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Are there any outlines for formers F2, F3, F5 and wing W2? I was also looking for any dihedral details. I may have missed all the above. Thanks
Alan : Slow Poke 40 : 23/03/2019
Hi Steve, If you want to thicken the plot, I just measured the Skyraider plan in the Model Builder 72 Nov mag using the scale bar and the wingspan I get is 28", not the 26" Walt writes in the article! All I can assume is that Mr Mooney was...
Miguel : Douglas AD-4B Skyraider : 22/03/2019
Simon, I have added 'article_2' file which is a scan of the missing 2 pages of drawings that came with the article, as published in 1942. There is a little bit more info on there, but it looks to me like it is mainly just on how to shape...
SteveWMD : Streak : 22/03/2019
Does anybody have the propeller block details for this model? Only the blade outline is shown on the plan. The propeller block would have been shown either on the original magazine plan or as a separate drawing in the article. It would be...
Simon Blake : Streak : 22/03/2019
Are the wing magnets sufficient to hold the wings on or could they be doubled up to provide more security?
anon : Avro Avian : 22/03/2019
Still have this plane somewhere in the loft. I converted a short nose version to electric. This is the long nose version and the short nose version [model photo & more pics 004-006]. The short nose version is the one I converted to...
FredCoulson : Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket : 20/03/2019
Hi - please find attached some pictures from my Schiffermuller build for Outerzone planID: oz5683 [model photo & morepics 003, 004]. Keep up the great work!
AndrewSquires : Schiffermuller : 20/03/2019
Interesting. Looking closely at the two versions, I can see that this one here has some detail that the MB plan doesn't. The 'Marines' stencil on the fuselage rear is different, and all the fuse formers show wood grain that's not on the MB...
SteveWMD : Douglas AD-4B Skyraider : 20/03/2019
Hi Steve, This Mooney Douglas AD-4B Skyraider was originally published in MB 1972-11 (it's in your RCLibrary) but what you have in OZ appears to have been edited somewhere along the way, for instance the scale 'ladder' in the label is...
Miguel : Douglas AD-4B Skyraider : 20/03/2019
Hi Mary, Steve - OZ 1323 KeilKraft Westland Lysander 18" (coloured tissue only) to comply with our Kit Scale competition rules [more pics 006-010].
MikeMulholland : Westland Lysander : 20/03/2019
Attached are pictures of the Wicko Wizard I recently built from plan 10066 [model photo & more pics 003-009]. This model was started as part of the "Outerzone No Picture" build-off in the Vintage & Old-Timer Designs forum on RC Groups,...
MikeKelly : Wicko Wizard : 20/03/2019
bobbylang : Kapitan : 19/03/2019
22/03/2019 : PlanID=2145 : Little Freak 27 by Dale Root from Air Trails Annual : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
20/03/2019 : PlanID=10852 : DG-67 by Guilio Dorio from FMT : Replaced this plan with a version that shows both FF and RC model, thanks to KaoruKiyose, rchopper56.
20/03/2019 : PlanID=10721 : Simple Ultimate by Fred Reese from Ace RC : Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen.
19/03/2019 : PlanID=10958 : Big Fry by Ron Prentice from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/03/2019 : PlanID=9023 : Little Arrow by Mike Roach from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
18/03/2019 : PlanID=9253 : Oddie 94 by Michael Barton from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
18/03/2019 : PlanID=10974 : Iago by Eric Marsden from AMI : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
17/03/2019 : PlanID=10985 : Quiver by W John Wheater from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
16/03/2019 : PlanID=10984 : Phizz Bird by Caldwell Johnson from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/03/2019 : PlanID=10980 : Jetwing by Bill Dean from Model Planes Annual : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/03/2019 : PlanID=2284 : Super Pacer by Owen Kampen from Ace RC : Added supplementary file showing stronger wing mount, thanks to JeffGreen.
15/03/2019 : PlanID=10768 : QB 40S by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Replaced this plan with a much clearer scan, thanks to Balsaworkbench.
14/03/2019 : PlanID=2275 : Binatang by Noel Shennan from Model News : Added article, thanks to DeeBee1.
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