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Latest Plans

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

Tigercat MkII (oz12478) by Bob Benjamin from Model Builder 1989 grey_line

Tigercat MkII (oz12478)

by Bob Benjamin
from Model Builder
July 1989 
60in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Cirano (oz12477) from Modelhob 1973 grey_line

Cirano (oz12477)

from Modelhob
1973 
40in span
IC C/L

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Slo-Poke (oz12476) by Ken Willard from Aeromodeller Annual 1959 grey_line

Slo-Poke (oz12476)

by Ken Willard
from Aeromodeller Annual
1959 
33in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Warpy (oz12475) by Ken Willard from Aeromodeller Annual 1959 grey_line

Warpy (oz12475)

by Ken Willard
from Aeromodeller Annual
1959 
33in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Little Stinker (oz12474) by MRM from Royal Marutaka grey_line

Little Stinker (oz12474)

by MRM
from Royal Marutaka
52in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Alert (oz12473) by Michael Latorre from Model Builder 1989 grey_line

Alert (oz12473)

by Michael Latorre
from Model Builder
February 1989 
53in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Simple Sailman (oz12472) by Dave Banham from Bowman Models 1977 grey_line

Simple Sailman (oz12472)

by Dave Banham
from Bowman Models
1977 
110in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Pilatus Turbo-Peanut (oz12471) by Bill Hannan grey_line

Pilatus Turbo-Peanut (oz12471)

by Bill Hannan
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
BAE Hawk (oz12470) by Ian Peacock from Radio Modeller 1985 grey_line

BAE Hawk (oz12470)

by Ian Peacock
from Radio Modeller
July 1985 
21in span
Scale Glider R/C

Plan Details
English Electric Lightning (oz12469) by Bob Petrie from Radio Modeller 1985 grey_line

English Electric Lightning (oz12469)

by Bob Petrie
from Radio Modeller
July 1985 
18in span
Scale Glider R/C

Plan Details
Panther IV (oz12468) by Don Kadous from RC Sportsman 1977 grey_line

Panther IV (oz12468)

by Don Kadous
from RC Sportsman
September 1977 
53in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Whathehell (oz12467) by Bruce Tharpe from Model Builder 1987 grey_line

Whathehell (oz12467)

by Bruce Tharpe
from Model Builder
March 1987 
IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Ryan Navion (oz5049) from MikeKelly
Ryan Navion (oz5049) from MikeKelly
Ryan Navion (oz5049) from MikeKelly
Ryan Navion (oz5049) from MikeKelly
Ryan Navion (oz5049) from MikeKelly
Ryan Navion (oz5049) from MikeKelly
Grumman Skyrocket (oz1507) from MikeKelly
Grumman Skyrocket (oz1507) from MikeKelly

Latest Comments

Nice to see the Alert featured on Outerzone. It's extra special for me because the ship pictured in the Model Builder article, with the 77 on the side of the pylon, was built by my Dad, Otto Bernhardt. The model still exists; I took...
Phil Bernhardt : Alert : 17/09/2020

When I was 13 years old I was in a model club called the "Frisco Flying Fools" and we went to W.A.M. control line contests.
After I could fly inverted my Dad gave me a Jr Nobler and a Fox 15. Finally a real flapping stunter, finished...
Orange&White : Jr Nobler : 17/09/2020

Sir, Attached please find picture of the above plane built using your plan, but in STYROFOAM during lockdown [pics 005,006]. Also, the detailed building is on my YouTube channel. Link attached: CaptPrabhat : Mosquito : 17/09/2020

Very happy to see this! I had one of these from the kit back in the early 80s and put many, many happy hours on it. Two suggested mods: 1. make the short wing outer panels detachable for transport; 2. double the polyhedral angle of those...
Simon : Simple Sailman : 17/09/2020

Hey Mary, I was inspired by the photo o this little plane and am about half way through the build. I wonder if there was a printed parts sheet to go along with this plan. A few areas like fuselage former F-1 and the dashboard could use a...
John Jennings : Stinson Voyager : 17/09/2020

Hi all, I am submitting photos of my P30 Pongo from plan oz10281. It flies really nice without problems [main pic, 005,006]. Thanks a lot for your amazing work! Best regards,
ViktorM : Pongo P30 : 16/09/2020

The TD special I just completed [pics 005,006]. It is electric-powered and a self-designed built-up wing was substituted for the Ace foam wing called for on the plan. Plan number oz9443.
David Wartel : TD Special : 16/09/2020

Everyone should have a Spit (oz2295) in their collection of models.... maybe several! This one's built for flight [main pic, 003-005]... hard not to recognize those classic lines. Thanks Steve and Mary.
Neal Green : Spitfire IX : 16/09/2020

Hi Steve and Mary, Dane RC from Denmark produced also Leprechaun Kits, Leprechaun Vers. II Kit with 2665mm Span and 2165mm Lenght (light + full Building Kit). The other Leprechaun Vers. XL Kit has 4120 mm Span (with Ailerons) and 2165mm...
Axel-VPF : Leprechaun 2 : 16/09/2020

See the HS Gnat (oz12463) plan for details of the release gun.
Marty Hillier : BAE Hawk : 16/09/2020

I apologize, I didn't scroll down far enough. Thanks! Great site by the way. Currently in planning mode to 3d print the materials to build my first rc jet
Joshua : F-100D Super Sabre : 15/09/2020

Hi, attached you will find some pictures of my Guillows Rumpler [pics 005-010]. Converted to r/c and with brushless motor for 2S Lipo. Controls: rudder, elevator, motor ctl., aileron trim tab (only r/h and only on ground...
Dieter : Rumpler C-5 : 15/09/2020

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Latest Site Updates

17/09/2020 : PlanID=9730 : Venusian Scout by Roy Clough from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

16/09/2020 : PlanID=6148 : Teenie Genie by Roy Clough from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

16/09/2020 : PlanID=1752 : Quarter Whammy by Jim Clem, Maurice Stanglin from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

16/09/2020 : PlanID=544 : North American F-82 Twin Mustang by S Cal Smith from Air Trails Annual : Added complete article, thanks to theshadow.

16/09/2020 : PlanID=6263 : Minnow by Paul Plecan from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

16/09/2020 : PlanID=2276 : Bambi-Powered FF by John Schneider from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

15/09/2020 : PlanID=122 : Gull II by Vito M Garofalo from Comet : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy. This is from the same scan, but here it's been cropped, rotated, aligned and cleaned up.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=5469 : Ole Tiger by Walt Mooney : Added complete article, thanks to theshadow.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=4268 : Minnow by John Penhallow from Model Builder : Added complete article, thanks to theshadow.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=4485 : Mini FAI by Loren A Williams from Model Builder : Added complete article, thanks to theshadow.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=4152 : Siebel Si 201 by Jack Headley from Model Builder : Added complete article, thanks to theshadow.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=12115 : Peabody Packet by Walt Mooney from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thank to MB2020.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=402 : Fairey Battle by Robert Smith from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.

13/09/2020 : PlanID=422 : Koolhoven Pursuit by Robert Smith from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Tigercat MkII - Bob Benjamin - 60in IC R/C
Cirano - 40in IC C/L
Slo-Poke - Ken Willard - 33in IC R/C
Warpy - Ken Willard - 33in IC R/C
Little Stinker - MRM - 52in Scale IC R/C
Alert - Michael Latorre - 53in IC F/F
Simple Sailman - Dave Banham - 110in Glider R/C
Pilatus Turbo-Peanut - Bill Hannan - 13in Scale...
BAE Hawk - Ian Peacock - 21in Scale Glider R/C
English Electric Lightning - Bob Petrie - 18in...
Panther IV - Don Kadous - 53in IC R/C
Whathehell - Bruce Tharpe IC R/C
Necromancer - Bruce Tharpe IC R/C
Dornier Do 335 - Don Srull - 18in Scale Rubber...
Little John - Alex McCleod - 48in IC R/C
HS Gnat - 24in Scale Glider R/C
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet - Neal Green - 18in...
Strato Streak - JF Andrews - 40in IC R/C
Dragonfly - Tex Newman - 72in IC R/C
Tucano - Cyril Carr - 39in Scale Electric R/C
Sky Flea - Gordon Light - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Old Ironsides - Jerry Thomas - 24in Jet C/L
DeHavilland DH 60 Moth Major - Mark Braunlich -...
Dino 2300 - 90in Glider R/C
Wild Mite - David Boddington - 24in IC R/C
Gnumpf-X - Timo Starkloff - 40in IC R/C
Time Flies - Henry Haffke - 72in Scale IC R/C
Henderson-Glenny H.S.F.II Gadfly - Sherman...
Madman - JC Yates - 40in IC R/C
Bingo 20 - Doc Mathews - 49in IC R/C
Crusader Stunter - Harold Price - 56in Scale IC...
Hawker Hunter - Harold Bull - 36in Scale Glider...
Espiritu de San Louis - Dave Thornburg - 45in...
Klemm L33 - Alan Shanzle - 23in Scale Electric...
Piper PA-18 Super Cub - Morio Noguchi - 16in...
Stinson Trimotor Model U - Barry Hetherington -...
Rookie MkII - Bill Winter - 72in IC R/C
Veronite No 5 - 20in Rubber F/F
Arado Ar 96V - Tom Houle - 18in Scale Rubber...
SNJ - Albert E Christen - 26in Scale IC C/L
Macchi-Castoldi - Graham Klein - 22in Scale...
Stinger 10 - Jerry Smith - 36in IC R/C
Das Slupen Thing - Bob McWickar - 72in Glider...
Gull - Paul Del Gatto - 50in Glider F/F
Fokker V.23 - Walt Mooney Scale Rubber F/F
El Boguita - Mario Perez - 18in Rubber F/F
Bokan 46 - John Hess - 64in IC R/C
Fokker DVII - Simon Nelson - 31in Scale...
Mig-15 - G Solti - 8in Scale Glider F/F
Quaxi - Georg Friedrich - 67in Glider R/C

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