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Latest Plans

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

Bobcat (oz15364) by Karl Spielmaker from Model Airplane News 1951 grey_line

Bobcat (oz15364)

by Karl Spielmaker
from Model Airplane News
January 1951 
46in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Bleriot BL-111 (oz15363) by Tom Akery 2024 grey_line

Bleriot BL-111 (oz15363)

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

Plan Details
Bucker Jungmeister (oz15362) by John Watters from Flying Scale Models 2015 grey_line

Bucker Jungmeister (oz15362)

by John Watters
from Flying Scale Models
October 2015 
23in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Westerner A (oz15361) by Don Foote from Model Craft Hobby Products grey_line

Westerner A (oz15361)

by Don Foote
from Model Craft Hobby Products
48in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
BE 2c (oz15360) by Roger W Teagarden from Flying T Model 1989 grey_line

BE 2c (oz15360)

by Roger W Teagarden
from Flying T Model
1989 
26in span
Scale Rubber CO2 F/F

Plan Details
Cutie (oz15359) by Larry Sribnick from SR Batteries 2001 grey_line

Cutie (oz15359)

by Larry Sribnick
from SR Batteries
2001 
46in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Fun Scale Fury (oz15358) by John Rutter from Radio Modeller 1986 grey_line

Fun Scale Fury (oz15358)

by John Rutter
from Radio Modeller
March 1986 
32in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
AcroPro (oz15357) by Larry Sribnick from SR Batteries 2002 grey_line

AcroPro (oz15357)

by Larry Sribnick
from SR Batteries
2002 
45in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Stuka Dive Bomber (oz15356) by Walt Musciano from Scientific 1957 grey_line

Stuka Dive Bomber (oz15356)

by Walt Musciano
from Scientific
1957 
18in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Fixion (oz15355) by Nicolas Alt from MRA 2003 grey_line

Fixion (oz15355)

by Nicolas Alt
from MRA
April 2003 
59in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Primus (oz15354) from Carrera grey_line

Primus (oz15354)

from Carrera
102in span
Electric Glider R/C

Plan Details
Larkey (oz15353) from Scientific grey_line

Larkey (oz15353)

from Scientific
50in span
IC F/F

Plan Details

   

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Big John (oz2364) from RalfMuskens
Big John (oz2364) from RalfMuskens
Jungmeister 133 (oz5339) from mjb
Jungmeister 133 (oz5339) from mjb
Jungmeister 133 (oz5339) from mjb
Jungmeister 133 (oz5339) from mjb
Jungmeister 133 (oz5339) from mjb
Jungmeister 133 (oz5339) from mjb

Latest Comments

Some Y-6 photos [pics 004-006]. This was a fun build. From Rockford Illinois,
Donavan Dailing : Why-6 : 20/06/2024

Hi, Following on from my comment regarding the undercarriage and CG position being too far back, here is a picture [pic 006] of the DVC kit plan which looks to be a more recent version of the Ziroli plan (I am sure Nick Ziroli is the...
Jim : Stearman PT-17 : 20/06/2024

Hi Mary and Steve, hope you are both fit and well. Please find attached some photos a flying colleague sent me of my Super 60 in flight [pics 017-019] from October 2023. My Super 60 still gets regular outings, and apart from replacing the...
Nick Ward : Super 60 : 20/06/2024

Hello again. Last year I wanted to make a model especially for our friend Roger. He loves humour so I decided to build the Jimmy Allen "Yellow Jacket" oz6062 for him, but altering it enough so I could call it "Jolly Roger" for obvious...
John French : Jimmie Allen Yellow Jacket : 20/06/2024

Pit, Pilgrim, RogerB, Thank you for getting all this together. I never imagined that this would happen so quickly or at all.
Gary : Heinkel He 100D : 20/06/2024

Set back to complete now, thanks to Pit, Pilgrim, RogerB :)
SteveWMD : Heinkel He 100D : 20/06/2024

Hello, take a look at "Ultra Fly" , it ist the single engine version...I would use a BL-engine with 2-3 Lipos and a 12x6" inch prop...
Reinhard Lehmann : Hi-Fly : 19/06/2024

It seems the instructions file we have here is incomplete, at only 18 pages. Does anyone out there have the full manual? Thanks
SteveWMD : AcroPro : 19/06/2024

Hello Mary, hello Steve! Here comes another post. The long life of the “Mini-Bell” from Peck-Polymers. Or from a free flight model to an RC model:
The “Mini Bell” model was created from a US kit from “Peck-Polymers” at the end of the...
Bernhard Dittmann : Mini Bell : 19/06/2024

Hello Mary, hello Steve, here is my Primus from Carrera [pics 005, 006]. He is still active. The glider model has a wingspan of 2.60 m and good flight characteristics. It is still in its original condition. I only replaced the old RC...
Bernhard Dittmann : Primus : 19/06/2024

Hello Steve and Mary, please find the photos of Sympa 40 in the attachment [main pic, 006]. The model was built by my friend Petr from your plans. It is built from blue-foam and electrified. It flies very well! Greetings from the Czech...
Jan Crha : Sympa 40 : 19/06/2024

Hi Mary, Following my Cloud Elf input… Interesting that the very attractive Golden Eagle was apparently also available from Cloud, in the UK, but seemingly no mention of its Comet / U.S. origins in their advert [pic 004]. Best...
Charlie Jeffreys : Golden Eagle : 19/06/2024

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Latest Site Updates

Big Bingo (oz12116): Replaced the manual with a complete copy, 16 pages (inc 2 pages of parts ID), thanks to EugeneChernosky.
20/06/2024

Dewoitine D.520 (oz15325): Added more photos [pics 008-012], thanks to Robert Schlickewitz. These show a variant with separate rubber power unit.
20/06/2024

Heinkel He 100D (oz1685): Replaced the tiled plan (MAN print, from Pit) with a stitched version, now on a single sheet, thanks to RogerB. Since this is a fullsize plan that shows the formers, complete, I have set this one as the main plan file now. See supplement files for previous version (the Flyline plan) and separate printwood, etc.
20/06/2024

Cessna 140 (oz1047): Replaced this tiled plan with a single sheet version, thanks to theshadow.
20/06/2024

Fairey Junior (oz12409): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, now at 400 dpi, thanks to theshadow.
20/06/2024

Biplum (oz7035): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, now at 400 dpi, thanks to theshadow.
20/06/2024

Fun Scale Spitfire (oz11623): Added electric conversion article from Model Builder Feb 1995, thanks to rocketpilot.
19/06/2024

AcroPro (oz15357): Added parts ID pages, thanks to Jon. 4 pages at A4 size. These could be scaled up to show fullsize parts.
19/06/2024

Heinkel He 100D (oz1685): Added printwood scan from the Flyline kit, (also inc decals), thanks to Pilgrim.
19/06/2024

Heinkel He 100D (oz1685): Added alternate plan, thanks to Pit. This is the MAN version of the plan, tiled over 8 sheets, but includes the formers.
19/06/2024

C-3605 Schlepp (oz1430): Added article, thanks to PeterIngels.
18/06/2024

Majorette (oz43): Added article, thanks to ilgk48, this is an extract from his full magazine scan as posted on HPA at [link].
17/06/2024

Picker 1 (oz14904): Added specification sheet, and some model photos, thanks to Bruce Conway.
17/06/2024

ASW-17 (oz7626): Added kit review from Model Builder, July 1973, thanks to RFJ.
17/06/2024

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Latest Plans text listing

Bobcat - 46in IC F/F
Bleriot BL-111 - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Bucker Jungmeister - 23in Scale IC R/C
Westerner A - 48in IC F/F
BE 2c - 26in Scale Rubber CO2 F/F
Cutie - 46in Electric R/C
Fun Scale Fury - 32in Scale IC R/C
AcroPro - 45in Electric R/C
Stuka Dive Bomber - 18in Scale IC C/L
Fixion - 59in IC R/C
Primus - 102in Electric Glider R/C
Larkey - 50in IC F/F
Aggressor - 39in IC F/F
Delanne 190 - 24in Scale Glider F/F
Cessna 150 - 44in Scale IC R/C
Stick 40 Trainer - 60in IC R/C
Noctule - 20in Rubber F/F
DH Moth Minor - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Skybird - 37in IC R/C
Marabu III - 66in IC R/C
Polikarpov Po-2 - 45in Scale IC R/C
Curtiss Wright Coupe - 52in Scale IC R/C
Gee Bee Model D Sportster - 43in Scale Electric...
Harding Biplane - 38in Rubber F/F
Spitfire XII - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Douglas DC-8 Skybus - 36in Scale Rubber F/F
Bristol Scout - 36in Scale Electric R/C
A-26B Invader - 68in Scale IC R/C
Cap 230 - 45in Scale IC R/C
Spanish Fly - 19in Glider F/F
DH Tiger Moth - 20in Rubber CO2 F/F
Douglas DC-5 - 36in Scale Rubber F/F
Carousel - 47in Glider R/C
Grumman Gulfhawk - 20in Scale IC C/L
Arrow Active - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Heinkel He51 - 19in Scale CO2 F/F
Polar Star - 32in Scale IC C/L
Phillosan - 49in IC R/C
Gin-U-Win - 33in Rubber F/F
Dewoitine D.520 - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Whistler - 16in Glider F/F
Mini Sunduster - 20in CO2 Electric F/F
Avro 504K - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Snapper MkII - 34in Electric R/C
R4 2M - 78in Glider R/C
Streamlined Cyclone - 82in F/F
Gym Swallow - 35in Electric R/C
One 70 Toon - 20in Scale Electric R/C
Aerobat - 33in IC C/L
Sparkler - 37in Electric R/C

...more plans

 
 

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