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I suspect that this one is supposed to be 18”, merely on account of the propeller blank specifying a 6” diameter propeller - that’s about the right size for an 18” span rubber model.
Pete Theobald : Albatros DVa : 25/07/2021
Just checked and measured this plan, and the span is 62 inches, just over. So I'm not sure why the article text says it's 57 in. Maybe something changed along the way.
SteveWMD : Douglas DC-3 Dakota : 25/07/2021
Ha ha. You've missed your chance now, Ian. First rule of Pirate club is, always trace all the parts from the first 2 sheets and put them on a 3rd sheet. Then put your name on it. Then open an ebay shop, and charge $25. You'll never make...
SteveWMD : Ho Cat : 25/07/2021
Miguel Angel : Mitsubishi A6M Zero : 25/07/2021
Sorry Steve, plan we should have supplied doesn't have the wing, that was to have been £10 extra.
Circlip : Ho Cat : 24/07/2021
The float looks too small for a single float, nor is there any stabilising floats shown. I think it is twin floats with the struts glued to the rib where the dihedral changes at the aileron break.
M Hodgson : Namornik Pepek Su-56 : 24/07/2021
Most of the way through construction of this cool model making good use of Google translate. Can anyone help with plan interpretation? Is this designed to be a single central float? Or twin floats supported by the wing? Cheers!
Rocket_rodeo : Namornik Pepek Su-56 : 24/07/2021
"The report of my death was an exaggeration." :-)
Miguel : Monocoupe 110 : 23/07/2021
No need to speak of him in the past tense. He is alive and well and posting spectacular model builds in some of the FB aeromodelling groups.
As far as this Monocoupe, Greg had a very comprehensive build thread on the old Small...
Dave D : Monocoupe 110 : 23/07/2021
Hi, I also have a almost 45 year old Prima, that my father and uncle started to build. I finished it, and has been flying with it for 20years, powered by a OS 35FP (+25years old) motor. I have started a NEW Prima to be electric...
Niels Eriksen : Prima : 23/07/2021
It seems Mr. Thomas did leave a number of cousins in the design business, although not in the modelling branch. If worst came to worst, then may God have his soul. However, I found that
Thanks to DavidD, who pointed out the above link to Thomas Designs site is now dead. I'm going to leave that link up, since it's still handy to use through the wayback machine, see
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25/07/2021 : PlanID=13188 : Spirit by Don Anderson from Great Planes : Added kit instructions, thanks to theshadow.
25/07/2021 : PlanID=6012 : Ryan PT-22 by Frank Beatty from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
24/07/2021 : PlanID=13188 : Spirit by Don Anderson from Great Planes : Added kit review from Flying Models, May 1992, thanks to RFJ.
23/07/2021 : PlanID=12908 : Chaparral by Dale Nutter from Model Airplane News : Added alternate scan from fullsize, thanks to JJ.
23/07/2021 : PlanID=11664 : A-4P Skyhawk by Richard Perry from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to rrfalcon on HPA.
23/07/2021 : PlanID=5971 : Spacewalker by Dennis Tapsfield from RCMplans : Added further article from R/C Model World, November 1988, thanks to RFJ.
23/07/2021 : PlanID=13189 : Miles Atwood Special by Daniel Holloway from Lawrence W Brown : Added advert from Popular Aviation March 1935, thanks to Pit.
22/07/2021 : PlanID=12116 : Big Bingo by Doc Mathews from Ace RC : Removed sheet #3 showing parts templates, at request of Mark Robey, who drew up that sheet.
22/07/2021 : PlanID=13184 : Corona Hawk 36 by Andy Kunz : Added Corona Hawk logo files, pdf and dxf, thanks to AndyKunz.
20/07/2021 : PlanID=13181 : B-17 Flying Fortress by Pavel Bosak from RC Model World : Added article thanks to RFJ.
20/07/2021 : PlanID=13178 : Looping II by Ledertheil from FMT : Added article, thanks to RobertVS.
19/07/2021 : PlanID=469 : San Diego Flaggship by Mark Fineman from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to JeffGreen.
19/07/2021 : PlanID=5546 : Ford Trimotor by Stu Richmond from RCMplans : Added (further) article from R/C Model World, October 1987, thanks to RFJ.
18/07/2021 : PlanID=13157 : Planeteer by Maurice Schoenbrun from Flying Models : Replaced article file with a complete version, thanks to RFJ.
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