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Attached plan article for Anon [suppl. file].
Pit : Spacer : 21/10/2018
The Spacer plan and the Spacer 600 plan are actually quite different. The Spacer is the original 565 Spacer that was published in Model Airplane News in, I believe, 1953. The 600 Spacer plan is a modified version flown by a number of...
SimonBlake_Canada : Spacer : 21/10/2018
Thanks Pit, have updated this listing now.
SteveWMD : Spacer : 21/10/2018
The Taibi Spacer 66 ws is in Model Airplane News - Dec 1954, if someone can help.
Pit : Spacer : 21/10/2018
Needs stabilizer plan.
anon : Spacer : 20/10/2018
I'm not sure how easy it would be to find the article on RCGroups. I didn't find it, I just got sent it, in an email, by someone smarter than me. That's the easy way :)
SteveWMD : Blackbird : 19/10/2018
Attached, a couple of pictures of my brand new SVENSON Delphine [more pics 008-015]. Over 40 years ago, the Delphine was my first model plane. My current Delphine was built using the original plan. I drew most of the parts with a computer...
PeterI : Delphine : 19/10/2018
Steve & EboPete, thanks a lot for your help. However, I still don't know why I couldn't find the whole article on RCGroups, so maybe you can help me to do better in future because I've only just started to use.
Gregg : Blackbird : 19/10/2018
I was very happy to see one of Bob Martin's Talon plans appear on Outerzone just a few days before the maiden of my own Talon [more pics 006-010]. Even if I've built it from a Dynaflite kit, I hope my pictures will be of some interest to...
RaffaelloB : Talon : 19/10/2018
Added some great photos of the Lark, thanks to Walter Kiernan [model photo & more pics 003-006].
Mary : Lark : 19/10/2018
Attached are some photos of my Hungerford Trimotor [modelphoto & more pics 003]. Mine turned out a bit nose-heavy, so I shortened the motor sticks slightly.
WalterKiernan : Hungerford Tri-Motor : 19/10/2018
21/10/2018 : PlanID=10533 : Kastaway by Joe Bridi from Bridi Aircraft Designs : Replaced the ribs file with a clearer line drawing, thanks to SteveBailey.
21/10/2018 : PlanID=669 : Grumman F9F Cougar by WH Paxton from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/10/2018 : PlanID=2217 : 1955 Nordic Winner by Rudolph Lindner : Added article from Model Airplane News, May 1956, thanks to RFJ.
21/10/2018 : PlanID=2099 : Spacer by Sal Taibi from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.
21/10/2018 : PlanID=1767 : Black Magic by Fred Hempsall from Aeromodeller : Added article from Model Aviation Canada, October 2018, Vol 49, No 5, thanks to the author, Dave Surry.
21/10/2018 : PlanID=8051 : Super Whiz Kid by Owen Kampen from RCMplans : Replaced this article with a complete version, thanks to PeterGregory, hlsat.
21/10/2018 : PlanID=5740 : Tempest 370 by Frank Heeb from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2018 : PlanID=1440 : Latécoère 26 by Bill Noonan from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to spitfireflyby.
19/10/2018 : PlanID=2938 : Mox Nix by Dave Kingman from Model Airplane News : Added complete article, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2018 : PlanID=10538 : Piper Comanche by Florian Piorkowski from Model Airplane News : Replaced incomplete article with full article, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2018 : PlanID=2395 : Push-Up by Ray Malmstrom from Model Aircraft : Added 'letter' file, thanks to Gene. This is an extract from AVANZ News no 150, showing a copy of letter from Ray Malstrom sent to then 13 year old Neville Mines, in 1959. The letter including drawings of the crew figures for the Push-up model.
19/10/2018 : PlanID=10521 : Champ Mark IV by Andy Kunz : Replaced this planfile with revised version (Version oz30), also added bill of materials, thanks to AndyKunz. Note this latest version of the planfile shows full details and parts for 3 different wings that can be used on the model, so as a simple 3 channel type, or with ailerons, or with ailerons and flaps.
16/10/2018 : PlanID=6586 : Big Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, June 1976 thanks to RFJ.
16/10/2018 : PlanID=4112 : Wega from Robbe : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, November 1977 thanks to RFJ.
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