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Hi Steve and Mary. This I would like to build, very nice model, but with small electric motor and servos. A project for 2019, 2018 was a year that I built no models.
JulienVermeire : Red Admiral : 10/12/2018
Many thanks for the pictures and plan. I built this model in my youth and I still remember it. The power was a Webra 1.5 cc diesel engine. The plans were published in an Italian magazine that I tried to find with no avail. Many thanks...
Silvio : Slat Wing CL Trainer : 09/12/2018
Many thanks to Pit for the article. Working on this now.
SteveWMD : P-38 Stunt : 06/12/2018
If anyone can send in the scanned article for this one, that would be great. I've just scraped some text through OCR off an ebay listing, but a full scan would be good.
SteveWMD : P-38 Stunt : 06/12/2018
Got it, thanks
SteveWMD : Cavalier Mk4 : 06/12/2018
First appeared in Aviation Modeller International, January 1998.
anon : Cavalier Mk4 : 06/12/2018
Hi, Steve and Mary. I built these for OZNoP 2018 on RCG. The first with a lot of dope and talc, heavy at 7gms. The second, much lighter at 3.5gms [model photo & more pics 003].
KK_Iyer_India : Iambus II : 05/12/2018
Some photos for the Lanzo record breaker plan page if you want them [more pics 003-005].
MarkThomas : Lanzo Record Breaker : 05/12/2018
Next on the agenda is a "Lil Toad" rc delta [more pics 003]. OS max 15 from EBay .. should be fun.
Al_andGreyhounds : Lil Toad : 05/12/2018
Hi Steve. Too humid to cover the Microduster so I knocked out a "Thermic B" yesterday [more pics 003, 004]. It had been on my list for a while. What a fun old design.. all possible because of you. Lotsa sanding to go. HLGs are so...
Al_andGreyhounds : Thermic B : 05/12/2018
Hi Steve! Here's a pic of the Microduster all framed up and ready to cover [model photo]. What a cutie !
Al_andGreyhounds : Microduster : 05/12/2018
Reading the text which comes with the plan, I noted that Keith Humber, in comparing what he could do with his model (loops, stalls and spins etc.) with the full size Eagle, remarked that he doubted if the full size was robust enough for...
AlanV : Slingsby Eagle 3 : 04/12/2018
09/12/2018 : PlanID=3292 : Lockheed P-38 Lightning by Alfredo Francione from Modellismo : Added article (in Italian), thanks to Pit.
08/12/2018 : PlanID=4967 : Supra-Fly 25 by Hanno Prettner from OK Model Pilot : Added review from R/C Model World, January 1990, thanks to RFJ.
07/12/2018 : PlanID=10687 : Lockheed P-38 Lightning by Walt Musciano from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to Edubarca.
06/12/2018 : PlanID=4587 : Cavalier Mk4 by Peter Miller from AMI : Added article (AMI) thanks to RFJ.
06/12/2018 : PlanID=10684 : P-38 Stunt by Bill Suarez from Model Airplane News : Added full article scan, thanks to Pit.
05/12/2018 : PlanID=4587 : Cavalier Mk4 by Peter Miller from AMI : we don't know where this version of the Cavalier Mk4 plan was originally published [got it now, thanks], but a variant also appeared in Flying Models November 1999. I've added that article, as it contains relevant info. Thanks to Bijan in Iran.
04/12/2018 : PlanID=5383 : Skylark by Louis Garami from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to DBHL, theshadow. This one is at 400 dpi, scanned from full size.
04/12/2018 : PlanID=8513 : Paragon by Frank Ehling from Model Airplane News : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.
02/12/2018 : PlanID=6665 : Stiletto by Les McDonald from Model Airplane News : Added article (original) thanks to RFJ.
30/11/2018 : PlanID=4297 : Dream Bogey by D Posner from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
30/11/2018 : PlanID=2554 : EAA Acro Sport by Bob Schultheis from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
30/11/2018 : PlanID=10647 : Electric Hammer by Bob Peru from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
29/11/2018 : PlanID=9821 : Osprey 100 from Sailplanes International : Added further review from R/C Model World, July 1989, thanks to RFJ.
29/11/2018 : PlanID=8403 : Scram x 1.3 by Dennis Tapsfield from RCMplans : Added further article, from R/C Model World, April 1988, thanks to RFJ.
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