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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Dirty Birdy 40 - 10468Dirty Birdy 40
58in span
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Big Easy - 10467Big Easy
66in span
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Ryan S-T Stunt - 10466Ryan S-T Stunt
55in span
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Bob Cat - 10465Bob Cat
56in span
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Focke Wulf 190-A3 - 10464Focke Wulf 190-A3
Scale IC R/C
36in span
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Citabria - 10463Citabria
Scale Electric R/C
37in span
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Semilena - 10462Semilena
56in span
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Casper - 10461Casper
76in span
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Shorts SD3-30 Commuterliner - 10460Shorts SD3-30 Commuterliner
Scale CO2 F/F
32in span
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Tooter - 10459Tooter
70in span
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Chimbo - 10458Chimbo
Glider F/F
36in span
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2 x 6 - 104572 x 6
Glider R/C
72in span
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Latest Comments

First of all, Shorts were an ENGLISH company (based in Rochester). The Air Ministry created 'Short & Harland' with equal shares held between Short Brothers and Harland and Wolff (the ship builders who built the Titanic) in 1938. The...
Daithi : Shorts SD3-30 Commuterliner : 23/09/2018

I'm building this plan, and there are a couple of inconsistencies. First, the size of the fuselage is slightly different between the two plans, even if you print them off at the same scale. Make sure former 'F' is about 1cm further forward...
Carl : Lockheed U-2 : 23/09/2018

Is it me or does this plan download at the wrong scale? I get a wing chord of about 150mm which is clearly wrong though strangely the tailplane looks though it might be ok. Was it drawn wrong back in 1959?
Gavin : Pluto : 21/09/2018

Attached is the article for "Square Rigger" that appeared in RCM, June 1983 [suppl. file]. I noticed it was missing. I built one about a week after I received the June 1983 issue of RCM, and it was one of the easiest airplanes that I have...
StevenWieczorek : Square Rigger : 21/09/2018

I learned to fly on a QB-15HII back in the '80s while stationed at RAF Upper Heyford. We flew off the antenna farm of RAF Croughton's nicely mown grass. When coupled with an Enya 15, this was a great flying model. I wish I could find...
Revell_Walker : QB 15H II : 18/09/2018

This plan looked horribly familiar even after fifty years. I actually made one and it sort of flew. The problem was weight, not only was the construction heavy but the model needed a lot of ballast to counteract the weight of the tail...
RichardFalconer : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 17/09/2018

Here are some pictures of my recently completed Aspirante II [more pics 005-007] built from the plan I downloaded from your marvellous website.
TonyC : Aspirante II : 17/09/2018

I found the plans for the subject page interesting and did a little more web searching. I thought other builders might find this link useful; it has the most comprehensive information and the best pictures TomSolinski_OklahomaCity : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 14/09/2018

I had these two photos in my files [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. Please note the "Formerly Bridi Hobby".
JeffGreen_LasVegas : Quickest 500 : 14/09/2018

Many thanks, Detlef. Have added "Rheinflug RW-3a" to the plan description now, so hopefully that will help anyone doing a search for this design.
SteveWMD : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 14/09/2018

This site has a brochure of this aircraft, was not an obvious find so you may want to post the link dfritzke : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 14/09/2018

Enclosed is a review of the Simple Staggerwing from Fred Reese and kitted by Ace [suppl. file]. This article is very interesting because it explains how to convert this kit in Electric powered plane. The article came from Flying Models...
spitfireflyby : Simple Staggerwing : 14/09/2018

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Latest Site Updates

25/09/2018 : PlanID=10385 : Mini Tarka by David Boddington from Radio Modeller : Added PDFvector format drawing (includes all ribs), thanks to rchopper56.

24/09/2018 : PlanID=6225 : Stuka Stunt by Hi Johnson from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. This is an Uncle Willies plan.

24/09/2018 : PlanID=6014 : Macchi Castoldi MC-72 by Paul Palanek from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. This is an Uncle Willies plan.

23/09/2018 : PlanID=783 : Macchi C-200 Saetta by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to DPlumpe.

23/09/2018 : PlanID=783 : Macchi C-200 Saetta by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. Includes construction notes text. This is an Uncle Willies plan.

22/09/2018 : PlanID=8028 : Ol Bluenose by Clive Smalley from RCMplans : This plan also appeared in RCME, August 1985. Added the RCME article, thank to RFJ.

21/09/2018 : PlanID=6817 : Square Rigger by Paul Denson from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to StevenWieczorek.

18/09/2018 : PlanID=2590 : Half Wild Goose by Ted Samuelson, Mary Samuelson from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.

17/09/2018 : PlanID=10364 : Total Chaos by Joe Bridi from Hobby Barn : Added build instructions, thanks to JimPurcha.

14/09/2018 : PlanID=4079 : Spitfire by Joe Ott from Joe Ott : Added parts file (inc decals), thanks to MikeKelly.

14/09/2018 : PlanID=9124 : Komander Mk II by Claude McCullough from Sig : Replaced Faux plan file with revised version (v3), thanks to JeffGreen.

14/09/2018 : PlanID=2971 : Focke Wulf 190-D9 by Pres Bruning from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 600 dpi, thanks to GuyColeman

14/09/2018 : PlanID=10425 : Lincoln Beachey by Al Wolsky from Flying Models : Added missing article page 4, thanks to spitfireflyby.

14/09/2018 : PlanID=7072 : Simple Staggerwing by Fred Reese from Ace RC : Added kit review from Flying Models 1997-05 Vol. 102 No. 5/677, thanks to spitfireflyby.

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Latest Plans text listing

Dirty Birdy 40 - Joe Bridi - 58in IC R/C
Big Easy - Mike Delacole - 66in IC R/C
Ryan S-T Stunt - Charles Parrot - 55in IC C/L
Bob Cat - Bob Violett - 56in IC R/C
Focke Wulf 190-A3 - Fred Reese - 36in Scale IC...
Citabria - Gus Morfis - 37in Scale Electric R/C
Semilena - A Payne - 56in IC F/F
Casper - Adrian and Hugh Kingsford - 76in IC...
Shorts SD3-30 Commuterliner - Dave Rees - 32in...
Tooter - Jim Bigley - 70in IC R/C
Chimbo - 36in Glider F/F
2 x 6 - Gene Wallock - 72in Glider R/C
Skyline Tutor - SH Smith - 54in IC F/F
Albatros - Jeff Breece - 74in Scale IC R/C
Hot Dawg - Ken Willard - 32in IC R/C
Auntie-Q - Dave Linstrum - 25in Rubber F/F
Pilatus PC-6 Porter - Laddie Mikulasko - 53in...
Mini Skyrocket - David Boddington - 39in IC R/C
Double-Decker - Austin Rinaldi - 15in Glider...
TopCap - Roy Haggard - 45in IC R/C
Halacy Class C Fuselage - Dan Halacy - 40in...
Sort-a-Scale Fokker - Henry Haffke - 56in IC...
American Eagle - George Meyer - 23in Scale...
Bean Machine - DJ Lindley - 16in Rubber F/F
1944 Flight Cup Winner - A Young - 29in Rubber...
Jorge Newbery - 20in Rubber F/F
1/2A SST - Vince Micchia - 33in IC R/C
MKM-410 Albatros - Stanicek Zdenko - 59in...
1938 Moffet Winner - Roy Nelder - 48in Rubber...
Bostonian Monocoupe - Jim Longstreth - 16in...
Senior - 36in Rubber F/F
Miss Philly IV - Maxwell Bassett - 84in IC F/F
Ercoupe - E Fonteneau - 36in Scale IC F/F
Osiris - Frank White - 104in Glider R/C
Stout 1937 Winner - R Stoner, P Stapilus - 36in...
Gnome 3M Modified - John Lupperger, Bob Sliff -...
Swinger - Jack Sheeks - 52in IC C/L
Rival - Mike Delacole - 55in IC R/C
Lightninbug V01.D - Bug Group Collaboration -...
Raab RW3A Multoplane - Unknown - 90in Scale IC...
Freestyle - Kevin Holland - 53in IC R/C
Ohmlette - Gordon Inwood - 34in Electric R/C
Rainbow - JM McAlroy - 36in Glider F/F
Lincoln Beachey - Al Wolsky - 65in Scale IC R/C
Bimbo - Vic Smeed - 36in IC R/C
T-Bird - Frank Smart - 32in IC C/L
Medicine Man - Ryan Grosswiler - 60in Glider...
Macchi 202 Folgore - Graham Smith - 54in Scale...
OT Tee - Neil Frost - 78in Glider R/C
Profile Pete - 25in IC C/L

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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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