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As there has recently been added the Dick Steele Rookie RC plan to your list, I looked for the Rookie Trainer plans and it did not have a photo. I have a number of these models, attached a photo for your site [main pic]. From Melbourne,
Alwyn Smith : Rookie Trainer : 27/09/2021
Hi. Pics of my Charly model [010-013]. Yours,
Adrian : Charly : 27/09/2021
Hi Folks, Here are some pictures of the 'flying' Flippy [main pic, 003,004]. Maybe you can add these to the plan page. The complete building process is discribed on RC-NETWORK.DE see:
Hi Steve, Pictures of my recently refurbished Moses attached [main pic, 006-008]. Built around 1989, a wonderful steady flyer and a great performer off the water. I’ve flown it off ponds, rivers and even the open sea on calm days, and of...
Charlie Jeffreys : Moses : 27/09/2021
I know I'm not supposed to send you photos of the real airplane, but when I found the photo that has the model kit laying on top of the wing of the actual "Real Sporty" racing airplane [pic 003] I just had to send it to you. I love finding...
JeffGreen : Real Sporty : 27/09/2021
Dear Team, I send some photos of Miss Bikini [pics -11-013] built as a project of your site, quick and easy construction, but unfortunately I was not as skilled with the coating as my colleagues who posted the photos before me, however the...
Enrico Mazzonetto : Miss Bikini : 27/09/2021
I send you photos of my just finished Skyraider [main pic, 006, 007].
Miguel Poduje : Skyraider A1-E : 27/09/2021
Hello, Just finished mine, I’ve been lucky to have access to an original kit, first version. Attached are some pictures [014-018].
ED : Pinto : 27/09/2021
Hair-splitting is a serious matter, especially when you don't have too many to start with :-)
Miguel : Spitfire Mk I : 27/09/2021
Born in 1916 from an Italian immigrated family in USA. Died in 2015 at the age of 99. In 1939, he joined Grumman Aircraft Corp. There, as an aeronautical engineer, he was a key contributor to designs of tail hooks, now an integral feature...
Pit : Lockheed Electra : 27/09/2021
Doh. Have just corrected the spelling, and now I see this is a duplicate of the old (low res) plan at oz3181. But this one here is a much clearer scan, and also complete with full article and pics, so we'll redirect from the old page to...
SteveWMD : Lockheed Electra : 27/09/2021
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27/09/2021 : PlanID=1115 : Goldhahn by Erwin Goldhan : Added instructions, thanks to Doro.
26/09/2021 : PlanID=7013 : P-63 King Cobra by Vince Micchia from Midwest : Added review from MAN, February 1975, thanks to RFJ.
23/09/2021 : PlanID=5021 : Piper Cub J-3 from Sterling : Added 'How to make a Twin Bee' article, thanks to MikeFoster.
23/09/2021 : PlanID=5647 : Mini Sukhoi Su-26 by Nick Ziroli from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to MikeFoster.
20/09/2021 : General News : Very busy here at Outerzone right now, we are just catching up with all the emails at the moment. Bear with us.
17/09/2021 : PlanID=13314 : Little Pro by Don Yearout from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
16/09/2021 : PlanID=13312 : RAF SE5a by Tom Connor from 25th Aero Squadron : Added (15 page) kit review from R/C Report, March 1996, thanks to MJB. Essentially this is a full build article, complete with pics.
15/09/2021 : PlanID=13310 : Hild-Marshonet by Ian Easton from RC Model World : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
13/09/2021 : PlanID=7186 : Pacer by Owen Kampen from American Aircraft Modeler : Added kit review from MAN, January 1975, thanks to RFJ.
13/09/2021 : PlanID=12424 : Meteor by M Farthing from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a revised version (minor correction to tailplane size), thanks to TonyP.
13/09/2021 : PlanID=13091 : Tichy Stik by John Benson from RCME : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, essentially redrawn from scratch, thanks to TonyP.
13/09/2021 : PlanID=12270 : Dornier Merkur II by Martin Irvine from EFI : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, essentially redrawn from scratch, thanks to TonyP.
13/09/2021 : PlanID=4155 : Republic P-47 Thunderbolt by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), thanks to TonyP.
13/09/2021 : PlanID=13282 : Meteor by David Carpenter from Frog : Added alternate redrawn plan, thanks to Gene.
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