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Can someone please advise what Size the plan needs to be printed. Does not seem to be A0 or American size.
Terry : Caprice : 18/06/2021
Pics of my MK Thunderbird 40 [main pic, 005-007].
Huang Sheng : Thunderbird 40 : 18/06/2021
Pics of my Graupner Kapitan model [main pic, 023, 024].
Huang Sheng : Kapitan : 18/06/2021
Pic of my Cloud Hound model [main pic].
Colin Miller : Cloud Hound : 18/06/2021
Photos of Night Owl, please find attached [pics 005-07]. Flew brilliantly off a 60 metre line in cold, flat calm, with a micro servo operating the rudder tab to keep it from flying away! Averaged 1-1/2 to 2 mins in above conditions -...
Nick Ward : Night Owl : 18/06/2021
This model airplane is very beautiful.
Vagner : New Era III Revisited : 18/06/2021
Does anyone know when this was designed or printed?
Dave B : Horten IV : 18/06/2021
There's a short but clarifying bio of him in https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2645118-Hoh-Fang-Chiun . He'll be up there making noise...
Miguel : Bebe Jodel : 18/06/2021
Pete, G-ARRU is (believe it or not) actually all back together and re-built. My late father spent his last years rebuilding her under the watchful eye of an LFA inspector. I actually painted it. Since my father's death it is...
Chris Huck : Druine Turbulent : 18/06/2021
Hoh Fang-Chiun seems to be an intriguing character to many modelers, me included. He seemed wise beyond his years, and his designs always appear to be sound and purposeful, yet they ooze charm.
RC Yeager : Bebe Jodel : 18/06/2021
Night Owl was my first real proper model build. I was given a copy of the Aeromodeller magazine the Night Owl plan appeared in, and a starter pack of balsa by my (late) Uncle Peter, an ex-RAF fitter. The model took several...
Nick Ward : Night Owl : 18/06/2021
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18/06/2021 : General News : It's going to be quiet around here on Outerzone for the next 7 or 8 days. We are going away for a week to a small cottage by the sea. By all means, carry on sending in plans etc and we'll just queue everything up and work through them all when we get back. I will check to see that the site is running ok, but if you are awaiting an answer to an email enquiry, this may take a while. Steve.
18/06/2021 : PlanID=3341 : Albatros DV / DVa by Lou Perretti from Aerotec : Added kit review from Flying Models, April 1972, thanks to RFJ.
17/06/2021 : PlanID=6939 : Jodel D.9 Bebe by Hoh Fang-Chiun from Aeromodeller : Belay that. I think this is actually a different model, at smaller span and for CL not FF. Have now extracted the plan and split this into a new listing, see Bebe Jodel (oz13108)
15/06/2021 : PlanID=6939 : Jodel D.9 Bebe by Hoh Fang-Chiun from Aeromodeller : Added additional article from Aeromodeller, December 1957, thanks to RFJ.
15/06/2021 : PlanID=1511 : Poppet by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Added additional article from Aeromodeller, December 1985, thanks to RFJ.
15/06/2021 : PlanID=3944 : Bf-109F by L Koutny from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned at 600 dpi, thanks to GuyColeman.
15/06/2021 : PlanID=3944 : Bf-109F by L Koutny from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to GuyColeman.
14/06/2021 : PlanID=12691 : ElectriCub by Don Anderson from Great Planes : Added kit review from Flying Models, September 1988, thanks to RFJ.
14/06/2021 : PlanID=13099 : Cessna 182 Skylane by David Ribbe from Top Flite : Added manual files, thanks to JeffGreen.
14/06/2021 : PlanID=130 : Douglas Dauntless SBD-3 from Comet : Have split this file into 2 sheets now for easier printing, thanks to GrantG. Plan file is the main sheet. For sheet #2 showing printwood parts, see supplement.
12/06/2021 : PlanID=2234 : Tigress by K Long from Aeromodeller : Added article thanks to RFJ.
12/06/2021 : PlanID=2378 : Penumbra by JS Osbourne from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
11/06/2021 : PlanID=2315 : Speedy Bee by Andy Clancy from Clancy Aviation, RCMplans : Added review from Electric Flight International, October 1997, thanks to RFJ.
10/06/2021 : PlanID=13091 : Tichy Stik by John Benson from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
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