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Hi , I found the quarantine days a good opportunity to make a model I always loved. These are the pics of my Dupli (Supra) Star I made from this plan [model photo & more pics 003-009]. I also have approximately 250 images of building from...
EhsanMorshedi_Iran : Dupli-Star : 25/05/2020
Some pics of the great Lanzo Bomber! [more pics 003,004]
Alex : Lanzo Bomber : 25/05/2020
Added two photos of the finished model, thanks to Alex.
Mary : Ultimate Biplane : 25/05/2020
Yep. That's a handy shortcut too. Of course your mileage will vary depending on what software/plugin you use open PDF files, of course. And what kind of device/PC/MAC/mobile etc, you are using. But yes, for me, on PC with Reader DC, that...
SteveWMD : Elmira : 25/05/2020
Quicker way is when you've opened the link and see the PDF, move mouse curser to bottom LH corner of plan and the frame size pops up. In this case 51 x 30 rounded up.
Circlip : Elmira : 25/05/2020
It would be useful to know the full size plan sheet dimensions are.
Joe : Elmira : 24/05/2020
A fine drawing from someone who knows his mettle, and a fine design from someone who knows how his model engineering :-)
If one wants to avoid gray printing it's easy to convert all colours to black, print away and then...
Miguel : Spitfire Mk IX : 24/05/2020
Here's a classic aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation, Lockheed's Vega, as flown by the great Roscoe Turner at the Cleveland National Air Races in 1929 [main pic, 003-007]. Model was constructed from the 16 " wingspan plan by Comet...
Neal Green : Winnie Mae : 24/05/2020
There have been many modifications and many versions of the Bird of Time. This one is mine [pic 018]. It is built from the orginal plan, increased to 147 inches. It flys exactly like the original.
Dale Denton : Bird of Time : 24/05/2020
Hi Mary and Steve I share with you my little rubber powered Piper Pacer plan oz2034 [pics 006,007]. I hope enjoy this beautiful plane.
Greetings from Colombia,
Carlos Alfonso : Piper Pacer : 24/05/2020
Hi, Attached are a couple of pics [008,009] of a Jensen Das Ugly Stik I built from plans downloaded from your site. With the pandemic keeping me at home I got back to something I haven’t done in quite a while, actually build a model. This...
Anthony Frackowiak : Das Ugly Stik : 24/05/2020
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22/05/2020 : PlanID=9015 : Grand Esprit from Airtronics : Replaced the PDFvector and CAD files (with revised versions) thanks to AlanSinclair.
22/05/2020 : PlanID=9648 : Mirage 550 by Dave Patrick from Carl Goldberg : Added kit review from Model Builder September 1989, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2020 : PlanID=8478 : Telesport by Ted Davey from Hobby Lobby : Added kit review from Model Builder November 1993, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2020 : PlanID=3835 : B-25 Mitchell from Royal Marutaka : Added kit review from MAN September 1986, thanks to RFJ.
21/05/2020 : PlanID=12201 : Hawker Hind by Robert Darlow : Added CAD zipfile with DXF version of the plan, thanks to Miguel.
21/05/2020 : PlanID=4851 : Easy Answer by John Lupperger from Global : Added kit review from Model Builder, July 1994, thanks to RFJ.
21/05/2020 : PlanID=6328 : Playboy by Bob Sliff from Leisure : Added kit review from Model Airplane News, June 1983, thanks to RFJ.
21/05/2020 : PlanID=10312 : Spirit 100 by Paul Carlson from Great Planes : Added kit review from Model Builder, October 1982, thanks to RFJ.
21/05/2020 : PlanID=10070 : Progo from Robbe : Added kit review from Radio Modeller April 1982, thanks to RFJ.
20/05/2020 : PlanID=5490 : Snapper by Harold Reinhardt from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/05/2020 : PlanID=9116 : Swan by Jim Baguley from Mercury : Added 'article', thanks to DavidHolland.
19/05/2020 : PlanID=6187 : Porterfield Collegiate by Robert Boucher from RCMplans : Added kit review from Model Builder October 1989, thanks to RFJ.
19/05/2020 : PlanID=10506 : Parat from Robbe : Added kit review from RCME March 1980, thanks to RFJ.
19/05/2020 : PlanID=11039 : Elder 40 by Ernest Leclair from Top Flite : Added kit review from MAN August 1984, thanks to RFJ.
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