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Thanks, I agree. Have gathered what info I can, and updated this listing. Can anyone add more details, maybe even the original plan drawing? Thanks.
SteveWMD : Baron 1914 : 20/11/2017
Hello, It would be nice to mention the name of the originator of this plane and all derivatives (Baronnet, Viconte, etc ...): Mr Christian CHAUZIT.
anon : Baron 1914 : 20/11/2017
Parts sheet is the supplement file.
SteveWMD : Nieuport 28 : 20/11/2017
Parts sheets are not there.
anon : Nieuport 28 : 20/11/2017
Materials are described on the text, tail ribs shape are not necessary because are made sanding rectangular balsa strips, see text and tailplane sketch. I'm looking for the year.
Pit : Strato B : 20/11/2017
This is my rubber powered Borel Hydravion, scaled up to 1/12 scale (30.5") from the original Lubomir Koutny 1/20 plan that you have on Outerzone (Morane-Borel monoplane) [more pics 007]. There is a thread on Hip Pocket:
You're right about the stab being bigger on one side. Steve will try and make some time to edit this plan asap and check it over/ make some corrections. Watch this space! Can anyone help with the date? Or give guidance on the materials?...
Mary : Strato B : 19/11/2017
Stab is 1/8 inch bigger on one side. No stab ribs. What year is this plane? Could you tell me what materials (wood) I need and how much?
Tom : Strato B : 19/11/2017
I see you uploaded the plan of the Dutch Sparrowhawk (Sperwer in Dutch ). I have the original plan which was published in 1936 in a Dutch aviation journal [see supplementary file]. At the time it was never published full size - this was...
Joost : Sparrowhawk : 16/11/2017
The plan was in Modellismo n.33 1950, no article. "Pippo" is the Italian name for Disney's "Goofy"
Pit : Pippo 1950 : 15/11/2017
I remember as a young child seeing this craft in Radio Controlled Sport Modeler. I always wished I had built it. I loved the 1/2A and 0.15 sized aircraft back then. Eventually I built all shapes and size of aircraft both from kits and...
RMorgan : Mini Cat : 14/11/2017
20/11/2017 : PlanID=980 : Strato B by Charles Guarnieri from Mechanix Illustrated : Have replaced this plan with a revised version, thanks to Tom. Stab is now equal size on both sides, also fixed some minor distortion with alignment of wing ribs and centre section.
16/11/2017 : PlanID=9445 : Nova Too by Meade E Hallock from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
15/11/2017 : PlanID=9442 : Sparrow by Ian Dowsett from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
13/11/2017 : PlanID=1465 : SE5a by John Blankenship from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
11/11/2017 : PlanID=2571 : RCX-4 by Milton Schmidt from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to Anon.
09/11/2017 : PlanID=570 : Upstart by Claude McCullough from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to Pit.
09/11/2017 : PlanID=7421 : Big D by Al Rohrbaugh from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
09/11/2017 : PlanID=1160 : Gregor FDB-1 by S Cal Smith from Air Trails : Article added, thanks to theshadow.
07/11/2017 : PlanID=570 : Upstart by Claude McCullough from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to Ratracer.
07/11/2017 : PlanID=8377 : Senator by Carl Wheeley from Air Trails : Added alternative version of the same plan (on one sheet) scanned from fullsize, thanks to Ratracer.
07/11/2017 : PlanID=1160 : Gregor FDB-1 by S Cal Smith from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Ratracer.
07/11/2017 : PlanID=7370 : PAA-Day by WA Pollard from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to hogal.
07/11/2017 : PlanID=3455 : Fairey Swordfish Mk1 by HT Batchelor from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to hogal.
07/11/2017 : PlanID=8785 : Barnstormer 52 by David Boddington from RCME : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to AndyLuckett.
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