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Latest Plans

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

Rudder Bug (oz12217) by Walt Good from Model Builder 1978 grey_line

Rudder Bug (oz12217)

by Walt Good
from Model Builder
May 1978 
74in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
American Eagle Model A1 (oz12216) by CE Steinchak from Custom Scale Design 1980 grey_line

American Eagle Model A1 (oz12216)

by CE Steinchak
from Custom Scale Design
December 1980 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Aviatic-E (oz12215) by Jaromir Pipek from FMT grey_line

Aviatic-E (oz12215)

by Jaromir Pipek
from FMT
33in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Muskie (oz12214) from Aeropiccola 1985 grey_line

Muskie (oz12214)

from Aeropiccola
1985 
59in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Fokker DVIII (oz12213) by Peter Rake 2004 grey_line

Fokker DVIII (oz12213)

by Peter Rake
2004 
42in span
Scale Electric R/C

Plan Details
Dragon (oz12212) by BGJ Thompson from RCME 1962 grey_line

Dragon (oz12212)

by BGJ Thompson
from RCME
March 1962 
45in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Wyndigo (oz12211) by Pete Roehling from Model Builder 1984 grey_line

Wyndigo (oz12211)

by Pete Roehling
from Model Builder
June 1984 
44in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Spitfire Mk IX (oz12210) by Dave Philpotts 2000 grey_line

Spitfire Mk IX (oz12210)

by Dave Philpotts
2000 
49in span
Scale Electric R/C

Plan Details
Saab J21A (oz12209) by Alan Harkness from Radio Modeller 1991 grey_line

Saab J21A (oz12209)

by Alan Harkness
from Radio Modeller
October 1991 
37in span
Scale Glider R/C

Plan Details
Vultee Transport (oz12208) by Bill Winter, Walter McBride from Model Airplane News 1935 grey_line

Vultee Transport (oz12208)

by Bill Winter, Walter McBride
from Model Airplane News
May 1935 
18in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
McCarthy Air Scout (oz12207) by Sherman Gillespie from Model Builder 1994 grey_line

McCarthy Air Scout (oz12207)

by Sherman Gillespie
from Model Builder
May 1994 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Parnall Elf (oz12206) by Jack Elson from Radio Modeller 1991 grey_line

Parnall Elf (oz12206)

by Jack Elson
from Radio Modeller
October 1991 
61in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Cessna Skymaster (oz4566) from AndyCoutts
Cessna Skymaster (oz4566) from AndyCoutts
De Havilland Beaver (oz245) from AndyCoutts
De Havilland Beaver (oz245) from AndyCoutts
De Havilland Beaver (oz245) from AndyCoutts
De Havilland Beaver (oz245) from AndyCoutts
De Havilland Beaver (oz245) from AndyCoutts
De Havilland Beaver (oz245) from AndyCoutts

Latest Comments

Hi , I found the quarantine days a good opportunity to make a model I always loved. These are the pics of my Dupli (Supra) Star I made from this plan [model photo & more pics 003-009]. I also have approximately 250 images of building from...
EhsanMorshedi_Iran : Dupli-Star : 25/05/2020

Some pics of the great Lanzo Bomber! [more pics 003,004]
Alex : Lanzo Bomber : 25/05/2020

Added two photos of the finished model, thanks to Alex.
Mary : Ultimate Biplane : 25/05/2020

Yep. That's a handy shortcut too. Of course your mileage will vary depending on what software/plugin you use open PDF files, of course. And what kind of device/PC/MAC/mobile etc, you are using. But yes, for me, on PC with Reader DC, that...
SteveWMD : Elmira : 25/05/2020

Quicker way is when you've opened the link and see the PDF, move mouse curser to bottom LH corner of plan and the frame size pops up. In this case 51 x 30 rounded up.
Regards Ian
Circlip : Elmira : 25/05/2020

Joe, see knowledgebase article 105 here: Checking the page size of a PDF plan
SteveWMD : Elmira : 25/05/2020

It would be useful to know the full size plan sheet dimensions are.
Joe : Elmira : 24/05/2020

A fine drawing from someone who knows his mettle, and a fine design from someone who knows how his model engineering :-)
If one wants to avoid gray printing it's easy to convert all colours to black, print away and then...
Miguel : Spitfire Mk IX : 24/05/2020

Here's a classic aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation, Lockheed's Vega, as flown by the great Roscoe Turner at the Cleveland National Air Races in 1929 [main pic, 003-007]. Model was constructed from the 16 " wingspan plan by Comet...
Neal Green : Winnie Mae : 24/05/2020

There have been many modifications and many versions of the Bird of Time. This one is mine [pic 018]. It is built from the orginal plan, increased to 147 inches. It flys exactly like the original.
Dale Denton : Bird of Time : 24/05/2020

Hi Mary and Steve I share with you my little rubber powered Piper Pacer plan oz2034 [pics 006,007]. I hope enjoy this beautiful plane.
Greetings from Colombia,
Carlos Alfonso : Piper Pacer : 24/05/2020

Hi, Attached are a couple of pics [008,009] of a Jensen Das Ugly Stik I built from plans downloaded from your site. With the pandemic keeping me at home I got back to something I haven’t done in quite a while, actually build a model. This...
Anthony Frackowiak : Das Ugly Stik : 24/05/2020

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Latest Site Updates

22/05/2020 : PlanID=9015 : Grand Esprit from Airtronics : Replaced the PDFvector and CAD files (with revised versions) thanks to AlanSinclair.

22/05/2020 : PlanID=9648 : Mirage 550 by Dave Patrick from Carl Goldberg : Added kit review from Model Builder September 1989, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2020 : PlanID=8478 : Telesport by Ted Davey from Hobby Lobby : Added kit review from Model Builder November 1993, thanks to RFJ.

22/05/2020 : PlanID=3835 : B-25 Mitchell from Royal Marutaka : Added kit review from MAN September 1986, thanks to RFJ.

21/05/2020 : PlanID=12201 : Hawker Hind by Robert Darlow : Added CAD zipfile with DXF version of the plan, thanks to Miguel.

21/05/2020 : PlanID=4851 : Easy Answer by John Lupperger from Global : Added kit review from Model Builder, July 1994, thanks to RFJ.

21/05/2020 : PlanID=6328 : Playboy by Bob Sliff from Leisure : Added kit review from Model Airplane News, June 1983, thanks to RFJ.

21/05/2020 : PlanID=10312 : Spirit 100 by Paul Carlson from Great Planes : Added kit review from Model Builder, October 1982, thanks to RFJ.

21/05/2020 : PlanID=10070 : Progo from Robbe : Added kit review from Radio Modeller April 1982, thanks to RFJ.

20/05/2020 : PlanID=5490 : Snapper by Harold Reinhardt from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

19/05/2020 : PlanID=9116 : Swan by Jim Baguley from Mercury : Added 'article', thanks to DavidHolland.

19/05/2020 : PlanID=6187 : Porterfield Collegiate by Robert Boucher from RCMplans : Added kit review from Model Builder October 1989, thanks to RFJ.

19/05/2020 : PlanID=10506 : Parat from Robbe : Added kit review from RCME March 1980, thanks to RFJ.

19/05/2020 : PlanID=11039 : Elder 40 by Ernest Leclair from Top Flite : Added kit review from MAN August 1984, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Rudder Bug - Walt Good - 74in IC R/C
American Eagle Model A1 - CE Steinchak - 13in...
Aviatic-E - Jaromir Pipek - 33in Electric R/C
Muskie - 59in IC R/C
Fokker DVIII - Peter Rake - 42in Scale Electric...
Dragon - BGJ Thompson - 45in IC R/C
Wyndigo - Pete Roehling - 44in Glider R/C
Spitfire Mk IX - Dave Philpotts - 49in Scale...
Saab J21A - Alan Harkness - 37in Scale Glider...
Vultee Transport - Bill Winter, Walter McBride...
McCarthy Air Scout - Sherman Gillespie - 13in...
Parnall Elf - Jack Elson - 61in Scale IC R/C
Savana - 61in IC R/C
Eee-Z-Fli P-50+1 - Al Wheeler - 51in Scale IC...
Shooter - Vic Smeed - 20in IC C/L
Plover - John Stroud - 43in IC C/L
Hawker Hind - Robert Darlow - 26in Scale Rubber...
Surf - 54in IC R/C
Fly Baby - Chuck Cunningham - 84in Scale IC R/C
Mini Mowta - Mike Freeman - 40in Electric R/C
Mistral - P Bukovansky - 73in Glider R/C
Kawasaki Tony - Fujio Arigaya - 40in Scale IC...
Lockheed Vega - PMH Lewis - 24in Scale IC C/L
Dardo - 39in IC R/C
Great Speckled Bird - George Perryman Rubber...
Fillon Champion - Emmanuel Fillon - 111in...
Frankenstein - Ali Machinchy - 35in Electric...
Trainer 40 ARF - Marshall Kay - 60in IC R/C
Guppy - John Rutter - 42in IC R/C
Carbonator 1 - Walt Schroder - 36in CO2 F/F
Velie Monocoupe - Bob Boucher - 90in Scale...
Six Foot Plank - Dave Parsons - 76in Glider R/C
Super Looper - Henry Cole - 39in IC C/L
Spunky - Gabriel Bedish - 30in Rubber F/F
L-39 Albatros - Pavel Bosak - 58in Scale IC R/C
Travel Air Mystery Model S - CE Steinchak -...
Sprinter - 60in IC R/C
Strike - Bo Garstadt - 34in IC R/C
Ultimate Eee-Z-Fli - Al Wheeler - 44in Scale IC...
Hi Climber - Earl Stahl Rubber F/F
Oskar - Z Liska - 48in Glider R/C
Electric Spook - Lloyd Ressler - 48in IC R/C
Tiporare - Dick Hanson - 65in IC R/C
Ruhig Tigre - Colin Dickinson - 60in R/C
Great Lakes Trainer - Bill Northrop - 40in...
Midsummer Daydream - Thomas Edwards - 45in...
Titan 120 - 120in Glider R/C
Eee-Z-Fli - Al Wheeler - 48in IC R/C
Pixie Major - Colin Topps - 57in IC R/C
Hussard - Robert Lestourneau - 70in IC R/C

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