubber F/F
Lil Sioux - Bob Aberle - 27in Electric R/C
Glasaire - Ron Sebosky - 71in Scale IC R/C
Roplano - CP Varetto - 72in Glider F/F
Sunshine - John Bowerman - 36in Electric R/C
Kema 90 - Keith Humber - 68in Glider R/C
Wittman Tailwind - Perry Peterson - 20in Scale...
Slow Poke 15 - Craig Golema - 50in IC R/C
Sledge Hammer - Dick Sarpolus - 74in IC R/C
Lil Auk - John Trinder - 30in Rubber F/F
Wight Maiden - Keith Humber - 58in IC R/C
Dart Pup - Emmanuel Fillon - 36in Scale IC F/F
Crescendo 62 - Ron Draper - 62in IC F/F
Bluebird - Andrew Reid - 62in IC R/C
Horsa II - J Marsh - 50in IC F/F
Paul R - Paul Lesueur - 45in Glider F/F
Paul K - Paul Lesueur - 55in Glider F/F
Progo - 51in IC
RE8 - DR Hughes - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
X-51 - J Devavry - 59in Glider F/F
Kiwi A - Lew Mahieu - 48in IC F/F
Wicko Wizard - AJ Groom - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Firefly - EW Evans - 31in Rubber F/F
D.05 - F Langelin - 34in Glider F/F
Virus 123 - Unknown - 44in Glider F/F
Sharkface II - Gordon Counsell - 22in IC R/C
Bell P-39 Airacobra - Ernest J LeClair - 63in...
BM 105 - Marino Bagalini - 50in IC F/F
Deluxe Jr - Dick Ealy - 23in Rubber F/F
Blackburn Shark - 35in Scale Rubber F/F
Vulcan 50 - Mike Whittard - 50in IC R/C
Discoverer - John Ralph - 72in IC Glider R/C
Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter - Ralph Kuenz - 19in...
Siesta - P Gasson - 48in Glider F/F
Rake - Len Ranson - 42in IC F/F
Gull-Wing - Lou Garami - 12in Rubber F/F
Invictarwing International - Al Backstrom -...
North Star - RJ North - 52in Rubber F/F
Voo Doo - Ron Warring - 46in Rubber F/F
Sidewinder - Mike Lee - 45in IC R/C
Banana - Rami Goldstein - 40in IC R/C
Algebra - Sean Bannister - 96in Glider R/C
UMX Tristar EDF - Ian Kunz - 17in Electric R/C
Hysteria 600 - Dick Mathis - 63in IC F/F

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VinPlanDex is is an exhaustive and complete index of every plan that has ever been posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread.

In comparison Outerzone is a slightly random collection of plans in PDF format. Outerzone does not include all the plans posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread. At a guess, only about 80%. Some plans on here are not from that thread. Also, some are direct submissions.

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