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Latest Plans

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

Triple Threat 1/2A (oz12042) by Unknown grey_line

Triple Threat 1/2A (oz12042)

by Unknown
37in span
IC R/C

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YAK-12M (oz12041) by Hurst Bowers 1960 grey_line

YAK-12M (oz12041)

by Hurst Bowers
February 1960 
37in span
Scale IC F/F

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Goon (oz12040) by B Alder from Aeromodeller 1942 grey_line

Goon (oz12040)

by B Alder
from Aeromodeller
December 1942 
7in span
Rubber F/F

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Big Bird (oz12039) by Larry Jolly from Model Builder 1984 grey_line

Big Bird (oz12039)

by Larry Jolly
from Model Builder
April 1984 
50in span
Electric R/C

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Wong Way Wobin (oz12038) by Hurst Bowers from MaxFax 1993 grey_line

Wong Way Wobin (oz12038)

by Hurst Bowers
from MaxFax
November 1993 
16in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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P-51 Mustang (oz12037) by Unknown from H Models (?) grey_line

P-51 Mustang (oz12037)

by Unknown
from H Models (?)
23in span
Scale IC C/L

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Westland Interceptor (oz12036) by Hurst Bowers from MRA 1972 grey_line

Westland Interceptor (oz12036)

by Hurst Bowers
from MRA
September 1972 
30in span
Scale IC F/F

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P-43 Lancer (oz12035) by Art Johnson from Model Builder 1983 grey_line

P-43 Lancer (oz12035)

by Art Johnson
from Model Builder
February 1983 
82in span
Scale IC R/C

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DH 88 Comet (oz12034) by Skip Williams grey_line

DH 88 Comet (oz12034)

by Skip Williams
66in span
Scale IC R/C

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Tipsy (oz12033) by A Abbott from Aeromodeller 1942 grey_line

Tipsy (oz12033)

by A Abbott
from Aeromodeller
January 1942 
15in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Rogue (oz12032) by Bob Bienenstein from Midwest grey_line

Rogue (oz12032)

by Bob Bienenstein
from Midwest
14in span
Rubber F/F

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Elseven (oz12031) by AG Lennon from Model Airplane News 1980 grey_line

Elseven (oz12031)

by AG Lennon
from Model Airplane News
September 1980 
66in span
IC R/C

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Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky
Pylonius (oz8391) from KarelSlupsky

Latest Comments

A bigger, oomphier outgrowth of the Storch for a quartet. Slightly better looking than that ghastly Criquet.
Miguel : YAK-12M : 29/03/2020

Thank you all from me too for the clarification regarding the location of this plane. For me this flight is not far behind Lindbergh's 11 years before. It did not go as far as Paris,p but whereas L did have some backing at least, C...
Miguel : Wong Way Wobin : 29/03/2020

The covering material of the Taube is 1mm thick pp board (we call it magic board in China). It weight is 0.7-0.8g/dm2 or 70~80g m2.
HJStar_ShenZhen_China : Taube Monoplane : 29/03/2020

Thanks Robert. Have changed the wording on this plan listing now :)
SteveWMD : Stahlwerk R-IIIb : 29/03/2020

Kindly allow me a correction. That airplane was not Polish as told. It is true the manufacturer Stahlwerk was based in Breslau, nowadays Wroclaw/Poland. But at that time in the 1920s that territory Silesia was part of the German Reich....
RobertS : Stahlwerk R-IIIb : 29/03/2020

Thank you all for your explanations! This is definitely an aircraft with a story with a capital "S". I built a Tern Aero Curtiss Robin (oz4391) some 40 years ago, but it never...
Martin : Wong Way Wobin : 29/03/2020

Built Amelia from the original RM free plan in the 80s. Has now been converted to electric and still flies amazingly after all this time
A D : Amelia : 28/03/2020

Miguel, the plane is in California, see https://www.key.aero/article/corrigans-robin-emerges-planes-fame
Bill Hibbets : Wong Way Wobin : 28/03/2020

The plane had been stored in Corrigan's garage in Santa Ana, California, up until about a year ago, then it was moved to the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, Ca see Dave D : Wong Way Wobin : 28/03/2020

Hi Mary and Steve, In the winter of 1983, I built a 30in WS version of Walt’s Stahlwerk by doubling the size of his plans, for our club’s Spring 1984 Fly-In. It was a great flyer, and on its third flight, it went OOS (out of sight). Oh...
rocketpilot : Stahlwerk R-IIIb : 28/03/2020

Thanks for posting this drawing, and thank you Larry Jolly for working with Bob Peck on his kitting of the Prairie Bird 50, a result of the Big Bird design.
I worked with Bob and Sandy and did the ink drawings for the Prairie Bird...
Keith Miller : Big Bird : 28/03/2020

Steve Thanks for adding this plan to your collection! I remember when this model was conceived. If you keep the model light with say a Speed 400 type model and a light Lipo pack it should give wonderful soaring flights just like the little...
Larry Jolly : Big Bird : 28/03/2020

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Latest Site Updates

29/03/2020 : PlanID=10827 : Cap 232 by Mike Cross from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM November 1999, thanks to RFJ.

29/03/2020 : PlanID=10911 : PT-40 MkII by Craig Golema from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM March 1998, thanks to RFJ.

29/03/2020 : PlanID=11050 : Yellow Jacket by Charles Watts from Morris Hobbies : Added kit review from RCM September 1999, thanks to RFJ.

29/03/2020 : PlanID=10375 : Quickest 500 by Joe Bridi from Bridi Hobby Enterprises : Added kit review from RCM January 1979, thanks to RFJ.

29/03/2020 : PlanID=9996 : Tempo II from Balsa USA : Added kit review from RCM January 1980, thanks to RFJ.

29/03/2020 : PlanID=4702 : Warlock 05 by Scott Christensen from Airtronics : Added kit review from RCM December 1981, thanks to RFJ.

28/03/2020 : PlanID=2408 : Stahlwerk R-IIIb by Walt Mooney from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.

28/03/2020 : PlanID=3296 : Travel Air D-4-D by Bill Seidler from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.

27/03/2020 : PlanID=4287 : Fokker E-III by Berni Huber from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.

27/03/2020 : PlanID=376 : Buhl Airsedan by Jon McPhee from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.

27/03/2020 : PlanID=12036 : Westland Interceptor by Hurst Bowers from MRA : Added article, thanks to Pit. Note this includes additional drawing of the tailplane.

27/03/2020 : PlanID=12034 : DH 88 Comet by Skip Williams : Added scan of the Bjorn Karlstrom colour drawing, thanks to RFJ.

26/03/2020 : PlanID=2909 : Elias Aircoupe by Stu Richman from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

26/03/2020 : PlanID=6137 : Senior Falcon by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added kit instructions, thanks to Reinhard.

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Latest Plans text listing

Triple Threat 1/2A - Unknown - 37in IC R/C
YAK-12M - Hurst Bowers - 37in Scale IC F/F
Goon - B Alder - 7in Rubber F/F
Big Bird - Larry Jolly - 50in Electric R/C
Wong Way Wobin - Hurst Bowers - 16in Scale...
P-51 Mustang - Unknown - 23in Scale IC C/L
Westland Interceptor - Hurst Bowers - 30in...
P-43 Lancer - Art Johnson - 82in Scale IC R/C
DH 88 Comet - Skip Williams - 66in Scale IC R/C
Tipsy - A Abbott - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Rogue - Bob Bienenstein - 14in Rubber F/F
Elseven - AG Lennon - 66in IC R/C
Douglas Dauntless - 40in Scale IC C/L
RWD-10 - Hurst Bowers - 20in Scale Rubber CO2...
Stinson Detroiter - Hurst Bowers - 27in Scale...
Stealth-E - Jeff Holan - 36in Electric R/C
RWD-5bis - Hurst Bowers - 27in Scale Rubber...
Noorduyn Norseman - 63in Scale IC R/C
Polikarpov Po-2 - Hurst Bowers - 31in Scale...
Fundango - Mike Cross - 35in Electric R/C
Little Special - Dereck Woodward - 41in IC R/C
Paramount Cabinaire - Hurst Bowers - 26in Scale...
1/2A Sky Squire - R Jess Krieser - 39in IC R/C
Mr Mulligan - Hurst Bowers - 42in Scale IC R/C
Saab J21 - Fred Angel - 50in Scale IC R/C
Monocoupe - Hurst Bowers - 30in Scale IC F/F
Dornier Do-335 A-1 - SB Swanston - 42in Scale...
Mooney A-1 - Hurst Bowers - 29in Scale Rubber...
Monocoupe 90 - Hurst Bowers - 60in Scale IC R/C
PT-20 - Don Anderson - 52in IC R/C
Mercury Chic - Hurst Bowers - 33in Scale Rubber...
Roaring 20 - Ken Willard - 22in IC R/C
Colibri - 55in IC R/C
Grumman F9F-2 Panther - Marcus Norman - 51in...
Lincoln Sport - Hurst Bowers - 30in Scale...
Bellanca Aircruiser - FE Pierce - 64in Scale IC...
Lockheed Super Constellation - Arcangelo...
340 Ali - Joachim Heyse - 88in Glider R/C
Luton Major - Hurst Bowers - 32in Scale Rubber...
BergFalke 150 - Hans Mayer - 90in Scale IC...
Towline Sailplane - 54in Glider F/F
Loews Low Wing - 66in IC F/F
I-LASER - 65in IC R/C
US Transport Glider - A Pierce - 42in Glider...
Eye Soar - 72in Glider R/C
Kari-Keen 90 - Hurst Bowers - 30in Scale Rubber...
Stampe SV4B - Dave Milbourn - 82in Scale IC R/C
Wolkenbeisser - Gerhard Krabs - 86in Glider F/F
Zlin IV/DF Scale IC Glider R/C
Boilermaker - 72in IC F/F

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