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Latest Plans

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

Ryan STA (oz11780) by Maxey Hester from SIG 1971 grey_line

Ryan STA (oz11780)

by Maxey Hester
from SIG
1971 
72in span
Scale IC R/C

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Messerschmitt Me 163b Komet (oz11779) by Keith Humber from AMI 1997 grey_line

Messerschmitt Me 163b Komet (oz11779)

by Keith Humber
from AMI
July 1997 
44in span
Scale Glider R/C

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Boeing L-15 (oz11778) by Dick Struhl from Unknown grey_line

Boeing L-15 (oz11778)

by Dick Struhl
from Unknown
30in span
Scale CO2 F/F

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M-48 (oz11777) from MOVO 1965 grey_line

M-48 (oz11777)

from MOVO
1965 
32in span
Rubber F/F

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Curtiss O-52 Owl (oz11776) by Sydney Struhl from Model Airplane News 1942 grey_line

Curtiss O-52 Owl (oz11776)

by Sydney Struhl
from Model Airplane News
September 1942 
42in span
Scale IC F/F

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Knight Twister Imperial (oz11775) by Bill Heger 1974 grey_line

Knight Twister Imperial (oz11775)

by Bill Heger
1974 
54in span
Scale IC R/C

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Yoicks Junior (oz11774) by Stuart Fletcher from Aeromodeller 1995 grey_line

Yoicks Junior (oz11774)

by Stuart Fletcher
from Aeromodeller
March 1995 
20in span
IC C/L

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Simitar 2100 (oz11773) by Bill Evans grey_line

Simitar 2100 (oz11773)

by Bill Evans
100in span
IC R/C

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Platero (oz11772) by Hugh O'Donnell from Model Aircraft 1958 grey_line

Platero (oz11772)

by Hugh O'Donnell
from Model Aircraft
May 1958 
14in span
Glider F/F

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Skyliner (oz11771) by Maurice Franklin from RCME 1964 grey_line

Skyliner (oz11771)

by Maurice Franklin
from RCME
June 1964 
62in span
IC R/C

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PT-16 (oz11770) by Don McGovern from Flying Models 1965 grey_line

PT-16 (oz11770)

by Don McGovern
from Flying Models
December 1965 
38in span
IC C/L

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Aerobic (oz11769) by Peter Miller from Radio Modeller 1993 grey_line

Aerobic (oz11769)

by Peter Miller
from Radio Modeller
November 1993 
22in span
IC R/C

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Gnat (oz7357) from Paolo
Gnat (oz7357) from Paolo
Gnat (oz7357) from Paolo
Gnat (oz7357) from Paolo
Spearhead Junior (oz220) from SteveRoot
Spearhead Junior (oz220) from SteveRoot
Spearhead Junior (oz220) from SteveRoot
Spearhead Junior (oz220) from SteveRoot

Latest Comments

Finally getting around to finishing this model [more pics 015] after having a few issues with the printers regarding scaling, and I'm really pleased with this trial fit.
This is my third 'Stik' as I just love them. The engine is an OS...
John G : Das Ugly Stik : 06/12/2019

Hi Steve and Mary, Here's a short video we shot this morning showing the manoeuvrability of my 23in Depron Spitfire. The smaller models can turn tighter, of course. This model has 10.7 degrees dihedral on each side. If anyone wants more...
Chris Pinn : Projed Spitfire : 06/12/2019

That's a very pretty model, many thanks.
SteveWMD : Veronite No 1 : 06/12/2019

Hello, My name is Ian Easton, I built a Veronite No1 a while ago and it flies beautifully. I thought you might like a photo of mine for the web page [main model pic plus 007]. Regards,
Ian : Veronite No 1 : 06/12/2019

Thanks for providing Outerzone! I am attaching a couple of photos of my Junior Falcon plan, to add to that page.
Jim Zare : Junior Falcon EP : 05/12/2019

I believe the the TE is inset into the ribs and the gussets used to reinforce the joint. Though it is probably easier to cut the last 5mm off the ribs than to try and slot them.
Personally I would also cap the ribs with thin carbon...
Martun Hodgson : Corvus : 04/12/2019

The trailing edge is unclear, quite how it fits. Do the ribs have capping strips or should the CF trailing edge be inset somehow?
ChrisL : Corvus : 04/12/2019

Here on Oz there is a plan for front wood fuselage rebuilding, not difficult to add a wrapped plywood rear section, see Cirrus Fuselage (Wood) (oz9876).
On rcgroups some...
Pit : Cirrus : 03/12/2019

Many thanks to Pit for confirmation, it is indeed a Don McGovern plan, turns out this is from FM Dec 1965.
SteveWMD : PT-16 : 03/12/2019

So I did! Hey, what's 56mm between friends, eh? :-)
In any case the division above was inverted which is a bigger error. So with the correct figures it becomes 140% (=3230/2300).
And what's that Chinese stamp...
Miguel : Medea : 03/12/2019

Thanks you very much for this plans. I'm a lover of Cirrus, I'm 65 years old and practice soaring with cirrus in 1980 years!! Is it possible to find fuselage in epoxy or fiberglass or perhaps a guy who sells fuselage in wood?...
Eric : Cirrus : 03/12/2019

This one, the designer is unknown. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe Don McGovern?
SteveWMD : PT-16 : 03/12/2019

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Latest Site Updates

02/12/2019 : PlanID=11766 : Medea by Klaus Nietzer from FMT : Added article (in German), inludes materials list, thanks to Bernd_57.

01/12/2019 : PlanID=1327 : Spectre by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer version (noise removed), thanks to Pilgrim.

01/12/2019 : PlanID=11763 : Milli Kema Series 2 by Keith Humber from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

30/11/2019 : PlanID=3042 : Dizzy Bug from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

29/11/2019 : PlanID=11757 : Andromeda 90-RC by V Spulak from FMT : Added article (in German) thanks to Axel_VPF.

29/11/2019 : PlanID=11754 : Curtiss P-36A Hawk by Dennis Norman : Added supplement reversed printwood file, thanks to Skippy.

28/11/2019 : PlanID=7101 : Cessna OE-2 by Bob Wischer from American Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to dfritzke. Note this also includes some additional construction instructions, on sheet 2.

28/11/2019 : PlanID=11356 : Shrimp by GD Pike from Aeromodeller : Added alternate scan, thanks to DBHL.

27/11/2019 : PlanID=11751 : Spitfire XIV by David Boddington from Model Flyer : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

26/11/2019 : PlanID=10309 : Skeeter by Mark Smith from Dynaflite : Added instruction manual, thanks to GaetanPage.

25/11/2019 : PlanID=9095 : F-20 Tigershark by Dennis Caudill from Direct Connection : Added kit review from MAN Aug 1994, thanks to JulianL.

25/11/2019 : PlanID=10309 : Skeeter by Mark Smith from Dynaflite : Added review (in Dutch) thanks to JulienL.

25/11/2019 : PlanID=5814 : Achilles 1-1/2 by Peter Valentine from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RMC.

25/11/2019 : PlanID=5814 : Achilles 1-1/2 by Peter Valentine from Radio Modeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to RMC.

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Latest Plans text listing

Ryan STA - Maxey Hester - 72in Scale IC R/C
Messerschmitt Me 163b Komet - Keith Humber -...
Boeing L-15 - Dick Struhl - 30in Scale CO2 F/F
M-48 - 32in Rubber F/F
Curtiss O-52 Owl - Sydney Struhl - 42in Scale...
Knight Twister Imperial - Bill Heger - 54in...
Yoicks Junior - Stuart Fletcher - 20in IC C/L
Simitar 2100 - Bill Evans - 100in IC R/C
Platero - Hugh O'Donnell - 14in Glider F/F
Skyliner - Maurice Franklin - 62in IC R/C
PT-16 - Don McGovern - 38in IC C/L
Aerobic - Peter Miller - 22in IC R/C
Monocoque Sailplane - Gordon Light - 50in...
Dart 2 - Mats Johanson - 52in IC R/C
Medea - Klaus Nietzer - 127in IC R/C
Stinson Reliant SR-6 - 62in Scale IC R/C
Bede BD-5A - Nick De Carlis - 13in Scale Rubber...
Milli Kema Series 2 - Keith Humber - 60in...
Ud.I - Alfons Menzel - 32in Glider F/F
BTX 45 - 57in Glider R/C
Ultimate - Silvio Galiazzo - 48in Scale IC R/C
M-20 - Ermenegildo Preti - 69in IC F/F
Proof - Dave Wilshere - 44in Electric R/C
Andromeda 90-RC - V Spulak - 74in Glider R/C
Projed Spitfire - David Boddington - 32in Scale...
Mr Malcom - Al Backstrom - 18in Rubber F/F
Curtiss P-36A Hawk - Dennis Norman - 13in Scale...
Hexy - 15in IC F/F
Messerschmitt Me109E - David Boddington - 32in...
Spitfire XIV - David Boddington - 34in Scale IC...
M-30 - Arve Mozzarini - 52in IC F/F
Summer Breeze - John Bridge - 71in IC R/C
Cyano 133 - Vincent Chaize - 51in Glider R/C
Ryan ST - Leonard Wagner - 53in Scale Rubber...
Foxy Lady - Keith Humber - 41in IC R/C
Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver - Pres Bruning - 13in...
M-17 - Giuseppe Clerici - 40in Rubber F/F
Wild Wasp - Stephen Wheeler - 30in IC R/C
JX-0656 - J Cerny - 52in IC F/F
Cannon Ball 1/2A - Kevin Flynn - 28in IC R/C
SE5 - P Lambert - 24in Scale IC F/F
Breguet LE - Jacques Cartigny - 13in Scale...
Firebrand - Harry Gilkes - 54in IC R/C
Double Up - Alec Barber - 40in IC R/C
Spad XIII - Henry Struck - 13in Scale Rubber...
Super Suppi - Paul Tupker - 41in IC C/L
Bigga-Bit - Dereck Woodward - 42in IC R/C
Ryan M-1 - Al Lidberg - 13in Scale F/F
Dancing Girl Mk II - Peter Miller - 40in IC C/L
Gee Bee Model Z - Henry Haffke - 72in Scale IC...

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