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Latest Plans

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

Gulfhawk Jr Stinson 105 (oz15296) from Megow 1939 grey_line

Gulfhawk Jr Stinson 105 (oz15296)

from Megow
1939 
30in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Hawker Hind (oz15295) by Jo Howell from Peerless 1936 grey_line

Hawker Hind (oz15295)

by Jo Howell
from Peerless
1936 
18in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Icthyornis (oz15294) by OFW Fisher from Performance Kits grey_line

Icthyornis (oz15294)

by OFW Fisher
from Performance Kits
40in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Hatchling (oz15293) by Mark Ferstl 2024 grey_line

Hatchling (oz15293)

by Mark Ferstl
April 2024 
7in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Don Quixote (oz15292) by Laddie Mikulasko from Model Builder 1976 grey_line

Don Quixote (oz15292)

by Laddie Mikulasko
from Model Builder
December 1976 
86in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Albatros D-II (oz15291) from Lees Hobbies 1972 grey_line

Albatros D-II (oz15291)

from Lees Hobbies
1972 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Loughead Sport S1 (oz15290) by Monty Groves from American Aircraft Modeler 1972 grey_line

Loughead Sport S1 (oz15290)

by Monty Groves
from American Aircraft Modeler
October 1972 
56in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Swan (oz15289) by Andy Lennon from Model Builder 1989 grey_line

Swan (oz15289)

by Andy Lennon
from Model Builder
October 1989 
54in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Bonnacon (oz15288) by OFW Fisher from Aeromodeller, Performance Kits 1993 grey_line

Bonnacon (oz15288)

by OFW Fisher
from Aeromodeller, Performance Kits
August 1993 
32in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Grumman EA-6B Prowler (oz15287) by Tom Akery 2024 grey_line

Grumman EA-6B Prowler (oz15287)

by Tom Akery
April 2024 
27in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
US Navy Curtiss Hawk (oz15286) by Jo Howell from Peerless 1934 grey_line

US Navy Curtiss Hawk (oz15286)

by Jo Howell
from Peerless
1934 
24in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Piper Tri Pacer (oz15285) by Keith Humber from RC Model World 1999 grey_line

Piper Tri Pacer (oz15285)

by Keith Humber
from RC Model World
December 1999 
80in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Tomboy (oz285) from MalcolmJ
Tomboy (oz285) from MalcolmJ
Tomboy (oz285) from MalcolmJ
Tomboy (oz285) from MalcolmJ
Tomboy (oz285) from MalcolmJ
Tomboy (oz285) from MalcolmJ
Tomboy (oz285) from Jef
Tomboy (oz285) from Jef

Latest Comments

Model is small and fast. It's impossible to throw it and grab the cellphone and take a photo. Model is already too far away when you press the trigger button... [model pic, 003, 004]
Robert Schlickewitz : OV-10A Bronco : 17/05/2024

video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olei6ECLm3c
pit : Flash X-18 : 17/05/2024

Nice find. Fascinating to see the original model, and in colour. They've labelled it as an 'indoor' model, which seems a mistake - the 1969 article says nothing about indoor flying, but does describe taking it out to the flying field, and...
SteveWMD : Sperry Messenger : 17/05/2024

I think this is the same model, as built by David, it's now in the AMA museum
https://youtu.be/hL3czBXQdzw
Madhukar : Sperry Messenger : 17/05/2024

Its quite simple, his given names were Ocean Francis William, which he did not like and preferred to be called Peter.
David Hill : Icthyornis : 17/05/2024

I'm curious as to how one person goes by OFW Fisher and Peter Fisher interchangeably. Also, and probably implicit in the first question... what does the OFW stand for? He seems to be a popular designer, and certainly prolific. Please...
RC Yeager : Icthyornis : 16/05/2024

Lovely design! This plan is directly in my construction-list :) Thanks for sharing!
Valentin Fauchère : OV-10A Bronco : 16/05/2024

Here, with the utmost gratitude to John Woodfield, is my Ocean Breeze, in the Sierra de Madrid.https://youtu.be/ycRXloHsVd4
Bill Dixon : Ocean Breeze : 16/05/2024

I messed up the original plans and was not sure how to proceed in building my kit. This plan should allow me to complete it.
Edward Jackson : Balsa Nova 40 : 16/05/2024

Hi, I'm a huge fan of Peter Fisher and his models and I thought I knew all his designs but this is a new one to me. I'm going to clear my current project off the building board and start building the Icthyornis this afternoon!!!! simon rogers : Icthyornis : 16/05/2024

I kind of thought that. It does look very much like an Albatros.
SteveWMD : Loughead Sport S1 : 15/05/2024

yes
simon rogers : Loughead Sport S1 : 15/05/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

Charybdis (oz5275): Added copy of a letter from Charles MacCutcheon, written in1995, in which he talks about the design process, thanks to Pit.
17/05/2024

Charybdis (oz3541): Replaced this plan with a full size scaled version, thanks to theshadow.
17/05/2024

Horten Ho 229 (oz13371): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
17/05/2024

Bede BD8 (oz6816): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow. This is a 300 dpi print, with no missing central band.
17/05/2024

Sperry Messenger (oz1281): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy. This has been corrected for scaling and cleaned up, also edited to fill the missing central band.
17/05/2024

Pylon Buster (oz1915): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
16/05/2024

Eclipse (oz14781): Added kit review from Model Builder, December 1990, thanks to RFJ.
12/05/2024

Piper Tri Pacer (oz15285): Added the missing sheet 4 of 4 now.
12/05/2024

Beechcraft H18 (oz15284): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Pilgrim. This includes some previously missing sheets that show all fuselage formers, also full nacelle and retract drawings. Fullsize at 300 dpi.
11/05/2024

Bugs Ear (oz13055): Added ribs drawing, thanks to Jim LaLone.
11/05/2024

Water Sprite (oz15241): Added original article, thanks to Andy Snelson. This is an extract from the Book 'Models for Flying' see details below. Also alternate plan scan, still low res, now in greyscale.
09/05/2024

Spirit (oz13188): Added kit review from Model Builder, August 1991, thanks to RFJ.
07/05/2024

Rearwin Speedster 6000 (oz692): Added (later) 'Vintage Corner' article from Aeromodeller, Mar 1990, detailing Doug McHard's build of this model, thanks to ilgk48 and his post on HPA of the full magazine scan, see link.
06/05/2024

Tri Valley Top Dawg (oz5810): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
06/05/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Gulfhawk Jr Stinson 105 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Hawker Hind - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Icthyornis - 40in IC F/F
Hatchling - 7in Glider F/F
Don Quixote - 86in Scale IC R/C
Albatros D-II - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Loughead Sport S1 - 56in Scale IC R/C
Swan - 54in IC R/C
Bonnacon - 32in IC F/F
Grumman EA-6B Prowler - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
US Navy Curtiss Hawk - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Piper Tri Pacer - 80in Scale IC R/C
Beechcraft H18 - 94in Scale IC R/C
OV-10A Bronco - 15in Scale Glider F/F
Buzzard - 60in IC Glider F/F
Bristol Scout - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Supermarine Spitfire - 37in Scale IC R/C
Desoutonian - 16in Rubber F/F
Super Blanik - 62in Scale Glider R/C
Cessna 210 Centurion - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Finale - 38in Glider R/C
A-20G Havoc - 38in Scale Rubber F/F
Stuka Ju-87 - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Grumman Bearcat - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Hawker High Speed Fury - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Snorter - 42in Electric R/C
Ziz - 50in IC F/F
Yard Bee - 29in IC R/C
FAIman III - 65in IC F/F
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch - 45in Scale IC F/F
Starbomb - 32in IC C/L
Beep - 44in IC R/C
Pushair - 16in Rubber F/F
Little Traveller - 25in Electric R/C
Farman Sport - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Twin Gull - 46in Rubber F/F
Olympian - 54in IC F/F
P-51B Mustang - 37in Scale IC R/C
Centron - 60in Glider R/C
Pitts Special - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Caproni CA 183bis - 46in Scale Rubber F/F
Piper J3 Cub - 35in Scale Rubber F/F
Aero Commander 100 - 42in Scale IC R/C
Breda 15 - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Tavis - 58in IC R/C
Giancarlo - 20in IC C/L
Pulex GM - 20in Rubber F/F
Marquart Charger - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Skimmer 400 - 59in Electric Glider R/C
Fleet Special - 16in Scale Rubber F/F

...more plans

 
 

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