Just a note. The Seamaster 120 (ID 10817) presented here is a enlarged version of the Seamaster 2 (ID 5899) published in the May, 1984 issue of RCM. As the plan details are similar, the article and building instructions for the smaller (48-inch) Seamaster 2 may be useful to anyone building this larger version. Best complements,
davidterrell80 : Seamaster 120 : 23/01/2019
I built a model of the Leprechaun from APS plan about 1990. The problem I had was that every time she landed the rear end of the fuselage broke off, immediately in front of the tailplane assembly. As many models of the Leprechaun fly successfully, can anyone tell me what I did wrong? Wouldn't mind building another Leprechaun using Depron and an electric power pod.
Malcolm Jackson : Leprechaun : 22/01/2019
Many thanks for publishing the Soloist plan. I built the Soloist about 1989, and learned to fly RC, without any problems, using the model. This was after about 3 attempts on other models I had built. I have now used Posterazer to print the plan out on A4 sheets. I have done the wings and fuselage separately using landscape mode. Saves paper and does not cause distortion problems trying to make one full size plan. If anyone wants copies of the Posterazor sheets just email me on email@example.com
Malcolm Jackson : Soloist : 22/01/2019
We too were very much addicted to this design. Some of friends learned flying with this Junior 60. I build this from scratch using locally available wood. No balsa.
Dr Subhash Mashal : Junior 60 : 22/01/2019
Added nice pic of the completed model, thanks to LucD [more pics 003].
Mary : Seamaster 40 : 21/01/2019
This is more a comment than a correction on the Seamaster 120. However, if heeded, will lead to several corrections. When this plane first came on the market, I was an ACE dealer and like another dealer, in the USA, we could not wait to test it. So we each built one, being the first two on the water. Could have been much improved prior to release. Too much plywood - almost every part - meant an extremely heavy plane. My recommendation is to eliminate it in most places, including the wing ribs, minor bulkheads and especially the tail. It makes the tail end too heavy and very weak by placing the heavy horizontal stab on top of the flimsy, heavy vertical fin. Those heavy, poorly fitting brace wires don't help much. In fact, they shake and rattle so much when the engine is running that you may even generate RF interference due to the metal to metal contact. The clevises do not fit their straps properly. And the vertical fin must be strengthened to hold the stab without shaking. Also, the choice of wood for the engine pylon was weak and flexible. My first engine was a Super Tigre 2500 which proved totally inadequate for power. It was replaced by a Quadra 42. Both the other builder and myself then experienced extreme problems with flying, especially in turns. The plane would not fly properly no matter what we did. And for me, that was the case with both the Super Tigre and Quadra engines. There were continuous calls to ACE and between us to sort it out. Ultimately, the only solution to get a somewhat proper flight was to add a large dorsal fin, from about half way up the existing vertical fin to almost the trailing edge of the wing. The big issues were overall weight and improper attitude in and flight in turns. I also believe that the claim of flying this plane, as designed, on a 1.08 2 stroke or 1.20 four stroke engine is quite a stretch. It needs more power and thrust, as provided by the larger displacement and prop of the Quadra. There is no substitute for cubes.
MatthewStikeman : Seamaster 120 : 21/01/2019
Aha, got it, thanks. The "B Ashby" must refer to the draughtsman rather than the designer.
SteveWMD : Sunnanvind : 21/01/2019
Sunnanvind was designed by Sigurd Isacson from Sweden and the model was revolutionary for its time and set a new standard for singing speed and wing profiles.
anon : Sunnanvind : 21/01/2019
Please accept these photos of the Gee Bee Dreamer biplane I built about 15 years ago or so from a GEE BEE line kit [more pics 003-006]. It, by far, was (the wings and the back half of the fuselage still is) my favorite airplane. It was powered by an Enya .40 TV from the early '80s. Covering was silk and dope. Originally it had an inverted PAW .40 in it but that was swapped to the Enya. After a major wreck, the nose was repaired to accept the Enya in a side mounted fashion and a cowl was built of balsa. You may notice the shock absorbing landing gear utilizing car shocks. Its demise occurred shortly after I replaced the Enya .40 with a first generation Fox .45 schnuerle engine with a reverse running crank. Gobs more power and reverse torque and "P" factor. I knew it would be short lived with that combo. I'll repair it some day! (It actually landed slower with the skis than the wheels which contributed to a few "dropped in" landings each spring!) The photos were taken by Dan Clune.
DougWeaver_Buffalo_NY : Dreamer : 21/01/2019
Added another nice photo of the completed model, thanks to MikeFoster [more pics 006].
Mary : Bi-Fli : 21/01/2019
Attached a picture of a Veron Tigermoth that I just finished using the Outerzone plan shrunk to 13"span [more pics 003]. Built mainly for me to learn how to trim peanut size models. Fingers crossed it flies! Thanks for the plan.
AMaxfield : Tiger Moth : 21/01/2019
Attached file is my recent job of R/C Korda Wakefield winner [more pics 008].
Kaoru_Kiyose : Korda Wakefield : 21/01/2019
Usually when you see an end view of an item with two parallel lines on the inside of the item, it denotes 3-ply plywood. The plan view of model shows that almost every bulkhead is plywood.
rchopper56 : Cessna Skymaster : 21/01/2019
OleBill has done a great job improving the Comet Vengeance fuselage formers, but the rear formers need a bit of a tweak. The attached photo of a Vengeance without the tailcone [more pics 007] shows the rear fuselage cross section to be similar to the front fuselage and not 'sort of elliptical'. The side view of the fuselage on the Comet plan is also not too good and would look better if it was corrected. I have included a more accurate one I found on the web. Unfortunately when you go down this road you soon reach the point where the next step is to bin the kit and scratch build the model!
ChrisPinn : Vultee Vengeance : 21/01/2019
First of all, thank you for the free download which I successfully downloaded and printed full scale on tiled paper. I would like to know how to identify which parts need to be plywood, especially for fuselage construction. Like F5, F7, F11, etc. Your kind advice would be very much appreciated.
SC : Cessna Skymaster : 21/01/2019
I noticed you did not have a picture of the John Bell H-1 racer. I have built two from the John Bell plans [model photo & more pics 003-006]. One at the original 20" wingspan as a rubber powered model, and one enlarged 150% to 30" wingspan as a 4 channel electric radio control model. These are very good plans - I had to do my own patterns for the canopy glass and for the wing fillets, everything else is shown. I deviated from the plans on the engine cowling. The 20" shows four blocks to make cowl. I used eight on the 20" and sixteen on the 30". The 30" has extra stringers in the wing to make it more rigid. Both models use the enlarged horizontal tail shown on the plans. The formers are also still 1/16" on the 30", though the stringers are 1/16" on the 20" and 3/32 on the 30". Both models are great flyers. The wing fillets are the only difficult part to get correct, they are a double compound curve. They were easier to do from 1/32 balsa than from paper or card, and easier on the larger model due to the size. I would be happy to answer other questions people might have about building this model.
Mike : Hughes h-1 : 21/01/2019
Here are a couple of photos of c/l models built when I first discovered OZ, some time ago now [model photo & morepics 003; also Alphacon oz4609]. Both models won the Sam 35 Fireball Trophy about two years apart if I remember correctly. Trophy sitting next to the Small Fry. Thanks for all your hard work on our behalf.
TrevorT : Small Fry : 21/01/2019
Here are a couple of photos of c/l models built when I first discovered OZ, some time ago now [model photo & morepics 003; also Small Fry oz9296]]. Both models won the Sam 35 Fireball Trophy about two years apart if I remember correctly.
TrevorT : Alphacon : 21/01/2019
I've finished off a few details on the Condor; here's the photos of the result [model photo & more pics 003-006]. I'll take the opportunity of expressing my thanks for all the work involved in hosting this site, which has become the reference for those looking for model plans. Great Stuff.
Dad3353 : American Airlines Condor Plane : 21/01/2019
Hello Steve and Mary, a couple of photos of the T-Beam completed in Sundancer's Complete A Project 2018 thread in the vintage forum at RC groups [model photo & more pics 003]. Thanks for the fabulous work you both do for us balsa builders.
Fizzle : T-Beam : 21/01/2019
Built as plan, with electric power as a first trainer [more pics 004].
WW : Mayfly : 21/01/2019
Here are some photos of my Bird of Time, which I completed in the summer of 2018 [more pics 007-010]. This iconic design flies as well as it looks! Thanks for the service you provide through this website.
MarkF_Tucson_AZ : Bird of Time : 21/01/2019
Hi, I have just finished a Midwest Lil Esquire built from a plan downloaded from your site [more pics 010]. I have also just finished an Esquire and I am working on a Tri Squire.
JimW : Lil Esquire : 21/01/2019
Good point, I didn't notice that. Anyone have another copy of this plan, showing the stab details?
SteveWMD : Zaic Cabin : 21/01/2019
Hello Steve and Mary, looking at the Zaic Cabin plan ID 10822, the stabiliser dimensions are not included (unless I'm mistaken).
anon : Zaic Cabin : 21/01/2019
Addition: If I remember correctly, Graupner continued to produce and sell this specific version as "Pilot", just like they continued the 1956 version as "Sonny", which also is on Outerzone.
Peregrine : Der Kleine Uhu : 21/01/2019
Richard's Model is a later mark of this model which has gone thru many variations from the 1950-ies onwards. The plan is for the one of the early 1970-ies whilst Richard's model appeared around 1979/80. Thus, the plan is without a prefabricated forward fuselage and can easily be built from balsa and plywood, given some skills with a jig saw. I built it myself as a kid, more than once, and they flew really well.
Peregrine : Der Kleine Uhu : 21/01/2019
Plans must be expanded to 125% to match dimensions of hardware. ParkFlyerPlastics has a 3.75" vac-molded cowl that fits perfectly once trimmed to the length shown in plans.
ScreamingCheese : Nieuport 17 : 19/01/2019
I think it was an editor's mistake. The design is 44 in wingspan, not 54. Then the rib spacing and 300 sq in all work out. However, SAM has approved it as a 54 in model and lists the wing area at 340 sq in. From a flying point of view, this is better, although it leaves the stab somewhat undersized.
Simon Blake : T-Beam : 19/01/2019
This design was featured in RCM&E in August 2018, (without a pull-out plan). I felt very much like the 'Mr beginner' referred to, so I built it as an electric conversion. Power less than 60W in 2s lipo with 8x4 prop. It is indeed easy to build and very easy to fly. I particularly liked the wing structure for easy building.
Dad_flyer : Mayfly : 18/01/2019
Um, yes indeed. Jolly good. But it saves time for everybody if the plans we are hosting here are scaled to full size. That's a useful starting point (the most useful) for everyone.
SteveWMD : Sinbad Supreme : 17/01/2019
Aww that's my dad Paul Strengell ..miss him so much.
Kristensaldivar : Hump and Bump : 17/01/2019
Downloading to my computer and then opening with Adobe Acrobat allows me to print out whatever scale I want.
61rcpilot : Sinbad Supreme : 16/01/2019
I am not the first one who built Tubby II in our country. Tubby is a good flyer and it is recommended to fit a dethermalizer there. It takes part in contests quite regularly [more pics 003-005].
StanislavCerny_Prague : Tubby II : 16/01/2019
Pictures of my Pilot Baby built from plan downloaded from your website [more pics 003-008]. Powered by E-max BL2210-25 motor with 7x5 E propeller. Flight characteristics are extremely good. Thanks and keep up the good work.
KhalidKhan : Baby : 16/01/2019
This is an interesting model of the prototype, hence the cutaway wing roots, lower rear deck and open cockpit [more pics 003]. Interesting construction with sixteenth sheet to top only of trailing edges, built in quarter inch washout to both wings and extra incidence to the port wing. The wing joiner is specified as an aluminium welding rod. I changed the bottom of the fuselage from half inch sheet to built up sixteenth sheet to save weight. Possibly this model inspired Phil Smith's design for Veron but I'm afraid that one is only semi-scale as it misses out on the fuselage being raked up sharply to the tail plane. It also incorporates a lot of heavy block which needs hollowing out to keep the weight down. Now to find a suitable engine. The plan specified a D.C. Dart but for a 24 inch span that might be a bit hot.
RichardFalconer : Tipsy Nipper : 16/01/2019
Apologies to Pajariperro for taking so long to add these pictures & the New Year's Eve greeting. We hope Pajariperro and all Outerzone readers will continue to fly and build in 2019!
Mary : Blazer : 16/01/2019
This has been the last model I've built and flown at the end of 2018 [more pics 007-010]. This is the Blazer built for radio control and keeping everything in action to use as O.T. 1/2. Tonight we will take grapes as ordered by the Spanish tradition and tomorrow we will be 2019. We will continue to fly and build.
Pajariperro : Blazer : 16/01/2019
Here's a photo of the Baby Buzzard I built in 2018 [more pics 004]. It flies great with an OS 10 FP.
RobReynolds : Baby Buzzard : 16/01/2019
Hi Mary - today the RED ADMIRAL has flown in, incredible that it flies so good. With a 400mA 2 cells it flies for 25 minutes. He is super stable, easy hands start, landing as a feather. I am very happy with this aircraft. Thanks to OUTERZONE.
JulienVermeire : Red Admiral : 16/01/2019
Here's a Lazy Ace I built [more pics 015-019]. The engine is a Saito 91. The only thing left to be done is installing the radio.
RobReynolds : Lazy Ace : 16/01/2019
Thought you might like my take on the Owen Kampen Pacer (oz7186), built for a brushless motor, rather than the original Cox TD 049 (even though I have a couple available!). Flies lovely on a 1000 mAH 3 cell LiPo pulling around 75 watts on a 7" x 5" prop, for around 7 minutes, with the battery only slightly warm at the end of a very spirited flight. [more pics 006, 007]
Roger_Harpenden_UK : Pacer : 16/01/2019
It's difficult to see the model in Rafaello's photograph and he hasn't given any clues as to wingspan, planform or a date for the model, but the profile looks suspiciously like the Baloney, a slope soarer featured as a plan in the January 1976 RCM&E magazine. The Baloney had a parallel chord, swept back, semi-symetrical wing of 48" span, located midway on a diamond sectioned crutch based fuselage. I had a photocopy of the plan and article and drew up a powered version to suit a .15 glow. It flew fast but, due to the rather large removeable top section over the midwing (for access to the radio gear), was a bit weak and therefore was not one of my longest surviving models! I still have the photocopy, with the dubious enhancement of a major blob of dried 'O' negative, added when it was on the back of my car during a road accident 39 years ago! We both bear the scars!! Hope this helps Raffaello and many thanks to you both for the terrific Outerzone site.
Roger_Harpenden_UK : Viewpoint 21 : 16/01/2019
Here is my plane finished, waiting for good weather, and then once from testing [more pics 014, 015]. Very cheap hobby, also a nice hobby. Thank you for the beautiful plan on OUTER ZONE.
JulienVermeire : Red Admiral : 16/01/2019
Hi. Please see attached pictures of my Keil Kraft Halo (motorised) [model photo & more pics 004]. Please use if you wish.
DavidW : HALO : 16/01/2019
Thanks for your excellent site. Find please photo of my Tubby II, constructed according to the plan published there [model photo].
StanislavCerny_Prague : Tubby II : 16/01/2019
Brodak sells a 1.25 in aluminium spinner for 1/2A engines that will suit this model. APC sells 6 and 7 inch props in various pitches.
TonyL : Phantom Mite : 16/01/2019
Al Barnes won the contest. He was my dad.
rickbarnes : 570 (Trident) : 14/01/2019
Last year, I built a R/C electric adaptation of an old free flight design, called the Double Jabberwock, by Don Srull. Here are some pictures of another Don Srull adaptation called the Electric Yogi [more pics 005-012]. I installed LED lights on the inside of the Double Jabberwock, and have done the same here. Hand launching, and hand catching, is a breeze. Easy build. If you ever try night flying, I think you will agree. It's addictive.
RobertS : Electric Yogi : 14/01/2019
I'm in the middle of a build of a Phantom Mite from the plans (in the kit my brother built in the early 1970s - with additional material from OuterZone!). One item I have - very bashed up - from the original model is a 1-1/4 inch (1.25 inch / 32mm) spinner. Try as I might, I have failed to find a replacement spinner, or indeed any spinner suitable for a 0.5cc Mills look-alike diesel with a M3.5 (3.5mm diameter) prop shaft. Likewise, finding 6x4 or 7x4 props for the same engine is proving. Does anyone know of a source today? Or knows a manufacturer looking for an opportunity at the small end? 8-)
Pete in East Sussex : Phantom Mite : 14/01/2019
That the best looking paint job I've seen in a very long time, very 1920s.
Richo : Continental : 14/01/2019
Good point. Fixed now. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Lockheed Orion : 14/01/2019
It's not a Sirius. It's an Orion.
anon : Lockheed Orion : 14/01/2019
Hello Jeff, Richard LaConte is my husband. I will bring this to his attention tomorrow. I am sure he will want to see this. He is still designing for the airline industry and he still gets excited about airplanes and being a part of designing them.
Linda_LaConte : Stiletto : 14/01/2019
Excellent, thanks. Have changed this listing now, to say from Gee Bee.
SteveWMD : Dreamer : 13/01/2019
Thanks Gene, got it now.
SteveWMD : Fokker Eindecker : 13/01/2019
Just some info, this was kitted by Gee Bee, who also made the Mallard, Islander, Sea Hawk and a Tiger Moth. I built and flew the Sea Hawk. The amphibous planes used their blow moulded pontoons.
anon : Dreamer : 13/01/2019
The drawing is dated 1982 where it is signed in the title block.
Rchopper56 : Fokker Eindecker : 13/01/2019
Hi Paul, Quite a model you built there, hats off! Would you mind explaining what's that little gizmo on the left front, is it an auto-balancer? Cheers
Marcus : CB 36 : 13/01/2019
The plans for this Dreamer say “GB Line”. Could that be who made the kit?
Beazld : Dreamer : 12/01/2019
Hello, A non-altered version of the plan (with original PNSD airfoil) can be found here : http://clap54b.free.fr/RCavion/Piaf/piaf.htm
(Creative Commons). Furthermore, a laser-cut kit is available: https://www.pb-modelisme.com/Avion/detail_avion.php?prod=17
Thanks for your awesome website.
Vincent : Le Piaf 1/2A : 09/01/2019
I was looking at some original plans, probably slightly bigger than what was to become A0 - if they were in one piece. The plan that I have cost 10/6 and has a different address - it is The Aerodrome, Stanbridge Nr Leighton Buzzard, Beds. I just put Rudder Bug into Google and lo and behold here I am. I think that my father built this many many years ago (say about 60). He also built another couple of planes. One was Radio Queen (oz2969) if memory serves me right.
JimGregory : Rudder Bug : 08/01/2019
Here's a couple of pictures of my current build, a George Kostura design, called the Ugly Twin, Oz 9481 [more pics 005, 006]. Other than a few minor changes to the wing planform, the balance is built to plan. Super simple design. Easy building. Power will be a pair of Thunder Tiger .25's. Will forward pictures of completed plane when finished.
RobertS : Ugly Twin : 08/01/2019
Here are some photos of my Wicked Wanda [more pics 004-006].
RobReynolds : Wicked Wanda : 08/01/2019
Here is an old photo of my Flying Aces Moth, which was built from the no-longer-available Peck-Polymers kit [more pics 004]. It is an excellent flyer. A plastic propeller made it too nose heavy, so I had to carve a balsa prop. I still have the model, and will be flying it this summer.
WalterKiernan : Moth : 08/01/2019
Hi Mary, Happy new year. I built a new Voyager with the same design as 30 years ago [more pics 006-008].
Gunter : Voyager 60 : 08/01/2019
This is my Olympic Mk VI, built from Outerzone plans [more pics 003, 004]. I finished it to resemble Mr. Gialdini's model from the 1960s.
DougB : Olympic Mk VI : 08/01/2019
No, Steve has it correct. I was there, and it's a pretty good flyer.
anon : Bean Machine : 08/01/2019
Just make sure all "Bostonian" specifications are addressed. There was an early plan that was a bit undersized in the window parameter. Otherwise, I believe this plan to be correct.
Tom N : Bean Machine : 08/01/2019
Renamed this one now to 'Atlas' rather than 'Something New in Payload', thanks Ray.
SteveWMD : Atlas : 07/01/2019
Hi friends! I found the drawing of ARMAR GORRION (SPARROW) 1/4 scale by Dennis Tapsfield (great model flyer) and remembered that I built this very nice model in 1988 from a plan in Aeromodeler (78). In the front its power was an OS.60 (10cc). weight 3,7 kg. Looked very authentic in the air and performed well. Here are 2 images, one undressed and one dressed in blue and white [more pics 008, 009]. I wish you a HAPPY NEW 2019 !!
OweCarlson_Sweden : Armar Gorrion : 07/01/2019
Beautiful .... to see it I was speechless ........ that nostalgia thinking about those times ..... me and my dad, we were flying in the f3a race with the cure but first I had a model of a South African .... the spitpanzer ..... reminds me of something like shape ...... we were ... all simpler ... more free inside and outside ...... and if you knew how to fly you did it with 5 servants ..... to greater things!!
DiegoGorizia_1973 : Novi Arrow : 07/01/2019
Hello, In a recent document on RCLibrary [Title=AeroModeller_1943_01.pdf.
Filesize=16908KB], link : https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2378] on pages 636-640 there's a lot of information about how to construct the model, and even a cutaway drawing giving a lot of good detail on construction as well as functions e.g. the working retractable gear. I'd like to suggest using the images as well as pages extracted as an additional PDF as well as illustrations for the plan. When I've finished mine (I've just started!) I'll send along some photos - I'm doing one as an SAAF Harvard, of the sort that used to produce a blatting roars over flying over my house when I was a child in Cape Town. With kind regards, and wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas (It's not yet 12th night !)
Martin La Grange : Harvard II : 07/01/2019
First time build this plane [more pics 003]. I underestimated it - in fact this one is enjoyable, fun and stable.
Achmad : HY-5 : 07/01/2019
I found also more photos in tribute to my brother. Like the Kadet, he left unfinished a Metrick OZ 6205 [more pics 003-005]. I finished it together with the Kadet and flew early in the summer. Now to share among our friends, lovers of the models.
Pajariperro : Metrick : 07/01/2019
Please find attached photos of my recently completed & flown Phil Kraft Bi Fli built from your OZ plan 823 [more pics 003-005]. When I first saw the Bi Fli in an old magazine found at our local hobby shop I was hooked on the design. Must have read over the article a dozen times. Quite some time later I found the plan on your site, downloaded, printed it off & started construction right away. I made a few changes to the construction of the nose area to suit modern motor mounts & fuel tanks. I also intended to use servos instead of three escapements! The engine used is an OS 15FP with 8-5 prop - which worked out well - not over powered but enough to allow takeoff's from our grass field. This model has a terrific flat stable glide. The fuselage is covered with silk span & dope, wings & tail with Solartex. After the colored dope was applied the entire model was then sprayed with automotive two part clear in order to fuel proof. This summer I will fly it with my 2.4Ghz converted Kraft Reeds transmitter for nostalgia sake (and a step up in technology from rubber driven escapements).
MikeFoster : Bi-Fli : 07/01/2019
Wow nice Mick
Pcole : Trike : 07/01/2019
Got it, thanks. Have updated this listing now.
SteveWMD : DH 89a Dominie : 07/01/2019
I believe this plan is from Flying Models magazine October-November 1964.
BobP : DH 89a Dominie : 07/01/2019
I'm glad you have this PRIMA built. Very good airplane, and cheap. A real Belgian Svenson, drawn by Leon Jansens the CO of Svenson.
Julien Vermeire : Prima : 07/01/2019
I built my own "Prima" a couple of years ago. It was my first engine-trainer :) Please let me show some pics [more pics 006-010].
Krisztian_Halmai : Prima : 06/01/2019
The great photos of the completed model are thanks to Julian Vermeire [more pics 003-005].
Mary : Prima : 06/01/2019
Here are a couple of pics of the Keil Kraft Champ (oz1643) that I constructed and is featured on your wonderful website [more pics 004, 005].
TimGlasser : Champ : 06/01/2019
Some photos of 3 slightly changed Avro Avian Biplanes [more pics 009-014] and 2 photos of the new outer cabanes mounts, no tools required ! [more pics 015, 016]
TomDecker : Avro Avian : 06/01/2019
Here are a couple of pictures of my Super Scorpion built from the kit which I was given and your plans as they were missing from the kit [more pics 004, 005]. This is electric powered and carries a tiny but excellent Mobious Camera.
PeterMiller : Super Scorpion : 06/01/2019
Bellissimo....a vederlo son rimasto senza parole........che nostalgia pensando a quei tempi .....io e mio papa' volavamo in gara f3a con il curare ma prima avevo un modello di un sudafricano....il spitpanzer.....mi ricorda qualcosa come shape......eravamo.tutti piu semplici ...piu' liberi dentro e fuori ......e se sapevi volare lo facevi con 5 servi.....ad maiora semper !
DiegoGorizia_1973 : Novi Arrow : 05/01/2019
Lovely model flew beautifully and a pleasure to build. It was my first electric plane. I taught a few people to fly on the Flittermouse back in the late 80's no buddy leads needed as It has very forgiving flight characteristics, I hope that this model goes down in the history books as a classic and a pioneer of accessible electric flight as it really made the best of the available power back then. A tribute to the designer for sure.
Kukster : Flittermouse : 05/01/2019
Is it possible to install a working air siren to this model?
Bentsch : Junkers Ju 87B Stuka : 05/01/2019
I built one of these based on plan from 1/2A projects book of Ken Willard designs. It is a hoot to fly, and never fails at pleasing a crowd. A couple of notes:
The center part of the wing is mostly dead weight... consider lengthening motor stick and only keeping the outer 2/3 or 3/4 of wing. This will also shift moment of blade outward, which will reduce coning.
My balsa wing is bit prone to spitting. Consider covering it with light tissue with tissue grain running chordwise. This may end up lighter than trying to fill the balsa grain for a smooth finish.
As shown, the engine thrust line is not tangent to rotation, as would be optimal. This also causes fuel in integral tank to move forward (toward crankcase) once up to speed, but rearward due to acceleration as rotor spins up. This makes it difficult to get the thing to run on partial tanks, as needed to prevent losing it.
A decent solution is to angle the engine mount so that the crankshaft is tangent to rotation. Note that due to thrust of engine, and drag of wing, the center of rotation under power is a bit forward of wing LE, not where pivot hole is shown. The pivot hole is near the CoR when autorotating.
G-loading causes considerable leaning as the rotor spins up. I had to set the needle sloppy rich (barely able to stay running) in order to have enough power to fly when spinning. Uniflow venting would help some, but venturi suction still has to lift fuel the length of pickup tube under G loading. A pen-bladder tank setup and FF fuel cutoff timer would be very advisable.
A tall launching pole is needed if there is more than a faint breeze. The wind causes the rotor to tilt downwind when on the pole, so it 'slides' downward once free. The dynamics allow it to self level, once it is moving with the wind, but some altitude is needed for this to happen.
De-thermalizer isn't really needed. Under autorotation, it performs about like a D-T'd fixed wing.
kevbo : Rotoriser : 04/01/2019
Thanks for adding your comment Bob. It's always really interesting to hear from the actual designer of a plan.
SteveWMD : Miss Martha : 04/01/2019
Good point. They do seem to have bent the nose down a bit, looking at the side view.
SteveWMD : Rudder Bug : 04/01/2019
This so called new drawing does not carry the original "nose lines".
Gene Rock : Rudder Bug : 04/01/2019
The Miss Martha was designed by me in 1979. This was in the earliest days of fun-fly competition, for which this plane was designed. The plans here are not original, but do appear to follow the original outline except for the rudder - I don't know where that came from. The original airfoil has a slight amount of reflex at the trailing edge, but had problems with flutter at high speeds. The cure for the flutter was to add counterbalances at the tips of the ailerons, which consisted of 3/32" music wire and wheel collars for weights. (the original plans showed this). The last MM I built was in the mid 80s, and had an OS 61 four stroke. The best flying ones, IMHO, were ones built very light and with an OS .32.
Bob R : Miss Martha : 03/01/2019
Hey there, Thanks to Tom Solinski for sending in those 18 in span Guillow's WWI plans. I sure built a lot of them when I was a kid. None flew, but they were a good pastime. I'm sure I built the Fokker D8, the Se5a, the Spad, and the first plane I ever 'participated' in building (Dad doing all the real work) was the Sopwith Camel from this series. Here's to 2019!
dfritzke : Fokker D8 : 02/01/2019
To keep it simple and allow for easy detachment of the stab for transport, I did not fit a steerable tail wheel to my model. A quick blast of throttle with some rudder and a little down elevator steers it around on grass OK.
Mike Foister : Miss America : 31/12/2018
By 1955, RC models were not new. The 1937 US Nats had a contest for radio-controlled models. The 1949 British Nats had an RC aerobatic contest. For history on this see https://bmfa.org/Info/History-of-Model-Flying. For some pre-1955 RC plans on Oz, see Walt Good's 1940 Big Guff (oz7456), 1949 Rudder Bug (oz7009) etc, etc. Using the advanced search, there are currently 88 plans on Oz tagged as RC, dated 1955 or earlier.
SteveWMD : Piper Cub J-3 : 30/12/2018
The magnificent coloured drawing of the full-size aircraft included in the article probably came originally from the reference to www.bobsairdoc.com [now known as http://airdoc.biz/]. However, it was probably enhanced by Paolo because it contains Italian text. On briefly perusing that website it's not easy to find, so if someone is any the wiser then please let me know.
GreggD : Fieseler Storch : 29/12/2018
I really appreciate the other comments and just want to add mine by saying that Paolo is probably the best combination of scientist and artist in the model aircraft field today, whom I'm aware of. Hopefully he's still alive, but if not then there are evidently others carrying on his work because his website contacts includes a laboratory in Italy plus dealers in America, Germany and Japan. Even his website is a scientific and artistic example for others to follow. It's dated 2008, but one of his models on this website is dated 2011, so maybe it's just an oversight. However, I just checked his blog on RCGroups and it says that he joined in 2008 and his last entry was also in 2011. Maybe he's just retired, rather than dead, because a web search of his name says nothing about his death, and check out the attached file. Anyway, whether he's still with us or not, his words at the top of the website are very encouraging to all of us who love scale model aircraft: In order to build a beautiful scale model, you only have to make the most faithful replica of the real plane.
GreggD : Fieseler Storch : 29/12/2018
After Paolo Severin, I would rate Svenson as one of the top modellers today, assuming that he's still alive too. I'm not the only one to say that because the RCM&E article attached to the plan calls it a masterpiece.
GreggD : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch : 29/12/2018
This plan and article are very interesting because of the use of RC back in 1955. The only other one which I've come across in the outer zone about the very early use of RC is the Kirby Motor Tutor (oz2969).
GreggD : Piper Cub J-3 : 29/12/2018
I built the Apex 14 when I was 12 in 1963, at that time living in England. Powered by an ED 1cc diesel, on the tiniest amount of fuel it would fly for miles with me running behind it to see where it landed.
JimmyL-C : Apex Mk14 : 29/12/2018
Since I sent in the plans for the Ace Simple Ultimate I felt I should send you a few pictures of mine [more pics 004-008]. I got this at a swap meet 90% built. I put it on a diet before covering it by removing as much of the heavy ply fuselage sides aft of the wings as I dared. Installed an Enya .15, and after a glowplug change, it ran great and she flies pretty well. 35 years ago I designed an Ultimate loosely based on the Ace All Star and Scratch built that from some of the molded Ace Wings I had. That one has a SuperTigre .23 in it. It's pretty much the same plane, so I am sending a picture of that one too [more pics 009].
dfritzke : Simple Ultimate : 29/12/2018
I'm very happy with that airmodel! Thank you all Outerzone!!! [more pics 024-030]
SergioFloripesFigueira : Cherokee Arrow 200 : 29/12/2018
Here is the structure of my Red Admiral [more pics 011-013]. I now continue in the RC build. Thanks for the plan on Outerzone.
JulienVermeire : Red Admiral : 29/12/2018
Seasons greetings or Bah Humbug depending on your point of view. Couple of pics of Veronite number 3 from OZ6956 [more pics 004-006].
TrevorT : Veronite No 3 : 29/12/2018
Here's another one, just finished [more pics 005, 006]. As yet unflown but the one I built almost 40 years ago I remember fondly as being a great all round sports flier, especially good in light conditions. I've made a few minor mods on this one but built as per plan it's absolutely fine anyway. It's the Jubilee designed by John Hancock.
PeteS : Jubilee : 29/12/2018
Also in this summer I had some premiere flights with a big Play Boy Senior, OZ ID 7835 [model photo & more pics 005, 006].
Pajariperro : Playboy Senior : 29/12/2018
It is time to say Merry Christmas! and a better 2019! Shipping as a tribute to my brother Santiago (Willi) his last model that he left unfinished. Finished with radio and now flies such as 1/2 to "Old Timer". It is the Kadet, ID: OZ852 [model photo & more pics 009-011].
Pajariperro : Kadett : 29/12/2018
Added two fantastic photos of the Chimbo III, thanks to Pajariperro & SAM Chapter 71 [more pics 009, 010].
Mary : Chimbo III : 29/12/2018
The SAM chapter 71 has held some meetings and they have given us opportunity to take photos. The first three correspond to the ID 9667 OZ Baby [more pics 019-021].
Pajariperro : Baby : 29/12/2018
15/10 is metric system; 10 is 1 mm and 15 corresponds to 1.5 mm. It means 1.5 mm thick (20/10 for 2 mm, 30/10 for 3 mm and so one); 10 is a reference for 1 mm. It is as logical as feet and inches (and others....) for me!
DenisR : CB 36 : 28/12/2018
Commonly indicated as Mig 19 or Yak 25 in reality it's a fantasy non-existent plane. Based on not good information from the red curtain journalist, this model was kitted by Aurora in scale plastic kit in 1954 and from this kit was drawn this plan (and others). Obviously it's neither a Mig 19 or Yak 25. The real ones are completely different.
Pit : Yak-25 : 27/12/2018
Got it, thanks.
SteveWMD : BD5 : 26/12/2018
If you want to date this, the build thread on RCGroups is 2004.
GreggD : BD5 : 26/12/2018
The French, for some reason, label all sheet material as a fraction. 15/10 simply means 15 divided by 10, so 1.5 mm. 20/10 would be 2mm and so on.
MHodgson : CB 36 : 26/12/2018
Hi Karl, the thickness of balsa sheets or ply was expressed, in France, in tenth of millimeters. 15/10 is 1.5 mm (approx. 1/16 in). Standards were 10/10, 15/10, 20/10 for balsa. On some plans (peanuts or duration indoors) you could find 5/10, 8/10, or 12/10... Aaah, a long time ago...
Yannick : CB 36 : 26/12/2018
Hello! I am just watching one of your French plans: CB36, a glider. Material are specified, for example Balsa 15/10. I don't understand that requirement. Do you have an explanation? Thank you in advance!
Karl-Gunnar_Moller : CB 36 : 24/12/2018
Thought you might like to have a picture of my Deacon with R/C and electric power [more pics 004].
DustyMiller : Deacon : 24/12/2018
Here are some pics of of Ken Willard's and Bob Starr's Bumble Bee 2, super sized up to 80 percent scale using the RCM plan made from cardboard as its primary construction.
MaryPyle : Bumble Bee : 23/12/2018
Hi, I found the attached pictures of the completed model whilst browsing ebay [more pics 003]. Cheers.
ChrisB : Boomer : 23/12/2018
I'm sending a couple of pictures of the Yogis I built from the RCM plans. The first picture [more pics 003]: Built from RCM plans a number of years back (a lot of years!) - was powered by the Astro 05 geared cobalt motor as per the plans. It's covered with transparent orange monokote. The other picture of the framed Yogi is Yogi #2 [more pics 004]. I omitted the optional false ribs to save weight. I was fortunate enough to find another 05 cobalt motor recently. Brand new in the box - and for a cheap price! Yogi #2 will be fitted with a modern brushed ESC and use the more powerful, lighter LIPO batteries instead of the old huge heavy pack of NiCd batteries from years past. It should fly even better than Yogi#1 with the weight savings.
JohnnyB : Electric Yogi : 23/12/2018
Added some great photos of the Cherokee Arrow 200, thanks to William Trujillo Melo [more pics 013-023].
Mary : Cherokee Arrow 200 : 23/12/2018
Here's a photo of our just completed project [more pics 004]. Enjoy.
Randy&LindaWrisley : Chieftain : 23/12/2018
Thanks a lot, boys. I really appreciate the ads in the older articles because they take me back to my youth.
GreggD : Morane Saulnier L : 21/12/2018
Um no, not missing, the wing is on sheet 2 of the PDF. But yes, the thumbnail pic only showed one sheet. Have fixed that now :)
SteveWMD : E-Sport 8 : 20/12/2018
Hello Steve. The Templates / Parts for the Mulligan are a little wrong. The Part BHD-1 has more Gaps as one for the 1/4 Squelch Stringer.
Bernd : Mr Mulligan : 19/12/2018
There appears to be a sheet missing. Is there a wing plan sheet?
RB : E-Sport 8 : 19/12/2018
Essentially the same as the Sig Aerobipe, just an earlier version. Sig still sells this decal set, I see them frequently at my local hobby shop https://sigmfg.com/collections/decals/products/sig-german-crosses-decal.
dfritzke : Barons Buggy : 19/12/2018
Find attached a picture of my Yellow Bird built from the Dave Parsons plan [more pics 006]. A super light wind floater but it's a pity that it's only a 'yellow bird' if you actually do it in yellow!
PeteS : Yellow Bird : 19/12/2018
Reading the query about the upper radome on a 'Super Constellation', I thought to check my 'United States Navy Aircraft since 1911' (Putnam 1968) and width would appear to be half the fuselage width at that point. I converted a Revell/ Heller 1/72nd scale model and it looks 'right'. I also painted this one [more pics 003].
AlanV : Lockheed Super Constellation : 19/12/2018
Added a couple of images of the finished model [more pics 003, 004]. Nice work, thanks to TrevorT.
Mary : Fledgling : 19/12/2018
Added nice pic of the completed model, thanks to Trevor T [more pics 004].
Mary : Pusher Pup : 19/12/2018
Good afternoon Mary, some photos of a build from your plans: OZ9962 Garami Gyro [model photo & more pics 007].
TrevorT : Garami Giro : 19/12/2018
The pilot is G.I. Joe, who is roughly the right scale, and the receiver battery pack is in his chest with the wires running up through the hollow member just behind his seat. The receiver and servos are in the wing roots, receiver and aileron servo on one side, rudder and elevator servos on the other with the receiver antenna running through a nylon tube inside the wing leading edge and out one wing tip. The rudder and ailerons are coupled to deal with adverse yaw. Season's greetings and very best wishes. Thanks again for your wonderful work. Cheers!!
JeffBreece : Northrup Primary Glider : 19/12/2018
I have made several models from your web-site, including the Red Admiral which was brought to my attention today. It has always been one of my best favourites, ever since it was introduced in The Aero Modeller back in 1958 when I was a mere 15 years old. I have kept it in a position very close to my back burner for all those years, and at last I printed and Sellotaped your plan and built it. A thoroughly enjoyable build it was too. I've attached 4 photos of it here for your amusement, and if you wish fit them in with your collection [more pics 007-010].
JohnFrench : Red Admiral : 19/12/2018
Excellent, thanks Pit.
SteveWMD : Namornik Pepek Su-56 : 19/12/2018
Correct name is "N?mořn?k Pepek Su-56". Namornik Pepek is the Czech for Popeye, the comics strip character. "Su" means by Suchanek. A 1938 design.
Pit : Namornik Pepek Su-56 : 19/12/2018
Hi, to complete your plan, I'm sending pictures of my new Pylonius [more pics 003-013]. I built the model as planned on Outerzone. I installed the MVVS 2.5 diesel / 1958 orig. The model will be published at http://www.khmm.cz Thanks for a nice plan.
KarelSlupsky : Pylonius : 19/12/2018
Apologies for the confusion. It turns out the plan previously in this slot was a duplicate of the Ron Warring Hobbies Floatplane (oz7602). Many thanks to JonPutnam for spotting this. Have removed the Noname Rubber Floatplane plan now and replaced it with this Minuteman Team Racer plan.
SteveWMD : Minuteman II : 18/12/2018
I'm intrigued by the fact that this plan uses a convex aerofoil, but the KielKraft plan oz1033 uses an undercambered aerofoil. The latter would have been used by the full-size aircraft, so it's strange that a German model doesn't use it.
GreggD : Minimoa : 18/12/2018
Hi there are no rib sizes.
anon : Sensoar : 18/12/2018
Plan is a little bit undersized. Check wingspan and the scale reference bar in lower right area of plan. The 6 in index should measure 3-3/8 in.
anon : Waco SRE : 18/12/2018
Added now, thanks to Ray :)
SteveWMD : Morane Saulnier L : 17/12/2018
Steve & Mary, I appreciate this second plan, but where is the rest of the article to go with it?
Gregg : Morane Saulnier L : 17/12/2018
See downloads, it's the file called Northrop_Gamma_36in_oz6374_printwood.pdf
SteveWMD : Northrop Gamma : 14/12/2018
Your Bruning Gamma reference mentions a supplemental page but I cannot find a link for it.
anon : Northrop Gamma : 14/12/2018
These are my Sterling Flying Fool pictures [more pics 007-010]. I hope you can use them for your site.
DougB : Flying Fool : 13/12/2018
Recently built a Scarab to Hatful's original plan, but mod v slightly for modest increase in span as per Bryan's excellent drawings. With a RedFin 049 on board it disappears from view very rapidly! Had to get a tree surgeon into retrieve it last time. Strong, light aeroplane ... superb. The photo is my 44" span version ... not quite flightworthy! [more pics 007]
JohnCh : Scarab : 13/12/2018
Many thanks to Pit for details on this plan.
SteveWMD : Bendix Trophy Winner : 13/12/2018
Please find attached 3 photos of my version of Vic Smeed's Tumbletot [model photo & more pics 004, 005]. The plan (free from RCME mag) was scaled UP to 27" wingspan to suit my Boddo-Mills 0.5cc engine. Please feel free to add the photos to the relevant page of your Outerzone site, plans from which I am continually finding extremely useful as reference when creating my own designs.
GeoffP : Tumbletot : 12/12/2018
This plan was published with a full build article but no pic, something that happened more than once with designs by Don McGovern. This suggests to me that he never got around to actually building it. Has anyone seen a photo of this model?
SteveWMD : Gnat : 12/12/2018
Question on the Ranger 30 plans: Do you know the origin of these plans? They're quite a bit different than the model I build 40 years ago, and they're quite a bit different than what you see in the instructions. I'm wondering if they're either historical drawings, or someone's drawings based on a model. I cut out the pieces in mat board and found several differences between it and the original, and several pieces that just don't fit together. Thanks for posting these, and other plans, it's great to see the old models available.
Dave : Ranger 30 : 11/12/2018
The parts are off scale
anon : Taylorcraft : 11/12/2018
Given its size, it ought to give the newer electric aircraft flying wings a run for their money, would definitely be a handful, and an adrenalin rush.
ghostler : 1/2A Delta : 10/12/2018
Hi Steve and Mary. This I would like to build, very nice model, but with small electric motor and servos. A project for 2019, 2018 was a year that I built no models.
JulienVermeire : Red Admiral : 10/12/2018
Many thanks for the pictures and plan. I built this model in my youth and I still remember it. The power was a Webra 1.5 cc diesel engine. The plans were published in an Italian magazine that I tried to find with no avail. Many thanks again. I wonder how to modify into an rc electric one?
Silvio : Slat Wing CL Trainer : 09/12/2018
Many thanks to Pit for the article. Working on this now.
SteveWMD : P-38 Stunt : 06/12/2018
If anyone can send in the scanned article for this one, that would be great. I've just scraped some text through OCR off an ebay listing, but a full scan would be good.
SteveWMD : P-38 Stunt : 06/12/2018
Got it, thanks
SteveWMD : Cavalier Mk4 : 06/12/2018
First appeared in Aviation Modeller International, January 1998.
anon : Cavalier Mk4 : 06/12/2018
Hi, Steve and Mary. I built these for OZNoP 2018 on RCG. The first with a lot of dope and talc, heavy at 7gms. The second, much lighter at 3.5gms [model photo & more pics 003].
KK_Iyer_India : Iambus II : 05/12/2018
Some photos for the Lanzo record breaker plan page if you want them [more pics 003-005].
MarkThomas : Lanzo Record Breaker : 05/12/2018
Next on the agenda is a "Lil Toad" rc delta [more pics 003]. OS max 15 from EBay .. should be fun.
Al_andGreyhounds : Lil Toad : 05/12/2018
Hi Steve. Too humid to cover the Microduster so I knocked out a "Thermic B" yesterday [more pics 003, 004]. It had been on my list for a while. What a fun old design.. all possible because of you. Lotsa sanding to go. HLGs are so elegant.
Al_andGreyhounds : Thermic B : 05/12/2018
Hi Steve! Here's a pic of the Microduster all framed up and ready to cover [model photo]. What a cutie !
Al_andGreyhounds : Microduster : 05/12/2018
Reading the text which comes with the plan, I noted that Keith Humber, in comparing what he could do with his model (loops, stalls and spins etc.) with the full size Eagle, remarked that he doubted if the full size was robust enough for such maneouvres. When I belonged to the Westcott Club in Bucks., in the 60s, our 'Swallow' was often looped, spun and rolled. Even our S 21 'Sedburgh' would loop and spin! Whilst under instruction in the 'S 21', my instructor insisted that I learned to stall and spin and even, one fine cloudless day after we achieved a high launch, demonstrated the looping ability of that big 2-seater!
AlanV : Slingsby Eagle 3 : 04/12/2018
No need to apologise HJ, these are beautiful photos.
Mary : Taube Monoplane : 04/12/2018
Here are some more photos [more pics 008-015]. However, the flying photos are taken from videos shot by my mobile phone, so they are not as clear as real photos.
HJStar_ShenZhen_China : Taube Monoplane : 04/12/2018
A Talon, Dynaflite kit bashed into a Super Talon (span bumped to 60", flaps added, original airfoil). Love this plane, flies on wires, with flapperons active rolls are fast and crisp [more pics 011, 012].
EricM : Talon : 04/12/2018
Some more photos of the Raven [model photo & more pics 007, 008].
TomDecker : Raven : 04/12/2018
Here are some other photos of the Avro [model photo & more pics 006-009]. Thanks.
TomDecker : Avro Avian Monoplane 625 : 04/12/2018
Henry Bourgeois, designer and builder of plan 10675 and others, was an original AVG pilot and continued with Marine aviation through WW2. He was an active controlline builder and flyer in New Orleans post war.
EdShearer : Jamboree : 04/12/2018
No need to apologise, Tom, your work is great! We really appreciate you sharing it with us. Thanks for this extra info :)
Mary : Avro Avian : 01/12/2018
Sorry about this missing information. I try to make the plans understandable but sometimes I can miss things. RIB LOCATIONS: RIBS W-1, 2, 3 BOTH WINGS. W-4: 18 TO TOP WING, 4 TO BOTTOM WING. W-5 USED ON BOTTOM WING ONLY. W-6 BOTTOM WING ONLY. Thanks.
TomDecker : Avro Avian : 01/12/2018
The Wing ribs are installed as follows: From WING center, W1,W2,W3 then 2 x W4, 6 x W5, and the last rib is W6. Same for both BOTTOM wings. The top wing, having no ailerons - would have 8 x W4 instead of 6x W5. Look carefully at the top wing center section detail... Hope this helps.
Eflyer7 : Avro Avian : 01/12/2018
Despite the excellent plan showing the shapes of the wing ribs, there is no evidence on the plans where each rib is supposed to go.
Den : Avro Avian : 30/11/2018
The trailing edge measures 1" wide.
rchopper56 : Bohemia : 30/11/2018
Gentlemen - The dimensions of the trailing edge seems to be wrong: 1/8th X 1/4. Regards.
HymieSteyn_CapeTown : Bohemia : 29/11/2018
There are people doing true "micro RC". Your best bet is an image search on one of the major search engines for __micro RC aircraft-- and sort out the small from the really itty-bitty. Martin Newell has some 1/96 warbirds flying and is sharing his experiences at https://hackaday.com/2017/02/10/a-micro-rc-plane-builder-shares-his-tricks/
Davidterrell80 : Viewpoint 4 : 28/11/2018
I am trying to learn to fly rc models. The model is not balanced with the rc equipment only so I had to put some lead in the nose, about 100g. And the Cox .049 is perfect for this glider. My teacher told me that gliders or powered gliders with .049 engines or similar are very easy to fly and learn. It took it very well with a lot of wind........ and I crashed it! It was a really windy day. I crashed it with a wall!!!! I almost crashed a teacher's car! (I was at the school sports field with my teacher.) But I think that I am very lucky because the Hi-Fly didn't have serious breaks. It only broke the left ply dihedral reinforcement and the hard balsa nose block.
GJoseRosalesRuiz : Hi-Fly : 27/11/2018
Yes, the fuselage is welded from stainless steel tubing, forming an exact scale replica of the full size machine. Without using any jig, or indeed any 1:1 drawings, according to the article. It's an incredibly skilful and complex build, using techniques that the rest of us would simply describe as magic. So...no, there are no formers. Although he does sell a complete kit, so there must be some way of replicating the build.
SteveWMD : Fieseler Storch : 26/11/2018
Calling this design a "scale model" is quite a stretch.
anon : Wing Derringer : 26/11/2018
Some pictures of my Pacific Ace [morepics 009, 010]. Easily my favorite model. An earlier model broke a minute for me for the first time.
AR : Pacific Ace : 26/11/2018
Great stuff, but as a "newbie", I have a rather fundamental question: I would like to build a replica "flying" model, ideally a biplane (Fokker D.VII?), at 1:72 scale. This equates to a wingspan of no more than 4 inches. With an electric motor and battery weighing no more than 10 grams altogether, all-up weight (i.e. wing loading) doesn't seem to be the limiting factor, but ... It seems to be the "stickiness" of the air at this scale that is the problem. There seem to be no RTF models at this scale. Has anyone tried to tackle this? How would the speed and pitch of a "scale" airscrew bear on this? I am not looking for "FROG", and RTP would be perfectly acceptable. Ho hum, I may end up just having to experiment ....
RogerV : Viewpoint 4 : 26/11/2018
Enclosed find a picture of an odd experience with my "Old Timer" (RCM ref:1026). Since she is floater, I have to initiate approach farther to the runway than usual. On final, the motor quit at a low altitude, and way far from the runway. Hit a pole and fell behind a line of trees. After receiving condolences from my friends at the club, we went with a big plastic bag to retrieve the remaining pieces. To our surprise, she was proudly resting on the roof of a hen house, with only a broken prop [more pics 008]. No one saw how she managed to land. Now I have learned to always track with a stop watch the remaining battery time in flight, so I may have plenty of time to even perform a couple of go arounds, and fly safely :-D
EnriqueAlvarado : Old Timer : 26/11/2018
Just finished and flown the California 28 [more pics 004]. Flies great, many thanks.
Jono : California 28 : 26/11/2018
Added two pics of the Flying Aces Sportster, thanks to Mick Mislan in New Zealand [more pics 003, 004].
Mary : Flying Aces Sportster : 26/11/2018
Hi folks, here are a few pictures of my Curtiss Jenny from the Comet plans on Outerzone [model photo & more pics 004, 005]. I built it extra light with split ribs, balsa wheels and laminated tail surfaces with the intent to fly it this summer. But, I have to admit, I'm thinking of letting it be a Hanger Queen for a while first. Thanks for making these old plans available again!
DaveBarber : Curtiss Jenny JN4D : 26/11/2018
Hi, I would love to get a copy of g code or stl laser cutter file as I have access to a laser cutter.
Bob : Westland Whirlwind : 26/11/2018
Hi Geoff, I think you're putting the cart ahead of the horse as the Fi 156 slats were fixed. No extend/retract mechanism, just bolted in open position. Regarding fuselage formers, the original had none of these, the fuselage was welded metal tube - I'm not sure of the material right now - and Mr Severin followed the original.
Miguel : Fieseler Storch : 26/11/2018
Does anyone have a link to a build thread for this one? Thanks.
SteveWMD : Bristol Scout : 25/11/2018
The C of G is not shown on the plan or text. I have started building and would appreciate your help. Thanks.
EJK : Gee Bee Zeta : 25/11/2018
I had been painting my glider last week, it was my first time at painting a model so it it isn't perfect but it has a good look [model photo & more pics 011, 012]. It's finished now so the next step is: FLY!!! I put Futaba standart servos, FM radio transmitter and a AA battery pack. I hope the weather gets better here, it was so rainy these days. I will fly it in the school with my teacher, an experienced modeler, he helped me with the build of the Hi Fly, there is a big sport field there. In the last photo I am with my teacher [more pics 013].
GJoseRosalesRuiz : Hi-Fly : 24/11/2018
If anyone can help Geoff, please chip in here via Comments. He's also happy to engage in direct email correspondence, so let me know if you want me to put you in touch.
Mary : Fieseler Storch : 24/11/2018
Have always LIKED this airplane and would love to build this model. It seems to lack any detail on fuselage formers, though, so it's hard to determine fuselage cross sections at various stations front to rear. Is there another plan sheet that's missing ? Any additional detail on a mechanism to open leading edge slats in concert with trailing edge flaps (maybe a cam arrangement to add slats at >20 degrees of trailing edge flaps) also would be useful/helpful. Or I could set up slats on a separate channel, perhaps. I would plan to make it a 6-channel R/C model - rudder, elevator, ailerons, engine speed, flaps/slats and lights. Many thanks for any added info.
GeoffSteele : Fieseler Storch : 24/11/2018
Beautiful old design.
TomSolinski_OklahomaCity : British Biplane Record Holder : 24/11/2018
Some pictures for you, hope you like them [model photo & more pics 003-005].
JonathanCooper : Falke : 24/11/2018
Concerning the previous comments I would like to add that Neville Shute was also one of the brains (brains?) behind the Great Panjandrum for Lord Mountbatten. This was one top-secret weapon too be displayed in plain sight to distract the Germans. This is one of its least embarrassing videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cyBcGDzQzI . And my thanks to Joel Cimmino, he has a firmer seat than what's above in my private Hall of Fame.
Miguel : British Airspeed Courier : 24/11/2018
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