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Maarten, you are correct. The House of Balsa kit even said "As featured in the April 1982 issue of M.A.N." in the box. Now the question is if maybe this one should also be tagged as "kit".
RC Yeager : T-6 Texan : 14/05/2021

Article on this one is incomplete. Anyone out there who could scan the missing pages?
RC Yeager : Lil Whistler : 14/05/2021

Really great to see my model featured here! At 23oz, it's a perfect match for the Indian Mills 1.3RC diesel. Leisurely take-offs, and low, slow fly bys.
Tim Hooper : Answer : 13/05/2021

At AMA and SAM, the name given to this plan is "Twin Boom".
AaronKV : Gondolier : 13/05/2021

AMA has made listing error on Supa Dupa ciiting Model Craftsman as publisher. SAM listing on Supa Dupa correctly cites Model Aircraft.
AaronKV : Supa Dupa : 13/05/2021

Hi Martin, yes it a Q.E.D, the Version from Jim Moss flown by Rich Aldridge. i build it in 100inch for a 5 cyl Moki 150er but it could also carry a 250er!
I made a break in the project in Autum last year 2020 som information to the splitflaps were missing... and will renter the project this winter. You can follow it on but you have to register. Or on: When the plane flies, the plans and all stepfiles will be published here, if you are fancy before ask steve for my email ;-) cheers Matze
Matzito : AS-14 : 13/05/2021

mui gratia miguel ;-)
Matthias : Ober Inspectoer : 13/05/2021

Joseph Wolf : Cessna 180 : 13/05/2021

SAM has this model listed under three titles: “Marsden 1937 Winner”, “Pacific Coast Champion”, and “Champion, Pac. Coast”. AMA has it listed “Pacific Coast Champion”.
AaronKV : Marsden 1937 Winner : 12/05/2021

I believe this is also the original plan for the House Of Balsa 44" AT6. I recognize some construction details. I used to own one and it flew absolutely fantastic. However, by the time I built it, the black 2L soda bottle bottoms were already obsolete.
The picture for this plan was also used by HOB on the box, which I mimicked to my plane.
Maarten Zanders : T-6 Texan : 12/05/2021

I have learned in a short time to expect good things when I see this name, and once again I was not disappointed. A fine design, and thank you for the STP files. I saw a smooth belly landing in one of the videos, may they all be alike :-)
Miguel : Ober Inspectoer : 11/05/2021

Eut Tileston used to fly one in the Spirit of SAM event
Dan : A-10 : 11/05/2021

Hi folks, please find attached a pdf copy of my latest build to add to your collection if you see fit, as well as photos [pics 012-014]. This is a great little plane and exceeded expectations in several ways. Keep up the great work you do, Best regards,
Nick Ward : Pronto : 11/05/2021

Here's a model of another aircraft that was given short shrift by the country of its origin, but certainly not by those grateful aviators of Great Britain and Australia who were able to put it to effect use over the jungles of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific, Comet Models Vultee Vengeance (oz385). One man's mule is another man's warhorse. After many years away from rubber-powered kits, I chose to dive back in with Comet's Vengeance...should have been an easy build, but still I botched it. So tore it all back down and recovered it. First effort was as an 8 AF squadron hack...second effort give it back its respect...finished in a generic RAAF scheme [pics 009-011]. Thank you Steve and Mary for all your efforts at Outerzone.
Neal Green : Vultee Vengeance : 11/05/2021

Here are some photos of my Little Red Twin [main pic, 005-007].
WalterK : Little Red Twin : 11/05/2021

Hello, I’ve found online some pictures for this glider [main pic, 010, 011]. Best regards,
Dries : DFS 230 : 11/05/2021

Hi there, I saw Dave Platt fly the prototype at a rally in 1968 and was very impressed with its orange and green finish. When the kit came out I had to have one but my orange and green finish was not as good as the original’s, how could it be? It was my first semi aerobatic model and taught me a lot. 50 years on and firmly into the nostalgia game, I thought I’d have another go [main pic, 010]. Orange and green enamel out, Oracover in. With an Enya 35 plain bearing up front, bought new by me in 1973 and now in its second model, it flies beautifully and is now my go to model for aerobatic fun in my dotage. Will fit a pilot when I can find one suitable.
Roger Smith : Fleetwing : 11/05/2021

Hi Mary, Attached are a couple of pics of my Clancy Stits Sky Baby from Outerzone plans [main pic, 004]. Covering is Easy Built Lite Tissue with Doculam over the top. Came in at 30oz with a 1300 3s battery. With the Hobbyking motor I had in the parts box and a 13x6 prop to clear he cowl I have 150w per lb, so half throttle max I think if I don’t want to tear it apart. A lot of fun to build and I’m sure to be the only 30oz ¼ scale at the club this weekend!
John G : Stits Sky Baby : 11/05/2021

Hi there to all concerned. It's thanks to John I even understood what model I had as the original owner builder had forgotten and is a lovely old fellow. Because John built flew and actually retired one as survivor, I wanted his noted here as critical or I would not have had the knowledge I needed to make this plane fly in our time vs 1930s rubber wise.
Andrew Gill : Championship Stick Rubber : 11/05/2021

About the Q.E.D. I asked before: It is one, I found it in one of Matthias´ youtube instructional videos on how to vacu form a canopy. Superb.
Martin : AS-14 : 11/05/2021

Greetings! My Facebook friend Andrew Gill recently provided some great photos of his Casano Champion Stick he restored for your webpage. He suggested that I provide a photo of mine so I've attached a photo [pic 010]. Mine uses the single blade free wheel prop and has an impressive climb flying with Super Sport tan rubber. A great flying design!
John Koptonak : Championship Stick Rubber : 11/05/2021

I noticed that I hadn't shared my Corkscrew photos with you yet [pics 008-010]. Here they are!
Balsaworkbench : Corkscrew : 11/05/2021

Maximus was the AMA Special Grondal Nobler see AMA Special (oz4289) kitted by Robbe. A little bit simplified and modified on l/g and canopy shape.
pit : Maximus : 11/05/2021

This is more a question than a comment. I like the 1/4" black trim on the red and white pictures. But how in the world are you able to make the perfect radius without the trim tape or whatever material buckling?
DaveH : Miss Bikini : 10/05/2021

Thanks Doro will take it to the Rhön this September, cheers Matze
Matthias Möller : Amigo II Magic : 09/05/2021

Wow if only l had the patience to cut out all them parts!
LJW Barnett : Celestial Horseman : 09/05/2021

I built one about 40 years ago and still have it it fly's great.
Roy Lione : Rudder Bug : 08/05/2021

I attach a pic of my Gollywock from the Midwest plan found on OZ [main pic]. Thanks in advance and many regards,
Luca Tarroni : Gollywock : 07/05/2021

I downloaded the Ringtail (oz4342) from your Website. I made two of these when I was a teenager. They were both powered by a Taipan 1.5cc diesel at that time. I found my old brown paper drawings when going through my old Control line plans and with a bit of research found the design on your website. I decided to have it scaled up (145%) and am using a OS LA 25 for power. Anyway some photos for you [main pic, 004-007].
John Lewis : Ringtail : 07/05/2021

Added a pic of the kit box contents [pic 005], thanks to PeterRydyn.
SteveWMD : Tiger Moth : 07/05/2021

Hi Mary and Steve, I've attached some photos of my A6M2 Zero [main pic, 009, 010] built from Bob Peck's plans (oz631) that were originally published in Model Builder Magazine's "Flying Scale Models of WWII." I bought the book in 1975 as an ambitious 12 year old modeler and it is still one of my favorite collections of WWII rubber scale models. The book also featured many of the building and finishing techniques used by the master model builders that provided the plans for the publication. This was definitely a nostalgic and enjoyable build. Sincerely,
Eric Holmes : Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero : 07/05/2021

Hello Steve and Mary, Mr Philip Avonds showed me his pleasant building report on a scratch build Sundancer, based on the Outerzone plans, and you can find this well written report here:
Also some nice pictures [main pic, 004] from his finished model! All credits go to him :)
Best regards from Belgium,
Dries : Sundancer : 07/05/2021

Hi! I have built 1/2A Shrike after plan in OuterZone (oz8900) with some modifications [pics 004-005]. Brushless motor, thicker wing profile and landing gear. Pictures from my building are available at RCGroups, see
Tomas Dunker : Shrike 1/2A : 07/05/2021

James Rand sent us in a couple of pics of his Space Shuttle model.
SteveWMD : Space Shuttle : 07/05/2021

I built this many years ago, and had a ball with it. I wore out three engines in this model and it continued to fly beautifully, albeit oil soaked and coming apart.
rocketpilot : Litl Dennyplane Junior : 07/05/2021

Enough information to work out the ribs. Shape is on the fuselage side plan. Spar positions and sizes on wing plan. Fairly simple task. Only needs one template for all ribs.
M Hodgson : Tico Tico : 07/05/2021

The Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror engine did, indeed, feature four valves and ports (two intake, two exhaust) per cylinder, with 24 short exhaust stacks on the P-6 Hawk. See:
Jan Novick : Curtiss Hawk : 07/05/2021

The 24 exhaust pipes was common on the Curtiss Conqueror V-12 engine. It had two exhaust pipes (ports, too?) per cylinder.
Roger Ritter : Curtiss Hawk : 06/05/2021

Tico Toco - no wing rib pattern.
Harrison : Tico Tico : 06/05/2021

Back in the day, the biggest problem for model builders was the dreaded "spiral dive". The model would be flying along just fine until hit by a gust or thermal, then it would start a turn that got steeper until it hit the ground. Many designs used HUGE fins to try and control the effect. (See Quaker) But it didn't work. Finally, someone figured out that making the fin and rudder SMALLER actually helped, as did more dihedral. It turned out to be a balancing act between fin size and dihedral that proved effective. I've had the same age-old problem with a hand launch glider. Cut a small amount off the fin and problem solved. Cut off too much and you get the opposite, dutch roll. Best to make the fin too big and then cut it down as needed. Models aren't the only aircraft with this problem. When the P-51 bubble canopy D model appeared, it needed more fin area. Instead of building a whole new fin and rudder, they just added a dorsal fin in front. Fixed it.
Doug Smith : Miss Philadelphia IV : 06/05/2021

Comment about the DH4 sounds right as the best known Rigby model the Swallow looks like a Supermarine SB6 without the floats
Mike Hollamby : Tiger Moth : 06/05/2021

Fantastic job, Matthias, you obviously took immense pleasure in the complex design and in the careful, excellent building. Thank you for another fine old design resurrection, this is splendid!
Miguel : AS-14 : 06/05/2021

Hi Matthias, is that an Gee Bee R-6 / Q.E.D in the background? Looks impressive! Cheers,
Martin : AS-14 : 06/05/2021

There are two known versions. Picture 008 shows an early Mk. I version and the plan Mk. II. It is also known that M. Bassett has performed many experiments with differents tail fins and wings. Back in the '30s, it was quite common to build a model first, and then later the plan was drawn (based on the current model version) and published.
Stanley J. Stembera : Miss Philadelphia IV : 05/05/2021

Hi Steve, your guess about a "DH.4 monoplane" feels correct. With some refinement like adding a radiator, an exhaust, wings with a thin airfoil and printed wing undersides, this should make for a nice, nostalgic cardboard model. Maybe even a what-if. I will give it a try, expect some pics within the next 2 weeks. Cheers,
Martin : Tiger Moth : 05/05/2021

When I was a teenager this was one of my best planes with an ED BEE. great model. At now 83 I should build another one. Red fuselage and yellow wings.
John Allsop : Skylon : 05/05/2021

Thanks ;-) Hope you will build one and give feedback.
Matthias Moeller : Beta Magic : 05/05/2021

Right now, this is my favourite plan on Outerzone. I think the shape is a DH4 with the top wing ripped off, maybe? This seems to me a very modern kind of design really, I mean it's stressed skin, and it strikes me that everyone nowadays has a colour printer, but in 1930 printing was expensive. Not a domestic or hobby activity, if you see what I mean. We could all be building models like this now, from A4 office paper, then maybe covering them in doculam.
SteveWMD : Tiger Moth : 05/05/2021

This charming model is a kind of "time capsule" how flying scale models were seen in the earlier parts of the 20th century. There are some similarities to the DH.71"Tiger Moth", but also lots of freedom taken. It´s a single engine low wing taildragger aircraft with lots of wire braces, an in line engine and it carries 1 person. But: All surfaces got vastly different contours, the engine is completely different (water cooled engine as opposed to air cooled DH Gipsy on the real thing, radiator looks like taken from an Airco DH.16) and the registration is pure fiction. Still, it looks great! :D
Martin : Tiger Moth : 05/05/2021

Good day! Here´s my MIG 15, built from OZ plans [pics 006-008]. Fox 35 powered, clear monokote wing and polyester paint with 2 part clear coat. Congratulations for the GREAT website. Regards from Brazil,
Fred Cesquim : MiG-15 : 04/05/2021

Well done Matthias.. Great work great plane..
Murat : Beta Magic : 04/05/2021

The irony! You do the utmost to shave every excess nanogram from your model, you win a contest and what do you get for your pains? One heck of a cup bigger than your model, heavy like a wrecking ball, and if the insult wasn't enough they added a little launcher hand on top:-)
Miguel : Texas Bo Weevil : 03/05/2021

Now I fly 2400 mAh 2s Lipo from sls and I‘m very happy with them. Flight time is 12-15 mins. Cheers Matze.
Matthias : Jupiter RC : 03/05/2021

Here's some video of my scratch build Svenson Polo here, on 3s electric: Filmed at the The Little Wings field, Belgium.
Dries : Polo : 03/05/2021

Some video of my original Svenson Vicomte here: Spec is SK3 3536 1400 kv motor, 9x4,5 prop, 3S 3700 mAh lipo, 45A ESC.
Dries : Vicomte 1915 : 03/05/2021

Hello, I don't know if a YouTube link is welcome here but you can find a video of my scratch build Fly-Boy here: The spec is SK3 4240 740 kV, 12x8 APC-e prop. 4S 4000 Lipo and a 55A ESC.
Dries : Fly-Boy : 03/05/2021

Hello Steve Whittington, Your first c/l model should definitely have outboard wing tip weight and right rudder offset. Note the OZ plan shows the out-dated mounting of the bellcrank and lead out wires in the right wing. Convention now, world wide, is for the lead outs in the left wing, so the tip weight will will be in the right wing tip. Tip weight should be 1 1/2 to no less than 1 1/4 ounce for a first model. Auto wheel weights can be found used at tire stores and rail road tracks. Rudder offset should be at least 1/4 inch on a first model. A .35 or .40 should fly this well if you keep construction fairly light. I suggest you find someone at a club who has built c/l models for assistance with questions. Most R/C clubs have older members who built and flew c/l models. BEWARE, they will try to get you involved in R/C which ruins a modeller. I am in a c/l club and have flown only c/l since 1955. New ones are on the bench now.
Ed : All American Senior : 03/05/2021

Another peanut scale model from Sterling Models, Inc., the Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a [pics 004-006], finished to represent the aircraft flown by James Thomas Byford McCudden, VC, DSO and Bar, MC and Bar, and MM...57 victories. At the time of his death (flying accident) he was Great Britain's leading ace. At one time he was also the flight instructor for Edward "Mick" Mannock. Thanks to Steve and Mary at Outerzone!
Neal Green : SE5a : 03/05/2021

Hi, did you add some down and right angle to the motor? I'd like to know before I epoxy glue the motor in place.
tom : Comet Firefly : 03/05/2021

Hi does the All American SNR 51inch need wing tip weight? What size motor have you found to be the best? I am making my first from brodak and it doesn't mention wing tip weight any where is this because it doesn't need one with the longer in board wing. Also do you ofset the rudder at all or the engine? Thanks in advance,
Steven Whittington : All American Senior : 03/05/2021

Some Leprechauns are less the pylon on both the wing and the tail plane. Are there details of this version of the plane?
Dave Evans : Leprechaun : 02/05/2021

At AMA Plan Service, go take a look at Bill Winter’s 46in gas cabin, Fleetster, that was published in April 1947 Mechanix Illustrated. Compare the Fleetster to the Infant Sportster. In Bill Winter’s Fleetster, I see a full size Sportster.
AaronKV : Infant sportster : 02/05/2021

An amusing model, pop bottle and all, the only special material needed is pre-warped balsa for the Jedelsky wings :-) Thank you Master Boddo, and my regards to everyone up there!
Miguel : Tri-Tipo : 02/05/2021

AMA listing of January 1940 is an error. December 1940 is correct.
AaronKV : Porterfield Zephyr : 02/05/2021

Nice Job, thx Mattias
Doro : Amigo II Magic : 01/05/2021

The recently added article appears to be for a different model. It is for a .61 powered prop model and the model on this page is a ducted fan design.
Tony Frackowiak : F-4 Phantom : 01/05/2021

Eut Tileston won a lot of contests in the eighties with his 1/2A Gross. This was pre-computer radio days. On the 80in enlargement, he had sliding trays. On this one, he held the transmitter at a 45 deg angle to achieve the mixing. Orientation on the horizon could be difficult if you had short term memory issues.
John : Gross Wing Half A : 01/05/2021

Yes. Take a look at the other Bill Evans's Simitar Range of models. C of G are all close to leading edge. BTW Thank you for reclaiming these plans from history. From NZ,
Phil Fowler : Simitar : 01/05/2021

see also oz11934
KLH : Musketor : 01/05/2021

Bill Evans basically designed about 70 or so Simitar derivatives of which around just over 50 have been published. He always used the same airfoil on all of them. Due to the airfoil design, which uses reflex at the trailing edge (both elevons slightly up), the CG is fairly further forward than on conventional airplanes.
I have built the Simitar Deuce (plan #oz4184) which is basically the same one presented here, but slightly larger, has landing gear, and some minor different details. The CG on the Deuce (54" span) is 1-3/8 inch behind leading edge (13" chord). So for this one (50" span , 10" chord, according to article), it should be around 1" to 1-1/16" behind leading edge. If visual confirmation is needed, you can look at the Simitar Deuce plan that I already mentioned.
RC Yeager : Simitar : 01/05/2021

The photo of Toughie in Sept ‘84 Model Builder appears in the Plug Sparks column on page 22. On page 91, there are five paragraphs of text written about Toughie in this Plug Sparks column. From this column, this quote on Toughie: “This beautiful design has been authenticated as an Old Timer as three photos of this model appeared in the August 1941 issue of Air Trails.” Thus, Gray’s Toughie is in the SAM approval list. Note: in the SAM approval list, there appears to be an error in the listing of the publication date of Gray’s Toughie. SAM has it listed as “7/38”. There are two models named Toughie in the SAM approval list.
AaronKV : Toughie : 30/04/2021

Greetings, Attached are two photos [main pic, 004] of my just finished deBolt LiveWire Jenny (oz4842). OS 35 for power, 3 channel, fabric and dope finish. Cheers,
Scott Wallace : Live Wire Jenny : 30/04/2021

Good morning Mary and Steve. I always start my day by going to OuterZone to see what treasures you have found to share with the rest of us. Today I woke to find a young me looking at old me!
About the Flinger it is a great all rounder well worth the small build time involved but will give that investment back in the form of hours of satisfaction. My usual recommendations are in order. Lengthen the nose an inch and narrow up the formers to appropriately house your electronics. Better for you older Teenagers, put one of the small 2S Emotor sets up front,and forget the Chiropractor and Cryopacker
...being English you might enjoy some Trivia concerning the name. Flinger, it is short for Fling Her. In a skit from the 70’s the Monty Python Lads are seen Launching a Cat off a Spinning Ceiling Fan. John Cleese is the normal BBC Suit and Eric Idle is his usual innocent unaware simpleton. John Cleese makes a comment like “Well that is very interesting. And just how do you get the cat in the Fan. Eric looks up with child like Round Eyes and quips, Uh I just Fling Her...
Please enjoy and Thank you for Preserving this design. Dad would be pleased. He signed this one by the way. His J’s were always far better than mine.
Larry Jolly : Flinger : 30/04/2021

Good point. Bear with me while I start up my time machine and set the dial for December 1976.
SteveWMD : Simitar : 30/04/2021

Dear sirs, I could not find the CG designation both in the plan and articles. This is one of most important thing for the scratch builders. Hope this will help for any improvement. Regards,
Shinjin : Simitar : 30/04/2021

Added pic of CB6 box art [pic 003], thanks to OlivierAubard.
SteveWMD : CB 6 : 30/04/2021

"So you want to be an aviator...." Sterling Models Inc. peanut scale Stearman (Boeing) PT-17 (oz646), the classic primary trainer of World War Two...straight from the kit box [main pic, 003-007].
Neal Green : Stearman PT-17 : 30/04/2021

Hello, I'm Carlo Santangelo, I hope Mr. Gordon Rae doesn't get angry if I took the liberty of modifying his FingerVee into an Electric Vee [pics 004-006]. I liked the simple and clean shape in flight seems to float in the air It was also necessary to modify the tail plan, bring the inclination from 90 degrees to 110 and make them bigger with the whole moving surface, as shown in the drawing there are big stability problems. Compliments for the wonderful site, an immense forge of ideas.
Carlo Santangelo : Finger Vee : 30/04/2021

Some pics of my Dromader model [pics 004, 005].
Vahid Norouzi : PZL M-18 Dromader : 30/04/2021

Photos of my Pilot Mk2 model [main pic, 003].
Vahid Norouzi : Pilot Mk2 : 30/04/2021

Some photos of my finished Baby model [main pic, 007, 008].
Vahid Norouzi : Baby : 30/04/2021

Pic of my Touchdown model [pic 012].
Vahid Norouzi : Touchdown : 30/04/2021

Just opened it on my Android phone, too. Works fine. Android is of course an OS, and not a PDF reader app. So presumably your mileage will vary depending on which phone, which browser, and which plugin/reader app you are using, etc. Works for me.
SteveWMD : Cadet 25 : 29/04/2021

It works with Reader DC on a Win 10 PC. That's the baseline we have here, at Outerzone, for better or for worse. See KB 104: Software to read PDF files
SteveWMD : Cadet 25 : 29/04/2021

Just want to know where Mike got his canopy.
Vic Koenig : Super Coupe II : 29/04/2021

It's a seldomly used multi-file PDF. You need Acrobat 8 or so. Doesn't work on Android neither.
Hubert : Cadet 25 : 29/04/2021

Added pics found on RCGroups, thanks to AaronKV. Main pic (in flight) is from SAM 35 Speaks, October 1993, and the colour pic [003] is as posted by Bogbeagle (caption: Glenelg at 58” instead of 72”) at
SteveWMD : Glenelg : 29/04/2021

I tend to have a penchant for less-than-beautiful airplanes - to apply a thin layer of kindness varnish - but this combination of form, interference, and parasite drag would already be hard to swallow but then lunacy decided this might pass as a racer! Finally, the prototype went up in flames propelled by a cigar!
How can one not love a little bird with such a rich story like this one has, even if reality cut it short and propelled it into obscurity?
Besides, this is another Bill Noonan plan, and I could have written that in the first place!
Miguel : Thomas Morse MB-7 : 29/04/2021

Ok, 75 inch span, also that's a better title than 'Champion Gas Model'. Done.
SteveWMD : Marsden 1937 Winner : 29/04/2021

Works for me.
SteveWMD : Cadet 25 : 29/04/2021

75in span is shown on plan. In SAM 2004 Gas Book (Gas List up to 1942), the title given to this model is Marsden 1937 Winner.
AaronKV : Marsden 1937 Winner : 29/04/2021

I cannot open the pdf. Acrobat says the file is damaged.
Watt : Cadet 25 : 29/04/2021

Hello, In addition to the comment of Thierry Bordier, find below the link to the magazine (Radio Modelisme Mars 1968):
Regards from France,
François : Hussard : 29/04/2021

Hi Jon, Nowadays, you don't enlarge or reduce a plan photographically. That was about 20 years ago. Today any good software, like Photoshop can be very easily used for enlarging a plan. Usually, the structure doesn't need any big modifications apart from perhaps some reinforcement in such issues like wing dihedral.
Eduardo Barriga : T-34A Mentor : 28/04/2021

Wow your airplane looks great.. I plan to build one for myself...
harry : F-86 Sabre : 28/04/2021

Beautiful rendition of this classic airplane. My father owned one (full size) 5 decades ago. He loved it. nd your model, beautiful. One question, why black windows?
Eduardo Barriga : Cessna 180 : 27/04/2021

Very nice job. Terrific finish!
Jan Novick : Cessna 180 : 27/04/2021

Sweet :)
Hubert : Learfan : 27/04/2021

Hi there, I'd like to share some pictures of my Seraph towline glider [main pic, 005, 006]. Cheers,
SamK : Seraph : 27/04/2021

Photos of my Cessna 180 by Paul Del Gatto [main pic, 009-011] the second version. I'm Carlo Santangelo, after a problem with a servomotor I revised and corrected the previous construction.
Carlo Santangelo : Cessna 180 : 27/04/2021

Hi Outerzone! I am currently working on vintage subjects and I have been given photos showing a Hussard, a digital plan that I sent you a few months ago. The orange Hussard [main pic, 005] was photographed in 1967 in Ajaccio during the world championship of remote controlled aerobatic aircraft (won by Phil Kraft) and the second photo [pic 003] shows a Hussard, observed by Michel Legrand, the famous composer and musician, who was a model aircraft player. We hope you will like these photos.
Thierry Bordier : Hussard : 27/04/2021

Morning, Like to share these pictures of my ‘Oriental’ built from your plan service [main pic, 007]. Model powered by Brodak 40 C/L engine. Thanks for a great site as this is not the first model I have built using your site. Regards and keep safe. From Australia,
Neil Alleyn : Oriental : 27/04/2021

Bonjour, Thanks for all you do for preservation of drawings. I made a 13 inches model of 1944 Flight Cup winner [main pic, 003]. It's a great flyer. I built to fly more than a minute with a Peanut sized rubber model, and it's done. Sincerely,
Gilles Garidel : 1944 Flight Cup Winner : 27/04/2021

Thank you for sharing.
Roy : Dreamer : 27/04/2021

Hi Jakes, Did you ever get around to scanning the ribs? It sure would be nice if you posted them here. Thanks
JimHales : Sensoar : 27/04/2021

This was designed with the older crossflow engines, eg Merco 35 as per the article. A "modern" 20-25 would be fine, a 40 would be too much. The 1982-83 plans handbook says 20-30 (3.5-5cc)
Jim : Bootlace : 26/04/2021

As promised, a photo of my Flyangle [main pic].
Adrian Culf : Flyangle : 26/04/2021

Sent rescaled PDFs to Ray yesterday (25th). Don't know how this occurred, pity the article hasn't got a span size. Mine sent at 300dpi., even smaller file size.
Circlip : Slowpoke : 26/04/2021

Good catch. Ok, have rescaled this one now. Exactly the same plan, but have changed the resolution from 600 to 750 dpi. I think that fixes it. The 2 inch mainwheel shown now measures correctly. That makes the total wingspan 48 inches now. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Slowpoke : 26/04/2021

About the .60 engines: they weren't piped Rossis those days. Probably they had at least twice the weight and less then half the power of an average modern engine, I guess.
Hubert : C-Raider : 26/04/2021

I suspect some scaling up of the plan would be required to enable a successful flight with "any motor of 60 cubic inch piston displacement" as claimed in the article!
Skippy : C-Raider : 25/04/2021

Agreed. Got it. Done now.
SteveWMD : Spotter : 25/04/2021

An upscaled Linnet is seen three times in this video at time marks 2:16 to 2:20, 2:33 to 2:39, and 4:15 to 4:22 … Middle Wallop, Sunday 5th August (2018)
AaronKV : Linnet : 25/04/2021

The Champion, Citabria and Decathalon are all outgrowths of Bellanca and are still very popular, although now manufactured by American Champion Aircraft.
Jan Novick : Bellanca Junior : 25/04/2021

If one is interested in building this R/C Guff, I would recommend the article and plan in the Dec 1988 issue of Model Builder Magazine, see RC Guff (oz4652).
Tom : Big Guff : 25/04/2021

Thank you .... thanks for sharing, I was looking for it and I found it ... Thank you!
Pablo : Cessna 182 Skylane : 24/04/2021

If painted as suggested it looks a lot like a SIAI-Marchetti SF-260, so it could pass as a Profile Scale model. There have been uglier aircraft than this one.
Have a nice week-end!
Cheers, Martin
Martin : Skyranger : 24/04/2021

Thanks, I didn't know that logo :-) I was surprised to see the name Bellanca is still on the books.
Miguel : Bellanca Junior : 24/04/2021

A pretty looking pseudo-scale model, it should be well-mannered enough to provide hours of relaxed flying.
Miguel : Sympa 40 : 24/04/2021

Steve, the numbers don't quite jive and the wingspan may be the culprit. I think the designer used 48" wood for the wing, plus the tips, for a span of 50". The chord works out to 7.5"-7.625" to get the 382 sq. inch area. The aspect ratio is then 6.8:1, a reasonable figurer and visually consistent with the plane's appearance.
Might also be a distant ancestor of Vic Smeed's Tumbletot (OZ3708).
Bill : Slowpoke : 23/04/2021

Neal : Bellanca Junior : 23/04/2021

This plan seems to be the original version of the CAD drawn plan Jasco Spotter (oz7194). Perhaps it would be worthwhile linking the plans to one another via hot links in the text?
GerritL : Spotter : 23/04/2021

That's an eye-catcher for sure! An odd but pleasing design and the Sportster looks good too. Fly well and land safely!
Miguel : Super Sportster 60 : 23/04/2021

A pretty bird perched on a pole! I cannot identity the blue marking, what is it, please?
Your weight problem on an old kit is easy to solve: leave the box for a time in a place where woodworm are present and they'll eat excess weight in a flash! Better yet if you talk to them first and clearly explain what you need. Take the plans away or they'll go through them as an appetizer. This worked for me nicely :-)
Miguel : Bellanca Junior : 23/04/2021

What a pretty, smooth, well made model! Eye candy quality, really :-)
Miguel : Heinkel He 71-A : 23/04/2021

This is a great plan with lots of detailed, along with an informative article from RCM magazine. See my detailed build blog for this aeroplane, which is powered by an Irvine .25, on YouTube - New Era III Revisited - RC Balsa Aeroplane Build Series:
Mark Robinson : New Era III Revisited : 23/04/2021

Hello Mary! My latest built model.. Heinkel HEe 71-A [main pic, 003-008]. Very beautiful plane! And a tricky construction! Best regards,
Eldon Masini : Heinkel He 71-A : 22/04/2021

Pics of my Big Stik 20 [pics 006-008]. From Quito, Ecuador
Eduardo Jarrin Rumazo : Big Stik 20 : 22/04/2021

Pics of my Super Sportster 60 [pics 010-012]. From Quito, Ecuador
Eduardo Jarrin Rumazo : Super Sportster 60 : 22/04/2021

“Clarification”...mission accomplished. Thanks Steve. Your work and Outerzone is stellar.
AaronKV : Cobra : 22/04/2021

From the last days of the once great Comet Model Airplane Company, I present the Bellanca Cruiser Junior (oz120), 15.25” wingspan [main pic, 003-006]. A 1937 design, the Cruiser was the first mass-produced 2-4 seat private aircraft equipped with a retractable undercarriage. The fuselage shape was also designed to approximate the wing airfoil in order to provide additional aerodynamic lift.
Although Comet introduced the Cruiser into their line of kits before the advent of WW2, this version, Kit No. 3102 entered the retail market in 1963. I allowed it to sit for many years in storage before finally constructing it several years ago. My personal feeling at the time was that it constituted a very clumsy redesign effort on Comet’s part…over-built, too much wood. A bit of weight-reduction in the wing area and things improved immensely. She’s a real flyer…first time out…big sweeping climb to the right…all smiles. Why had I waited so long for this treat? The Cruiser is not an unpopular modeling subject, as can been witnessed by all the various plans available here at Outerzone. She’s well worth your attention.
Neal Green : Bellanca Junior : 22/04/2021

Hi. Here are photos of one built over 25 years ago I restored [main pic, 003,004].
Andrew : Championship Stick Rubber : 22/04/2021

A couple of photos of my modified Ian Edlin's A-10 (oz12972). A bit ponderous on Mabuchi A-1 power but could make single circuits in calm conditions [pics 005,006]. Would do much better with modern electrics.
Adrian Culf : Fairchild A-10 : 22/04/2021

Hello, I am submitting pictures of my Dan Santich designed Super Hots (oz6021) for consideration of display on your plan page that I completed in late 2020 [pics 005-010]. It was built pretty much to plans. The fuselage was glassed with 3/4oz cloth. The wings were covered in Sig “Koverall” and the empennage was covered in “Polyspan”. The entire model was coated with Nitrate dope to seal the weave of the cloth and the colors and effects were airbrushed with Butyrate dope. The entire model was clear coated with Butyrate clear. Power is an OS-61SF with True-Turn spinner. Servos are Hitek and receiver is Spectrum.
With Covid cloistering, it has yet to maiden but I have no doubt that it will fly great just like all the rest of Dan’s designs. I think of the finish as a cross between “Steam Punk” and “Road Warrior” combined. It was a fun build and I am looking forward to its maiden flight soon. All the best,
Geppetto Bassetto : Super Hots 60 : 22/04/2021

Um, no, for me the 'from' field of the datafile is only for publishers and/or kit makers. Essentially the company that produced the paper plan. Don't want to start using it to hold references to photo appearances. That way lies madness. Also 'from' is used in advanced searches. Have added the following text to the About section: "Note this plan was not published in the model magazines. Although a photo of Ted Patrolia with his Cobra did appear in the 'Dope Can' column of Air Trails, December 1950. Previously we had this plan listed as from Air Trails."
SteveWMD : Cobra : 22/04/2021

Oops, I meant Ted, not Tom.
AaronKV : Cobra : 21/04/2021

I don’t object to citing Air Trails in the data file. Actually, I think it’s appropriate. The Air Trails photo of Tom and his Cobra appears to be an all-important indispensable detail in the story of the journey of Tom’s Cobra plan to the Outerzone website.
In Sam Speaks, March/April 2001 issue, Tom writes:
“When my friend asked about the Cobra in 1997, I wondered if its picture in Air Trails (December 1950) would help with getting approval from the NFFS Nostalgia Committee. I took all of my documentations to them. Their stamp of approval was given last year. After all these years, the Cobra is flying again.”
AaronKV : Cobra : 21/04/2021

missing wing, see:
Mike P : Dewoitine D-500 : 21/04/2021

Let's assume you're right. If not, someone else will pipe up, I'm sure :) Ok I have removed Air Trails now from the datafile. Many thanks.
SteveWMD : Cobra : 21/04/2021

This Outerzone presentation of Ted Petrolia’s Cobra is in need of the following clarification: In the data file, the citing of Air Trails is for the photo of Ted and his Cobra that was published in Air Trails in December 1950 in the model news column called Dope Can. If you go looking for a feature article on Ted’s Cobra published in Air Trails, you’re not going to find it, because Air Trails did not publish a feature article on Ted’s Cobra. Am I right?
AaronKV : Cobra : 21/04/2021

Thanks a lot
Matthias : Avion Rapide : 21/04/2021

F9 is shown twice, the one on sheet 3 will be F16
phil : DH 110 : 20/04/2021

Greetings, As I recall, Cassutt wings were all wood, with plywood skins. Later versions had thicker wings. Racers could still build it with thin wings. Top speed dropped, but low speed handling and stall recovery improved. I think the fin and rudder were enlarged, because the elevator end plates were removed. A lot of speed on little power. And this was when the little Continentals were rated at 85-90 hp. Let’s be careful out there.
James Hickman : Cassutt : 20/04/2021

No, never been anywhere near, the show was rated NC-17 so I was left out and couldn't see any elephant.
Miguel : Pilatus PC-6 Porter : 20/04/2021

A couple of photos of my 150% KK Playboy [aka Knave] with 30" wing span [main pic, 003-006]. Wonderful flyer, built Summer 2020.
Peter Sanders : Knave : 20/04/2021

My model of the Rutan Quickie design by Jennings. These are the pictures, this weekend, made by my clubmate Ruud Manning [pics 009-012].
Lambert Oosting : QAC Quickie : 20/04/2021

Simply a dream, I had it in the late seventies (1977) with Goldberg retractable tires with 60 HP engine. Clean flight and perfect aerobatics. I would like to have it back. A dream.
Fulvio : Blue Angel 40-SR : 20/04/2021

What about metal skins
skeatesy : Cassutt : 20/04/2021

Just built a 10” version out of depron, 1s power. Flies really well
John Wilson : Sorcerer : 19/04/2021

My Sea Vixen, built from the VMC kit [main pic, 003-006]. I made a few changes to be more of a static model.
Duncan Boniface : DH 110 : 19/04/2021

I, too, used to frequent the little hamlet of "Young-n'-Dumb" many years ago. I occasionally return to "N'-Dumb" today, whether for nostalgic reasons or simply because I can't help myself.
Jan Novick : Pilatus PC-6 Porter : 19/04/2021

Hello! I’ve completed my Mini Blitz (oz12408) and am thrilled with the results [pic 007]. I’d be happy to share my build with the community and offer additional inspiration. Please let me know if I can help provide additional detail.
Corey Sienko : Mini Blitz and Micro Blitz : 19/04/2021

Dear Sir, attached you can find the finished "Tandem Bomber" flying model [pics 004, 005], my Coronavirus version (I mean 2021).
Nice day. From Italy,
Antonio Riccardelli : Tandem Bomber : 19/04/2021

This should help with wing and stab construction: G-88 G-99 Wing (oz12965)
Richard Browning : Olympic 99 : 19/04/2021

Good question. Anyone know more about this?
SteveWMD : Hep Cat : 19/04/2021

Thanks for the pics. It's a nicely done model.
Hubert : F-86 Sabre : 19/04/2021

Hi Outerzone, here is a picture of my completed Gus Morfis F86 Sabre, scaled up to 45 in wingspan [pic 003]. Apologies for the poor quality. Regards,
Steve Bolle : F-86 Sabre : 19/04/2021

This was indeed an interesting plane. Some people may have thought the same as there are some remarkable contributions to the glory of this tandem engined fighter offered at YouTubes. One clip shows how it would have been like sitting in a D-23 and flying a mission (that ended in a bellylanding). Another clip offers rare original views of the one and only example ever built in surprisingly good quality The third clip gives good impression of a 2,6 m RC-model of the Fokker, rather an unusual sight in the sky: And here model builder Patrick Cahuzac shows us all the steps from the first planing to the finished model of his big D-23. One thing more deserves to be remembered, the engines of this fighter from the Netherlands came from Czechoslovakia, from the Walter company in Prague. you Mary, thank you Steve for your daily impulses, which I appreciate so much.
RobertSchlickewitz : Fokker D-23 : 19/04/2021

Pilatus PC-6 was an outstanding aircraft operated by very capable and courageous aircrew...under the most adverse of conditions. Here's one coming into an "improved facility" back in the day when I was "young n' dumb," the ridgetop Air America STOL strip at Phou Pha Thi...the only "lifeline" to "The World" [pic 007].
Neal Green : Pilatus PC-6 Porter : 19/04/2021

Steve, Mary, Find attached a couple of photos of my Airtronics Square Soar built in the late 1970s [main pic, 005]. Find attached a review from RC Modeler magazine. The Square Soar was a quick to built sport sailplane which was good to fly in school yards or small sites. As usual the Airtronics kits were the best of their day and this was no different. The wood was great and the cutting second to none.
Harry Kirkland : Square Soar 72 : 19/04/2021

There is a really nice thread on RCGroups for this model, built by Tim Hooper, see with excellent photos of the finished model, sampled here on this page [main pic, 003].
SteveWMD : Answer : 19/04/2021

Rebuilt from scratch as an electric version. Brought back many good memories from many years ago; my build log and maiden flight
ea : Banana : 19/04/2021

This is the wing used on Olympic 88-99 see Olympic 99 (oz7618)
Richard Browning : G-88 G-99 Wing : 19/04/2021

I have always liked the sketch in the Dec 1947 Aeromodeller of the model climbing and yes, it does do just that even with a PAW 06 diesel!!
When I decided to build it I did not have full-size plans so had to scale everything and as it turned out when plans did become available I was fairly close to the outlines so it’s about 97% accurate.
The first one turned out to be a dog and the excessive wing incidence was to blame (need a ton of lead to get a glide) and I used a single wheel under carriage.
I scraped the fuselage, reduced the wing incidence, lengthened the nose and fitted a proper two wheel under carriage…and what a transformation!! It ROG’s a treat and has a reasonable glide for a sport model and would recommend it (with all the modifications) to anybody who has a Mills 1.3 or any of the following 1cc diesels: ED Bee Mk1 and Mk2, Allbon and DC Spitfire, ME Heron, Graupner Hobby RS, Jena 1cc, PAW 100 or 06 and the AM10.
Lighter engines like the Mills 75, MP Jet 04 Classic or COX Baby Bee while attractive are too light in weight and require the nose being extended over 110mm (4.2”) or 20 grams of lead in order to maintain the correct CG.
Peter Lloyd : Dizzy Diesel : 19/04/2021

Good afternoon, I am building Miss America from the plane of Emil Agosta I would like to have details how the wings are built between rib 4, 5 and the tip or edge of the wing thanks.
Gonzalo Silva : Miss America : 18/04/2021

Many thanks, Neal, I greatly appreciate the brief tutorial. Your results are truly astonishing. I may well attempt to employ your method the next time I'm masochistically inspired to create another pair of 'spoked' wheels.
Jan Novick : Fokker E-III : 18/04/2021

Thanks, Jan. Wire wheels certainly can make a model into a piece de’ resistance. They can also be a source of ulta-frustration, and I would be remiss if I didn’t confess to having experienced the later. Honestly, I hardly feel qualified to be conducting a tutorial on the subject. Seems like every time I’ve chosen to construct them myself I’ve had to discover all over again the method that worked on the previous occasion! Basically, the wheel consists of three balsa rings with the outer two sanded to half-round cross-section. The inner ring should be of hard density…the outer two relatively soft. The hub is aluminum tubing cut to determine angle of spokes. The difficult step is now to create a cross-bracing with thread (beware the fuzz), the hub, and center balsa ring. This is not as easy as it sounds…too much tension and the center ring will distort. Using a length of axle wire through the hub…true the assembly…then fix with cyanoacrylate glue (be careful to not get it into the hub!). Now begin wrapping “spokes” onto the wheel. Let’s skip to adding the two outer tire rings…glue them onto each side simultaneously…sanded side out, of course…press firmly, enough for thread spoke to embed into the outer balsa rings. Sand any visible spoke material away from the center ring edge. Paint spokes and simulate rim. Paint wooden tire. That’s it…clear as mud. Of course, the heavier a model…the more stout the wheel must be, i.e., materials used…but this is what I’ve used for smaller rubber models. Fuzz on thread is a common issue…I’ve tried nylon thread…but I’m counting on the cotton absorbing the CA…a bit of give n’ take there. Wheels are built for the particular model…so I can’t say there’s a generic formula. Some of my crude wire wheel efforts can be seen here at Outerzone (thanks to Steve and Mary), De Havilland DH2 (oz12700), Demoiselle (oz2659), Halberstadt CL-III (oz12786), and Hawker Fury (oz7140). Best of luck…happy building.
Neal : Fokker E-III : 18/04/2021

Hallo, in the issue of Flug -und Modelltechnik 6/1959 are no pictures of Monika. A few lines of building instrucktions give not any terms of material or CG.
Greetings from Germany
U.Gebel : Monika : 18/04/2021

This is a fact: Hep Cat was published in Air Trails in October 1944, and the plan was attributed to Charles Guarnieri. So, who was Charles Guarnieri? Bill Winter had used an alias of John Sprague on some of his plans published in Air Trails in the early 1940s (see Old Square Sides oz3140, and Quickie oz5754). Was Charles Guarnieri an alias used by Paul Plecan?
AaronKV : Hep Cat : 18/04/2021

Some people go the extra mile. No wheel spokes this time but I wondered about the blue decoration and...
N153L - PC-6/C-H2 s/n 576 - Air America - from: 1966-05-25 to: 1975-04-29 (abandoned)
And please marvel at the image as I did:
Miguel : Pilatus PC-6 Porter : 18/04/2021

I agree, this is certainly not the right model pic. Does anyone out there have a good pic of the Monika?
SteveWMD : Monika : 18/04/2021

If I had to guess, I would assume that the dihedral on the tailplane is to reduce the possibility of it snagging the grass upon landing and breaking rather than aerodynamics. I don't think that you would notice any flying degradation with a flat tailplane.
Chris Pinn : Monika : 18/04/2021

Does anyone have an Idea for the starting point for the static balance point ( centre of gravity)?
T Hughes : Monika : 18/04/2021

Yet another beautiful creation, Neal. I remember building a very similar Eindecker around 1967 or so. It turned out to be one of my best models and flew great, even ROG, despite the drag of the rigging. If you don't mind sharing your secrets, I'd be interested in knowing your technique for constructing "wire" wheels and what you use for rims and tires on such small models. Over the years, I've experimented with several methods, including the use of silk or cotton thread and monofilament line wrapped around a small, tubular hub and, on larger models, individual wire spokes with riveted ends through a drilled hub with tubular nipples at the rim (relatively heavy but quite realistic in appearance).
Jan Novick : Fokker E-III : 17/04/2021

I am in the process of building this Beaufighter, but printed off the sheets in A3, not realising that the wingspan is now just over 43 inches. It's going to be a big plane for RTP! I have drawn a simple grid for the wing centre section to ensure that it is all square, and built the fuselage whole without the split , but allows the wing centre section to slide through the fuselage before fixing and adding the nacelles. I have kept all the build as light as possible and not sheeted the model as it would be too heavy for RTP. Our son has designed and 3d printed two Bristol Hercules 14 cylinder dummy motors with a mounting plate for the electric motors in the centre. The cowlings are from 3 inch bubble bath bottles. The plan is to put very light weight retracts on it using a 556 timer and some small microswitches using my second circuit. If there are any electronic hobbyist that could advise on the retract circuit please contact me. I know what needs to happen, I just don't have the experience to turn it to reality. Kind regards Martin.
Martin Lavender : Beaufighter I : 17/04/2021

I believe the measurements are referenced as tenths of a milimeter. 8/10 would be 0.8mm (~ 0.030in, 20awg); 10/10 would be 1mm (~ 0.040in, 18awg). For balsa size, 1mm lies just between 1/32 and 3/64 of an inch. I hope this helps.
Jan Novick : CB 6 : 17/04/2021

P.S. I would like to make a 200% version which is why I ask about the tailplane
T Hughes : Monika : 17/04/2021

Also the lack of dihedral on the tail plane?
Would a flat tail plane affect the stability or performance because of the lack of dihedral
T Hughes : Monika : 17/04/2021

I had mentioned the thing in jest. That word is a popular misnomer for the 7.92mm lMG 08/15, I must have used it for the last time some 50 years ago. My more frequent acquaintances would smell a red herring if I were seen using it :-)
We air modellers or otherwise hobbyists may appreciate the sport for a number of reasons, but I never met any of that background who grew too fond of war, to paraphrase someone. My respect, Sir, to you and all those who saw the elephant.
Miguel : Fokker E-III : 17/04/2021

I can kludge my way through most of this French plan, for example the wood dimensions are clearly in millimetres. The 10/10 and 8/10 measurements for sheet and wire are leaving me a little lost though. I know what sizes I would use but was wondering if someone could help with what the plan really says there.
Tim : CB 6 : 17/04/2021

I believe you've found me out, Miguel...I rarely model guns. It's nothing deep and dark...maybe a mental block or a desire to move on to the next project. I served in the Air Force as well as the Army for many years...and war is not a tv program or an abstract concept. Still, I've grown beyond polishing my gladius and maintaining my pilum. That Spandau is have to learn to see it. Thanks're a friend.
Neal : Fokker E-III : 17/04/2021

See for detailed help with checking the scaling and the page size of these pdf files. This plan here is fullsize, the model is 62 inch wingspan.
SteveWMD : B-24 Liberator : 16/04/2021

Hello theres no scale size for model? Any help
Brian : B-24 Liberator : 16/04/2021

St. Leibowitz can rest in peace now.
Miguel : Fokker E-III : 16/04/2021

Ah, wait, that was me. Doh. Hang on... ok done. Have added the missing 2nd page to the planfile now, with the blueprint image.
SteveWMD : Fokker E-III : 16/04/2021

Very nice Matthias.
Doro : Avion Rapide : 16/04/2021

A beautiful piece of flying art deco,
John Green : Avion Rapide : 16/04/2021

What a fantastic Art Deco shape, further aided by the tasteful colour scheme. Very very good restoration work, an entirely new model in fact, respecting the original as far as practical, and as an independent design a very sensible one. Thank you, Matthias, It was a pleasure looking into this!
Oh, and I loved the propeller picture, it is a fine hub-to-blade transition.
Miguel : Avion Rapide : 16/04/2021

Oho, now this is a beauty! What is your other hobby, making artificial flies for fly fishing? :-)
It's all there, the airframe, the covering, the infinite wire bracing, wheel spokes, the only thing missing is the Spandau but this must be under maintenance at the armoury!
The plan itself has a couple of special effects, but I haven't seen the blueprint sheet. One of the themes of that fine book A Canticle For Leibowitz was the blueprint as a sacred object, a relic, showing it at the header then ommiting it is a disappointment for us gourmets of the plan per se.
Miguel : Fokker E-III : 16/04/2021

Hello, I attach picture from another of the Towner models, the DH 98 Mosquito (oz4292) in case you deem it suitable for the page [main pic]. I also created a playlist of videos showing how I built it: See Thank you!
DownwindChecklist : DH 98 Mosquito : 15/04/2021

Interesting that you chose for modify the Korda and use split ribs
Claude : Korda Wakefield : 15/04/2021

Thanks, Jan. Speaking of this aircraft's alleged faults, an acceptable landing speed must have been relative to what was most common for the time...early aviation...maybe in the realm of 40mph at most. Keep in mind that not too distant from the Type N's past was a time when it was feared that the human body could not tolerate speeds exceeding a mile per minute! "Fast" was a relative quantity.
I've read so much contradictory information about this aircraft's performance that it's difficult to separate fact from downright disinformation. There's a case to be made for Farnborough's propaganda disfavoring monoplanes altogether. On the plus side of the ledger I've read that the "bullet" was indeed fast for it's time, quite maneuverable, and had an excellent rate-of-climb. On the negative side of things, it was relatively unstable, i.e., had to be flown "fast"...probably not as controllable at lower airspeeds, a bit squirrelly...not the best gun short, not an aircraft for a novice flyer. All that being said, aren't we describing a good dog-fighter...a converted racing type? One might even make a case for the Type N being credited as the first purpose-built fighter aircraft...flown by the first genuine interceptor pilots.
I think she's a a swallow...a fly-catcher...colorful, romantic, and deadly, all at the same time.
Neal : Morane Saulnier Type N : 14/04/2021

You bet he will! You just have to mention some unusual or unheard of subject and you can be sure Neal will arrive in a windrush brandishing a sheaf of photographs as proof :-))
Miguel : Morane Saulnier Type N : 15/04/2021

Another lovely gem! It's always a delight to see your models. Please keep them coming.
Jan Novick : Morane Saulnier Type N : 14/04/2021

Thank You, I will try tomorrow if weather is good...I made the angele of injection to app 0,2°, many trainers fly with that adjustment....The CG will follow shortly..
Greetings from Germany, Reinhard !
Reinhard Lehmann : Senior Falcon : 14/04/2021

Good morning friends; I have found more photos of the Docile (OZ 12920) [pics 011-014] these correspond to a good friend Javier Alonso de Pablos who has already disappeared and who made the model at the end of the "eighties" and has the interest of the newly designed model, I hope you like them, greetings,
AntonioRG : Docil II : 14/04/2021

Before the "Fokker Scourge" settled in on the Western Front in 1916, the Imperial German Air Service got something of a rude surprise themselves from Raymond Saulnier and brothers Leon and Robert Morane when they began mounting fixed machineguns on their monoplane aircraft. It amounted to a brief tenure of air superiority, 1915-style. I've used a Peter Rake plan, Morane Saulnier Type N (oz11544) and reduced it to peanut scale [pics 005-010]. Peter asserts that the design wasn't the best aircraft, but it certainly was for a short period of time in 1915. I would dispense with the installation of bracing wires and the weight of a gun for the sake of flying. Finish is as per 60 Squadron RFC, 1916. The MoS-5C1 (official designation within the Armee de l'Air) was used by the RFC and Imperial Russian Air Service as well.
Neal Green : Morane Saulnier Type N : 14/04/2021

Do we need this kind of exquisitely manicured plans? Hardly at all! But would you choose to be seen driving to the shopping in a Trabant or in a Porsche 917 Long Tail? :-)
Damn, this is pretty! And a bubble-top Spitfire too!
Miguel : Spitfire XIV : 14/04/2021

The Aeroflyte Nova is mine [main pic, 003-005], kindly built by a friend, Michael O, as a Christmas gift to replace mine sold in 1980 [pic 006].
Steve Bolle : Nova : 14/04/2021

Hi Outerzone, thank you for keeping the hobby alive. Your plans are like gold everyday. I see you have uploaded Gus Morfis F86 Sabre. I have attached a photo of mine [main pic], enlarged to 45 inch wing span, powered by an inverted OS32SX, with mechanical retracts, just after painting. Have a great day. Regards,
Steve Bolle : F-86 Sabre : 14/04/2021

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