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Latest Plans

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

Heath LNB-4 Parasol (oz15134) by Robert Kitson from Model Builder 1981 grey_line

Heath LNB-4 Parasol (oz15134)

by Robert Kitson
from Model Builder
October 1981 
95in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail (oz15133) by Michael Isermann from Iron Kreuz Model Plans 2007 grey_line

Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail (oz15133)

by Michael Isermann
from Iron Kreuz Model Plans
November 2007 
25in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Bora (oz15132) from Carrera 1975 grey_line

Bora (oz15132)

from Carrera
1975 
78in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Parpar (oz15131) by Omri Sirkis from Tissan Haifa 1994 grey_line

Parpar (oz15131)

by Omri Sirkis
from Tissan Haifa
1994 
38in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Funstar (oz15130) by Frederick Burnham from Radio Modeller 1997 grey_line

Funstar (oz15130)

by Frederick Burnham
from Radio Modeller
November 1997 
39in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
M2 (oz15129) by Mike Blott from RC MicroFlight 2000 grey_line

M2 (oz15129)

by Mike Blott
from RC MicroFlight
September 2000 
23in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Wight Crusader (oz15128) by Keith Humber from Radio Modeller 1988 grey_line

Wight Crusader (oz15128)

by Keith Humber
from Radio Modeller
November 1988 
52in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Me 323 Gigant (oz15127) by Klaus Nietzer from FMT 1970 grey_line

Me 323 Gigant (oz15127)

by Klaus Nietzer
from FMT
January 1970 
124in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Mini Early Bird (oz15126) by Richard Wilkens from Aeromodeller 1966 grey_line

Mini Early Bird (oz15126)

by Richard Wilkens
from Aeromodeller
May 1966 
22in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Purl-One (oz15125) by Thayer Syme 2005 grey_line

Purl-One (oz15125)

by Thayer Syme
2005 
17in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Ryan YO-51 (oz15124) by Hurst Bowers 1966 grey_line

Ryan YO-51 (oz15124)

by Hurst Bowers
1966 
30in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Mini Catapult Glider (oz15123) by Chuck Markos from Model Aviation 1999 grey_line

Mini Catapult Glider (oz15123)

by Chuck Markos
from Model Aviation
May 1999 
8in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details

   

Model Photo Gallery

This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery

Jrs Pride (oz2726) from AndyMac
Jrs Pride (oz2726) from AndyMac
Pronto (oz8748) from AlanD
Pronto (oz8748) from AlanD
Pronto (oz8748) from AlanD
Pronto (oz8748) from AlanD
Showbird (oz8795) from AndrewGadsden
Showbird (oz8795) from AndrewGadsden

Latest Comments

Two photots of the Crusader II [pics 005, 006].
Fernando dos Reis : Crusader II : 26/02/2024

A beautiful plan, this must be quite distinctive on a flying field. The original never got away from the back of the envelope, which was good for the pilots who would have to fly it and try to live and tell the tail, I mean, tale. A pity...
Miguel : Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail : 26/02/2024

A Heath model and a hot model. All's right with the world.
Miguel : Heath LNB-4 Parasol : 26/02/2024

C'mon, Kit manufacturers can't be critisized for plan rips.
Circlip : Cessna 182 Skylane : 26/02/2024

The review is incomplete, looks like the third page is missing.
Martin K. : Bora : 26/02/2024

I built this really nice glider flew wonderful looked good in the sky front of early models were plastic in 2 half's later models had the front made of balsa.
Easy to find cog hang up on a thread where marked and balance from side...
Alan : Nancy : 25/02/2024

Anyone have the RCSA Jun 1995 magazine article for this beauty. If so can you submit to OZ to add.
George Cooke : Extra 300s : 25/02/2024

Hello Steve and Mary, Hot off my building board is this 1968 Frantz Meier Hawker Hunter [main pic, 007-009] from your plan (oz13548). I've wanted to build one of these since 1968, I was 10 years old!
A brand new Webra Speed .61 long...
Jim Florio : Hawker Hunter Mk 58 : 25/02/2024

Here are photos of my Volksplane replica, scale 1:2.7, from oz1297 [pics 003-006]. Wingspan 2600 mm Motor ZG 38 Length 2000 mm Take-off weight 8 kilosThank you very much Lg,
Werner Forster : Volksplane : 25/02/2024

Hi Mary, have some pics from my model, the Bora [pics 005-009]. Regards,
Doro : Bora : 25/02/2024

Dear Mary/ Steve, Please find attached my completed edition of the Keil Kraft Hawker Typhoon model reduced in scale to an 18 inch span [pics 010-012]. Of note is that although possessing a smaller wing area than the Tempest of the same...
D L L Reid : Hawker Typhoon : 25/02/2024

This is a plan from a commercial kit, so the lack of formers/wing ribs on the plan is to be expected.
pmw : Cessna 182 Skylane : 25/02/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

Sagitta 900 (oz5950): Added (original) article, thanks to AlfredVink.
26/02/2024

Extra 300s (oz7722): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
26/02/2024

Hi-Fly (oz5111): Added zipfile of two exploded views (jpg format, low res), thanks to Pit.
25/02/2024

Savana (oz12205): Added kit instructions (English and Italian), thanks to Gerard Tonno.
25/02/2024

Mills Bomb (oz5941): Added build log thanks to Nick Ward.
24/02/2024

Citabria Parkflyer (oz15103): Added article, thanks to Tom Binkley.
24/02/2024

Just Right (oz15057): Added article, thanks to Tom Binkley.
24/02/2024

Funstar (oz15130): Added VectorPDF plan tracing, thanks to Hogal.
24/02/2024

Funstar (oz15130): Added article, thanks to Hogal.
24/02/2024

Wight Crusader (oz15128): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
23/02/2024

Mini Catapult Glider (oz15123): Added scan of original plan drawing, as printed in the 1999 article, thanks to Pit.
21/02/2024

Mini Catapult Glider (oz15123): Added article, thanks to Pit.
21/02/2024

F-Fifteeney (oz14511): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
20/02/2024

Soarer Baby (oz1322): Added kit instructions, thanks to Thomas Everett.
20/02/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Heath LNB-4 Parasol - 95in Scale IC R/C
Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail - 25in Scale...
Bora - 78in Glider R/C
Parpar - 38in IC R/C
Funstar - 39in IC R/C
M2 - 23in Electric R/C
Wight Crusader - 52in IC R/C
Me 323 Gigant - 124in Scale IC R/C
Mini Early Bird - 22in IC C/L
Purl-One - 17in Rubber F/F
Ryan YO-51 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Mini Catapult Glider - 8in Glider F/F
MD Mystere IV - 24in Scale Jetex F/F
Auster Autocar - 54in Scale IC R/C
Stinson Reliant - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Hi Fly Twin Motor Electric R/C
Handley Page HP75 Manx - 49in Scale Electric...
Slow Boy - 34in Electric R/C
Slimer - 39in IC C/L
Pussycat - 12in Rubber F/F
Nieuport 11 Bebe - 48in Scale IC R/C
Jake - 36in IC R/C
Junior V2 - 48in Glider F/F
Humming Cub - 40in IC R/C
Corben Ace - 37in Scale IC R/C
Macchi C202 Folgore - 36in Scale IC R/C
Mini Minx - 24in Rubber F/F
Manito - 52in IC F/F
RESsource - 78in Glider R/C
HFJ-16 - 54in Electric R/C
Spartan Executive - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Citabria Parkflyer - 38in Scale Electric R/C
F-82 Twin Mustang - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Taylorcraft - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Avionavolante - 59in Glider R/C
Lee Richards Annular Monoplane - 33in Scale IC...
Baby Barnstormer - 23in IC C/L
Mini Telemaster - 47in Electric R/C
F8F Bearcat Gulfhawk - 35in Scale IC C/L
New Bipe - 40in Electric R/C
DirtE BirdE - 45in Electric R/C
Seduction FS - 52in IC R/C
Curtiss Robin Special - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Space Scooter - 5in Glider F/F
Brigadeiro Junior - 36in Rubber F/F
Pegna PC1 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Domino - 20in IC C/L
Billy Bunter - 34in IC C/L
Aeronca Low Wing - 26in Scale Rubber F/F
Fokker DVIII - 39in Scale Electric R/C

...more plans

 
 

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