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Speaking of modified Guillows kits, this is my own journey along those lines from a half-century ago… this one being a control line version of Captain Roy Brown’s Squadron 209 Camel. It was Brown (DSC and Bar, RAF, Western Front)...
Neal Green : Sopwith Camel : 06/08/2020
Hello Alastair: Yes, mine is all balsa and built exactly the same as the plans show. The motor I have lined up for it is a Turnigy 3530-1400 with a 2200mah battery for electron source and nose weight. Making a battery mount has been a big...
Peter Cary : Wingamagig : 06/08/2020
Just flew my Achilles electric conversion from the plans on Outerzone [pic 007]. Flew a darn sight better than one I built 50 years ago! Guts from a broken toy. Great site! On to the next one. Thanks!
John G : Achilles : 06/08/2020
Hello, I've attached a picture of my version of the Pacific Ace for use on Outerzone [pic 014]. It is converted to electric power and three channel RC. Greetings,
Volker Lisiewicz : Pacific Ace : 06/08/2020
I remember this one - well, not exactly this model but his previous version, world's first successful electric model. At 15 years old, the only driving I got to experience was ferrying Daddy to the Yellow Moon beer joint for a...
Doug Smith : Silentius : 06/08/2020
Terrific, I had absolutely no idea of this project! 120 batteries is an impressive flight-pack. 9 minutes isn't quite so much, that was what one could get back then but the concept was shown to work.
The MB-E1 is a pretty...
Miguel : Silentius : 06/08/2020
Fred Militky is considered the "father of electric flight". Silentius is built around the precision motor T 03, a geared motor developed in the late 1950s for the first non proportional Graupen servos of Grundig Variophon radio system. The...
pit : Silentius : 06/08/2020
Here are a couple of photos of the Sterling Lancer SL62 I just maidened [main pic, 003]. I got the short kit at a Vintage R/C Society meet in Lancaster, PA a couple of years ago and built it that winter. Due family issues it only flew once...
Tom Kozel : Lancer SL 62 : 05/08/2020
Hi, guys, I am Josenilson from city of Brasilia - Brazil. I fall in love the first time that I saw the Bugaboo in Outerzone and I rush to build my own! I would like to submit the pictures [014-016] of my Bugaboo! Thank you so much,
Josenilson Veras : Bugaboo : 05/08/2020
Hi Steve and Mary. Send you pictures of my last project the Mirage 550 of Carl Goldberg [005-007]. The original is all wood. I build this in foam and balsa with excellent result. I hope you like this. Greetings from Colombia.
CarlosAB : Mirage 550 : 05/08/2020
Hi Steve and Mary! Hope this finds our "Chief Outerzoner's" doing well .. Here's a coupla snaps of my Desert Rat modded to be a "Monoline Trainer" so I can learn to fly monoline [005,006]. I used an OS .25 FSR on pressure w/...
Alrob : Desert Rat : 05/08/2020
Roll Out. Hello Mary And Steve these are part of the models that I have made during the COVID 19 quarantine both are Nobler [007-009]. A greeting,
AntonioRG : Nobler : 05/08/2020
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06/08/2020 : PlanID=12130 : Cessna 150 by Fred Reese from Model Builder : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.
06/08/2020 : PlanID=6426 : Simple Cub by Fred Reese from RCMplans : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.
05/08/2020 : PlanID=5379 : Lancer 72 by Chester Chaplaskie from New Cyclone Aircraft Co : Added (later) article from S&E Modeler, March 2000, thank to RFJ.
05/08/2020 : PlanID=12330 : Spooky by Dereck Woodward from Radio Modeller : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.
05/08/2020 : PlanID=3965 : Udet U-12 Flamingo by Roland Baltes from Model Builder : Added CG location drawing, thank to JeffGreen.
05/08/2020 : PlanID=12303 : Civy Hearse by Paul Gilliam from Model Airplane News : Replaced vector planfile with a revised version, thanks to Trevor.
02/08/2020 : PlanID=12372 : Junkers Ju 88 by Roy Scott from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
31/07/2020 : PlanID=5502 : Spitfire F22/F24 by Gordon Whitehead from RCMplans : This plan was first published in R/C Model World, April 1986. Have added this earlier article now, thanks to RFJ.
31/07/2020 : PlanID=1026 : Albatros Triplane by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Replaced the article with a complete version, thanks to RFJ.
30/07/2020 : PlanID=5563 : Roland D-2 by DA Newell from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
29/07/2020 : PlanID=12139 : Sierra Trainer by Bill Evans from Model Builder : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.
29/07/2020 : PlanID=1328 : Bantam by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added full printwood file, thanks to RogerC.
29/07/2020 : PlanID=8460 : Mosquito from Graupner : Added kit instructions (in German), thanks to Reinhard Lehmann.
29/07/2020 : PlanID=6905 : Velox from Veron : Replaced the instructions file with a clearer copy, thanks to MartinCox.
Latest Plans text listingSilentius - Fred Militky - 31in Electric F/F
Stephanies Streaker - George Perryman - 18in...
Goal - 17in Rubber F/F
Fyredrake - Larry Sicuranza - 45in IC F/F
Lancer SL 62 - 62in IC R/C
Euler D.II - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Simplex - Bob Stalick - 71in Glider F/F
Brushfire - Ken Bonnema - 66in IC R/C
Redskin - Peter Holland - 44in IC R/C
Junkers Ju 88 - Roy Scott - 72in Scale IC R/C
Live Wire 80 - Tony Lewis - 80in Electric R/C
Junior 30 - Mike Hawkins - 30in IC R/C
Bulldog - William Langenberg - 20in Glider F/F
Graubele 6 - 88in Glider F/F
Arado Ar 76 - Tony Lewis - 94in Scale Electric...
Heinkel He 112 - Paul Plecan - 18in Scale...
Piaggio P.180 Avanti - Michael Schmidt - 51in...
Record Hound .020 - Dave Sweeney - 32in IC F/F
Club Trainer - 66in IC R/C
Graubele 4 - A Hermann - 63in Glider F/F
Mini Slow - Dave Clarkson - 33in IC C/L
Deperdussin Monocoque Racer - Al Lidberg - 13in...
Chilton DW-1 - Dennis Tapsfield - 84in Scale IC...
Wingamagig - Peter Holland - 48in IC R/C
Pronto G - David Boddington - 60in IC R/C
Graubele 3 - 82in Glider F/F
Mini Bird K10 - Mark Smith - 79in Glider R/C
Iolanthe II - NM Braun - 72in Glider F/F
Hollywood Square - Dave Thornburg - 72in Glider...
Graubele 3 - 81in Glider F/F
Spitfire - Ian Peacock - 41in Scale IC R/C
Me 109 - Ian Peacock - 42in Scale IC R/C
Me 410 - Tony Lewis - 110in Scale Electric R/C
Graubele 2 - 42in Glider R/C
Model 4 - Ron Warring - 17in Glider F/F
Model 3 - Ron Warring - 15in Glider F/F
Model 2 - Ron Warring - 20in Glider F/F
Model 1 - Ron Warring - 18in Glider F/F
Graubele 2 - 42in Glider F/F
DH-6 - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Swiss Miss - Sylvio Lanfranchi, Arthur...
Sky Bunny - Bill Warner - 19in Rubber F/F
Mistral - JW Ede - 38in Rubber F/F
Devastator - Tony Lewis - 110in Scale IC R/C
Spinner - H Ellwood - 24in Rubber F/F
Soaring Glider - 31in Glider F/F
Mini-Tutor - CS West - 25in Rubber F/F
Selestra - Roy Garner - 128in Glider R/C
Duck - Tony Lewis - 117in Scale IC R/C
White Cloud - 57in IC R/C
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