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Brilliant! about time some genius saved us all.
I haven't got to Building it yet but I'm just starting to do so immediately after reading your post. I'll let you know how I like it. Thanks.
Nabil : Balsa Notch Cutter : 06/12/2023
Thanks for the compliment Jan. I mentioned it in the article I wrote on the build--the airplane won first place in the club build-off, Masters Class. My first ever with a first!
JohnnyB : CAP 231 : 06/12/2023
Miguel, That looks like an F6F Hellcat.
RogerB : Clipped Wing Taylorcraft : 06/12/2023
Pics 9-to-12 crept up in my random Gallery. The quintessential Cute model :)
Miguel : Twin Lizzie : 06/12/2023
I built one of these about '65 or '66 when the plan was published in a magazine. I had to scale it up from the tiny page because back then, it wasn't as easy to order full size plans. Mine turned out a little heavy, with...
doug smith : Lil T : 06/12/2023
How not to like a John Bell plan? Fine work on the complete package, and thanks for the EAA link as well :)
Duane is shown flying below. EAA's first pres. appears at 0.05 on his restored can't-remember-what :))
Superb scale plan for it's age, and lovingly restored too :)
Miguel : Vultee V11 Bomber : 06/12/2023
Have used Gorilla glue for a year or more on many models and it is fast drying (I mean fast sometimes to fast a grab) the big drawback is sanding it especially on foam board that I mainly use being hard to sand on this substrate not bad on...
D2 : Viewpoint 10 : 06/12/2023
The Datafile link to 'found online' is often useful after sites have gone down. With this one, I have just added more pics here [003-008] from the defunct site using the Wayback machine and that useful link.
SteveWMD : Go-Go Dancer : 06/12/2023
New user? Hi and welcome. Short answer: scroll down this page and look for the 'Download Files' section. Longer answer: see the site FAQ page at
I suspected that all these obscure racer rubber scale plans came out after the publication of SCALE VIEWS OF AIR RACERS in 1971. It's a wonderful detailed 3 views book that is still on download at:
The site is evidently gone, so the plan file is unavailable.
Jean Tornow : Go-Go Dancer : 06/12/2023
Latest Site Updates
Vultee V11 Bomber (oz14969): Added article thanks to Gerrit Loubser.
Sproule Ivanoff Camel (oz14144): Replaced article with a clearer copy, thanks to Cesare.
Fauvel AV361 (oz14879): Added article, thanks to Cesare.
Avro 707 (oz13970): Added article, thanks to Cesare.
Wonderwings (oz1337): Added complete article, thanks to Pit.
Wonderwings (oz1337): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned at 400 dpi from fullsize, thanks to dfrizke.
334-G (oz3540): Added further article, from Aeromodeller Annual 1958/9, thanks to Jean-Marie Piednoir. Note this is 6 pages long and covers development of the 334 series in some detail.
Feather (oz14964): Added further article from RCSD, June 1989, thanks to Pit.
White Monoplane (oz10857): Added article part 2, thanks to hlsat.
Beechcraft Bonanza (oz13388): Added kit review from RCM August 1998, thanks to RFJ.
Piper Pawnee Brave (oz14963): Replaced article with a clearer copy, thanks to Pit.
Citabria (oz10463): Added ribs drawing, thanks to Hans van Tol.
Cessna 182 Skylane (oz13099): Added kit review from RCM, May 1996, thanks to RFJ.
Sportmaster (oz2845): Added photo sheets showing detailed build pics, thanks to Duane Holliger.
Latest Plans text listingLil Pinto - 25in IC R/C
Vultee V11 Bomber - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Clipped Wing Taylorcraft - 30in Scale Rubber...
Dornier Wal - 59in Scale Electric R/C
Rearwin Speedster - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Firefly - 35in IC R/C
Feather - 43in Glider R/C
Piper Pawnee Brave - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Morane 733 Alcyon - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Rocket - 32in IC C/L
Starfire - 13in Scale Glider F/F
Balsa Notch Cutter
OS2N-1 Kingfisher - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Panther - 46in IC F/F
NoVac Vacuum Former
RV-4 - 54in Scale IC R/C
Bootful - 43in IC R/C
CdH - 39in Rubber F/F
Auster Arrow - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Fabulous Hawk - 42in Scale IC C/L
Manicaca 35 - 47in IC C/L
Boeing Bomber - 26in Scale Rubber F/F
Quark - 29in IC R/C
Zlin Z-XII - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Sparrow MK1 - 55in Glider R/C
Velocissimus - 24in IC C/L
Ultra Sport 60 - 62in IC R/C
Gyration - 38in IC C/L
Cri-Cri - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Besson MB.411 - 18in Scale Rubber Electric F/F
PZL P.38 Wolf - 66in Scale IC R/C
Saab J29F - 14in Scale Electric RTP
Up Shot - 36in Rubber F/F
Ready - 24in IC C/L
Trainer 10 - 36in IC R/C
Blue Dragon - 96in IC F/F
Schweizer - 42in Scale Glider R/C
Fokker DVIII - 50in Scale IC F/F R/C
Boston Bullet - 16in Rubber F/F
Vacuum Forming Table
Marquart Charger - 73in Scale IC R/C
Focke Wulf 183 - 24in Scale Electric R/C
Aqua Sport - 49in Electric R/C
Breezease - 51in IC R/C
Vega Termik - 98in Glider R/C
DH Gipsy Moth - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Susi 2 - 59in Glider R/C
Douglas DC-3 - 82in Scale IC R/C
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