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Latest Plans

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

Midget Rocket (oz13589) from Peerless 1939 grey_line

Midget Rocket (oz13589)

from Peerless
1939 
15in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Acro Sport (oz13588) by Gerald Curds from RCME 1983 grey_line

Acro Sport (oz13588)

by Gerald Curds
from RCME
November 1983 
40in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Fliegendes Kreuz (oz13587) by Bernd Enenkl from FMT 1978 grey_line

Fliegendes Kreuz (oz13587)

by Bernd Enenkl
from FMT
1978 
37in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Grumman Avenger TBF (oz13586) 1979 grey_line

Grumman Avenger TBF (oz13586)

1979 
82in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Bleriot Canard No 25 (oz13585) by Bill Hannan from MRA 1968 grey_line

Bleriot Canard No 25 (oz13585)

by Bill Hannan
from MRA
May 1968 
15in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Eastbourne Monoplane (oz13584) by Harold W Warner from MRA 1968 grey_line

Eastbourne Monoplane (oz13584)

by Harold W Warner
from MRA
May 1968 
23in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Focke Wulf FW 190 (oz13583) by Giuseppe Ciampella grey_line

Focke Wulf FW 190 (oz13583)

by Giuseppe Ciampella
33in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Feuerwanze (oz13582) by Werner Seibert from FMT 1977 grey_line

Feuerwanze (oz13582)

by Werner Seibert
from FMT
1977 
37in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz13581) by Powers Lefebvre from Miniature Aircraft Corp 1945 grey_line

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (oz13581)

by Powers Lefebvre
from Miniature Aircraft Corp
1945 
35in span
Scale IC Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Mini Titino (oz13580) from Bettini grey_line

Mini Titino (oz13580)

from Bettini
31in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Donald (oz13579) by Peter Umhauer from FMT 1977 grey_line

Donald (oz13579)

by Peter Umhauer
from FMT
1977 
44in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Skiptown Cadet (oz13578) by Tom Nallen 1991 grey_line

Skiptown Cadet (oz13578)

by Tom Nallen
1991 
18in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details

   

Model Photo Gallery

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Revenge (oz1803) from LazyGlider
Revenge (oz1803) from LazyGlider
Revenge (oz1803) from LazyGlider
Revenge (oz1803) from LazyGlider
Revenge (oz1803) from LazyGlider
Revenge (oz1803) from LazyGlider
1938 Fokker Pursuit (oz5889) from DerekW
1938 Fokker Pursuit (oz5889) from DerekW

Latest Comments

Some photos of the M-17 [main pic, 007-011]. Best regards,
Petr Panek : Messerchmitt M 17 : 27/01/2022

Hi, a pair of Titino pictures [main pic, 003] in the original color layout. You could add them ;-)
Francesco Sala : Titino : 27/01/2022

Here are some pictures of the Cool Boy [main pic, 003-005], built 35 years ago, did a lot of jumps, but hangs around in the hangar for over 30 years now. Cheers, Matzito
Matthias Moeller : Cool Boy : 27/01/2022

It's a Bob Holman's plans service. See: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2354262
Pit : Grumman Avenger TBF : 27/01/2022

Aha. Got it. Have added a note and a link now, thanks.
SteveWMD : Midget Rocket : 27/01/2022

This is intended to be the "scale model" of the biggest engined model Rocket from Peerless.
Pit : Midget Rocket : 27/01/2022

Got it. Done. Many thanks.
SteveWMD : Hussard : 27/01/2022

This one was a kit, and as such, the ribs and formers are not shown in the plan. The link to the Radiomodelisme magazine is for an product ad on page 33; its not that there was a construction article on it. So maybe it would be more...
RC Yeager : Hussard : 27/01/2022

Doesn't look like an Uncle Willie's plan to me. He usually did a more professional job, sometimes cleaning up kit plan mistakes.
Doug Smith : Grumman Avenger TBF : 26/01/2022

Russ, this was a kit and the ribs were die-cut (2nd paragraph) and so were not needed to be shown on the plan. This is typical of most kits.
The rib profile is shown on the fuselage side view. That and the reduce feature on...
Bill H : Osprey : 25/01/2022

It was a kit so they were not needed on the plans.
You could use the one from the fuselage side view for most ribs then shrink it on a copier to get the tip. Then use the sandwich method to create the other ribs.
M Hodgson : Osprey : 25/01/2022

Where are the rib templates?
Russ Hauser : Osprey : 25/01/2022

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

27/01/2022 : PlanID=13588 : Acro Sport from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

26/01/2022 : PlanID=13434 : Yokosuka D4Y Judy by Bob Taylor from Scale R/C Modeler : Added article, thanks to Doug Wood.

26/01/2022 : PlanID=6996 : Rapier by PE Norman from American Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Circlip. This fills in the missing band on sheet #1.

25/01/2022 : PlanID=3693 : Voodoo by Riley Wooten from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

25/01/2022 : PlanID=6273 : Gloster Gladiator by Stan Cole from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hjsaxe.

24/01/2022 : PlanID=6273 : Gloster Gladiator by Stan Cole from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to hjsaxe. This has been redrawn from scratch in vector format.

24/01/2022 : PlanID=3857 : Curtiss Osprey from Model Airplane News : Added article thanks to hjsaxe, found on the http://www.theplanpage.com/ site.

24/01/2022 : PlanID=3956 : North American B-25 Mitchell by Frank T Roberts from Miniature Aircraft Corp : Added catalog pages, thanks to Pit.

24/01/2022 : PlanID=13581 : Republic P-47D Thunderbolt from Miniature Aircraft Corp : Added catalog pages, thanks to Pit.

23/01/2022 : PlanID=13577 : Akrobat from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

21/01/2022 : PlanID=13508 : Mirage IIIC from Modele Magazine : Added 2 more scans to this plan file, thanks to Olivier. Essentially these are different drawings of the same design, with slight variations. Sheet 3 shows a version that has internally mounted Jetex motor and uses an augmenter tube.

21/01/2022 : PlanID=13575 : Seagull from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.

19/01/2022 : PlanID=7984 : Sundancer by Robert Dellacamera from RCMplans : Added ribs file, thanks to JohnHess.

14/01/2022 : PlanID=4515 : Supreme 60 from Graupner : Added kit review (in French) from MRA, June 1990, thanks to Pit.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Midget Rocket - 15in Rubber F/F
Acro Sport - 40in Scale IC R/C
Fliegendes Kreuz - 37in IC R/C
Grumman Avenger TBF - 82in Scale IC R/C
Bleriot Canard No 25 - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Eastbourne Monoplane - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Focke Wulf FW 190 - 33in Scale IC C/L
Feuerwanze - 37in IC R/C
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 35in Scale IC...
Mini Titino - 31in IC R/C
Donald - 44in IC R/C
Skiptown Cadet - 18in Rubber F/F
Akrobat - 62in Scale IC R/C
Flapper - 44in IC F/F
Seagull - 36in Glider F/F
Cool Boy Glider R/C
Pylon Duster - 43in IC R/C
Pacific High Wing - 15in Rubber F/F
Kellett KD-1A Autogyro - 40in Scale IC C/L
Curtiss Seahawk - 32in Scale IC C/L
Zeke - 27in Scale IC C/L
73.40 - 8in IC C/L
Smousen 67 - 37in IC C/L
Thunderjet Glider - 10in Scale Glider F/F
Rainbow Arrow - 59in Glider R/C
Weeks Solution S1-WS - Miles Reed - 70in Scale...
Inspectoer - 43in Electric R/C
Betty - 79in IC R/C
Hughes Record Racer - 25in Scale IC C/L
Avro Delta - 27in Scale IC F/F C/L R/C
Macchi MB 308 - 18in Scale IC C/L
Albatros III - 34in Scale IC R/C
Buccaneer Jr - 25in Rubber CO2 F/F
Albatros - 31in IC R/C
Westland Welkin - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Smokey - 15in Jetex F/F
Ryan STA - 35in Scale IC R/C
Sport Nipper - 48in Scale IC R/C
Spirit of St Louis - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Monocoupe - 64in Scale IC R/C
Nite Hawk - 18in Rubber F/F
Hawker Hunter Mk 58 - 56in Scale IC R/C
Travel Air 2000 - 34in Scale IC C/L
QB 40T Centurion - 60in IC R/C
P-47N Thunderbolt - 30in Scale IC C/L
Nomad - 20in Glider F/F
Ellipse 3 - 30in IC R/C
Berliner Joyce Pursuit - 60in Scale IC F/F
Senior Radar Master - 118in IC R/C
Radar Master - 86in IC R/C

...more plans

 
 

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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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