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Hello Bernhard, Thank you very much for that detailed information, it will be most helpful. Regards,
Graham : Fliegender Teppich : 16/05/2022
Your Se5 looks great. I also built this model and used a Saito 72. I fiberglassed and painted and doped it. I even painted the roundals. Do you have any completed pictures to add?
I will add pictures of mine after I finish more...
Dan : SE-5 : 15/05/2022
Alex, I'd go with what the plan specifies, 1/16 x 1/8, and only go with larger stock, 3/32 or even 1/8 if your wood was particularly light or weak. Or substitute bass for one or more spars, the middle top and bottom ones perhaps? The...
Bill H : Bleriot XI : 15/05/2022
Are the wing spars supposed to be 1/8" square, as opposed to the plan specification of 1/16" by 1/8"? The notches in the ribs are 1/8" square. The tail spars are also shown as 1/16" by 1/8", but the notches in the tail ribs are in fact...
Alex : Bleriot XI : 15/05/2022
Hi Outerzone. I completed a Lobbit from your plans last month and what a fun slope soarer it is. It isn't a floater by any means, but with the right wind it is a nimble aerobatic joy with a very nice rudder response. It is also quite an...
Paul Roth : Lobbit : 15/05/2022
Hello Hello, nothing easier than that. As I said, it is a model that has emerged from the original Simprop kit from the 1970s. The current takeoff weight is about 1.6 kg. The fuselage, or rather the wing, is built from a wooden frame...
Bernhard Dittmann : Fliegender Teppich : 15/05/2022
Thanks Martin Kolm!! Very encouraged by your review and pics of this design. I'm currently halfway through building this one, after completing the original 1/2a Joystick from the plans on this website. After reading your comments, I...
Nick Ward : Super Duper Joy Stick : 15/05/2022
Hello Mary & Steve, This looks like a lot of fun and I wonder if Bernhard would like to post details of his electric set up and the total weight of the model. I downloaded the plan last Friday. Regards,
Graham : Fliegender Teppich : 15/05/2022
Is this cuteness on wings or what?
Miguel : Trixie : 14/05/2022
Print errors: I've had print problems with various files, usually my fault but not always. I once mistakenly printed a plan at 122% because I wasn't paying attention, then wondered why the balsa sticks didn't fit. But a more...
Doug Smith : Das Ugly Stik : 14/05/2022
Fair point. Ok, have changed this now to Saab Viggen. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Saab Viggen : 14/05/2022
This plan is not detected in a simple search for ‘Saab’. Perhaps the name could be changed from just ‘Viggen’ to ‘Saab Viggen’. I’ll be taking a little 1/16 and 1/8 balsa with me to England next month, to build and fly this model with my 5...
K K Iyer : Saab Viggen : 14/05/2022
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15/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Added kit review from Flying Models, May 1961, thanks to RFJ.
14/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Added decal pdf, thanks to JeffGreen.
12/05/2022 : PlanID=13820 : Dornier Do 23 from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
12/05/2022 : PlanID=8485 : Slow Poke 40 by Rob Talbot-Jones, MikeCross from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM, March 2001, thanks to RFJ.
11/05/2022 : PlanID=5932 : Double Feature by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Fixed the scaling on this plan now, thanks to Chris. Correct wingspan is 39 in.
10/05/2022 : PlanID=11164 : Poncelet Vivette by Van Hereford from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.
09/05/2022 : PlanID=7466 : Half A Delta by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to Ray.
05/05/2022 : PlanID=7668 : Jolly from Graupner : Added Jolly kit instructions sheet, thanks to Martin Huebner.
04/05/2022 : PlanID=10827 : Cap 232 by Mike Cross from Great Planes : Added kit review from R/C Model World, September 1999, thanks to RFJ.
03/05/2022 : PlanID=4247 : Der Kleine Uhu from Graupner : Added instructions sheet (full build text in 4 languages, also inc materials list) thanks to Martin Huebner.
29/04/2022 : PlanID=13611 : Miss Behaving II from FMT : Have changed the scaling on this plan to print at fullsize of 68 in wingspan. The previous file was 2/3 scale.
28/04/2022 : PlanID=12830 : Y-Not by Randy Randolph from Model Airplane News : Added vector parts zipfile (dxf and cdr files) thanks to Matt Foley.
28/04/2022 : PlanID=7379 : Sea King by L Ellis from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Brian Cox.
Latest Plans text listingVagabond 40 - 56in IC R/C
Sentosa 1500 - 60in Electric Glider R/C
Pert - 36in IC R/C
Tora II - 116in IC R/C
ABC Robin - 25in Scale Electric R/C
Trixie - 40in IC R/C
Orion - 68in IC R/C
Raketoplan - 16in Jetex F/F
Dornier Do 23 - 84in Scale IC R/C
Spitfire - 45in Scale Rubber F/F
Skip Jack - 52in IC R/C
Super Fli - 44in Scale IC R/C
Mystique - 58in IC R/C
Airborne - 84in IC R/C
Fokker EIII - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Zlin Akrobat - 42in Scale IC C/L
Sopwith Camel - 14in Scale Rubber F/F
Ellipse 2a - 33in IC R/C
Saab Viggen Scale IC F/F
Shavrov SH-2 - 60in Scale IC R/C
3DP Mini - 34in IC R/C
Easy Wing - 49in Glider R/C
Speed RS - 49in IC R/C
Quasimodo - 48in IC R/C
Bowlus Baby Albatross - 122in Scale Glider R/C
Douglas C-124 Globemaster - 82in Scale IC C/L
Filey Flier Mk2 - 48in Electric R/C
Chilli Breeze - 48in IC R/C
Pumukl - 98in Glider R/C
Grumman J2F-6 Duck - 58in Scale IC R/C
Stinson L-5 - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Fieseler F5 - 79in Scale IC R/C
Lockheed XFV-1 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Pesquito - 79in Glider F/F
Northrop B2 Stealth Bomber - 96in Scale...
Sierra - 60in IC R/C
UFO - 18in IC F/F
Fli-Wing - 17in Rubber F/F
Double Dutch - 38in Electric R/C
Sparey Diesel - 5 cc Engine Diesel
Stinger II - 38in IC R/C
Miles M-20 - 41in Scale IC R/C
Spirit of 74 - 44in IC R/C
Concorde - 12in Scale Jetex F/F
DH82A Tiger Moth - 71in Scale IC R/C
Wurfgleiter - 9in Glider F/F
Nieuport 17 - 14in Scale Rubber F/F
Edwards Radial 5 - 3.4 cu in Engine Glow
Quax - 59in IC R/C
Fourstar 804H - 60in IC R/C
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