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Russ, this was a kit and the ribs were die-cut (2nd paragraph) and so were not needed to be shown on the plan. This is typical of most kits.
The rib profile is shown on the fuselage side view. That and the reduce feature on a photocopier will get you all the rib profiles you'd need.
Bill H : Osprey : 25/01/2022

It was a kit so they were not needed on the plans.
You could use the one from the fuselage side view for most ribs then shrink it on a copier to get the tip. Then use the sandwich method to create the other ribs.
M Hodgson : Osprey : 25/01/2022

Where are the rib templates?
Russ Hauser : Osprey : 25/01/2022

Bravo Jesus es estupendo! Un saludo Matzito
Matthias Möller : Kellett KD-1A Autogyro : 24/01/2022

Thanks for good article on the Voodoo. I flew one in the National Model Airplane Contest at Willow Grove N.A.S. in the Combat competition in early 60s. That model hangs in honor above my workbench [pics 007, 008]. Regards,
Jim McHale : Voodoo : 24/01/2022

Hello my Bienchen is fitted with a 15 g copter motor and 2s 350mA Lipo. The flight weight is 155g. The bee is so over-powered, otherwise flies well. Greetings,
Rolf-K : Bienchen : 24/01/2022

I got the magazine when I was going into high school. A FASCINATING article. Would be a great conversion to an electric ducted fan.
Phil Cartier : Rapier : 24/01/2022

Hi Mary; Here is my new POLO from Svenson [pics 009-011], the blue one is the POLO I am building now. I just need to finish the wing. You will also see two other POLOs, the red and the white, all three are equipped with OS engines, the red with a 2.5 cc FP of 30 years, the white with a 3.5 cc MAX of 40 years and the blue with a 2.5 cc MAX of 40 years. The POLO is the nicest kit that Svenson ever released, also easy to build and quite cheap. Unfortunately for most model builders too little, but for me a gift. The blue is painted with 40 years HUMBROL paint and still good. Kind regards,
Julien Vermeire : Polo : 24/01/2022

First let me say that your site is GREAT thank you. At the moment I am building the KK Falcon OZ 908, flew one back in the 1960s. The picture that I have attached [main pic] is my Pylon Duster that I built and flew September 1966, it was powered by a .29 cu inch engine and controlled with my home made 12 channel radio, only two servos in the pylon Duster. To stop the engine I flew the aircraft inverted as the tank had a fixed fuel pick up. The picture was taken at Perton which was near Wolverhampton, now a housing estate. I first flew RC aircraft at age 15 and still flying 60 years later but now in Canada since 1970. Regards,
Philip Soden : Pylon Duster : 24/01/2022

Thanks Thorsten.
RC Yeager : Inspectoer : 24/01/2022

This was flown with a 2,4Ghz Frsky and a XM+ receiver (the old version with ACCST protocol), nothing special or long range stuff. Cloud layer was not high, it was a pretty rainy morning, just 15min before, and we have been located on high ground.
Thorsten : Inspectoer : 24/01/2022

I'll buy that. Probably the credit to Bill Dean applied to writing the article. Ok, have set the designer on this one as PE Norman now. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Shrike : 23/01/2022

Hi Tom... almost all plans can be enlarged (up to a point) without modification, and this varies, depending on the plan. Also, enlarging the plan throws out the engine recomendations made by Doug. Best to keep plan as is.
Tom, you mention you are new to building. If so, I don't think this would make a good first building project, or even a second one. Also... are you an experienced flier? Do you at least have a few high performane ARF's under your belt? Building and flying a scale twin (with glow engines) is right up there in the echelon of R/C modeling. You'd better be a very experienced builder and flyer if you expect to succeed. Nothing personal; of course, I don't know you, but there is something about your questions which makes me feel like you may be a little bit over your head on this one.
RC Yeager : OV-10A Bronco : 23/01/2022

Reading the article, it seems the design should be credited to P. E. Norman?
hjsaxe : Shrike : 23/01/2022

Thanks. Photo [main pic], of completed model by Mellowdave, is grabbed from that thread.
SteveWMD : Skiptown Cadet : 23/01/2022

Found a build thread of it at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showth...
KvdB : Skiptown Cadet : 23/01/2022

great article, new to building, can the plans be enlarged to a larger scale kinda like the Hangar 9 OV-10? I figure the gear and motors are figured out already.
Tom Stark : OV-10A Bronco : 22/01/2022

Hi Mary! After Christmas holidays I began to build the 'Happy Harry' from your plan oz 13477, and here are some images of the gentleman, that maybe can be used by Outerzone [main pic, 004-007]. Best wishes to You and Steve from Sweden,
Owe Carlson : Happy Harry : 22/01/2022

One more pic, Star ready to test, from May 2013 [pic 008].
AntonioRG : Star : 22/01/2022

More pics [008-011]. Mary, you see that looking for photos in the bottom of the hard drives, they appear, old, but that can be shared. The engine [see pic 011] is a ZOM 2.49 Long 2nd model, which was the one that propelled many Smousen in the 70's and was also manufactured by Modelhob. I hope you like them.
AntonioRG : Smousen 67 : 22/01/2022

Hi Steve, I just finished my Cessna 165 Airmaster from plan #oz7029 and I'm including a few pics if you want to include in the plan page [main pic, 005, 006]. Thanks!
Art Neto : Cessna C-165 Airmaster : 22/01/2022

Hello friends, I see that there are no photos of this plane, we solve it immediately [main pic, 003-007]. The construction ones are from the use of old SMOUSEN forgotten by the workshops of the members of the Tagus Club. Un saludo,
AntonioRG : Smousen 67 : 21/01/2022

The tip rib is the same airfoil as the root rib. You would just need to shrink the root rib to fit the tip. On my example the tip has a slightly more blunt leading edge.
Ken Hanawalt : Caudron : 21/01/2022

Thank you! Love the lines.... drawing now for supercapacitor/eletric motor free flight.
Rodrigo Burgo : Pacific High Wing : 21/01/2022

Well done Jesús
Antonio : Kellett KD-1A Autogyro : 20/01/2022

Thanks Pit. Have set the date on this to 1935 now.
SteveWMD : Pacific High Wing : 20/01/2022

Wow! Remarkable indeed. I love it... already seen the video four times. Its incredible this footage was taken with a 43" span foam model. Thorsten... any idea about how high was that cloud layer? Also, maybe share what radio equipment you used? This one is a winner!
RC Yeager : Inspectoer : 20/01/2022

Pacific Model Aircraft Supply was bought by Modelcraft in 1936. Last advertising in MAN Oct 1935 where is present this model in their kit list.
Pit : Pacific High Wing : 20/01/2022

This looks to be a later reprint in FAC, or similar. Can anyone add more details or a date? Thanks.
SteveWMD : Pacific High Wing : 20/01/2022

All things considered, I think mine will be an Arrow Active Mk3.
Colin H : Arrow Active MkII : 19/01/2022

Great idea for cutting holes! Live and learn.
tom adcock : Stinson Reliant SR-7A : 19/01/2022

I have one and it is only for free flight, it is really beautiful and very good to learn how to set it up for a good flight.
Mario : 1947 Lightweight Glider : 19/01/2022

Thanks Thorsten, that's a remarkable video.
SteveWMD : Inspectoer : 19/01/2022

A modern design C/L autogyro that flies like a trainer and is so tastefully finished as well is something not seen so often! Congratulations on a great job!
Miguel : Kellett KD-1A Autogyro : 19/01/2022

Here is a video that shows my Inspectör in flight with final FPV equipement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0dH0b-7Aw. Greetings, Thorsten (I built the first prototype)
Thorsten : Inspectoer : 19/01/2022

Very detailed drawing! I am impressed.
Gene : Kellett KD-1A Autogyro : 19/01/2022

The view of the wing in the You Tube clip certainly indicates a different rib pattern from that shown in the model plan. However, the Aero Modeller article only claims that "construction is virtually rib for rib", not actually rib for rib. It also states that the tail area has been increased but that a scale outline has been included for the perfectionist. Presumably the rib pattern could also be corrected by the said perfectionist if that was the main objective of building the model.
Skippy : Arrow Active MkII : 18/01/2022

Hi outerzone team, Here's my Korda Victory [pics 008-010]. Covered in traditional jap tissue with the original colour scheme. It goes well on a 9.5" prop. Best regards,
MichaelR : Victory : 18/01/2022

Hi Mary and Steve, Photos here of my next model, Thorp Tiger [pics 006-009].
Maciej : Thorp Tiger : 18/01/2022

Per Ardua ad Astra :-)
Miguel : Cadet : 18/01/2022

I built this as an 11 year old. While shrinking the tissue on the wing over a gas ring, there was a sudden momentary "poof" and I was left holding thin air! When the plane finally made it to the flying field, on the first tow, I carried on running after it was overhead and the wings folded under the strain. My uncle repaired the wing with some sheet reinforcement and eventually we got some good flights.
JohnE : Cadet : 18/01/2022

Yo. The machine taking off is the Mk1. The starboard wing of the machine on the ground, that comes into view at about 1min 12 is that of the Mk2. It's only there for the blink of an eye so freeze frame at 1mim 13.
colin H : Arrow Active MkII : 18/01/2022

Thanks for posting this one. I must get me some takehigo. My local model shop doesn't list any bamboo at all.
Colin H : Redwing : 17/01/2022

I did look at the clip, but that is the Mk I, and not the Mk II modelled.
Ted A : Arrow Active MkII : 17/01/2022

I too was prepared to believe the author might know best and build it as per the plan. Then yesterday I watched a Pathe news film of the 1932 Kings Cup air race. There's a nice clip of the Active Mk1 taking off. As the camera, from an elevated position, pans to follow the take off run, the whole right hand wing of the Mk2 comes into shot. I wanted it to look like the plan, but it didn't.
If you are interested it's on Youtube titled "Our most coveted air trophy"
Colin H : Arrow Active MkII : 17/01/2022

Hello Richard, You are absolutely right. The model is made mostly of ply and spruce. Fuselage sides (23) are 1 mm ply, longerons are 3x3 mm spruce. Wing and stabilizer ribs are made of 1 mm ply, you can use 1,5 mm balsa of course and stringers are 3x3 mm spruce olso. Trailing and leading zdges are 5x3 spruce. Firewall and engine mount (part 1 and 4) are 3 mm ply and Covering is package paper or japan tissue. Sorry for delay and my English.
Marcin : Miki : 17/01/2022

Since the model was created before 1958, one would assume that no matter how much the wings have changed, the model reflects that 'as built'
Ted Avey : Arrow Active MkII : 16/01/2022

I know this is a long shot but: Does anyone know if the "rib for rib accuracy" claim for this plan is true? The wings are not as they are on the real one and haven't been at least since it's rebuild in 1958.
Colin H : Arrow Active MkII : 15/01/2022

I hope this link will be useful: http://www.balsaworkbench.com/?page_id=1313
John Green : Ryan STA : 15/01/2022

I have just built a version from 6mm Depron for a 120 Watt brushless motor. Its a great flyer on ailerons and elevator. My wing uses 2 layers of 6mm depron separated by a 12 x 3 mm balsa spar. I added 24 mm strip ailerons and reduced the dihederal by 50%. The finished weight, including a 1300 MAh 3 cell lipo is 375 gm (13-1/4 ozs). Being a messer by nature, I raked back the wing tips, tail tips and rudder leasing edge, but that hasn't affected the superb flying qualities one bit.
Many thanks John for a wonderful design. I liked the plan so much that I kept it in storage for 32 years or so! I have an FW190 plan of yours as well which may get the same treatment!
Gabriel : Teeny Trainer : 14/01/2022

Many thanks to Victor for mailing in to point out there is a free plan available for download from: https://www.flugmodell-magazin.de/downl... of a slightly smaller version of the Einzipfeil at wingspan 610mm, for 60mm fan. It is a small but perhaps useful difference. The oz12553 planfile here is larger at wingspan 27 in (685mm), for 70mm fan. I think the German article text here in fact covers the smaller version. The drawings are almost the same.
SteveWMD : Einzpfeil : 14/01/2022

Verlag means 'publisher'. If you look at the black stripe at the bottom of the plan, you will see the translation. I guess they called themselves a publisher as they also sold hobby books.
Chris P : Supreme 60 : 14/01/2022

Hello! Two more of my Aerostar [pics 009, 010] now decorated with a registration, in fact the reg of the full size aircraft I once flew, from the South Warwickshire Flying School! Still airworthy and a fine flying machine! Build one and have some fun!
Norman Fawley : Aero-Star 20 : 14/01/2022

Explained on the page. Just take some time, read the words and let them slowly sink in. If you need more background on this you can google the term: Ace Foam Wing.
SteveWMD : Ryan STA : 14/01/2022

The complete wing is missing in the plane ?
omar : Ryan STA : 14/01/2022

Two pictures of the Termica finished [main pic, 005]. Cheers,
MFranco : Termica : 14/01/2022

Looked it up, Keil is Germanic and pronounced Kyle, although the computer came up with 30 different pronunciations. Maybe in the UK it's pronounced different due to past history with the Germans. Always wondered myself.
Douglas Babb : Junior Endurance : 13/01/2022

Mary, Here is a photo of our Peerless Junior Endurance [main pic]. This is a great flying model! Covering is domestic white and pink tissue. Prop is 8" in diameter. Power is one loop of 3/16" rubber. Hope you can use it, Linda and Randy,
TeamWrisley : Junior Endurance : 13/01/2022

I would love to see a Soarer Major where it should be! In '66 at 13 I was given a KK SM needing repair and recovering. In my ignorance I tried running bungee launch alone and as mentioned by someone - it certainly climbed - but stalled and demolished. My goodness though, the spars and longerons were tough balsa!
Paul Gregg : Soarer Major : 13/01/2022

I had the same issue with my Robbe Charter, with a OS .30. It would float forever until I went with a lower pitch prop. eg: 10x6 to 11x4
Philip Lyon : Southerner : 13/01/2022

I have an electric Twin of the sea cruiser
Chris Henry : Sea Cruiser : 13/01/2022

The nose section is markably longer than on any of the other Buccaneer derivatives. One would assume it is to fix CG in the absence of a heavy motor & fuel tank.
KvdB : Buccaneer Jr : 13/01/2022

Do you still have G-ARRU. Is it complete? Does it have the original airframe and engine logs? I would love to own her again. Please e-mail me.
Peter Buchan : Druine Turbulent : 12/01/2022

I built one of these in 1970-71 when I was a teenager. I now teach high school engineering and have just downloaded the plans for a class build. We'll post pictures of the process!
Gwenn Kennedy : Thunderbird II : 12/01/2022

Added more pics thanks to Owe of his Demoiselle model [main pic, 007, 008] showing it flying indoors.
SteveWMD : Demoiselle : 12/01/2022

Added a couple more pics [009, 010] of the Skylancer prototype model, thanks to JeffGreen.
SteveWMD : Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer : 12/01/2022

Please find attached herewith a pic or two of my recent 'Instructor' build [main pic, 007]. This model was built in less than four weeks to meet the recent RCG 'ABAK' build-off closing deadline. I did it with eight hours to spare.... Nostalgia had much to do with my selection of this model build. It was the first multi/propo r/c model I built and learned to fly. My instructor, a dour Brit, selected the model and engine, an OS 40FSR, supervised the built, and hounded me through all the steps required to to get to fly solo. That was back in 1979 and I have been flying all manner of r/c models most ever since. After many years of designing and building my own models, I really appreciate what Chuck Cunningham did with this design. It is a very practical and straightforward build and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to any budding newbie to this fascinating hobby. The only major change I made was to install one aileron servo in each wing rather than the rather dated set-up using one servo at the wing centre and ailerons connected via torque-rods. I also went with a fixed, non steerable nosewheel. I couldn't find a commercial unit and I reckon steerable nose and tail wheels are more trouble than they are worth. This model is comprises typical balsa and ply construction methods. Covering is HK plastic film. Engine installed here is also an OS 40FSR. Servos are Hitec 442 and Rx is a HK Orange unit. AUW ready to go is a fraction short of 4lbs. At time of writing, the model has yet to be flown - weather has been lousy thanks to nearby Cyclone Seth. All the best for 2022,
Alan Wooster : Instructor : 12/01/2022

Please find attached herewith a pic or two of my recent 'Southerner' build [main pic, 008]. This one built for a the recent RCG 'ABAK' build-off. This one built very much in accordance with the original freeflight plan but modified to accept 3-function r/c. Because arranging the small twin-fins for r/c could be difficult, I opted to include ailerons for directional control. The pundits were sceptical of the aileron placement in the polyhedral wing tips, but in the event it all worked OK - the model flies just fine... My only problem was the custom-made fuel tank. It was too large and even with the throttle back on full idle it didn't want to stop flying. Construction is regular balsa and with some plywood. Covering is self-coloured tissue over Doculam. Engine used is an Irvine Mills 1.3 diesel with CS carb. Rx is a small Redcon unit and all servos are Hitec HS- 55. AUW ready to fly is 595gms.
Alan Wooster : Southerner : 12/01/2022

Dear sir, Here is the Termica under construction plan [pics 003, 004] increased to 145% for Radio Control. Cheers,
MFranco : Termica : 12/01/2022

Steve and Mary, Happy New Year to you! Please see attached photos of a recently completed Pig [pics 003-006]. Feel free to use them on your site if you see fit. Regards from snowy Pennsylvania! Take care. Regards,
Rich : Pollutionless Pig : 12/01/2022

Happy New Year with some photos of my Cobra (1971) and ARES (1959) [Cobra model pic & morepics 006, 007].
Antonis Zervas : Cobra : 12/01/2022

I have completed a build of this model [main pic, 003-006]. Model built from Volare laser short kit. 11.8g RTF. From Burlington, KY,
Archie Adamisin : Akron Funk : 12/01/2022

For me Verlag is the German word for publisher or publishing house. Probably Johannes wanted to take advantage of the special copyright laws for publishers in Germany.
Armin : Supreme 60 : 12/01/2022

Hi, I am attaching a couple of photos of this model [main pic, 003] if you would please include them with the plan and article. Regards,
Fred Burman : Backyard Special : 12/01/2022

I can vouch for Smokey’s performance, having built one about 10 years ago. Just finished I took it to Old Warden to try out. Not having a Jetex, I fitted a tube for a Rapier L2 rocket and Mike Stuart gave me one of his L2’s. Lighting the fuse we launched and away she went about 30 feet up DEAD straight…over the airfield, the boundary hedge, road and the next field and…gone forever! If you make one be sure it is trimmed to turn! Sorry I never took a photo of it.
Peter Rea : Smokey : 11/01/2022

I see what you mean Steve, and it was already made. In order to convert a rubber motor model to electric and mantain the same slow flying attitude you need a reduction geared light motor in order to use original large high pitch prop. The simple way is to shorten the rubber tread and make it winding continuously by common electric motor. I remember an article on the past, today contest rubber bands are higly priced and difficult to obtain. This is the "ratio" modern behind modern hibryd idea. Why not try with an I.C. engine to rotate the rubber band and an electric motor used as dynamo producing energy for the rc components...
pit : Spirit of St Louis : 11/01/2022

I guess you are supposed to use the sandwich method between W1 and W5. But the article is not very helpful on this. This is an RM plan, on 2 sheets, and this is the whole plan. I mean there is no more. Everything you need is therefore on these 2 sheets.
SteveWMD : Westland Whirlwind : 11/01/2022

I have never seen a drawing like that before... an electric motor along with a rubber 'driveshaft'. Makes me think of trying to create a self-winding rubber model, along with large carved prop, if you see what I mean :)
SteveWMD : Spirit of St Louis : 11/01/2022

Where is the layout for W2, W3 and W4 for the wing? W1, W5 and W6 are on the plans, but not the others, so far as I can tell. Thank you.
DP : Westland Whirlwind : 11/01/2022

Guillow offers a replacements part sevice, but this kit is out of production, you can use the decals scan to obtain it by yourself using decal paper and ink printer. For plastic make balsa mould and wrap on it hot plastic sheets, many methods on the net.
pit : De Havilland Mosquito MK-IV : 11/01/2022

This model was designed for rubber power, 0,33cc (cox .020) or electric motor. In the plan is visible a reduction geared motor like the Graupner T03 (1,5 volt), note out of axis hooked shaft and the battery. Battery and motor were mounted side by side in a tray on the nose to facilitate CG balance. Considering the Whole engine is outcentered from the center model axis a short rubber thread acts as an elastic coupling joint and probably save the delicate reduction gear from ground hitting. Pit
pit : Spirit of St Louis : 11/01/2022

Hi. How can I get decals and the plastic parts to this build? Thanks so much.
Dave : De Havilland Mosquito MK-IV : 11/01/2022

Here's some pictures of the Arbalete catapult glider, from the 1963 Aeromodeller plan oz3416 [main pic, 004-007]. Built over Christmas break 2021, it's a fine flyer. Build and fly video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X6i8XLgeQ0 Thanks again for keeping all these great plans available!
Mike Kelly : Arbalete : 10/01/2022

More memories from 1964. I was a fan of Ken Willard because he built the kind of models I liked. I built his Schoolboy, Schoolgirl, Roaring 20, Pageboy and then the Scorcher. Built on the same drawing board I scaled up the plans on, its small size was just what I wanted. I powered mine with a Cox 049 with added sleeve for throttle control, and therein lies its destruction. My Controlaire SH100 receiver with its companion Mule transmitter (a real kick) worked perfectly, allowing more than one model in the air at one time. But when used with an engine featuring a throttle, it went ape. It wasn't until several crashed airplanes later that I discovered the cause, electrical noise from the metal-to-metal linkage upon engine vibration. My Scorcher was its first victim, lasting half a hand launched flight. A plastic clevis, available later that year, would have eliminated the problem. Who knew. Sometimes, when I experience a slight glitch from my receiver as I connect the glow plug, I still think of that old Scorcher with its unique problem. That's what happens sometimes when you buy into the latest and greatest. You can't trust anything new. And here I go again, a new Radiomaster transmitter with OPENTX, another pretty steep learning curve, OK so far with the help of YouTube University, many happy hours to come, 4 converted models so far. It's always something.
Doug Smith : Scorcher : 10/01/2022

It does look like a plan from Model Builder. However, it does not appear in the Model Builder's Plan Catalog, nor in its alphabetical index. So maybe not.
RC Yeager : Ryan STA : 10/01/2022

Attached pic. From original kit nearly 40 years ago [main pic].
David Belcher : Pitts Special : 10/01/2022

Hi Mary and Steve, Here is wishing a very happy and prosperous New Year 2022. Photos of my next model the Interstate Cadet (oz641) [main pic, 003-006] Kind regards,
Maciej : Interstate Cadet : 10/01/2022

looks like a Model Builder's plan
pit : Ryan STA : 10/01/2022

Just to say i am delighted to finally find this plan and look forward to building it again. Last time in 1981 with a baby bee and acoms 2 channel, this time with a black widow and lighter radio gear.
Simon : Mini Skyman : 09/01/2022

Ten years ago Graupner had to go down, unfortunately. The name was taken over by a South Korean concern who used to make RC equipment for them. Sic transit gloria mundi.
Miguel : Supreme 60 : 09/01/2022

Got it, thanks. Clearly I need to brush up on my German :)
SteveWMD : Supreme 60 : 09/01/2022

Hi Mary just a bit of info for anyone else thinking of building a 2 meter version the root wing cord is 210 mm and the CG with the lifting tail is set at 115 from front, l originally fitted with motor but had so much fun with bungee launching, and exercise too, that l have now made up a nose for it, when launching it goes straight up and comes off hook very cleanly and flies straight out. Kind regards,
Mark Irwing : Soarer Major : 09/01/2022

Verlag in German means Edition, it is printed in every Graupner plan, company founded in 1930 by Johannes Graupner in Stuttgart.
pit : Supreme 60 : 09/01/2022

designer was Verlag Johannes
Jonathan Noon : Supreme 60 : 09/01/2022

Hi James...peanut Stearman engine [pic 008, 009] ...not much to it. First thing is to figure out that strange vac u-formed piece provided in the kit box. It's supposed to constitute a combination radial crankcase/frontal exhaust collector ring. Picture's worth a thousand words...add cylinders, rocker covers, push-rod tubes, and exhaust manifolds...that's basically it! Oh...there's a back-plate/square plug for mounting. Painted and made to look grimy...is surprisingly attractive! Thanks for everything, Steve and Mary.
Neal Green : Stearman PT-17 : 08/01/2022

Did you buy a model or the real thing? Here Paolo Severin model in flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQWBPXsWDy0
and the real one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQfWoiH9_Y
pit : Waterman Aerobile : 08/01/2022

I just bought a waterman aerobile and I'm looking into the history about this plane
david pothier : Waterman Aerobile : 07/01/2022

Hi Steve and Mary, As a kid in the early 1960s radio control was out of reach so most of us flew control line and free flight. Free flight teaches you a LOT about aerodynamics. So fast forward to the late 1980s when RC gear was becoming reasonably priced and I wanted to get back into the hobby. Knowing I wanted a slow flying (ie. plenty of time to react) stable (ie. self-correcting) RC plane, the answer was obvious... a big free flight with RC assist. Hence the Astro Viking was my first RC plane. After the maiden flight I pulled out the disappointing electric motor and NiCads and installed an Enya .099 and yes it flew quite well on such a meager engine. Upgrading to an Enya .19 really did the trick though, permitting a reasonable range of aerobatics.
Fast forward again to 2021 and a friend from my old flying club back in Canada sends me an old stock new in box Astro Viking kit, saying, "Hey, wasn't this your first plane?" So of course I had to build it, but this time with a modern electric propulsion system using an 1100 Kv motor and 3S LiPo battery. So here's the result of the second time around 35 years later [main pic, 004-011].
I would advise anyone building one of these from the plans to lengthen the nose at least an inch because I've had to add a lot of extra weight in the nose to get the CG anywhere close to optimum. Cheers,
Steve C : Viking : 07/01/2022

Hi Mary, It's been a while, but looking up the plan for the above model as I am planning to build a twice size R/C version for pusher electric power, I realised I had not sent you the photos of the original original size one I built a while ago, so here are a few [main pic, 004, 005]. Best wishes to you and Steve and keep up the good work,
Sundancer : Dreamer : 07/01/2022

Good afternoon. Attached to this email the picture of my second built 1/2A SST plan oz5780 [main pic]. Thank you for your work and your website! Happy flights and nice landings,
Alberto B : 1/2A SST : 07/01/2022

Greetings, Another beautiful model, Neal. Care to share any secrets concerning the engine?
Let’s be careful out there
James Hickman : Stearman PT-17 : 07/01/2022

Here is another site with more pictures of the original craft :) http://www.luftarchiv.de/index.htm?/flugz...
KvdB : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 06/01/2022

Pit you are correct, as always. Turns out this is the same plan as oz3290, just has slightly different layout on the page. My mistake, I never noticed that. Ok, have changed the designer credit here to Loris Kanneworff.
SteveWMD : P-47N Thunderbolt : 06/01/2022

"Apart from the parts covered with balsa, the covering shall be made of lightweight Modelspan paper, coated in two coats with diluted plaster." Plaster? Who broke a leg? :-))
Miguel : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 06/01/2022

Great clean-up work and restoration of the printed parts. The model was not expected to do much aerobatics, so the open ballast well is acceptable :-) Thank you!
Miguel : Nomad : 06/01/2022

I built several of these. They towed well and were great for small-field flying on a 50 ft. towline. Just don't do what a friend of mine did: he modified the nose of his Nomad to take a Cox Pee Wee, with no downthrust, and launched it with a full tank. It flew a beautiful series of consecutive loops, gaining height until we lost sight of it. We never saw it again.
John Park : Nomad : 06/01/2022

As you can see it's the same plan published on Fare A magazine oz3290. Loris Kanneworff was the designer, Elvio Tosaroni the inker. I still have in the attic this model uncompleted built by my father in the 60'. Note the very thin and flat bottomed airfoil needed to reduce air drag in order to use typical 2,5 cc engines, the most used engine size in Italy in those years. Probably, as usual, a derivation by the size and sections from Musciano oz1955.
Pit : P-47N Thunderbolt : 06/01/2022

What a fine job you have done merging together a lot of A4 sheets.
Giuseppe Ghisleri : P-47N Thunderbolt : 06/01/2022

Hi, Some photos of the Nomad that I built [main pic, 005-008]. Taken with OM-D E-M5 II. Regards,
David Holland : Nomad : 06/01/2022

I love it; it's like an 'E' Type Jaguar, not a straight line in sight.
John Green : Ellipse 3 : 06/01/2022

Thanks for the good feedback.
Washout is from 50%of wingspan to 100% not that much but for slow speed the ailerons are offset fee mm up this prevent flutter at high speed and gives enough ps stability. Design idea is in support with Dr Quabeck. A wise Aerodynamic! This works perfectly as I exerienced.
Dont know about nose radius regulations but u can check the plans. But the scale fuselage has the best aerodynamic performance may be beCause it increases the span a few inches or due to the nose is the one that influences the centrum of the lift in minimum way compared to fpv fuselage and Mark iii fuselage !?!?
Matzito
Matthias : Bulls Eye : 05/01/2022

May I humbly suggest the Tantalizing One jumped over the suspense and loaded the dratted DXF himself, o Most Sapient Excellency? :-))
For the record, I installed Inkscape and used it to save the SGV file into DXF. I'd done that in the past and the outcome was again a complete spaghetti of components spread all over, like the undercarriage on the nose (which considering my landing style is not such a bad idea).
So I went back to the original file and employed my Trick Mk. 1 : I printed it into PDF format, choosing an adequate paper size, A1 in this instance. Out came a vector PDF which my CAD package accepted with very few problems, like missing wing ribs and spars on the wing plan view but luckily these can easily be restored.
All layer info was lost as always at PDF creation, and it appears the usual SNAP protocols were different in your package, but this can easily be cured as well, after a few hours of filigree work. This was caused by the original using line widths greater than 0.
Have you uploaded the DXF yet? :-)
Miguel : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 05/01/2022

Good afternoon, I built the CP 65 Collegiate (oz8968), here are pictures [main pic, 006]! from Brasil,
Tiago Iepsen : Porterfield CP-65 Collegiate : 05/01/2022

Hello, Attached is a photo of the Triad I built [main pic]. I thought it looked like an early 20th century vision of a rocket ship, hence the graphics. Thanks for the great website!
Brooke Linford : Triad : 05/01/2022

Success! I get a much better result when I delete the layer containing mr. Fillons original drawing. So open the SVG file, make the "Original" layer visible, delete that layer and then save as DXF.
Hans : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 05/01/2022

If I were an expert I'd be one of the lazy sort :) Right, I'll be giving this problem a few voodoo whacks and will back to you, with my shield or under it. Or words to that effect!
Miguel : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 04/01/2022

I purchased a set of these plans from Model Airplane News, some-time late 1992? Being very busy at the time, set them aside until about a month ago. Most of the parts are now cut out and I've just begun assy. Yes, this is a very complicated set of plans do to the DO335 being a complicated plane. I find the plans to be accurate and clear and I'm looking forward to working on it for a few months. (More than likely the whole year)
Dave Hackenberg : Dornier 335 : 04/01/2022

Added some really nice photos [main pic, 003-005] of the Keith Rider R-6 model, sent in by Oliver Sand.
SteveWMD : Keith Rider R-6 : 04/01/2022

Hey Miguel, Thank you for the compliment. There is a "Save as...: DXF" option in the program. I tried it but opening in another CAD program gave disappointing results, even with the in-fills removed (just lines). But I thought you were the expert :)
Hans : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 04/01/2022

An outfit known as "AMA Models" has scaled the AW Meek plan up to 1:4 scale & cut a short kit (ribs & formers) for it. ;-)
Paul Wright : DH 2 : 04/01/2022

Hans, that's a pretty plan you did there! Any chance of exporting into DXF, now that you are at it? :-)
Miguel : Focke Wulf A43 Falke : 03/01/2022

Very, very good design, and fantastic workmanship, those moulds are a sight in themselves!
Miguel : Bulls Eye : 03/01/2022

Interesting and attractive design. No washout? Is the nose radius legal for competition?
LR : Bulls Eye : 03/01/2022

Matzito, your designs and construction ability continuously astound me!
Jan Novick : Bulls Eye : 02/01/2022

I knew Giuseppe Ciampella since I was a child in the 60'. He run a model hobby shop in Roma until 80'. He sold plans an kits under the (abbreviation of his name) Ci-Gi Italia Model brand. But most of the models were barely copied or modified/simplified from USA plans and kits, in particular Berkeley kits he sold in his shop.
In this case, to me, it's evident, from some particular like cabin hatch or wing structure the derivation from Douglas AD-2 Skyraider (oz917) the 1951 Air Trails Cal Smith's Skyraider. Pit
Pit : AD-2 Skyraider : 01/01/2022

Robert, perhaps the OZ isn't the most adequate forum for these dialogues. I suggest you reach me at mmorao (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk., you are welcome to it. Paleoarchaeology in the aeronautical rectangular context is not my deepest subject so I may have to refer to higher authority :)
Miguel : SABCA S.20 : 01/01/2022

Unusual that the labeled "scale outline" for the rudder is larger than the flying outline...
D A : Bristol Scout A : 01/01/2022

The first two aeroplanes originating from our beloved (amo bastante a cidade de Porto) rectangle were seaplanes, one a glider, the other a hydroplane by the name "São Miguel" (!).
Can you, querido amigo Miguel, see any chance providing me with a three-view-drawing of one or better of both of these aircraft? Furthermore, is there a book you can recommend to me, a book about aircraft built in the rectangle, quer dizer construidos para os rectangulistas eles mesmos?
Your answer would be of great help to me.
Thanks in advance mil vezes.
I'm refering to this article:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308712665_The_History_of_the_Portuguese_Aviation-_A_Summary
Robert Schlickewitz : SABCA S.20 : 01/01/2022

Thank you kindly, Robert. The museum went to Sintra airbase where it has more hangar space to expand the collection. No Duxford, far from it :) A Better New Year for everyone in this pleasant neighbourhood!
Miguel : SABCA S.20 : 31/12/2021

Feliz Ano Novo para voce, Miguel.
Me lembro bem da minha visita no seu rectangulo uma duzia dos anos atras. Foi tambem no Museu do Ar em Averca e admirei este bem restaurado, very well preserved Hawker Hurricane you have there. It was one of the highlights of the museum, among many other old favourites of me.
A Happy New Year to you and everyone else in this community. Remain healthy and stay alive, against all odds...
Robert Schlickewitz : SABCA S.20 : 31/12/2021

A lovely period look to it !! Any chance of some more pics Andrew ? I'm fascinated by the font of the lettering on the model. It adds a lot to the authenticity of the model style. Which font is that ?
KvdB : Why-6 : 31/12/2021

Beautiful plan, concise and comprehensive.
Jan Novick : Keith Rider R-6 : 31/12/2021

Morning Steve and Mary, Some photos [main pic, 007, 008] of new kit build Aeromaster Too. New O.S. Max .60 GR. Super Monokote finish :( My best, thank you for your efforts! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours,
Jim Florio : Aeromaster Too : 30/12/2021

Dear Mary & Steve: Merry Christmas and happy new year. Thank you otherwise for your splendid page. I watch OUTERZONE every day. Great job! Following the supplement by Nick Ward attached to oz6306 plan. I constructed this "Electric Tinker Bell" (770mm span and 460g weight, ready for flight) also during the pandemic...I'm waiting for the arrival of good weather to test it. You can use these attached pics [009-011] at your convenience.
Joan Brunet : Tinkerbell : 30/12/2021

Hello Mary, hello Steve, I found a photo collage [pic 008] of my “Opel-Rak1” from last year. Many greetings,
Bernhard Dittmann : Opel Rak 1 : 30/12/2021

Good point. Fixed now. Many thanks.
SteveWMD : Wanderer : 30/12/2021

The vertical tail outline isn't scale, just to point that out. Easy fix to make it closer to photos and the three views that are out there for the K model.
Mark : Aeronca K : 29/12/2021

This one and oz9147 appear to be the same model. Perhaps a link to each other would be if use/interest.
M Hodgson : Wanderer : 29/12/2021

Hello Mary, hello Steve, I took these pictures [008, 009] of the Robbe electric glider "Siren C-30 - Edelweiss" on August 25th, 2018 at an antique model flight event in Weilmünster / Germany. The model belongs to Pietro Tescari. Pietro is a great model builder. Many greetings,
Bernhard Dittmann : Siren C-30 Edelweiss : 29/12/2021

I'd like to take this occasion to post a building friend's model, Comet Models Art Chesters Racer [main pic, 003-006]. This is the handiwork of Mr. Bob Rippy who recently passed on. This is a tribute to a friend...Bob was a wonderful gentleman, so kind and full of enthusiasm for our hobby. From the first moment I saw his rendition of this little 1930's dime-scale model...well, the color scheme jumped out at me. I was in love with it. Thank you, Bob...and thank you Steve and Mary at Outerzone. Bob lives on....
Neal Green : Art Chesters Racer : 29/12/2021

Added photos of completed Excalibur model [main pic, 010] thanks to Jorge L Gonzalez.
SteveWMD : Excalibur : 29/12/2021

Some photographs of the fullsize original: https://www.histaviation.com/Sablat...
Robert Schlickewitz : Sablatnig KE1 : 29/12/2021

You can actually find coordinates for the Borge 3 on-line. Furthermore, either they come with Profili or I put them in at some point. I tried a type 2 polar, with a turbulator at 30 percent. Profili uses Xfoil for this, so the results should be reasonable. The type 2 polar just means that the Reynolds number is adjusted to match that of a model in stable flight. I picked 75k for a Cl of 1, which ought to match the model pretty well, though you probably wouldn't see a Cl that high. At an angle of attack of 7 degrees, I got an L/D of about 39, and a pitching moment of around +.005, which probably isn't quite enough. At lower Cl's, the moment can get as low as -0.01, so there will probably need to be trim tabs or something. Maybe that's what those spoiler things do? In any case, this should all be taken with a grain of salt, because the model isn't sheeted and has covering sag. Still, it seems to me the design is probably in the ballpark.
It seems to me that the airfoil on the AV-10 has a bit more reflex, even though that model, having a tapered wing, might be helped with a bit of washout. The AV-10 has sheeting on the forward part, too. If I read the drawing right, the sheeting is NOT flush with the ribs, so there's a 1/64" drop at the end, perhaps acting as a turbulator.
Lincoln : AV 6 : 29/12/2021

Please change designer name to Charlie Newman... There are already other plans of his uploaded by that name.
George : Avro 504N : 27/12/2021

I need a North Star plane urgently.
noah : North Star : 27/12/2021

What a great plan, thank you, and Happy Christmas!
John Green : Ekko : 27/12/2021

The Pipe dream and other Byron Original kits are available from: http://www.ironbaymodelcompany.com/
john : Pipe Dream : 26/12/2021

Our French-speaking colleagues will correct me, but if I'm not mistaken the name might be translated as "Eyeball Mk.1", which must be a contradiction as this seems a well thought-out design :)
Miguel : Toutopif : 26/12/2021

The Boggs Airmaster was designed by Herbert and Helen Boggs in 1944. The idea was curious. The cabin was changeable between automobile chassis and separate airframe. The cabin could be transferred following the needs. This concept needed a crane for changing the cabin and it wasn’t really practical. You need a car chassis in every place you reached...No development work of this concept was ever done.
pit : Airmaster Aircar : 25/12/2021

Nice work and beautiful little scale aircraft, well done Giuseppe.
Matthias : Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer : 25/12/2021

A nifty feature is that the original vacu-form shows 7 cylinders, but Sterling's plans say the plane used the Lambert R266, which is a 5 cylinder engine!
lincoln : Monocoupe : 25/12/2021

According to both the article and the plan, if a glow engine is to be used, a .25 is recommended. Sounds about right to me.
RC Yeager : Satyr : 25/12/2021

I could make a CAD model, based on the drawing. I might be able to find the physical model I built, but at this point it may be shrunk, bashed, etc.
If someone can figure out what motor this plane actually had, I could add a little more detail. Maybe even pushrods. Also, I'd need some idea of the limitations of vacuforming, such as draft and how much detail can be used, and in how much depth. I suspect there are more fins on the real engine than on Sterling's vacuform.
I suggest using thinner plastic than Sterling does, of a kind that doesn't get brittle. Balsa could be used to properly support the nose bearing.
Lincoln : Monocoupe : 24/12/2021

Beautiful Dieter. What did you cover the model in? What might be the glow equivalent engine? Thank you,
Eddie : Satyr : 24/12/2021

Hi Mary and Steve. I wish for you that all your Christmas wishes comes true! Merry Christmas! My latest finished model [pics 010-014]. Thank you for the plans!
Maciej : Citabria : 23/12/2021

Hello Steve and Mary. I send pictures [009, 010] of my latest project to finish, the Super Sportster 90/120, with some modifications, such as foam core wings, and changes in the nose to adapt a DLE 20cc RA engine, as well as installing a duraluminum landing gear in the fuselage. I hope you like it and soon pictures already finished. Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia,
Carlos Bolanos : Super Sportster 90/120 : 23/12/2021

Hello Steve and Mary, thank you very much for all the information and entertainment on your beautiful website, you are the must-have breakfast of all my mornings! I am sending you a Christmas photo of my AMFM [pic 004]. Inspired by the efficient ANTOINETTE, the number 1912, is due to the fact that in that year we had one operating in Argentina, which ended its days burned. Merry Christmas and a very good New Year!
Claudio Acosta : AM-FM : 23/12/2021

Here's a few pictures of a Citabria I built from the Sterling peanut kit oz13505 [main pic, 006-009]. This model was built in the summer of 2016. As seen in the uncovered picture 006, I replaced the plastic cowl with a built-up structure and balsa nose block. Covering is Peck domestic tissue, spliced together for the wing and tail sunbursts. Markings were printed on white paper and glued over the tissue. It flies well - best to date is just over a minute. Flying weight is just over 10g with a ~12" loop of 1/16" rubber. Thanks again for all you do to keep these plans available!
Mike Kelly : Citabria : 23/12/2021

Yes, we have a scan of that as a supplement, thanks to RFJ.
SteveWMD : Flattop : 23/12/2021

This project is published in Frank Zaic's book (Model aeronautic year Book of 1953 on page 35) with the name: AMA Record A/2 Power.
samit : Flattop : 23/12/2021

I built the Corsair kit back in the sixties, was not that hard to build. Fly, no, but made a nice static model and I still have the rubber wheels.
Phil L. : Corsair F4U-5 : 23/12/2021

This model was featured big in Bill Hannan´s "Peanut Power". Must be one of those aircraft that has been built and flown sooo many times more than the real thing. :D
Martin : Waterman Gosling : 23/12/2021

I built the P-40 as a catapult glider in the early 50’s. It was a lawn dart.
Neil H : Corsair F4U-5 : 23/12/2021

I have very good memories about this plane. Can't recommend for junior builders/pilots :)
It is a fast but still nicely handling racer with just a 2ccm (.12) engine. Putting micro servos in the wings for ailerons really helps.
Tom : LS Special : 22/12/2021

Speedee Bilts were at my local hobby shop in updated boxes in the 60s. I am 70. They flew as far as you could throw them. I built the P51 and P47. The Corsair looked too hard lol. They were pretty scale but terminally heavy.
D Gain : Corsair F4U-5 : 22/12/2021

I remember these, popular when I was a kid in the fifties. It was possible to actually complete one of the kits, but fly? Not very likely. I had two of them, a P-51 and an Aeronca Sedan. My P-51 wing was 1/4" balsa, routed out in the middle, with another thin sheet on the bottom to cover the hole. Weighed a ton. And the tiny scale prop, spun at high RPM by the included rubber motor, pulled it across the hardwood floor, too heavy to taxi, much less fly. A unique feature was balsa that was already painted, conveniently saving the builder from that chore. Well, it looked like paint, probably just rubber stamped ink. It was an improvement though, none of us ever having experienced colored dope. I considered it, as a ten-year-old, somewhat a success, more than I had with the Comet kits, which would fly but were too delicate for me to assemble. I think the Aeronca might fly today, with a Parkzone brick, no hope for the P-51, forever a brick.
Doug Smith : Corsair F4U-5 : 22/12/2021

Pics of the Sopwith Camel [main pic, 004, 005]. Kind regards,
Maciej : Sopwith Camel : 22/12/2021

Amazed to see the Corsair as I remember building this kit about 1960! It came out very heavy with all those plastic details and rubber wheels plus liberal amounts of colour dope from this clueless young modeller! It flew about 3 yards before smashing itself to bits. More amazing is that this did not make me give up !
Peter Rea : Corsair F4U-5 : 22/12/2021

Hi Mary and Steve, pics of my model Hellcat [main pic, 003, 004].
Maciej : Grumman F6F Hellcat : 22/12/2021

I don't know how successful the kits were, or how long they ran for. The wing design seems a neat idea to me, although it might be a bit heavy, being all-sheet. I'd like to see what the completed models looked like, but can't find any pics online.
SteveWMD : Corsair F4U-5 : 22/12/2021

Nice one, thanks a lot. But, Speedy Bilt or Speedy Disasta? Behind every single well described building step lurks lasting frustration I'm afraid. How long were these kits on the market?
Hubert : Corsair F4U-5 : 22/12/2021

Doh, my mistake. Replaced instructions with correct file now, thanks to BobJ.
SteveWMD : Doddger : 22/12/2021

It's perfect ;-)
Olivier : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

Ah, send us in the 'dirty' plan, we'll have a look at it. I can't gurantee what noise I'll make at that point though. But as long as it is high enough resolution, we can always clean it up :) re dimensions, you mean this plan here? It's scaled to match the 10cm ruler shown at bottom left. Is this not corrrect?
SteveWMD : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

I also have a 3-dimensional plan of the Dassault Mirage 3 in full size. I also have a plan of the Mirage with the jetex inside the fuselage with a tube that leads the gases to the nozzle. Alas the plan is "dirty" and Steve's heart would not resist it ;-) He would make a noise of Hotrod v8
ps: to check that the plan of the Mirage jetex published on Outerzone is at the right dimension ...
Olivier : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

Yes - Jetex replacements, Tendera rockets, are available from the Vintage Model Co.
John Jones : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

Yes it could fly. My F-102, almost an identical aircraft, with Jetex 50, flew perfectly with the motor mounted in the same position. What's so amazing is it flew so well with NO dihedral at all. Not sure Jetex is still available, mine was built maybe 58 or 59, might fly as a catapult glider.
Doug Smith : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

Beautiful plan, and a first-class 3-view, when these do appear on plans they generally are a tiny business. The prettiest design of grumpy old Marcel Bloch/Dassault :-)
Miguel : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

Added excellent pic of Dick Thompson's model [pic 007], thanks to TomRyan. See http://www.thebuildingboard.com/2019/02... for more details.
SteveWMD : 1937 Wakefield : 21/12/2021

Looks like page 67 is missing from the article. Anybody got it?
Martin : Mirage III : 21/12/2021

A nice scale drawing of a beautiful aircraft. Still I wonder if the model really flew because the thrust vector of the underslung jetex passes way below the center of gravity.
Martin : Mirage IIIC : 21/12/2021

Interesting question. First problem is I don't think anyone here has the actual kit parts to hand. The photo 003 showing kit parts was only grabbed from a sales listing online. Second problem is finding a person who can do 3D scans. But if anyone can jump in and help, that would be interesting.
SteveWMD : Monocoupe : 21/12/2021

Hi all, is it possible to scan (3D) the molded parts of the sterling P2 kit, and add the STL file? I am able to print these parts as a mould to vacuum-form the parts to finish the build of the Citabria and Monocoupe!
HansB : Monocoupe : 21/12/2021

I built this back in '74 when I was 14. It was a big departure from the usual keel and bulkhead fuselage construction I was used to, and I didn't duplicate the lovely scalloped trim but by golly it flew pretty well, far better than the much heavier Sterling and Guillows scale kits.
Dave : Monocoupe : 21/12/2021

I built one of these years ago. It was easy enough to trim, but it didn't fly for very long. The wood and the vacu-formed cowl that came in the kit were quite heavy. Furthermore, eventually, the cowl cracked and the thrust settings drifted. I have no doubt that, with carefully selected wood and a lighter cowl, it would be a good flyer. Wood reinforcement for the cowl might be in order.
Lincoln : Monocoupe : 20/12/2021

I don't think the formers were ever published. Vintage1 posted the plan as it appears here, without the formers, on RCGroups in 2008. He was working for Replikit, and was publicising a soon-to-be-released kit from Replikit. To the best of my knowledge that kit never appeared, although I believe the plans and designs from Replikit were later bought up by Vintage Model Co. If you check the VMC website today, there is a 100 inch Minimoa kit here see: https://www.vintagemodelcompany.com/100-minimoa... I guess that's the one.
SteveWMD : Minimoa : 20/12/2021

As explained in a construction blog, it is an enlarged and reinforced plan from the Keil Kraft 50 Minimoa (oz1033), look here for the formers and follow the blog: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?814213
Pit : Minimoa : 20/12/2021

Wow, I just watched the above video! I would never be brave enough to fly that close to trees!
Awesome!
Dave Lentz : Embryo Streak : 20/12/2021

Got it, thanks. Bugada, fixed now :)
SteveWMD : Reggiane Re.2000 : 20/12/2021

Please note, the correct spelling is BUGADA.
Giuseppe Ghisleri : Reggiane Re.2000 : 20/12/2021

Boog mra n°94 1946 cf ebay ;-)
Olivier : Boog : 19/12/2021

This being a kit I'd guess the formers were supplied pre-cut, so the designer saw no need to show them on the dwg. To me that's a wrong policy if that was the case, you never know how bad your next crash will be and new formers may be needed.
Right, so the fuse formers are missing but I see the Venerable Oz carries six other Minimoa plans. If this were my problem I'd download them all and see which one has the former location closer to this plan. Then it would be a simple matter of scaling up or down, and perhaps extrapolating and adapting a bit if the distribution is not exactly the same.
Apart from this detail, one has to recognize it is a beautiful drawing :-)
Miguel : Minimoa : 19/12/2021

No, I don't think you're missing anything. This is all we have. It is tagged as 'formers unchecked'.
SteveWMD : Minimoa : 19/12/2021

Am I missing something? No cross sections for the fuselage?
B. Ladru : Minimoa : 19/12/2021

Single sheet decal for both models, but white Citabria lettering are virtually invisible on the sheet. The kits were coupled on a single kit box.
Pit : Citabria : 19/12/2021

Merry Christmas! Here's to you and Mary having a wonderful holiday, and New Year too...
By the way, the Sterling Citabria decal file, is actually the Monocoupe decal:0
-Eflyer7
Doug : Citabria : 19/12/2021

It is really the classic coupe.
Ersted : Pamyscaphe : 18/12/2021

Ahhhh, Conrad Conrod, from the time when baseball caps used to cover the frontal lobes, not the cerebellum :-)
Miguel : Conrad Connrod : 18/12/2021

So, this is quite obviously a copy of Ed Lidgard's great flying Zip (oz12531), with the windshield area of the cabin squared off, and the vertical stab shape changed. Tom Houle designed a double sized 'Zip' for Flying Model's mag by Carstens Publishing in 2012 and named it the Retro Sport.
Balsaflier Mike : Sky Hopper : 17/12/2021

Everything we have is up here on the site. If you don't see it here, then we don't have it. That's how Oz works. But bear in mind this plan is tagged as 'formers unchecked'. In the end, you just need to put in some research work for yourself, and decide what exact details you need, for yourself. This will depend on your skills and experience as a builder. Recommend you start your research with page 6 of the manual, that's the parts ID sheet.
SteveWMD : Slow Poke 15 : 17/12/2021

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