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Was offered as U-name-it contest by Flying Models(?). Winning name was Trident. contestants were offered reduced price kit by Consolidated Models $12.95. Mine was a joy...
anon : 570 (Trident) : 16/12/2017

Box art and transfer sheet for the ARF kit [more pics 003].
EdShearer : Flite Streak : 14/12/2017

The designer, Lengomin, well known to all the Spanish modellers of his time as "Lengo", designed many models and normally flew in the categories A1 and A2. The "CACHORRO" was a very competitive model within the A1 category. (Puppy in Spanish is Cachorro.) This model and Nadir (oz9510), are Spanish teaching models, part of our years as young modellers.
AntonioRodriguezGarrido : Cachorro : 14/12/2017

The "Nadir" plane OZ 9510 was designed for a national contest of the Ministry of the Air, with the purpose of replacing in Schools of Aeromodelling the old models of plywood with balsa wood. Like Cachorro (oz9508), it's a Spanish teaching model.
AntonioRodriguezGarrido : Nadir : 14/12/2017

Photo of completed Kroto model was found online at
SteveWMD : Kroto : 14/12/2017

Hello, to complete your plan, I'm uploading pictures of my Rocketeer C model [more pics 003-016]. I was building the model on schedule at Outerzone. I installed the Ohlsson .56 Commemorative / Herb Wahl / engine. The model was published at
KarelSlupsky : Rocketeer : 11/12/2017

I made a photo of my just finished Mini Robot, built from the plan on Outerzone [more pics 005]. Snow made an interesting background; it has not flown yet.
Joost : Mini Robot : 11/12/2017

Remember this one, bunked off work to visit the local model shop to buy it. It was the first rubber scale kit that I launched without it hitting my feet!!! The first one that I could say flew although not very well. I forgot just how much plastic was on it, seems like half of it was vac-formed!! Would like to build another one however.
MikeH : Albatross DV : 10/12/2017

Added a couple of lovely pictures of the 1938 Duration Biplane, built from Outerzone plans [more pics 003, 004], thanks to TrevorTabor.
Mary : Duration Biplane : 09/12/2017

Hi. Here are a couple of pics of a Setter from your plans [more pics 005, 006].
TrevorTabor : Setter : 09/12/2017

"Junior Gull" was designed in 1946.
PabloAstica : Junior Gull : 09/12/2017

Doh. Sorry for the confusion. Have changed this entry. The previous plan held in this slot ("Trike") turned out to be a duplicate entry of the Bill Winter Flyabout (oz4758) many thanks to Pit for help with this.
SteveWMD : Messerschmitt BFW M-23A : 09/12/2017

Photo of completed Skyleada Zipper model was found online at
SteveWMD : Zipper : 09/12/2017

Apologies everyone for not actually adding the article! I'm such a klutz sometimes. Thank you to everyone who pointed it out. Added it now :)
Mary : Lippisch Stork IX b : 08/12/2017

Excellent, thanks Pit.
SteveWMD : B.M. 69 : 08/12/2017

Correct name: B.M. 69. Category: Motomodello. By: Emilio Biraghi. From: L'Aquilone 1944.
Pit : B.M. 69 : 08/12/2017

Hi William - we don't have the instruction sheets just now, although someone may share them with us one day. The plan itself includes text notes on fin, rudder, wing & stabilizer construction, which may help.
Mary : Cessna 182 : 07/12/2017

I have the Cessna 182 kit with plans but no instruction sheets. Are the instruction sheets available?
WilliamT : Cessna 182 : 07/12/2017

I have a photo for the plan page of the CB 30 Papillon [model photo & more pics 003]. I took this photo many years ago. My Papillon has an old English Mills 75 for power.
Joost : CB 30 Papillon : 07/12/2017

I was rebuilding my SWAT nostalgia gas model and thought I would take a quick look at the article on your website, but you don't have it. So, I dug through my old MAN issues and scanned it in for you [supplementary file]. This is a very popular nostalgia gas model here in North America. People build them in all sizes up to about 800 sq. in. It's interesting reading the article again; his trimming setup is pretty much the way many people trim their modern fixed surface FF gas models. He doesn't say where the CG is, but it should be 100 percent, right on the trailing edge of the wing.
SimonBlake_Toronto : Swat : 05/12/2017

Here are some photos of the Radio Too deigned by Herb Clukey [more pics 003-005]. I scaled up the drawings from the magazine article, but since I had no RC gear I built it as a free flight machine and with pendulum operated elevator. The power was originally a Cox 010. The first flight went well but on the second flight attempt, the hand launch was a little too vigorous and it promptly dove into the dirt and bent the crankshaft. I then replaced the .010 engine with a Cox .049! On a ten second run and a careful launch the excitement began as it immediately commenced a very steep left hand spiral climb and at about 200 feet the engine quit and it transitioned into a very flat and sedate glide back to the ground. On the second flight I forgot to burn off most of the fuel and with a nearly full tank it went OOS and we found it the next morning in a neighbour's orchard about 1/2 mile from the launch site! It hasn?t flown in many years, but I may get it ready for flying next summer.
GerardKillam : Radi-O-Too : 05/12/2017

Thanks Pit, I have updated this listing now.
SteveWMD : Sea Hawk : 01/12/2017

By Chuck Hollinger - Air Trails, Sept 1947
Pit : Sea Hawk : 01/12/2017

If someone wants to build Liberty Sport in larger scale than 1:6 it is practical to know wingspan of the top wing of 1:1 protype is 8.7m when scaling the sheets.
EinoRonkanen : Liberty Sport : 01/12/2017

Thank you for the excellent instructions. Everything worked just as you instructed. I now have a 100% plan to work from to assemble this plane. I chose this plane because I flew it for stunt in the late '50s at the WAM contests (Western Associated Modelers) in Northern California and won many trophies. It will be a pleasure to see this model come to life once again.
RichA : Chieftoo : 01/12/2017

Here are a couple pics of my Eaglet 50 built from a Balsa Workbench short kit and plans from Outerzone [more pics 007, 008]. It's powered by a Magnum .15. The Eaglet was my first RC plane back in 1982. Had a lot of fun building it and it flies great! The hardest part of building the short kit was fabricating the windscreen and side windows. Thanks for a great website!
DavidBeazley : Eaglet 50 : 01/12/2017

Regarding my comment: I did modify aerofoil to be Clark Y. Aerofoils in drawings are modified Clark Y (tail lifted) to give less lift when at 0 deg incident.
EinoRonkanen : Liberty Sport : 01/12/2017

Here are some photos from 1990 showing the maiden flight of my flying buddy Harald's Uproar [more pics 003-006]. The Uproar flew beautifully and this one went on for many years before an aileron servo failed just after take off and it rolled in to destruction. The young lad in the photo is my son Jonathan, now 44 years old, roughly the same age as I was when I took the photos! How time flies. Harald went on to build an Uplift oz6027 to replace the Uproar. Admittedly it was a nicer looking model, but it was a lot more work and really didn't fly appreciably better.
ChrisPinn : Uproar Series II : 30/11/2017

Aha, excellent, thanks Pit.
SteveWMD : Elastico Sport : 30/11/2017

The model name is Elastico Sport (rubber sport), designed by Franco Givone, inked by Elvio Tosaroni. Tavola n. 47 means Full Size plan n. 47 of Modellismo magazine. Second placed at Italian National Championship of 1962.
Pit : Elastico Sport : 30/11/2017

Hi, here are a few photos of my old Luton Minor for use on the plan page of the same [more pics 007-010]. I built this Luton Minor in the 1970s and did lots of flying. About 30 years ago I changed it to a more practical sports free flight with an Indian Mills 0,75 and again it was used a lot. Later I converted in a float plane - it did not survive long after that.
Joost : Luton Minor : 28/11/2017

As the non-aeromodelling half of Outerzone, my knowledge is a bit hit & miss! I generally just add the photos to the plan page the photographers/ builders indicate. Apologies if I've made a mistake. You're definitely right about Joost's photos that I posted on Oz9489 yesterday. I've moved them to this page just now.
Mary : Luton Minor : 28/11/2017

First three pics would seem to be the aileron version OZ 9489. Last four pics of 9489 would seem to be this FF version OZ397.
anon : Luton Minor : 28/11/2017

Thanks, added that so it will show up in searches now.
SteveWMD : ITOH 62-160 : 28/11/2017

Thanks for posting the Mooney Itoh, it seems to be more much more commonly known as the N-62 "Eaglet" so you may want to add that to the title:; Apparently Micro-X Models of Ohio, USA made a peanut size (13" span) kit of this as well. Perhaps that will manifest itself someday.
dfritzke : ITOH 62-160 : 28/11/2017

Here I am attaching the article for the Pelican scanned from a Dec/1982 Flying Models magazine issue [see suppl. file]. Believe me, in 1983 I enlarged this plan using the 4th pic on page 34 and my father's drawing board with the parallel ruler over those dedicated expensive architect drawing paper for a latter heliographic copy. For sure it was not precise since the pic was taking from a certain angle apart from being ridiculously small to do it, but it flew great with a rear exhaust Webra Speed 1.8 ccm and 3 servos. Thanks to you I now have the original plan.
FabioGil_Brazil : Pelican : 27/11/2017

Please find attached an aditional picture from the Tupynike Jr (ID oz7059) [more pics 004]. This one was very well built and finished as ever by our friend and very competent pilot and builder, Emilio Purnhagen from Rio do Sul/SC - Brazil. This consisted of one sample from a very short kit edition made by Sergio Daeuble of 10 laser cut kits from the model. Sergio's work on the kit was amazing, he even did 10 fuel tanks and 10 canopies for each kit ! The plane flew very well with an excellent Brodak 25, an excellent choice for the Tupynike Jr as a powerplant. Competent and honest lil plane !
CarloAM : Tupynike Jr : 27/11/2017

I just want to say very how pleased I am to hear about a model aero club called the Strato-Bums.
SteveWMD : Jersey Javelin : 27/11/2017

Definitely remember this one, but preferred the Albatros DV in the same series, anybody got the plan for that?
MikeH : Se5 : 27/11/2017

Thank you very much. Going ahead with cutting, gluing etc. Have a good day!
Tom : Strato B : 24/11/2017

That's just fantastic! Thanks to Outerzone and RFJ for finding and publishing the article. So the 'Campell' motors on the plan are a typo!! No wonder I couldn't find them.
ChrisPinn : Sunderbus : 24/11/2017

Yes. It's a sport-scale model. So that is standard procedure.
SteveWMD : Heinkel he 162 : 24/11/2017

Your wish is our command, Chris ;) I've said it before but I shall say it again: RFJ is a marvel. Many thanks!
Mary : Sunderbus : 24/11/2017

Hi Steve. Thanks very much for posting this plan. Very nice plan and it could fly very nice in a windless weather. I have some pics for you [more pics 007-010].
leiHou_China : Stunt Trainer 180 : 24/11/2017

I finished my own Novi Arrow, maybe you're interested in some pictures [more pics 003-008]. Thanks for the hard work keeping Outerzone running!
AlbertoBettelini : Novi Arrow : 24/11/2017

Hi. I have attached photos of a pair of KK Fireflies which I built recently [more pics 003-007]. I had built two more from the same plans several years ago, using Norvel 1/2A engines for power. I found that they were way overpowered. For these two shown in the photos, I modified the plan to incorporate a radial mount for Cox Killer Bee 049 engines. These have proved to be ideal, with more than ample power on 35 feet lines. The wings are covered in 1.7 mil Doculam and heat shrunk before applying Japanese tissue and dope. I love the classic tissue look but find it too fragile. The composite provides for a significantly more robust covering with little weight penalty. The KK Firefly is an excellent little stunter. A classic design from Keil Kraft. Thanks very much for preserving and providing the plans for our use.
TonyLeong_Singapore : Firefly : 24/11/2017

I hope that a kind soul can provide the build article on this one. It was published in the Feb 1998 issue of Aviation Modeller International. The plan leaves open questions on such things as battery access for charging and replacement - or is that the dotted rectangle on the side view? Is there a timer? And I cannot find a reference anywhere on the Campell CMS-1 motor. Thanks!
ChrisPinn : Sunderbus : 24/11/2017

Well the plan may print correctly, however the Scale accuracy is way off. Wings, as immediate example, are much longer than they are in real life
anon : Heinkel he 162 : 24/11/2017

Please find attached 2 pictures of the Cinege III (Gyorgy Benedek) [more pics 003, 004]. I made some minor adjustments due to RC conversion and fitted a small electric motor in the nose. The model flies very nicely and has proven to be a strong construction.
JanSchop : Cinege III : 22/11/2017

Over the last year or so, a flock of SWANNEES has been built in south UK. It is a delightful model to fly on either single channel (rudder only 'bang-bang') or with modern propo. I attach a couple of photos that may be useful to other builders [more pics 005, 006]. In the airborne shot, note the large amount of LE packing on the wing against the plan's fuselage profiles. This has been found necessary for RET flying with propo equipment, otherwise Pitch stability is excessive causing it it to be very 'balloony'. The other change we have made is to remove the negative tailplane incidence to place it parallel with the top edge of the fuselage. With these changes it retains strong positive Pitch stability but can be flown inverted with a bit of practice. SWANNEE does not like to be overpowered and, with electric power, 2S Lipos and about 80Watts are more than adequate. The wing is more than adequately robust and no 'beefing up' is necessary.
MikeSpencer_SalisburyMFC : Swannee : 22/11/2017

I suppose it doesn't matter much now, but I'm going to set the record straight. Ed Slobod designed the Pierce Arrow around 1973 or 74 during a layoff from Douglas Aircraft. Eddie, Tom Williams and I were all members of the SFVSF at the time. Tom Williams came out with the Drifter about 1 year later. Tom "Value Engineered" the Drifter to a lower price point. The two models are very similar but the Drifter was derived from the Pierce Arrow, not the other way around. Williams sold his co about ten years later and drifted away. I ran into him at Mojave in the '90s I think. He had built a Long Eazy. Eddie died in 2009, RIP.
JDK : Pierce Arrow : 22/11/2017

Thanks, got it. Will split this entry into 2 separate listings, 2 separate plans.
SteveWMD : FAI Viking : 22/11/2017

The FAI Viking and the Hi-Thrust Viking were two different designs. This plan is the FAI but the article is for the Hi-Thrust. Publication date for this plan is MAN, June 1963. I will send correct article shortly.
anon : FAI Viking : 22/11/2017

Nerone was the cruel Roman Emperor. Giovanni Ridenti was a friend of mine and of my father since they were boys. I've mailed an article and story of G. Ridenti, with many photos of Nerone then and now [I'll add these to OZ soon - Mary]. G Ridenti was one of the most important Italian modellers/collectors and a champion motorcyclist too. He was also a friend of David Baker. He died in 2012 and he is the only Italian modeller accepted in the SAM Hall of Fame.
Pit : Nerone : 22/11/2017

Designer is Givanni Ridenti - power 3,0 cc.
Fernando : Nerone : 22/11/2017

The supplement file has a low resolution version of page 2. But if you can produce a drawing that has more detail, that would be great, thanks.
SteveWMD : Liberty Sport : 21/11/2017

This is the way I would approach it. The article mentions that the model also flew on a Kalper 0.32. If you check, you'll see that the Kalper puts out ca 0.015 bhp @ 7000-8000 rpm. That converts to roughly 11 Watts (1 bhp = 745.7 Watts). I would add 20% for losses through the ESC etc and round it up to 15 Watts input power at the battery. So that's maybe a 1S motor running on let's say 4A, or a 2S motor running on 2A or so. Start looking for motors in that range and treat yourself to a Wattmeter! Here's a link to the small article I wrote for Viewpoint that will explain the process in more detail.
ChrisPinn : Dwarf : 21/11/2017

Hi, I'd like to ask a question or 2 about electric free-flight motor sizes, and if someone could post general info on motor sizes as these may take CO2 or gas motors. The plan I'm looking at has the setup I want but no info on it.
Tod : Dwarf : 21/11/2017

It is a pity that original sheet no 2 of plan is missing which covers horizontal tail plane and lower wing to 1:1. I have built Liberty Sport in 1984. It's still in flying condition and looks exactly like the plane in photo by Dick Graham. Sig plans were good and accurate to build. I fitted OS .60 4-stroke which was pretty adequate. The only actual modifications made was to give 1 deg negative incident for flat bottom of Clark Y aerofoiled top wing when fixed, to reduce total of 4 deg decalage of wings created by Clark Y aerofoils when bottoms were on horizontal level. Likewise to datum line to 3 deg and engine inclination down and right 1,5 deg. With original SIG set-up plane tends to jump up every time gas was implemented in the air. Landing of the plane was just a magnificent job to do with modified set-up. She was steady and calm and sit on 3 points. I used CG at point of 7 mm back from leading edge of lower wing which was about 25% point on MAC, calculated based on combined plan view of wings seen from above the wings and indicated by SIG. Lower wing is straight and few cm shorter than top wing and sits as shown on sheet no 1 "side view". It has couple degs of V. Wing N-struts are also angled outwards with some 15 deg. Ailerons only on lower wing. For 4-stroke .60 engine with carburetor behind installation, if I built plane today I would move firewall a bit backwards to give space for carburetor, its control and fuel lines. Top wing is horizontal with no V and swept backwards as shown. Center section which is at 90 deg to centerline of the fuselage is shown correctly in plan and covered by balsa sheets. Both wings have the same size of Clark Y aerofoil. I just wonder should I prepare sheet 2 to show lower wing and horizontal tail based on my plane built from SIG kit? Kind regards from Finland.
EinoRonkanen : Liberty Sport : 20/11/2017

Hello Steve - I have come across this photo of my grandfather's Bi-Hawk which may shed some light on the stab/elevator shape [more pics 004]. The photo is dated March 1967 and the writing on the back of the photo claims that it was a "good flier". Snoopy, complete with aviator scarf, can be seen manning the cockpit. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers,
ScottC : Bi-Hawk : 20/11/2017

Here are two shots of this design built from the original free plan in 1973 or 74 [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. It has flown with a Cameron .19, Cox .15, and K&B .19. The green head K&B [more pics 003] was swapped out for the original Cameron for the shot with its cowling. I was too lazy to make new cowlings for the K&B or the Cox. The design flies well and is a light but strong structure. It was overpowered and nose heavy with each the three engines. A modern .09 or .10 would be a better choice and would still do well on 50 foot lines.
EdShearer : Pfal-se Pfighter : 20/11/2017

My brother (Jaume: 1934-2016) and I (Joan 1949) built a reduced version of the Horten III in the '70s. The plans, exactly as shown on the page, were printed on a good quality (and unfolded) light cardboard. We built at the same size of the plans, which gave us span of 1,8-2 m. It was equipped with a Graupner Varioprop 12 radio (the '70s black one). Airbone was: a stack" receiver (1 receiver module + 1 two channels module), 2 linear servos and a CaNi battery of 225mA. Clasical structure: thin plywood, spruce longeons, balsa sheet, red doped silkspan, etc. We tried to fly it 3 times on a slope (near Barcelona), in perfect wind conditions, with the result of 3 crashes. It flew well in a straight line, but had null lateral stability. When we tried to turn it fell into a continuous spin around the GC) and we found no way out. The last time (3rd, and after 2 repairs) we flew farthest of the slope in order to have more time and higher altitude to try to retrieve the stability. Any success also (Tx stick frantically rotated) and the final crash was definitive!
JoanBrunet : Horten III : 20/11/2017

Thanks, I agree. Have gathered what info I can, and updated this listing. Can anyone add more details, maybe even the original plan drawing? Thanks.
SteveWMD : Baron 1914 : 20/11/2017

Hello, It would be nice to mention the name of the originator of this plane and all derivatives (Baronnet, Viconte, etc ...): Mr Christian CHAUZIT.
anon : Baron 1914 : 20/11/2017

Parts sheet is the supplement file.
SteveWMD : Nieuport 28 : 20/11/2017

Parts sheets are not there.
anon : Nieuport 28 : 20/11/2017

Materials are described on the text, tail ribs shape are not necessary because are made sanding rectangular balsa strips, see text and tailplane sketch. I'm looking for the year.
Pit : Strato B : 20/11/2017

This is my rubber powered Borel Hydravion, scaled up to 1/12 scale (30.5") from the original Lubomir Koutny 1/20 plan that you have on Outerzone (Morane-Borel monoplane) [more pics 007]. There is a thread on Hip Pocket:;topicseen#msg216038.
MikeMulholland : Morane-Borel monoplane : 19/11/2017

You're right about the stab being bigger on one side. Steve will try and make some time to edit this plan asap and check it over/ make some corrections. Watch this space! Can anyone help with the date? Or give guidance on the materials? (I've also pointed Tom in the direction of
Mary : Strato B : 19/11/2017

Stab is 1/8 inch bigger on one side. No stab ribs. What year is this plane? Could you tell me what materials (wood) I need and how much?
Tom : Strato B : 19/11/2017

Some more fun stuff like this one:;;;
LincolnR : Sporting Club : 17/11/2017

I see you uploaded the plan of the Dutch Sparrowhawk (Sperwer in Dutch ). I have the original plan which was published in 1936 in a Dutch aviation journal [see supplementary file]. At the time it was never published full size - this was generally not done, the idea being that you knew how to work from plans and draw up full size from the details provided. Here is a photo of the Sparrowhawk for use on its plan page [more pics 003]. The photo dates from the later 1930s.
Joost : Sparrowhawk : 16/11/2017

The plan was in Modellismo n.33 1950, no article. "Pippo" is the Italian name for Disney's "Goofy"
Pit : Pippo 1950 : 15/11/2017

I remember as a young child seeing this craft in Radio Controlled Sport Modeler. I always wished I had built it. I loved the 1/2A and 0.15 sized aircraft back then. Eventually I built all shapes and size of aircraft both from kits and scratch. I'm so happy you have the Mini Kat. I'll be building it soon. Also, I want to say thank you for preserving these old plans. It's getting harder to find them and I would hate to see them lost for ever.
RMorgan : Mini Cat : 14/11/2017

Hi - I am sending photos of my AIR WARDEN (Outerzone plan) flying with home made reed transmitter [more pics 003-005]. What a flying pleasure !!! Regards from Athens, Greece.
Panagiotis_Siatounis : Air Warden : 13/11/2017

Hi Mary, I have a photo for Outerzone of the Premier Lion [more pics 004]. I took it in 2003 at Middle Wallop. I remember talking to the builder for quite some time. Perhaps he will see it and post a pic of the finished model.
Joost : Lion : 13/11/2017

Here are two more pictures for you, hope you enjoy them! Nucleus ID=1823: cut and built in 5 days for a meeting at a local club [more pics 003, 004]. Regards from Brazil.
FredCesquim : Nucleus : 13/11/2017

So many things we've forgotten. I had a similar problem recently with the center section sheet balsa on a wing. When I applied fiberglass tape to the joint (with glue not resin) the balsa warped pretty badly. Thankfully it was on the bottom where it wasn't seen very much. The cure of course is to use C grain quarter sawn balsa, much stiffer and will never warp. I learned this on a Top Flite Roaring 20 kit I built many years ago, wing covered with wet silk. The thin balsa furnished in the kit warped like a Pringles potato chip and I had to build a new wing. C grain balsa on the second try worked fine, stiff and no warps.
DougSmith : P.1174 : 13/11/2017

Reading the comment about P.1174 warping after doping, brings memories. Since the date was 1970, the dope used may have been Aerogloss or a similar buterate dope with plastizer in it to promote a good finish. I was told by a hobby distributor that it didn't completely cure for years. I seem to remember 7 years. This explains why after a few years my scale models skins would curl and of course, silkspan coverings would split. He was a free flight modeler and always used thinned nitrate dope for base coats with thinned other brands buterate color coats. I have had better success ever since. Much less worry today as Aerogloss is gone.
EdShearer : P.1174 : 13/11/2017

Many thanks to Brian for scan of the Aeromodeller 1946 advert, showing the model photo [also more pics 003].
SteveWMD : Lion : 13/11/2017

Just a cautionary tale on this one. I decided to build the P1174 in 1970 and it was one of the few models that finished up being scrapped before it was finished. After finishing the structure, I started to give it some coats of dope prior to installing the RC. To my horror the wing warped alarmingly, going from the intended S-curve at the root to something looking more like a papadam at the tips. There was no way I could get the wing curve back to shape, so I binned the model. If I built it again, I would dope the wing with well thinned dope and weight it down flat for a few days before gluing it to the fuselage.
ChrisPinn : P.1174 : 11/11/2017

Added photo of the completed Mystic 30, thanks to Oliver Dietze [more pics 003].
Mary : Mystic 30 : 11/11/2017

Added two great photos of the completed Corben Super Ace, thanks to Oliver Dietze [more pics 003, 004].
Mary : Corben Super Ace : 11/11/2017

Added three really nice images of the completed AVRO 534 Baby, thanks to Oliver Dietze [more pics 004-006].
Mary : Avro 534 Baby : 11/11/2017

I've added the article as a supplementary file just how. Many thanks to the anonymous contributor.
Mary : RCX-4 : 11/11/2017

Just added another lovely photo of the Mustang in flight, from DaveBarber [more pics 007].
Mary : P-51B Mustang : 10/11/2017

Hello Steve. Congratulations for the efforts to have all of us happy with so many interesting plans. Attached please find 2 photos of a Cessna 172 S that we've built and flown recently following the Royal Marutaka plan [more pics 004, 005]. The model has been converted to electric, with added flaps that were not on the original plan. The plan is very accurate. Thank you once again.
SV1COD : Cessna 172 : 10/11/2017

My best friend an I built these as per plan, the horizontal stab failed on each of them. we beefed them up an they flew great!
anon : Wayfarer : 09/11/2017

I think the museum Tony is referring to is the Gliding Heritage Centre at Lasham Airfield.
Mary : Tandem Tutor T-31 : 09/11/2017

For me, this plan is a wonderful blast from the past. In 1956, when I was a cadet NCO in the Herbert Strutt School CCF, I got my A & B gliding certificates in one of these aircraft, registered XE799. The following year I built a 1/8 scale model of XE799, but I never actually flew it. My design had some structural issues and the model came out far too heavy as well. With that combination of problems it was safest to keep it as a display model. What eventually became of it I do not remember. In recent years there has been a lot of interest in XE799, which I understand is now owned by the museum at Lasham Gliding Centre, where it is being restored. It is said to have been flown at one time by none other than Johnnie Johnson while he was station commander at RAF Cottesmore. I only learned of that connection in the last few days. I am quite amazed to think that I once flew an aircraft associated with a famous WW2 ace. Somewhere among my vast collection of old photos I may still have one I took of XE799 using my Dad's Ensign box camera in 1956. If I manage to find it I will scan it and let you have a copy.
TonyBrookes : Tandem Tutor T-31 : 09/11/2017

it was published in an Italian magazine too. I made it with my father when I was like the boy in the photo!
Pit : Hi Climber : 08/11/2017

Just added the full article as a supplementary file, thanks to the articles wizard RFJ :)
Mary : Hi Climber : 07/11/2017

A quick Google search turned up this very helpful webpage: We'll do out best to find & post the missing page on Outerzone, but in the meantime you can read the article there.
Mary : Hi Climber : 07/11/2017

Hmm, I'm not sure why this page doesn't open! I must apologise. It may be something to do with the compression. Can anyone out there help by scanning the missing page for us?
Mary : Hi Climber : 07/11/2017

Dear Sir - Firstly, let me say a big THANK YOU for your great work and website! It is the best help a newcomer to aeromodelling can get. And it is addictive, too! I am building the 14" Hi Climber by Stu Richmond and need the second page from the article, which is missing in the PDF file. Can you add that page?
IvanR : Hi Climber : 07/11/2017

Here's another photo of my flying adventures from this past summer [more pics 006].
DaveBarber : P-51B Mustang : 06/11/2017

I built my Mustang a few years ago from plans on Outerzone. This summer my friend Fonzi Meza came along to take pictures and I though I'd send one of them to you [more pics 005]. Thanks for all the great pictures of everybody's models.
DaveBarber : P-51B Mustang : 03/11/2017

As promised, photos of the just finished Svenson Sunny glider [more pics 006, 007]. I wanted to make them out doors and not on the workshop floor, so I have test flown it today. It flies well too. I spent an hour flying slowly, getting my hands cold, thinking it was not that long ago summer was here.
Joost : Sunny : 03/11/2017

I built my Telemaster 40 from the Hobby Lobby kit, which was cut by Great Planes. As such, the wood quality was excellent, and parts fits equally so. I modified my example with bolt-on wings, and incorporated the flaps and tricycle landing gear in my build. Power was originally an OS Max H 40, which flew the model very well. The model will fly inverted, but is certainly not happy doing so, requiring almost full down-elevator deflection to hold inverted flight. Best to roll out of inverted to level flight, as the 40 engine does not have quite enough power to execute a half-loop to right-side-up unless you have plenty of altitude. I later installed a Super Tigre 60, which certainly hauls the model into the air quickly, but the Telemaster does not fly any better than with the 40, and in my opinion, exhibits undesirable flight characteristics, so I have pulled the 60 in favour of a modern-day 46 2-stroke. My model is presently mounted on snow skis, but I have not had the chance to fly off snow as yet. The flaps add a lot to the slow flight characteristics, and are lots of fun to play with. The model will virtually hover into a modest head-wind with full flaps deployed, and has truly awesome slow-flight abilities using flaps. The OS 40 would be a perfect power choice for this model, even if the ready-to-fly weight is at the maximum specified. An excellent trainer, and large enough to be easily visible in the air. Full power is required only for takeoff and clowning around; the model easily maintains level flight at less than 1/2 throttle. About 1/4 flap on takeoff makes for a very nice scale-like flight path. You can use full flaps on landing, but keep on just a bit of power at touchdown to smooth out the landing. Tricycle gear makes ground handling nice and easy. I usually fly off grass, but ground handling off tarmac is equally good, except it takes much longer to slow down! I am including some pictures of my two Telemasters - the other is a Senior Telemaster [more pics 003-005]. The "40" is covered in MonoKote, while the Senior is covered in film acquired from HobbyKing.
Rudy : Telemaster 40 : 03/11/2017

Photo of completed Aladin model was found online at
SteveWMD : Aladin : 03/11/2017

Great story. Especially great for me. I'm the guy on the cover of that MAN issue in the background getting ready to time the youngster. So cool!
TonyFrackowiak : Viewpoint 11 : 02/11/2017

Mary, with that gentle, loving, perceptive column, you've captured our hearts forevermore. You've hit the nail on the head on the very first try. We all love you now - every one of us, all of us who stop by Outerzone from time to time, to build or just to dream.
MarkM : Viewpoint 8 : 02/11/2017

Doh. Added missing supplement article now, thanks to dgbj.
SteveWMD : Gool : 31/10/2017

Here is the new yellow CB 24 with his cover [more pics 006]. A very light aircraft, flies very well. Flies 30 minutes with a 450 2 cells lipo, in open field with soft wind. I now have 3 times CB 24, a nice acquisition. Next project will be an autogyrocopter.
JulienVermeire : CB 24 : 30/10/2017

Hi guys, here are some pictures of my Pilot QB2500 (planID: oz1246), now equipped with the original wing without ailerons, and it flies like a dream, much better than the aileron wing I had build before [more pics 006-008]. Keep up the great work.
Julian : QB 2500 : 30/10/2017

Here are two pics of the House of Balsa P-47 completed as a controlline model with O.S .15r/c and a three line bellcrank [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. The work done by the late John Datri shortly after the kit came out.
EdShearer : P-47 Thunderbolt : 30/10/2017

Here are 2 photos of a Svenson Sunny glider I just built [more pics 004, 005]. I used a part build kit, took only a couple of evening hours in about a week.
Joost : Sunny : 30/10/2017

Hello Steve and Mary - On the face of it, the plan might seem rather out-of-scale: the stringers used to fair the fuselage to the engine cowl are more numerous and extend further down the fuselage sides than on a Sopwith Camel, and the curved line of the rear fuselage in the side view is atypical of the real thing. However, I wonder if Mr. Lindberg's reference material in 1935 included photographs of a related aircraft: the Sopwith Snipe, and one modified shortly after the First World War to test an early type of parachute, named the 'Calthrop Guardian Angel'. This aircraft had a slightly more bulbous fuselage, necessary to accommodate the parachute equipment, to which Mr. Lindberg's design bears some comparison. Here is a photo for reference [see more pics 003].
GuyColeman : Sopwith Camel : 29/10/2017

Hi Steve and Mary, I have been buying quite a number of old catalogues now. Today the Twen came up, so I looked up the Hegi catalogue from 1978 and... bingo! So here is a scan of the Twen glider page, Outerzone planID is oz9362 [model photo & more pics 003]. I am happy to be able to make the best plan site around a little better. Cheers,
Julian : Twen : 28/10/2017

Wow! Great story!
MikeB : Cessna 172 : 28/10/2017

Hi, here are a couple of pictures of the Air Scout by Owen Kampen, taken from the box lid and plans [more pics 003, 004]. This is a very handsome looking plane, purpose built to look better than the trainers of the day, which Owen Kampen decried as looking like the boxes they came in.
LarryFurse : Air Scout : 28/10/2017

Some more pictures of the Senior Dart, Steve [more pics 005-007]. This one is electric and scaled up to 60 inches. It will be used in a Rubber Texaco competition class we have here in New Zealand. Weighs just 22 ozs so has an amazingly low 6 oz/ ft sq wing loading. Will send some flying pictures when that time comes.
AllanKnox : Senior Dart : 25/10/2017

I've just added a really nice Viewpoint article about the Sig Kadet, 'A Day That Changed My Life', written by Richard Moss.
Mary : Kadet : 25/10/2017

I only came across your site the other day and it is so much to be able to look up Aeromodeller plans that I last saw as a boy. I couldn't remember the name of the next plane I built but search through your site and, much to my surprise, I found it. It was MIRANDA by Peter Holland 1955. I have therefore attached the two pictures I have of that too [more pics 003, 004]. I would have built that in the late 50s. Making flying models was the main thing that kept me sane being stuck in a Boarding School away from home for so long. Thank you for your site.
AndrewB : Miranda : 24/10/2017

Thanks Ray.
SteveWMD : DH 85 Leopard Moth : 24/10/2017

Thanks Steve for adding this plan. I've been waiting for this since high school in 1958. I had to enlarge it just enough for the Proctor Dr1 cowling. Re-doing the wing for ailerons, a few fuselage mods as well as a FirePower 25 for motor. Bringing the whole thing up to current specs. This will make perfect companion to my Proctor DRI.
HalKarlson : Fokker DVIII Flying Razor : 24/10/2017

Wing ribs are in the printwood supplement file, along with the fuselage formers :)
SteveWMD : Hawker Tempest : 24/10/2017

Again ref hawker tempest plans there are no wing rib templates either
GrahamS : Hawker Tempest : 24/10/2017

Where are the fusalarge formers in the plans
GrahamS : Hawker Tempest : 24/10/2017

Hi - I came across your page with the plans from the Aeromodeller. I made this as my first flying model in the late 1950s when at Boarding school at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight [more pics 006]. The engine was a Mills .75. Didn't have RC in those days and we chased it on bikes across the country. It was last seen heading out to sea so my next model was a float plane.
AndrewB : Chatterbox : 23/10/2017

In the all time ranking for "rubber powered (non) flying bricks" the Comet's Super X Speed Construction series is first place! Very sturdy with geodetic wing ribs, but the cardboard tube and full balsa former makes the aircraft overweight. I built more than one of this series, the only way to make them fly was with an engine.
Pit : Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark : 21/10/2017

Many thanks to pit for confirming this is from Nov 67 MAN. Does anyone have the article for this one?
SteveWMD : DH 85 Leopard Moth : 21/10/2017

Doh. Have added the missing printwood file now.
SteveWMD : de Havilland Tiger Moth : 20/10/2017

Here a few pictures of my completed Comet P-40 Super Star [more pics 004-006]. The model was built in 2003 as an .049 powered Radio Control model. On a hot summer's day here at 2500ft in Idaho, the .049 engine would sometimes only get the plane 10 ft off the ground (it flew fine in cool weather). In 2007 I build a new fuselage for the plane with a brushless electric motor. The plane would climb straight up with this motor. This was the last plane I build with dope and tissue, and after 10 years the wing became warped enough the plane became hard to control and crashed several times. I still have the .049 fuselage, and this plane's "next life" will be as a control line model.
MikeH : Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark : 20/10/2017

Here are some photos of the Fubar 36 that I built [model photo & more pics 003, 004].
WalterK : Fubar 36 : 20/10/2017

Looking at this plan, the similarity to the Keilkraft Playboy is astonishing. That suggests a project for the coming winter - build both of them and see how they compare, performance-wise.
AnthonyB : Bambi : 19/10/2017

Anon, the solution is in in R/CLibrary where Mary published 3 fine Air Trails reprints from 1979. Look at page 87 of Classic Flying Models - Summer 1979.
Pit : Rumpler Taube : 18/10/2017

I saw the SKY SKOOTER today on your website. I have built two of this nice model. The first 1963 from a Veron kit and single RC operated, motor was OS.09 (pet). This was one of my first RCs #4 and I learned to fly RC with this good model. My second Skooter was built 1997 from the same Veron plan, equipt with an OS.15 and has attended in several OT-competitions. It was sold this year in June to a beginner in RC. The images are from the last model except the carton ('63) [more pics 006-009].
OweCarlson : Sky Skooter : 18/10/2017

Where is the center of gravity or point of balance located?
anon : Rumpler Taube : 18/10/2017

I have scanned a 3 part article from the FMT Magazin 07/94 - 11/94 (Scale Documentation with the Parts List) for the beautiful Christen Eagle I + II Scale Biplane (Pavel Fencel) Plan ID. oz 6164 [see supplementary file]. This Plan (4 parts) was also in this Magazin. Enjoy! Kind regards from Berlin, Germany.
Axel_VPF : Christen Eagle : 17/10/2017

I have scanned a 2 part article from the FMT Magazin 10/94 + 11/94 (German Instruction with Scale Documentation) for the beautiful Zlin 125 Sohaj Glider (J.Petran) Plan ID. oz 3279 [see supplementary file]. This plan (2 parts) was also in this magazine. Enjoy!
Axel_VPF : Z-125 Sohaj 2 : 14/10/2017

Just found this for the rib sections for KK Gaucho:
MalcolmJ : Gaucho : 14/10/2017

Photo of completed Supra Star 25 model was found online at:
SteveWMD : Supra Star 25 : 14/10/2017

Included are pictures of my recently build Jet 40 from a 30 years old kit [more pics 006-009]. Not for a 0.40 engine but transformed for brushless outrunner 3548 700KV with a 5s 3000mAh battery. Also included a real cockpit with pilot! Flies a lot better than with the methanol engine!!!!!!! I also downloaded the plan from your site, because I have not saved the wing ribs!!!!!!!! And that gives a problem to build an other one........... Egrtz and a lot of thanks!
AdrienCrispyn : Jet-40 : 13/10/2017

Herewith a picture of a Mura which was displayed in the Vintage RC section of the 2016 Toledo show [more pics 004]. Quite an attractive model, I must say.
JMP_blackfoot : Mura : 13/10/2017

Having compared the pdf of Graupner?s X1200 to parts from an original kit, I found the Outerzone pdf to be slightly off scale. Having the pdf printed out at 98% solved the problem though. Regards and many many thanks for your excellent work!
Armin : Delta X1200 : 12/10/2017

Plan Mit. a5n2a Claude by Nate Sterman. I'm in the process of building this model [more pics 003]. Construction notes: 1. bulkhead 4T is too tall and upper stringer notches not wide enough. I removed the center top, widened the stringer locations. 2. cockpit panes a little too wide at base. I trimmed same. 3. LG strut location not indicated on plan. I used other sources. I'm 77 yrs and been able to continue using the razor blade on printed sheet. THANKS Outerzone.
EugeneW : Mitsubishi A5M2a Claude : 12/10/2017

Hello Mary! I hope you have spent a good summer. I've used it to build an Enforcer ... it flies beautifully!! I attach the photos [more pics 003-009].
ArmandoValentino : Enforcer : 12/10/2017

Just finished an electric version of Owen Kampen's Half A Pacer [more pics 005]. I had a set of Ace Wings, so I put them to use. Did not build in the rudder control, as per the 1974 original. Hope to fly it soon.
TomB : Pacer : 12/10/2017

Hi Mary, here are 2 photos of the Mini Robot MK-V I am building from the plan of the same down loaded from the Outerzone [more pics 003, 004]. It's an adaptation from the Veron Mini Robot as shown on the plan. Must say the thing is build like a tank - spruce spars and a ply D box wing. Perhaps it did not only sport German war marking but actually went to war? With some apprehension I build my version lighter. Funny how it's 1970s Germanized all the way - those kits are known to be as going down the design road of 'heavy build' and 'fast flying' as result and all that weight needs to come to a standstill on an unintentional impact with any solid object as Terrafirma might well be. As opposed to lightweight, often found in Veron kits, that is still strong enough and by no means slows down a fast engine and just saves you from closing a hole in the ground and engine to dig out on impact. Well I shall see if my apprehension is based on lack of insight this designer had or me when flying has commenced. He seems a very experienced designer, but saying that why is there no dihedral brace shown on the plan? Sure it needs that. With all these meandering thoughts I am very curious to know what the original Veron Mini Robot plan looks like. Perhaps a kit collector will become adventurous and let his plan step out of the box with accompanied thoughts and send a scan of it to the Outerzone and so the world to see.
Joost : Mini Robot : 12/10/2017

Attached is a photo of the X-PERT made from the plan found on your website [more pics 005]. For anyone who is interested, the engine is a MVVS 40.
BobCherry : X-Pert : 12/10/2017

Added Cal Smith cover illustration of the Playboy, thanks to Pit [more pics 003].
Mary : Stits Playboy : 12/10/2017

Steve, I found the following comment about the Shoestring (ID 1923) in the Feb 1966 issue's editorial, By Don Dewey: -- "You can't get rid of me that easy. I just remembered a note that Carl Goldberg wanted passed on to youse guys that are building the Shoestring, featured in last month's issue." -- "The wing breakaway plate as shown on the plan is 1/2in wide and will break in the vicinity of 45 pounds of pull. This amounts to around 11 G's. However, since it has been pointed out that some fellows may produce far higher G's than contemplated by running the ship faster and making sharper pullouts, it may be advisable to provide for a higher breaking load. Accordingly, Carl recommends that the breakaway plate go up to 1in. Since the holes remain the same, the breaking load with the larger plate goes up to approximately 105 pounds, according to test results. This is better than 25 G's, dad, and if you need more than that, forget it. By the way, the cross member which is 1/4 x 1/2in basswood, should be changed to 5/16 x 3/8 birch. Okay?" -- Don Dewey, Feb 1966, RCM.
davidterrell80 : Shoestring : 11/10/2017

The top view of the stab. is shown as 1-3/4 (1.75) actual dimension should be 14.75 including the the 1/8 inch to the center of the stick.
ArtieF : Champion Outdoor tractor : 10/10/2017

Here's a photo I took around February 1972 somewhere north of Detroit [more pics 005]. The person with the transmitter is Don Anderson way before he established Great Planes. The '68 Firebird was mine and how I wish that I still had it!
ChrisPinn : Big Stik 20 : 10/10/2017

Hi. Frog Jupiter from your plan and Belair parts set [more pics 007-009]. Brilliant plans service. Thanks for your hard work. Very best regards.
TrevorT : Jupiter : 10/10/2017

Here are some pictures of my Double Jabberwock, a Don Srull design I downloaded from Outerzone [more pics 005-009]. The plane is equipped with a Hobby People 2814/06, A .15 glow equivalent. 11/5.5 APC prop with an ElectriFly 25 amp Silver Series ESC. Flying weight with a three cell, 2200 mah pack is 46 ounces. This produces an 8 1/2 ounce/sq. ft. wing loading. Performance is outstanding with glides that seem to last forever. Excellent thermally abilities. LED lights installed internally for night flying. Covered with Top Flight transparent yellow Monokote. Visibility is amazing. Working on The Yogi now. Another Don Srull design.
RobertS : Double Jabberwock : 10/10/2017

Here are a couple of photos of the RCM Sportster that I built from your plans, RCM 543, OuterzoneID: 6143 [more pics 003, 004]. Converted to electric. It flies great with a Propdrive 3536-1400KV motor, APC 10x5E prop, 50 amp ESC, and a 2200 mah battery. Flies for about 8 minutes with throttle management. Needed 3 oz weight in the nose to balance (I moved the rudder and elevator servos to the rear of the plane). Weighs 3-1/4 pounds ready to fly. Thank you for hosting Outerzone!
RonaldSwenson : RCM Sportster : 10/10/2017

Hello Steve, I built this A6M Zero from Dave Platt plan and semi kit [more pics 003-010]. This war plane is the easiest war plane I fly for such a long time. Easy handle, track straight with its wide landing gear, smooth, no bad habit and is a very nice thru scale line plane to build also.
JeanSkyDive : Mitsubishi A6M Zero : 10/10/2017

Dear All, here is the finished model [more pics 006, 007].
AnthonyRoberts : Jersey Javelin : 10/10/2017

Picture of Feuerzeug [more pics 003] and instructions from German magazine [supplementary file].
BerndLangner : Feuerzeug : 10/10/2017

Estes bought Sterling and took over the S-1A as their STE 6750. The label is copyright Apr 98 and the decal marked May 97 [more pics 003, 004]. It is interesting to note the box says computer drawn wing plan.
EdShearer : Ringmaster S1A : 10/10/2017

This box and the decal from the kit are after Sterling, being produced by Estes [more pics 008, 009]. The Ringmaster Junior continued by Estes was their model STE6751.
EdShearer : Ringmaster Junior : 10/10/2017

Added picture of box art [more pics 011], thanks to EdShearer.
Mary : Ringmaster S-1 : 10/10/2017

Added picture of box art [more pics 003], thanks to EdShearer.
Mary : Chieftoo : 10/10/2017

Hi Steve, I built this model back in high school, probably 1951 or '52. Can't remember what motor, could have been a Frog 150. Made a colossal noise with the modelspan covered fuselage drumming. I think it had a celluloid fuel tank. Didn't last long, typical of my models in those days. Thanks for this wonderful repository of memories.
DickEverett : Small Fry : 10/10/2017

The picture is a Mk II version. The plan is an older, MK I version.
anon : Hustler : 10/10/2017

Many thanks to unionmodel on HPA for posting this raw scan. I spent about 5 hours cleaning and straightening this one out, out as best I could [see morepics 006].
SteveWMD : Flash S : 10/10/2017

Hi guys. Just thought I would submit some pics of the 28% Ultimate I built from plans off your site [model photo & more pics 003-005]. I appreciate the plans and have a few I am planning on building in the future. Plane has a dle35cc gasser in it. Flies beautifully. Cheers from Karratha, West Australia.
CraigMalpass : 28% Ultimate : 09/10/2017

The Berkeley box art for the 1-30 [more pics 004].
EdShearer : Schweizer 1-30 : 09/10/2017

It's redrawn from original plans published in magazine "L'Ala" n. 14 - Jul 1950 [see supplementary file].
Pit : PF-15 : 07/10/2017

I started this one some time back [more pics 003, 004].
EdShearer : Forney Aircoupe : 05/10/2017

This one will be in Swiss colors [more pics 007, 008].
EdShearer : Nieuport 28 : 05/10/2017

This kit builds well and is strong construction but scale buffs will need to make new stabilizer, elevators,fin and rudder if accurate shape is important [more pics 005, 006]. The kit flies well too, as I have seen aerobatics with a fox .35.
EdShearer : Nieuport 28 : 05/10/2017

This is my RC conversion of the CO2 Jersey Javelin on your site [more pics 004, 005]. Now ready for covering. I scaled this from the original 23" to 32". Prop size is 7 by 4.5. Rudder and elevator control. Brushless outrunner and 7.4v. 900mAh, 2 cell lipo for power.
AnthonyRoberts : Jersey Javelin : 05/10/2017

I started building the Impuls, here are a few photos [more pics 005, 006]. I intend to use the Veco 19 engine shown on the photos and 3 channel radio. Found that the scaling of the pdf is 8% too small.
Joost : Impuls : 05/10/2017

Photo of completed F4 Phantom model was found online at
SteveWMD : F-4J Phantom II : 04/10/2017

Please find attached two more pics of the Manicaca II [more pics 006, 007]. This model was very well built by Cmder. Gilberto from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plane evolved from a very nice repro kit made y Flugz Models. A very nice touch from the kit is that it features a special motor mount to use either glow or elecric power, very nice indeed.
CarloAM : Manicaca II : 04/10/2017

Thanks for the plan [more pics 007]. It will make its first flite Oct 7 2017, the world wide Ringmaster Fly-A-thon.
EdShearer : Baby Ringmaster : 04/10/2017

Photo of my Senior Telemaster, which I built in 2017 [more pics 006]. Overpowered with an OS 70 Surpass.
RobR : Senior Telemaster : 04/10/2017

Ok, this was my mistake, sorry about that. We are missing pages 2 and 3 of this plan. Will leave this (page 1) up here here for now, and see if anyone can send in the missing parts over time. Thanks guys.
SteveWMD : Oddie 94 : 04/10/2017

There are two other sheets for this plan Steve, one for the wings and another for an alternative fuse for RC.
Bob : Oddie 94 : 04/10/2017

Hello Outerzone Friends. Some modifications were made to the Don Condon Cherokee Arrows 200 plan, such as increasing the wingspan to 76 in, length to 53 in and a landing gear fixed [more pics 005-011]. The wing is now a tapered wing, no more a Hershey bar wing. The scaled interior as such: coutains, control panel, etc. Thank you all Outerzone! From Brasilia - Brazil.
SergioFloripesFigueira : Cherokee Arrow 200 : 03/10/2017

I built this plane from the kit 30 years ago. Please advise builders to strengthen the landing gear mounts and try not to thin the leading edge to much. Mine flew beautifully but would hunt around on landing especially with flaps. Not until I added leading edge cuffs to the tips did it behave and become a great airplane. Consider modifying airfoil to correct this situation. It has lots of wing area and is realistic at the 9 pound weight mine weighed.
JoelMc : P-51D Mustang 60 : 03/10/2017

Here is the structure of my third C. B 24 [more pics 004, 005]. A rubber band model, equipped with a small electric motor. Anyway good to fly in open field. With a 450 mA 2 cells BATTERY. It flies more than 15 minutes. Very small model, but still quite fun. Thanks for OUTER ZONE.
JulienVermeire : CB 24 : 03/10/2017

The odd slant on the windshield dates back earlier than the Mystery Ship. The Vultee V-1 had this feature in 1934, as did the early Boeing 247, some Miles aircraft such as the M.3A Falcon Major of 1935, and the Stinson Model A (1934). I'm sure there were many more. Some photos and drawings of the Spartan Cruiser II show what appears to be a perfectly vertical windscreen.
LincolnR : Setter : 03/10/2017

It's good to hear you want to build the C-47, Elif. Can you be more specific about the help you need? You might be better posting your question on a forum like There are lots of helpful model builders there.
Mary : Douglas C-47 : 02/10/2017

Hello: we will make a C-47 model airplane in our lesson and we wonder something about C-47 ( materials, wire connection etc.). So, can you help us, please !
ElifY : Douglas C-47 : 02/10/2017

The wing plan details appear to be missing. There is no reference to a second sheet on the fuselage plan.
GeoffO : Oddie 94 : 02/10/2017

Doh, it does seem like the wing is missing from this one. Thanks Brian for pointing this out. Anyone have a second sheet for this one, showing the wing?
SteveWMD : Oddie 94 : 29/09/2017

Correct name is Fidia Piattelli Yaakov - Born in Roma 1907, Died in Tel Aviv 1957 due to gun shot while trying to stop a rape in a cinema. He was a modeller, aeronautical engineer in Officine Reggiane and an artist too.
Pit : Peres I : 29/09/2017

I've added a photo of Dr Piattelli [more pics 003], thanks to Pit.
Mary : Peres I : 29/09/2017

The initials stand for Ing. (engineer) Fidia (apparently a Greek name) Piattelli. He was an Italian aeromodeller and aeronautical engineer. He was imprisoned in WW2 for being Jewish. After the war he went to Israel and continued his career. He made some unusual and beautiful model designs.
Pit : Peres I : 29/09/2017

Many thanks for posting this cleaned up plan of an old favorite. The usual caveats should be heeded, as with any build; the right wing panel is significantly longer than the left side panel, and the discrepancy carries over to the stabilizer as well, although being of shorter span, it is not as obvious. I actually have a copy of this plan, ordered many moons ago from John Pond. I should check that copy for symmetry.
DavidD : Piper Tri-Pacer : 29/09/2017

The plan identifies the designer as F.J. Piattelli, whereas the article credits (Dr.) I.F. Piattelli. It's a minor point, but does anyone know which is correct?
Mary : Peres I : 29/09/2017

A little more (trivial?) information: the plan showing the prototype Draken (dragon) and the real thing (the prototype) is on display at Svedino's Automobile and Aviation Museum in southern Sweden. A museum well worth visiting.
Karsten : Saab J35 Draken : 28/09/2017

L/M model, Eric Fearnley's 1953 design. Scaled up to 60" [more pics 005, 006]. SC30 four stroke. I've also built one at 43". Both on U/Tube, here and here. That's me doing the camera and friend doing the flying.
MickButler : Luton Minor : 27/09/2017

There is a good picture of Chris Strachan's model on Mike's flying scale model page [more pics 003]: And a skeleton ex on the site:
Karsten : Saab J35 Draken : 26/09/2017

I have seen the restored plan on your homepage and it is beautiful. It is much clearer and crisper than I would have thought possible. Thanks again to you and rchopper56.
Karsten : Saab J35 Draken : 26/09/2017

Added photo of the completed model, plus the Dogfight Duo together [more pics 003-005], thanks to ChrisK.
Mary : Focke-Wulf Fw 190D : 25/09/2017

I just finished the P-47 half of the Dogfight duo [more pics 004]. Here is a pic of the pair together [more pics 005, 006]. Both are converted to electric and 4 channels (rudder added). The P-47 build log can be found at: Thanks for all you do for our hobby!!!
ChrisK : Republic P-47D Thunderbolt : 25/09/2017

Hello from Argentina. I can see the TOM has no pictures. I have a Hegi Catalog and I have scanned the pictures for you [model photo & more pics 004].
NorbertoStabile : Tom : 25/09/2017

I built a model of this from M.A.P. plans in 1964 and remember well the first flight. After adding four (imperial) pennies as noseweight for balance, a beautiful straight and very gentle descent of something like 100 feet was achieved even though launched only from shoulder height. I think this aircraft has very elegant lines.
JohnT : Tandem Tutor T-31 : 25/09/2017

it does not has the formers
anon : QB Cessna-20 : 22/09/2017

See the article in model builder, dec 1989 page 36.
Pit : Zanzarone : 21/09/2017

Zanzarone (big mosquito) is nothing more than a Cadet Major from Bunch, plan marketed in Italy by Aviominima of Uberto Travagli. Aviominima marketed the "Zanzara" (mosquito) too, the equivalent of Cadet Junior by Bunch. See cadet jr on oz for info.
Pit : Zanzarone : 21/09/2017

It appears that the plan is incomplete. It only shows a plan view of the wing a diagram of the construction sequence.
TonyLeong : Ringmaster Junior : 21/09/2017

Got a few photos of my Ringmaster Junior, you are free to use if desired [more pics 005:start, 006:paint touched up, 007:repair completed].
ghostler : Ringmaster Junior : 20/09/2017

Here's a few photos of my Ringmaster with Testors McCoy .35 Red Head [more pics 008-011].
ghostler : Ringmaster S-1 : 20/09/2017

Hello, thought you may like to see my Waggler built from an Outerzone plan [more pics 003]. .4cc David Banks diesel powered. Two channel RC. Thanks for the plan.
RodMcKiggan : Waggler : 20/09/2017

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