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Latest Plans

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

Lockheed P-38 Lightning (oz11708) from Megow 1940 grey_line

Lockheed P-38 Lightning (oz11708)

from Megow
1940 
15in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Brugger Colibri (oz11707) by Peter Miller from RC Model World 1986 grey_line

Brugger Colibri (oz11707)

by Peter Miller
from RC Model World
November 1986 
46in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Le Petit Knight (oz11706) by WJ Trotter from Aeromodeller 1963 grey_line

Le Petit Knight (oz11706)

by WJ Trotter
from Aeromodeller
May 1963 
25in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Drifter (oz11705) by AR Fletcher from Radio Modeller 1972 grey_line

Drifter (oz11705)

by AR Fletcher
from Radio Modeller
March 1972 
120in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Gloster Gannet (oz11704) by Walt Mooney grey_line

Gloster Gannet (oz11704)

by Walt Mooney
13in span
Scale Rubber CO2 F/F

Plan Details
Victory (oz11703) by Hans Hansen from DMI 1953 grey_line

Victory (oz11703)

by Hans Hansen
from DMI
1953 
66in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Cosmic Wind (oz11702) by Hal deBolt from DMECO 1960 grey_line

Cosmic Wind (oz11702)

by Hal deBolt
from DMECO
1960 
57in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Westland F7/30 (oz11701) by Rob McLellon 1999 grey_line

Westland F7/30 (oz11701)

by Rob McLellon
September 1999 
16in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Fiat CR.32 (oz11700) by Robert Darlow grey_line

Fiat CR.32 (oz11700)

by Robert Darlow
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Focke-Wulf TA 152 H-1 (oz11699) from Graupner 1959 grey_line

Focke-Wulf TA 152 H-1 (oz11699)

from Graupner
1959 
39in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Pussycat 15 (oz11698) by John Rutter from Radio Modeller 1994 grey_line

Pussycat 15 (oz11698)

by John Rutter
from Radio Modeller
July 1994 
51in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Vultee XA-41 (oz11697) by Dave Livesay 1995 grey_line

Vultee XA-41 (oz11697)

by Dave Livesay
1995 
18in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details

   

Model Photo Gallery

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Little Toni (oz2227) from JeffGreen_LasVegas
Little Toni (oz2227) from JeffGreen_LasVegas
Piper Super Cruiser (oz739) from VincentDay_Singapore
Piper Super Cruiser (oz739) from VincentDay_Singapore
Zephyr (oz8726) from BillP
Zephyr (oz8726) from BillP
Zephyr (oz8726) from BillP
Zephyr (oz8726) from BillP

Latest Comments

Might be a fun to try to convert to 3d print. Might be a little lighter and stronger
Brian Anglin : Boeing B-29 Superfortress : 11/11/2019

Ed, just type it into the search box. That there is how many we have. We don't make lists, because lists need constant updating. Good luck to you.
SteveWMD : Fairey Barracuda : 10/11/2019

How many of the Jack Lynn Bale plans do you have? Is a list available? Please send a list to the email address I posted.
Ed Clayman : Fairey Barracuda : 09/11/2019

What a pleasure. Thank you very much :)
hubert : Focke-Wulf TA 152 H-1 : 09/11/2019

Hi Folks, here's a pic of my Vic Smeed Coquette [morepics 007], possibly the ugliest creature to blight the skies with its presence 😊 This one is old school with silk covering and a DC Merlin from the early 60s, and pinch off...
PaulM : Coquette : 08/11/2019

Hallo Mary, Hello Steve,
I'm sending new pictures [more pics 006,007] of my larger electric-powered Opel-Rak 1. It is built in threefold size. This picture was taken at an AMD event this year. See Bernhard Dittmann : Opel Rak 1 : 08/11/2019

I am attaching photos of my recently completed Chameleon [more pics 005,006]. I opted to make it as a monoplane. It is electric with four r/c channels. Thank you for posting the Chameleon plan.
TomBurkett_Canada : Chameleon : 08/11/2019

Wow, I built one of these when I was a kid and that was almost 60 years ago! Didn't know it was still in production only 20 years back.
Steve C : Little Toot : 07/11/2019

Another great plane I had. Wow actually I got a picture of me holding up mmm pieces of one after a miss judged the ground. Yea yea the ground jumped up at the plane..
Richard : Gieseke Nobler : 07/11/2019

Loved those I had built a few. I used to power with an Enya 19. Copied most U.C. plans.. Just wish I had them all still ..
Richard : Magician 15 : 07/11/2019

I had many of these planes. The Satan and and Voodoo's I used to fly them powered by a Enya .19 Loved standing in one spot doing figure eights..
Richard : Jr Satan : 07/11/2019

In fact a very graceful design, and in this case so very tastefully finished. I'm sure you enjoy it.
Hubert : Phoenix : 06/11/2019

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Latest Site Updates

12/11/2019 : PlanID=10409 : Pink Ladies by Bill Wisniewski from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

11/11/2019 : PlanID=8995 : Little Nordik by George Perryman from Young Men : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

11/11/2019 : PlanID=6192 : Bloop by Bill Hutchison from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

09/11/2019 : PlanID=845 : Hi-Fli by Phil Kraft from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

08/11/2019 : PlanID=9027 : Dusty by WI Barrett from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

07/11/2019 : PlanID=2417 : Dizzy Boy by Bob Lauderdale from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

05/11/2019 : PlanID=306 : Navigator by Don McGovern from Jetco : Added kit review, from, R/C Model World, March 2017, thanks to RFJ.

05/11/2019 : PlanID=11686 : Fizza by Nigel Hawes from RCME : Added article, thanks to PaulDallimore.

04/11/2019 : PlanID=2857 : Sunderland II by Jan Hermkens from Radio Control Scale Aircraft : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

04/11/2019 : PlanID=11679 : Rivets by RCME Staff from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

03/11/2019 : PlanID=11678 : Quickfire and Blitzjaeger by Clive Smalley from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

01/11/2019 : PlanID=5544 : Bar-Fli by Phil Kraft from Model Airplane News : Added kit review from RCM&E, January 1969, thanks to RFJ.

01/11/2019 : PlanID=6922 : Foka from Graupner : Added kit review from RCM&E, March 1968, thanks to RFJ.

01/11/2019 : PlanID=284 : Cessna C-34 by Dick Korda from Model Airplane News : Have re-scaled this plan up to correct fullsize at 36 in span, thanks to SimonBlake for pointing this out. Makes a lot more sense this way. So it's now double the size of the previous version we had (..ahem, for the last 8 years).

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Brugger Colibri - Peter Miller - 46in Scale IC...
Le Petit Knight - WJ Trotter - 25in Rubber F/F
Drifter - AR Fletcher - 120in Glider R/C
Gloster Gannet - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale...
Victory - Hans Hansen - 66in Glider F/F
Cosmic Wind - Hal deBolt - 57in Scale IC R/C
Westland F7/30 - Rob McLellon - 16in Scale...
Fiat CR.32 - Robert Darlow - 13in Scale Rubber...
Focke-Wulf TA 152 H-1 - 39in Scale IC C/L
Pussycat 15 - John Rutter - 51in IC R/C
Vultee XA-41 - Dave Livesay - 18in Scale Rubber...
XF4U-1 - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Geier - 60in IC R/C
Semi-Pro - Stan Chilton Glider F/F
A-5A Vigilante - Pavel Bosak - 41in Scale IC...
Great Lakes Trainer - LH Deubler - 13in Scale...
Thermic Dart - Frank Ehling - 12in Glider F/F
Fokker E III - Floyd E Carter - 68in Scale IC...
Chaos - Peter Freebrey - 36in IC C/L
Arsenal Delanne 10 - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale...
P-51 Mustang - Bill Effinger - 37in Scale IC...
Fizza - Nigel Hawes - 32in Electric R/C
Buzz-Cat - Andrew Reid - 63in R/C
XF4U-1 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Avro 560 - Bill Hannan - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Half Korda - John Oldenkamp - 26in Rubber F/F
Dornier Do 27 - 32in Scale IC C/L
Ercoupe - Jorgen Surlykke Petersen - 18in Scale...
Rivets - RCME Staff - 26in Scale IC R/C
Quickfire and Blitzjaeger - Clive Smalley -...
Messerschmitt 109F - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Valkyrie - Derek Evans Glider R/C
Kestrel - Wilfried Klinger - 112in Scale Glider...
Mauboussin Hemiptere 40 - Bannerow - 24in Scale...
Wrinkly Bottom Flyer - Ron Bishop - 60in IC R/C
Airacobra - B Reggiano - 27in Scale IC C/L
Blackburn Baby - Dave Stottt - 13in Scale...
Live Wire - Jason Carroll - 59in Electric R/C
Renate - John Bricknell - 44in IC R/C
Wight Witch - Keith Humber - 40in IC R/C
Boston Aristocrat - Bill Hannan - 16in Rubber...
Auster Agricola - Ron Warring - 19in Scale...
Mark One - David Boddington - 63in IC R/C
A-4P Skyhawk - Richard Perry - 29in Scale IC...
Susi - Wilfried Klinger - 59in Glider R/C
Square Footer - 38in IC F/F
Westerner - Don Foote - 84in IC F/F
Piper Cub - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Pete - Robert Burns - 36in Rubber F/F

...more plans

 
 

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