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Latest Plans

Here are the 12 newest plan uploads. For more, see the Browse Plans pages

Caproni CH.1 (oz14014) by Bill Winter from Model Airplane News 1936 grey_line

Caproni CH.1 (oz14014)

by Bill Winter
from Model Airplane News
August 1936 
24in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Winterhawk (oz14013) by Bill Evans from Model Aviation 1978 grey_line

Winterhawk (oz14013)

by Bill Evans
from Model Aviation
May 1978 
99in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Baby Wing (oz14012) by Roger Lauron from Precisia 1973 grey_line

Baby Wing (oz14012)

by Roger Lauron
from Precisia
November 1973 
23in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Swan (oz14011) by AW Guill from American Modeler 1966 grey_line

Swan (oz14011)

by AW Guill
from American Modeler
January 1966 
18in span
Jetex F/F

Plan Details
La 11 (oz14010) by Allan Schanzle from MaxFax 1987 grey_line

La 11 (oz14010)

by Allan Schanzle
from MaxFax
May 1987 
27in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Baby Zagi (oz14009) by Chuck Armbrust grey_line

Baby Zagi (oz14009)

by Chuck Armbrust
33in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Whirlaway (oz14008) by Al Pardocchi from Air Trails 1944 grey_line

Whirlaway (oz14008)

by Al Pardocchi
from Air Trails
May 1944 
35in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Anniversary Cub (oz14007) by Warren Kronberger from Carl Goldberg 1985 grey_line

Anniversary Cub (oz14007)

by Warren Kronberger
from Carl Goldberg
1985 
76in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Back Bay Bellanka (oz14006) by Walt Mooney grey_line

Back Bay Bellanka (oz14006)

by Walt Mooney
16in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Pizza Platter (oz14005) by Don Mowrer from Model Airplane News 1966 grey_line

Pizza Platter (oz14005)

by Don Mowrer
from Model Airplane News
June 1966 
10in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Super Star (oz14004) by Wolfgang Matt from RCME 1970 grey_line

Super Star (oz14004)

by Wolfgang Matt
from RCME
February 1970 
63in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (oz14003) by Roy Scott from Model Builder 1976 grey_line

DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (oz14003)

by Roy Scott
from Model Builder
July 1976 
86in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Quaker Flash (oz1584) from Gerd
Quaker Flash (oz1584) from Gerd
Quaker Flash (oz1584) from Gerd
Quaker Flash (oz1584) from Gerd
Ringmaster Junior (oz8151) from EdShearer
Ringmaster Junior (oz8151) from EdShearer
Ringmaster Junior (oz8151) from PhilPage
Ringmaster Junior (oz8151) from PhilPage

Latest Comments

Believe it or not but many ww2 medium and long range aircraft were equipped with a sanitary system called "pilot relief tube". It's a tube with a sort of small small funnel in order to insert...
Reading B24 and B17 pilots' diary I...
pit : Airspeed Horsa : 17/08/2022

Heroes have no need of such mundane facilities as a WC. ;) Thanks, Miguel.
Neal : Airspeed Horsa : 17/08/2022

The pilot up front will have trouble getting to the WC at the back :)
Fine project Neal, we'll be looking forward to the end photos.
Miguel : Airspeed Horsa : 17/08/2022

Bones for my Airspeed AS51 Horsa Mk 1 [main pic, 003-005], a book-end project to go with my recent Waco CG-4a (oz705). Wingspan is 22." Thank you to Outerzone!
Neal Green : Airspeed Horsa : 17/08/2022

The later German article confirms wingspan of 1600 mm, which is 63 in.
SteveWMD : Super Star : 17/08/2022

You're right, it wouldn't be out of place among the Super-Solutions & Co. Nice plan beautifully restored, and nice cover art too.
Miguel : Caproni CH.1 : 17/08/2022

Caproni Ch 1, Ch stands for the initials of Antonio Chiodi the engineer and designer of this aicraft fighter. Due to an accident at initial training of the unique prototype the project was abandoned. Great painting in Italian colours, it...
Pit : Caproni CH.1 : 17/08/2022

The wing in the photos looks like the original Oly II one, open structure with turbulator spars. The Plan shows a D-tube sheeted LE construction with the modern airfoils.
Question: is an open structure more immune to extensive damage...
Stefan Mochnacki : Olympic II Electric : 17/08/2022

Nice job, Mike. She's got the look.
Neal Green : Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 : 16/08/2022

Got it, thanks.
SteveWMD : Baby Wing : 16/08/2022

I sent you the right map ;-)
olivier : Baby Wing : 16/08/2022

No worries. It's still a useful plan drawing as it is, and we can upload a clearer copy over time.
SteveWMD : Baby Wing : 16/08/2022

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

Super Star (oz14004): Added further article (in German) from FMT, May 1970, thanks to JeffGreen.
17/08/2022

Maybe (oz2171): Added article, thanks to Pit.
17/08/2022

Friedrichshafen GII (oz1152): Added article, thanks to Pit.
17/08/2022

Bushwacker (oz5826): Added .dat file (text co-ords) to the ribs zipfile, thanks to Jonathan Noon.
17/08/2022

Fokker D7 (oz4840): Added article, thanks to Pit.
17/08/2022

Baby Wing (oz14012): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Olivier.
16/08/2022

Draggin (oz3044): Added article, thanks to Pit.
15/08/2022

Chip (oz13931): Added zipfile of decal in SVG format, thanks to pikpak.
15/08/2022

Anniversary Cub (oz14007): Added Floats ('Superfloats') manual, thanks to JeffMac.
15/08/2022

Anniversary Cub (oz14007): Added (hand traced) parts files and alternate plan scan (maybe clearer to read), also a clearer scan of the instructions, thanks to Paul Sluce.
15/08/2022

Whirlaway (oz14008): Added (later) article from MA April 1988, thanks to Pit.
15/08/2022

Pink Fink III (oz5893): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
13/08/2022

Little Toot (oz13940): Replaced the article with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
13/08/2022

Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate (oz4810): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
13/08/2022

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Caproni CH.1 - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Winterhawk - 99in Glider R/C
Baby Wing - 23in IC C/L
Swan - 18in Jetex F/F
La 11 - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Baby Zagi - 33in Electric R/C
Whirlaway - 35in IC C/L
Anniversary Cub - 76in Scale IC R/C
Back Bay Bellanka - 16in Rubber F/F
Pizza Platter - 10in IC C/L
Super Star - 63in IC R/C
DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter - 86in Scale IC...
Sesqui-Scot - 22in Rubber F/F
Ryan Bluebird - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Savoia S12 - 18in Scale CO2 F/F
Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 54in Scale Electric...
Optimus - 67in Glider R/C
Plinker - 20in Electric R/C
Plato - 30in IC R/C
Baby - 70in IC F/F
Martin A-30 Baltimore - 70in Scale IC R/C
International Stunt Winner - 41in IC C/L
Potez 230 - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Skeeter - 43in Scale IC R/C
Spad XIII - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Flying Stick - 84in IC F/F
CAP 231 - 72in Scale IC R/C
Das Ugly Stik 42 - 42in Electric R/C
Extra 300 - 72in Scale IC R/C
Camp Cookout Catapult Glider - 17in Glider F/F
Zoom-Aire - 10in Glider F/F
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil - 70in Scale Electric R/C
Fieseler Fi-99 - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Less n Extra - 36in Electric R/C
Pegasus - 49in IC C/L
Nieuport Delage 580 - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Wing A - 56in Glider R/C
School Chucky Phantom - 10in Scale Glider F/F
Renard R.31 - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Wing - 46in IC R/C
HP 115 - 6in Scale Jetex F/F
Airmaster Electric R/C
Stratosphere Pursuit - 16in Rubber F/F
Messerschmitt M.35b - 90in Scale IC R/C
Avro 707 - 35in Scale IC R/C
Whirlaway - 12in Glider F/F
Arrowair - 17in CO2 F/F
Little Proto - 18in IC C/L
Piper Cub - 12in Scale Rubber F/F
Nomad - 100in Glider R/C

...more plans

 
 

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