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Pics of my Robbe Baron model [main pic, 003].
Armin Bruder : Baron : 22/01/2021
Hello Outerzone team, Here are the pictures of my finished Aeronca OZ 7927 according to the Bud Nosen Plan [main pic, 009-011]. Finished with Oracover Scale golden yellow. Identification and decorative stripes Orastick light gray.
Andreas Nagel : Aeronca Champ : 22/01/2021
Hi, Thanks for the plan. Here is my RC conversion [pics 009-011], weighs 99g. 25w power, flies really well on aileron and elevator. Have since increased the fin size by 50%. Cheers,
Mark Lubbock : Firefly : 22/01/2021
Have tagged this one as scale now, since according to the introduction text in the instructions, it is actually based on the drawings of the Bréguet 902.
SteveWMD : Baron : 22/01/2021
Irl Whitten was a friend of mine. Yes I know it says William but we knew him as Irl. Electric Blues was his last project before he passed away from his many medical problems. I flew it from the Bama Flyers field, amazing performance. I...
doug smith : Electric Blues : 22/01/2021
Now this is fun! Great plans, easy to build and it flies great. If you want somthing a little different this is a great project. See my detailed build blog and flying footage on YouTube - "King Kombat 40" Balsa Flying Wing - RC Aeroplane...
Mark Robinson : King Kombat : 22/01/2021
The classic Das Ugly Stik, what's not to like and these are great plans. See my a detailed build blog for this on YouTube - "Das Ugly Stik - RC Aeroplane Build Series" -
Nice work! Have taken a screengrab of your finished Cub, to use as the main model pic on this page. Many thanks,
SteveWMD : Piper Cub J-3 : 22/01/2021
Oldenkamp Half Korda built from your plans [pic 006].
Shawn W : Half Korda : 22/01/2021
These are great plans for a well designed plane, a really nice build. See my detailed build blog for this on YouTube - "Piper Cub J3 - RC Aeroplane Build Series" -
Excellent old school patterns plane that flies beautifully. These are a great set of plans and article from RCM magazine. See my detailed build blog for this plane on YouTube - "Avanti Patterns Plane - RC Aeroplane Build Series" -
Latest Site Updates
22/01/2021 : PlanID=12758 : Baron from Robbe : Added instructions, thanks to tiptipflyer.
20/01/2021 : PlanID=5948 : Feather Merchant by AE Lehmberg from Lehmberg Enterprises : Added kit review, from Model Builder, April 1984, thanks to RFJ.
20/01/2021 : PlanID=8415 : JetFire 40 from Airtronics : Added kit review, from Model Builder, October 1985, thanks to RFJ.
20/01/2021 : PlanID=4995 : Phasoar by Scott Christensen from Top Flite : Added kit review from RCM, thanks to KenBaker.
20/01/2021 : PlanID=4995 : Phasoar by Scott Christensen from Top Flite : Added instructions, thanks to KenBaker.
19/01/2021 : PlanID=9845 : Royal Coachman by Don Dewey from Sterling : Added review from MAN March 1968, thanks to RFJ.
19/01/2021 : PlanID=3704 : Stearman PT-17 from Sterling : Added review from MAN, June 1968, thanks to RFJ.
19/01/2021 : PlanID=1684 : Yankee Klipper by Paul Palanek from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
16/01/2021 : PlanID=12308 : Dandrieux Butterfly by Walt Mooney from Model Builder : Added a supplement 'notes' file, thanks to Pit. This has some drawings, and text re the original 1897 design.
15/01/2021 : PlanID=1162 : Albatros CIII by John Watters from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/01/2021 : PlanID=5249 : Ultra Mk IV by Mike Charles from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, also added article, thanks to MB2020.
15/01/2021 : PlanID=203 : Thermaleer by Daniel Veronica from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, also added article, thanks to MB2020.
14/01/2021 : PlanID=2424 : Falcon 56 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added kit review from MAN, December 1967, thanks to RFJ.
14/01/2021 : PlanID=10134 : Gazariator from Sterling : Added kit review from MAN, June 1975, thanks to RFJ.
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Electric Blues - William Whitten - 36in...
Krahujec - Frantisek Cerny - 47in Glider F/F
Tomboy Senior - David Boddington. - 48in IC F/F...
Blackjack - Larry Sargent - 21in Glider F/F
Stribrna Strela - Gustav Busek - 64in IC F/F
T-Bird - Russ Hansen - 39in IC F/F
Streamliner - Bill Dean - 32in Rubber F/F
Vosa - Radoslav Cizek - 42in Glider F/F
Cloudbuster - Jim Zare - 32in Electric R/C
Spartak II - R Cerny - 62in Glider F/F
Cloudbuster - 21in Rubber F/F
A1 - Jean Robin - 56in Glider F/F
Huayra - E Colombo IC R/C
Trainer 40 - Joe Bridi - 59in IC R/C
Sohaj II - Y Prochazka - 43in Glider F/F
Hurricane 69 - Arle Armstrong - 69in IC F/F
Tulak - Stanicek Zdenko - 59in Glider F/F
Albatros DV - Neal Green - 13in Scale Rubber...
Drop Me A Line - Jerry Brofman - 30in Glider...
JR01 - Jean Robin - 31in Glider F/F
RC-1 - Alfredo Hebon - 63in IC R/C
Whynott - Pat Tritle - 26in Rubber F/F
Foxy - George Aldrich - 36in IC C/L
Kittihawk - MR Knight - 30in Rubber F/F
Nakajima Ki-44 - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale...
Sweety - Bruce Gray - 54in Electric R/C
Ace Dart - Bernie Shulman - 32in IC R/C
Kane - CHloupek - 60in Glider F/F
Thermale 3m - Peter Rausch - 124in Glider R/C
New Englander - George Murphy - 41in IC F/F
C-130E Hercules - Keith Sparks - 61in Scale...
Saturn - Jiri Michalovic - 80in Glider R/C
Tyro A2 - William H Langenberg - 74in Glider...
Kwik Stick II and IV - George Chabot - 50in IC...
Fox - 40in IC F/F
4-60 Bipe - Doc Mathews - 60in IC R/C
Robin HR100 Tiara - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale...
Hi-Tailit - 17in IC C/L
Groovy Tuna - Jon Davis - 53in Rubber F/F
Cox Fun Model - Mauricio Bertello - 26in IC R/C
PZL M-18 Dromader - Jan Moravec - 46in Scale...
Thermal Delta Dart - Frank Ehling - 24in Rubber...
Dioxide Darling - Frank Ehling - 15in CO2 F/F
Triton - Jim Kirkland - 62in IC R/C
Super Stofer - Jose Tellez - 33in IC F/F
Sorta Korda - Bill Baker - 16in Rubber F/F
Parlor Midget - HA Thomas - 10in Rubber F/F
Repulogepgyar Levente II - Pete Theobald - 26in...
Widow Maker - Owen Cameron - 36in IC C/L
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