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Just wondering if you have a parts sheet for this C/G chipmunk yet.
Brad : Super Chipmunk : 28/10/2021

Ah, got it. Ok, have fixed spelling now. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Korff Senior Professor : 27/10/2021

Looks like it’s KorFf not KorRf
Dan : Korff Senior Professor : 27/10/2021

Hi . thank you very much for your reply. To save weight for the electrical installation. I thought I would change the air brakes to integrated electricity. Has also mounted skew rudders, which is a very good development for the flight properties.
Klas-Göran Wirström : Stratus : 27/10/2021

Not many kits give full piece part details.
Circlip : B-24 Liberator : 27/10/2021

Fair point, OK have set this as incomplete, now.
SteveWMD : B-24 Liberator : 27/10/2021

I doubt you will find any such drawings.
It's an old 1970's design despite it's attractive shape not seen much, so it is unlikely anyone converted it to electric.
It might be worth asking for power/installation suggestion on the electric sailplanes forum on
M Hodgson : Stratus : 27/10/2021

I have a feeling it was a 'that looks about right,' aerofoil. The closest you might get might be the E374, with a little reflex added via the control surfaces.
Else trace the ones on the plan and make templates from them. Aerofoil accuracy is not that imoietant with the Obelix.
M Hodgson : Obelix : 27/10/2021

plans situation perfectly described on tags, video at:
pit : B-24 Liberator : 27/10/2021

This plan is incomplete need ribs, fuselage formers etc
john dowland : B-24 Liberator : 27/10/2021

Allow me please to send some pictures of my Stukas [main pic, 004-007]. One of my favorite stunt planes along with the TBird, the Aldridge & Gieseke Noblers and the Tucker Special. I have already built some 14 Stukas, each one with some modifications and always using as power a Brodak 40, 11x4. An elegant model and excellent flyer for his category. Here are some pictures, older and new.
Antonis Zervas : Stuka Stunt : 27/10/2021

Does anyone know which aerofoil is used on the Obelix? I’m trying to get a friend to cut me some foam cores but he needs the aerofoil. Thanks,
Mike : Obelix : 26/10/2021

Hi I have a Stratus according to your drawing. It has now not flown for sure 30 years. Do you possibly have a drawing or knowledge of where I can find a drawing to convert Stratus to electric operation? Sincerely,
Klas-Göran Wirström : Stratus : 26/10/2021

Um, thanks. We currently have this listed as 38 inch span, see datafile section.
SteveWMD : Experimental Wing : 26/10/2021

I have studied the plan and article to establish dimensions. As these specifications are missing from both, I would like to advise this basic detail of the model is a wingspan of 38 inches (96.5cm). October 2021.
Pete : Experimental Wing : 26/10/2021

Hello, The first photo, red and white 1959 livery, was not made from the small Sterling kit version. It was made from the traditional big 58 inches wingspan Tri-Pacer Sterling kit. Both models, although similar, are completely different in structure and general design.
Best wishes.
EDUARDO (Colombia)
Eduardo : Piper Tri Pacer : 25/10/2021

Hi Allen, thanks for the upload. What engine size did they recommend for this kit? Cheers,
Hubert : Box Car : 25/10/2021

Dear Sir, Here are a couple of photos [012, 013] of Peter Russell's STOL, recently refurbished and electrified. I was given the model by Jock Sanderson of the Linlithgow MFC. It was in a state of mild disrepair. I patched the tissue covering and built a new nose section to take an electric motor and battery. I also fitted larger main wheels and a steerable tail wheel to improve ground handling. Otherwise, the airframe is original.
Peter Griffiths : STOL : 25/10/2021

Good evening. I built a Spartan Biplane model (oz162) off the Comet plan earlier this year. Thought I would share some pictures [main pic, 004-007]. Thanks, from Burlington, KY,
Archie Adamisin : Spartan Biplane : 25/10/2021

Hi Mary, Candice RC [pics 007, 008] with a 24gram electric motor spinning an 8x4 prop. Patiently awaiting a maiden. Decided to do away with the nose block, as I liked the look without. If I build another I would love to finish it up as a Velocity SE. Thanks as always,
Rocket_rodeo : Candice : 25/10/2021

Thank you very much for your reply, Hubert!
Sebastian : Cassutt : 25/10/2021

I don't remember how many of these I built and flew in my mid-teens, it was a bunch. They were a great U-control to learn with. One of the last ones I had I took off the wing tips at the first outside rib. That little plane would really stunt.
James : Lil Jumpin Bean : 24/10/2021

A photo of my much flown Sr. Falcon [pic 026]. Powered by an Enya 60 III & guided by a Kraft "Custom 12 - All Transistor" Reeds system converted to 2.4 GHz with all modern airborne servos and electronics, thanks to Phil Green and "Mode Zero". Regards,
Mike Foster : Senior Falcon : 24/10/2021

I have flown an OV-10, built by a club member, and while it flew well, it was heavy and had a very small wing, interrupted by the two engine nacelles. It was damaged in the infamous downwind turn, but is repairable. You gotta keep the speed up, especially in a turn. The engines mentioned, OS LA 40's, while good running engines, are not known for their power. They would not be my choice. The same can be said for the ENYA 60 from that era. It's what Phil Kraft preferred in his original Ugly Sticks. I had an Enya 60, and while good running, it was no powerhouse either. I'm now flying an OS 46, which will happily pull an 11x6 prop, probably as fast as the Enya pulled its 11x7. The OS 46 is what I would use, very reliable and more power than any of the engines flown on my ancient Miss Martha. Weight will be very close to the original Enya, used without mufflers back in the day. You would be amazed how much power the OS 46's will put out, just keep the speed up and you'll be fine.
Doug Smith : OV-10A Bronco : 24/10/2021

I just acquired a Rapier II kit which is slightly smaller but it is missing the plans. Anyone have that plan willing to upload it to Oz?
Mike P. : Rapier : 24/10/2021

Two .40 would not be a good idea. It was designed for two .60. Try and stay around that size as you can always throttle back.
Mark Godfrey : OV-10A Bronco : 24/10/2021

Why model this relatively obscure little aircraft, Comet Model’s Seversky Pursuit (oz476) from 1939? If we call it obscure, it certainly wasn’t during the mid-1930’s. How about it being a three-time winner of the Bendix Trophy as well as attaining numerous other speed records. Add to that an appearance as star of the silver screen with the likes of Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy featured as its fantasy pilots. It was very much before the public eye by the time it assumed its military career, the first all-metal fighter aircraft with a retractable landing gear in the U.S. Army Air Corps inventory. Alas, by the outbreak of war in the Pacific it was already obsolete, but nevertheless participated against desperate odds during the disastrous defense of Luzon Island. Its legacy was no less significant, leading to the development of the P-47 Thunderbolt. Model represents an aircraft of the 17th Pursuit Squadron operating from Luzon Island, Philippines, 1941 [main pic, 004-008].
Neal Green : Seversky Pursuit : 23/10/2021

You don't need them. One is shown and the wing's rectangular.
Hubert : Cassutt : 23/10/2021

Unfortunately the designer chose to comment on the notes "Building your Cassutt"
Aerofoil section only in side elevation.
Regards Ian. (Circlip)
Circlip : Cassutt : 23/10/2021

Hello guys! Just one question: are there any pictures of ribs on the plan, or do you dont need them? cheers
Sebastian : Cassutt : 23/10/2021

Another pic. Briegleb BG-12, covered now [pic 008].
Erick Baccus : Briegleb BG-12 : 22/10/2021

An assortment of photos during the different stages of construction of my Valkyrie (designed by Carl Goldberg) oz6156 [main pic, 008-013]. As an update I had already reported a difference in the scale of the 2 pages & I found that some formers had off square holes shown in the plan. I think it was # 3 & # 4 but not sure those were the only ones. From Ottawa Canada,
Larry Ingram : Valkyrie : 22/10/2021

Hi Mary and Steve, Some pics of new latest model the Lacey M-10 [main pic, 006, 007] and link to video of flying the Lacey M-10 & The Revere Speedster -on 18_10_2021 see:
Kind regards,
Maciej : Lacey M-10 : 22/10/2021

Hi, I am sending photos of the Hoverking model [main pic, 006-009], which I built as an RC model.
Petr : Hoverking : 22/10/2021

Looking good, Nick. PRU Blue and Rudder in Stone/Dk Earth, it appears. I hope it flies well!
Miguel : Hawker Hurricane : 21/10/2021

Geoff, How did it go? I have a 45YO kit I am going to build.
Andrew C : Mini Phase : 21/10/2021

Hi there. Regarding the Doug McHard Hurricane design, here are a couple of pics [006, 007] of my completed attempt! Finished as an RAF 69 Squadron Luqua (Malta) 1941 version. Best Regards,
Nick Johnson : Hawker Hurricane : 20/10/2021

Two .40 size engines seems like a lot of power for such an easy flyer. Years ago I flew a 72" Ugly Stik twin with two K&B 40's in the wing. They would pull it straight up. A pair of 25's should be more than enough. As for the incidence, I always set it at zero, no matter what the plan shows. It's a little tricky for a flat bottom wing. Draw a line from the center of the leading edge to the center of the trailing edge. Continue that line all the way to the tail, then make the stabilizer parallel to it. A tiny bit of up trim will make it perfect. Our group built three Kadets, one Senior and two Senioritas, all trimmed out perfectly using this method. Just because it's shown on the plans doesn't mean it's correct, usually it isn't.
Doug Smith : RCM Scooter MkIV : 20/10/2021

The 50 inch So-Long is, by far, the most common model of that name. However, there was a 54 inch version that was also flown in 1940. For years, it was assumed that it was either a scaled up 50 inch So-Long or a 50 inch So-Long with an extended wing. When the original was discovered, and plans were drawn up from the model, it was discovered that it was neither and it had some subtle differences from the 50" model in all aspects. The plan can be found here:
Tom : So-Long : 20/10/2021

The plans are not very clear as to the wing and tail incidences. Can you advise? Also is there any down thrust on the motors? I am building the twin with 2x 40s.
TonyM : RCM Scooter MkIV : 20/10/2021

78 cm is the good span.
Olivier : Dewoitine 520 : 20/10/2021

Using the wheel diameter for initial calibration, I get a 780mm wingspan, so it looks like all is good.
RC Yeager : Dewoitine 520 : 19/10/2021

I think this is a catalog error. I will measure on the plan to be sure.
Olivier : Dewoitine 520 : 19/10/2021

hmmm. It gets more complicated. There is also this catalogue pic [005] thanks to Olivier, which says the D520 has "envergure 890 mm". So maybe there were 2 models?
SteveWMD : Dewoitine 520 : 19/10/2021

Hi, Thanks again for another great plan. Just completed and flown my rendition of the Mini Bird [main pic]. I got a set of laser cut parts from Philip at which made the build super easy. I have used a scorpion 2208 1280kv motor and a 3S 1300mah flight pack. With this setup it flies really well tracking beautifully and axial rolls. My new favorite plane. Thanks again for the great selection of plans and photos to follow. Regards,
Jono : Mini Bird : 19/10/2021

Love the site! I built the Drifty Primary glider [main pic]. What a fun little project. Turned out very tail heavy, I was heavy on the paint but just for display. Picture attached. Keep up the good work!
Jeff Krotzer : Drifty Primary Glider : 19/10/2021

Hi Steve and Mary, here are some pictures of my Tulura [main pic, 004-006]. Best regards,
Harald Bendschneider : Tulura 5 : 19/10/2021

A nicely restored plan by M. Fillon. This subject is rather elegant for a Gourdou-Leseurre, from that benighted area when French airplanes were so afflicted with the pulchritude handicap. Brits should not scoff at this, remember the Blackburns for a start.
Look at those fine round fuselage formers for the nose, and scalloped for the rest. Great scale effect touch. And the wing rib construction! Who was going to do all those rib cutouts, or the little slots to accurately squeeze the ribs along spars? Fantastic!
MRA again did their whale-in-a-sardine-can routine but this time they gave up and superimposed the wing and fuselage plans. No worries, intention is what counts :-)
Miguel : Gourdou Leseurre LGL.341 : 19/10/2021

Have changed the spelling on this one to "Soar Birdy" now. The only original doc we have here is the scanned manual from the kit, as printed by Bridi Hobby Enterprises, which use the spelling "Soar Birdi" throughout. See supplement file. But this is not the spelling that appears on the box art, or the plan, or the review, and this is not the spelling in common use. So "Soar Birdy" it is.
SteveWMD : Soar Birdy : 19/10/2021

That's correct Robert. Wulf died while piloting a FW-19. Supposedly a control rod snapped.
RC Yeager : Rassitoodus : 19/10/2021

Yes, that’s the late Eut Tileston’s powered by a Cox .010 to make a mockery on the A - Texaco event.
Tom Ryan : Rassitoodus : 18/10/2021

Well, the plan includes the following note: "Balance point not shown on original plan. See 'Li Lightning' by Doug Joyce, published in June 1976 Model Builder". That plan is also here in Outerzone (oz426). In any case, CG is probably about 1.25 to 1.5" forward of main gear.
RC Yeager : Rassitoodus : 18/10/2021

As far as I remember the Fw-19a was the airplane that killed designer Georg Wulf from Focke-Wulf's. What went wrong - bad design or pilot error?
Robert Schlickewitz : Rassitoodus : 18/10/2021

Many thanks to RFJ for adding the article are a Star!!
Brian Gibbs : Bellanca Skyrocket : 18/10/2021

I lost this plan in a house move 5 years ago - any chance of the articles on this model? It was originally in RCME Nov 2001 and part 1 of the article was in that issue but Part 2 and 3 were in the following issues (Dec 2001 & Jan 2002).
Brian : Bellanca Skyrocket : 18/10/2021

Rassitoodus-MB-07-76_oz3009. Hello mary, hello steve. I think the model "Rassitoodus" looks like the FW-19. Where is the CG?
Many greetings
Bernhard Dittmann : Rassitoodus : 18/10/2021

Greetings, Just finished up an Aristo Cat (plan 6995) and have included a couple of photos [pic 013, 014]. Built from a 60 year-old Midwest kit, dope finish and 3 channel RC. Cheers,
Scott Wallace : Aristo-Cat : 18/10/2021

The only gripe I have with Master Stuart is that he is too slow in updating his website. More, sir, more! Please?
Looking at his photos of construction and finished product leave me wondering which is best as covering up that workmanship is a pity but those models are meant to fly. Covering half the model up in some transparent film, perhaps? Build two of each? :-)
Miguel : Vought SBU-1 : 18/10/2021

This out-Birds-of-Time the Bird Of Time itself (oz2093) :-)
Ok, ok, this wing plan shape was pretty common (and pretty pretty too!), the BoT may have been inspired by something from the Thermic series. Do a search for that name here in the OZ and you'll see what I mean.
Miguel : Spirit of Zaic : 18/10/2021

Just for information I'm preparing for Gene and OZ the english article translation For both Aquilotto and Aquila, at the same time I would like to share the "Gruppo Falchi di Bergamo" site page for downloading a lots of Italian aeromodelling books of the past (Menestrina's 3 books included):
Pit : Aquila : 17/10/2021

Stunning plans. There are slight discrepancies so one needs to be careful and triple check before giving parts final cuts. We are just in the process of building it with my son. We have managed to secure OS35 R/C engine which is exactly what's suggested. Looking forward to flying it!
AR3 : Cessna Skylane 62 : 17/10/2021

Added a nice model photo [main pic], thanks to Tom Ryan. I guess this is a reduced size version.
SteveWMD : Rassitoodus : 17/10/2021

Hi. Attached pic [008]. Just built from this plan.
Dan : RC-1 : 17/10/2021

Hi, I found two images on an old HDD which I scanned from paper-photos [006, 007]. I liked the T-45 but had difficulties to place the blue DEAC-battery. So it went into the canopy. ;-) Best regards,
Harald Bendschneider : T-45 : 17/10/2021

When Gene was drawing up the cad plan, we did not have the article and pics. That would have helped a lot. It would have been nice if things had come along in a different order. But these are the breaks.
SteveWMD : Aquila : 17/10/2021

See nota in the end of article : N23 is 3mm too short on the training edge.
Patrick Urbain : Naurdycq : 17/10/2021

Should anyone decide to build from the cad drawings be aware that there is an error in the rib cad drawings.
The drawing shows a cambered section changing to a symmetrical then changing again to a Clark Y at the tip.
The ribs from the symmetrical section out should be inverted (the Clark Y should be upside down). This is to help create a stable model without too much reflex and washout in the structure.
If in doubt refer to the article pictures where it clearly shows the orientation of the ribs.
Also the TE is not a straight line when viewed from the rear.
M Hodgson : Aquila : 17/10/2021

Careful restoration, including the wayward instrument panel and extras. Thank you!
Miguel : P-40 Warhawk : 16/10/2021

I hope this is not only the place for modellers hints or data on markings, but also for some historical notes.
Interesting in many ways seem life and career of lorry-, car- and aircraft designer and engineer Edmund Rumpler. Born in Vienna he spent many years in Germany. After World War I he was no more active in constructing airplanes but the more in improving automobiles and trucks. When the nationalsocialists came to power in Germany in 1933 they arrested him for being Jewish and cut short his engineering career. Interestingly though he was soon released from prison. May be this was due to his world fame. He had also in the following years not to face the sad fate of so many other Jews in Germany of becoming persecuted. Robbed of his reputation and nearly forgotten Edmund Rumpler passed away in waryear 1940. Today he is well remembered in many Austrian and German museums and streets are named in his honor.
Robert Schlickewitz : Rumpler C-5 : 16/10/2021

Thanks, Dan, very helpful your information.
Venerable Kermit Weeks has not only his impressions of the Storch on YouTube, he flew also one of the last L-1 survivers and he confronts us with interesting facts indeed.
Look how low the Stinson sits on its u/c legs even when without pilot/passenger. It's the same problem as with the Storch modelbuilders have to
compromise how they construct the L-1 u/c.
Robert Schlickewitz : Stinson O-49 : 16/10/2021

Just to add to the fin/rudder comments. I built a 43" Rumpler for diesel power. It was a super flier but I never knew which way it was going to go; it would wander all over the place.
bill dennis : Rumpler C-5 : 16/10/2021

Sady I chrashed my Sr Falcon again. He hit the only wooden fencestick after an emergencylanding. A new wing ist under construction now, using metric parts. I hope it will fly again next spring !
Reinhard Lehmann : Senior Falcon : 15/10/2021

Ok I scaled up the plans by 104% so I could fly it at our big bird events. I made a 2 piece wing and sheeted the front for some extra strength. I suspect the wing ribs on the original plan were not accurate, and being a low resolution copy did not help.some of the issues I had were:
The leading edge of the ribs did not line up with the plan and needed to be trimmed to fit.
The turbulator spars did not line up. I’d cut them after the wing was assembled to get them straight.
W11 rib needs to be made from thin ply. No mater how carefully you a a balsa one will break.
I needed to scarf a 1/8” to the top of rib 3 to get it to the right height. Most other ribs needed a shim here and there to get thing to match.
Despite my carefully jigging I got to much reflex in my trailing edge. I make a template to sit on top of the ribs next time.
The torque rod slots weaken the rib and make them really easy to break. I’d do them after the wing was assembled next time.
I made the brass bearings for the torque rods to short. No matter how careful I was I got epoxy in them. I’d make them 5/16” long next time.
Hope this is of use to anyone else who builds this.
Dave Pentland : Sunbird : 15/10/2021

Thank you so much for the link! Though I've seen many of their plentiful and diverse plans in other places including the Outerzone (who rate a few links for themselves), they...
a) are worth a thorough look in all their many crannies,
b) are a pleasant looking flock (?) of Old F...ts, bless them :-))
Miguel : Spartan Cruiser II : 15/10/2021

Robert, That was the weakest part. I soldered the wire landing gear just like the example shown on the plans. Don't remember what gauge piano wire I used. The struts were reinforced with plywood and shaped with balsa, then covered with silkspan. The under carriage was attached to plywood bulkheads. I had to land gently, or bend it back to its proper shape. I hope this helps!
Dan Owen : Stinson O-49 : 14/10/2021

Here's a well-made model, with that chicken-coop rigging and attachment points, pilot figure and all! Looks good, so should fly well :-)
Miguel : Bristol Scout D : 14/10/2021

Not bad! First time I see the Scout with Turkish markings. Good idea.
Robert Schlickewitz : Bristol Scout D : 14/10/2021

Would you kindly give some hints about how you 've built the undercarriage? You say you doubled the size of the model. That means a much heavier model sits on those legs and its supportive struts. What material did you use for the u/c? What strength of wire? Did you solder those wires? Exists maybe a drawing of your solution to this all?
Would be greatful for your information.
Thank you.
Robert Schlickewitz : Stinson O-49 : 13/10/2021

One of the best renditions to the Storch is the one by grandgreatmaster Kermit Weeks, to be seen here:
Robert Schlickewitz : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch : 13/10/2021

The Storch is one of my all time favorite aircraft. Maybe, due solely to its unique undercarriage, its profile in the air is unmistakable. Yours is a wonderful presentation!
Jan Novick : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch : 13/10/2021

Thanks, Robert. I recall when this kit appeared on the market way back when…1965 or so, and my own assessment then as well…. Guillows appeal, at least for myself, was a simple vacu-formed canopy and the landing gear which could be dispensed with entirely on the finished model. Both of those items posed a real challenge when constructing the Storch. Seemed to me that the Fiesler had only a short retail run. I assumed those were the major reasons. The Guillows Storch canopy is literally pieced together old-style and the landing gear is a must…no escaping it.
As an interesting historical note, such was the Storch’s reputation at flying in and out of difficult locations that it seems everyone with any authority was piloting them as personal transportation, even Allied commanding officers! They were considered “easy-to-fly.” Alas, maybe they were a bit too easy to pilot. Many accidents occurred as pilots came to expect a virtual impossible performance. Interestingly, the aircraft had a propensity to encourage poor piloting etiquette with expected negative results!
Wings of the Storch are long and as such, wing-struts are functional. Canopy glazing makes a challenge in creating a strong wing center section. If a modeler is into such challenges, recommend constructing the Westland Lysander.
Neal : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch : 13/10/2021

My compliments, a real beauty Mr. Greens model of the famous observation plane.
The Storch's undercarriage has indeed posed obstacles to many modelbuilders or even prevented them from building it.
Reason: the aircraft looks totally different in the air than on ground. The u/c legs come together narrower in the air and spread when coming in contact with ground. So modelbuilders have to choose either parked position or flying position. Both look unreal or even strange when seen the other way.
Building a scale u/c with moving parts like the original had requires very good or even best modelling skills.
So I recommend to all stillnotsogood-modellers, if it must be a Storch, than better try a copy of the Fi-256 than one of the Fi-156.
Robert Schlickewitz : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch : 13/10/2021

Enclosed are a couple of pictures of Earl Stahl's Stinson O-49 [main pic, 005]. The plans were doubled sized to 64" wingspan. I converted it to 3 channel RC. Powered by a Magnum .15. I enjoy your website as it inspires me to keep building. Thank you!
Dan Owen : Stinson O-49 : 13/10/2021

Here's my rendition of a Guillows kit from the past, a scratch-built Fieseler Fi 156 Storch [main pic, 004-007]. During the Soviet siege of Berlin in 1945 Hanna Reitsch was flying this STOL aircraft from a narrow road in the Tiergarten! Construction of this model was relatively straight-forward, with the exception of its landing gear and the wing attachment/canopy setup. Long nose moment and high-wing configuration make for a good free-flight subject. Thanks to Steve and Mary (Outerzone) for the plan.
Neal Green : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch : 12/10/2021

I am sending you the photos [pic 006-009] of the acrobatic Kroto model in case you would like to include them on your website. Greetings from Alicante (Spain),
Rogelio Lamas : Kroto : 12/10/2021

The cb 34 is self-stable. A very nice flight in light winds... Easy to build. A very good starting device. For the ribs, I passed a layer on the balsa boards. The two rectangular ribs serve to reinforce the two drifts on the outside.
Olivier : CB 34 : 12/10/2021

Ok, I am now getting on with it, prop assembly done 2019, and got out again a month ago (September 2021!). But have noticed a few errors on the plan, which are confusing for wing and tailplane. Now I know why I gave up in 1978, it was not just the competing attentions of O levels and working/sport!
So anyone out there reading this, please suggest (if you know) how the wing construction really goes, main section ribs with undercamber, tips with flat bottom rib profile? Is this right? I am now desperate/determined to finish it soon to fly in an event or two...
John Wheeler
PS. I warmed up at end of this summer with a Senator build from the plan - all the ribs on that have the undercamber, tips included!!
John Wheeler : Nikolina : 12/10/2021

Here is another one [main pic, 007] ;) Not yet finished, need to do: covering wings. Best regards,
Erick Baccus : Briegleb BG-12 : 11/10/2021

Hi, here is my Hummingbird that was built by a long lost friend probably over 60 years ago [pics 006-010]. It was set up for single channel. I’m hoping to get it airborne soon. Cheers,
Alex Ellis : Hummingbird : 11/10/2021

Hi! Thanks for the excellent resource you provide! Here are a couple of pics [010-012] of my version of the Dee Rice Oriental, built from your plans. I changed the wing construction to use an I-beam construction and converted the model from IC to electric. It flys great and I have advanced my CL skills with it. One contest so far. Regards,
Don Barrett : Oriental : 11/10/2021

Doh. My fat fingers. Fixed now, thanks.
SteveWMD : DH82a Tiger Moth : 11/10/2021

From 1882? My that is an early design! ??
Dave : DH82a Tiger Moth : 11/10/2021

Very nice and thank you for submitting this version of the Nomad. The twin electric version will make things easier for many who want to built one of these unique is definitely on my list to 'to do' models !! Thank you !!
Mark Stanley : GAF N22 Nomad : 11/10/2021

Ok, that makes sense. I am changing this listing to say wingspan = 30 inch, now. The plan PDF is full size. I guess the 75/1000 notation does indeed refer to the model's scale ratio of 1/13.333. Thank you Olivier.
SteveWMD : Dewoitine 520 : 10/10/2021

Aha. The plan has "envergure 1018" printed on it. But maybe that doesn't mean model wingspan of 1018 mm. Maybe it means the fullsize airplane has wingspan 10.18m? Ok. My mistake. Also Olivier has just sent in a scan of a CB advert saying "Dewoitine 520 Env 0.78" see pic 003.
SteveWMD : Dewoitine 520 : 10/10/2021

Hello everyone at Outerzone, here is a picture of my take on the 1962 'Pageboy' for publication [main pic, 016]. It proved to be a really good flyer, I am honestly impressed by this tiny model. Greetings,
Volker Lisiewicz : Pageboy : 10/10/2021

Hiya, I haven’t flown for about ten years but just got the bug again. Wish I hadn’t sold this one though [main pic]. Built from scratch with CF spars (for club hi-start that was STRONG) and narrowed fuse for less frontal area. Flew beautifully.
AndyC : Finger Vee : 10/10/2021

Good day Mary, I took this photo off the television [pic 005]. Clearly shows the Smarty, with James Arness who later achieved fame as Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke.
Larry Jolly : Smarty : 10/10/2021

Hi there, here’s my example of the Teachers Pet [main pic]. Thanks again for a superb source of plans.
Colin Miller : Teachers Pet : 10/10/2021

Completed this Hornet [pics 015-017] it's bigger than the download plan. Wingspan is 1800mm, with air brakes.
James Cax : Hornet : 10/10/2021

Hi Steve and Mary, attached two pictures of my scratch build Ugly Stik, based on this version of the plan [main pic, 018]. It was build within a month, and because of the elctric setup I could build some things lighter, so here and there I cheated a bit. However, still a fantastic plane. I only made on mistake: selling her... time to buld a new one I guess. Electro setup is a Sk3 5045-450 on 6S running a 15x10 prop with a 70A ESC, and the performance was ballistic with it. Also some small video footage, albeit not so high quality, since my then 5 year old daughter took some video. But she had fun doing so, and I had fun that she had fun :-) see
Dries Neyrinck : Das Ugly Stik : 10/10/2021

Hi Steve, Whilst idly browsing, I noticed that you were on the lookout for a picture. Here you go [main pic]. An interesting build, but a total failure as an RC glider in view of the large amount of ballast to compensate for the huge tail moment. I used the wing for a small own-design slope soarer that flies well. Regards,
Andrew Burston : 1947 Lightweight Glider : 10/10/2021

I built this kit 50 years ago [main pic, 004-006] when I was a chemistry graduate student at UC Berkeley. I covered it with silk, which now has a couple of tears in it. I machined some scale parts, including wheel hubs and an exhaust extension for the Enya 0.15 engine, which I had bought in Hong Kong in 1962. I finally flew it in Massachusetts with 3-channel RC around 1994. I made a muffler from an aluminum text marker body attached to the exhaust extension with RTV silicone. It was a very stable flier with the high dihedral, but I could do rolls and loops with it. I recently cleaned it up, made new windscreens for it and mailed it to my nephew in Tennessee (He flew drones for the army). I remember the kit plan showing a large single channel radio suspended by springs with huge vacuum tubes. I remember being impressed with the spun aluminum cowl. The wings attached via spruce spars that fit into sockets built into the wings and wing roots.
Bill Dimpfl : Fairchild PT-19 : 10/10/2021

Here are photos of my electric conversion of the RCM Sunbird. Should anyone be interested [pics 003-005].
Dave Pentland : Sunbird : 10/10/2021

That fan-to-lathe trick had never occurred to me, if somehow you leave the fan on and you point the thing at the window you get rid of the work dust in the process :-)
Nice talking to you, sir, the other Lincoln I knew has been out of touch for the last 150 years or so :-)
Miguel : Namornik Pepek Su-56 : 09/10/2021

Hello, Here is the data for my rudder-only version of the Corsaire (all-moving rudder):
Center of gravity is at 55% - 110 mm from the wing root chord leading edge. Wing bottom is at 0° to the fuselage reference line or even -0.5° or -1° for flying in strong wind conditions. No washout on the wing. Stab is at +1° to the fuselage reference line (no mistake! stab is 1° positive to the wing bottom).
Flying weight 1210 gram, 300 gram more than the prototype. Power is a Taifun Zyklon 2.5cc diesel turning an 11x4 wood prop at 7500 rpm full throttle.
Best modelling regards,
JMP_blackfoot : Corsaire : 09/10/2021

Here are a couple of pictures [main pic, 004-006] of my well-flown Corsaire in nearly the original colours. If it may be of any use... Best modelling regards,
JMP_blackfoot : Corsaire : 09/10/2021

Here are a photo of the finished plane [pic 003]. Regards,
Carlos Fainsod : Diamond Dust : 09/10/2021

I once made a rocket nose cone by removing the cage and blades from a pedestal fan and gluing a cork to the hub so I could turn it. I've also made candle sticks and juggling clubs with an improvised lathe using an old washing machine motor. Plus, people had lathes before they had motors. There are ways. That's a marvelous looking model, BTW.
Lincoln : Namornik Pepek Su-56 : 09/10/2021

Some more Wedgies, see:
Jim Taylor : Wedgy : 08/10/2021

Didn’t Uncle Willie also tend to re-scale his redrawn plans? I only bring it up as a caution to anyone who expects someone else’s kit parts to just fit.
Tim : Fokker DR1 : 08/10/2021

There is a DR-1 short kit available that uses Scratch A Plane plans.
Not sure if the Uncle Willie plans are the same, sure looks similar, with the same cowl listed. Charlie Simmons, one of our club members, built one years ago, flew fine, ground handling awful of course, it IS a DR-1. Uncle Willie is no longer with us, having assumed room temperature a few years ago. He re-drew many kit plans and did a good job, not bothering to get permission. If you are interested, download now, do not wait. His family likely threw them all away, similar to what happened to the RCM plans library. Some available, most lost. Your mission, Steve, should you choose to accept it: Find the rest of the lost RCM plans. They're out there somewhere, about half now on OZ.
Doug Smith : Fokker DR1 : 08/10/2021

Olivier, It is the plan that not full size. As presented it appears to be, and is noted as, 3/4 scale. Printing the pdf at 100% will produce an undersized plan (@30" span). If printed at 133.33% the plan will be the correct size for the model (40" span)
pmw : Dewoitine 520 : 08/10/2021

This is just the plan. There is no kit.
SteveWMD : ASK 18 Mini : 08/10/2021

Very nice constructions. I love it. Olivier
Olivier : Pacific Ace : 08/10/2021 looks like a Fokker Dr1 plan from Flipper Flag Mfg (Scratch-a-Plane)!!! They also had very nice plans for 1/4 Scale Nieuport 17 & Fokker D-VIII... Greetings... Pascal
Pascal Rodesch : Fokker DR1 : 08/10/2021

Would like to get the kit for this particular model glider any help would be greatly appreciate it
Tyronesutton : ASK 18 Mini : 08/10/2021

Great guy, that dottore from Italy!
Honorable Ferdinando Gale is the author of many fine books decent modelbuilders should have at hand, among them:
Aerodynamic Design of Radioguided Sailplanes (1987);
Alianti, Soarers, Planeurs, Segelflugzeuge (1978);
Manuale di tecnica aeromodellistica (1953);
Tailless Tale. A low wing key to the all-wing configuration (1991).
Robert Schlickewitz : Laros : 08/10/2021

I believe the fraction is not good for the wingspan or scale proposition of the plane? It is not 75/100 but 75/1000 which should correspond to the scale of the real plane. I am wrong ?
Olivier : Dewoitine 520 : 07/10/2021

Strange, I found in my old plans of the 40s, a "plan" concerning the cutting of the parts of the structure and the ribs of the wings ... of the original plan of the Stratus of Bluzat ... without the plan of base of the aircraft.
Olivier : Stratus : 07/10/2021

Have tried to print out the parts list as I have the plan but it will not not print anything above part 57. Anyone have a full parts list please. be grateful for a copy. Thanks
Ian Mallett : Fly-Boy : 07/10/2021

Doh. My mistake. Previous version was scaled wrongly, I think I switched x and y paper sizes when scaling. Happily the new version thanks to Harald fixes this, and is also a clearer scan.
SteveWMD : Anara : 06/10/2021

Photo of the Hawker Tempest [main pic].
Russell Christensen : Hawker Tempest : 06/10/2021

Help! I've built Zare's 150% Cloud Buster. It went together well; there were no construction problems. I've installed all of the designated electronics, but not of the connectors match! I'm a beginner RC flyer but an experienced builder. Frankly, the mismatched connectors have been baffled.
Mark Fineman : Cloud Buster : 06/10/2021

Errata: please replace "an elephant herd into a refrigerator!" with "an elephant herd and two clowns into a refrigerator!".
Miguel : Naurdycq : 05/10/2021

Hi, Brent. I have a LS kit that I was going to build this winter but after looking at it closer I'm not real sure I have the skills and know how to do it. Are you still looking for one? Kit looks complete. Thanks
Nate : Liberty Sport : 05/10/2021

Finally the plan for this beautiful model has been posted! The Talon and the Sans Egal surely were the epitome of the free-flight A/2 gliders of the late 50's and early 60's.
Stefan Mochnacki : Talon : 05/10/2021

I'll buy that. Setting the date on this one now to 1988. I guess the 1959 date shown on the plan refers to the full size glider prototype.
SteveWMD : Uribel C : 05/10/2021

The plan shows the SD7032 airfoil, which I think dates to 1988, not 1959.
lr216 : Uribel C : 05/10/2021

For some in flight video, see
Robert Schlickewitz : Anara : 05/10/2021

I did wonder where all those footprints in the butter came from every time I left it in the fridge.
John Green : Naurdycq : 05/10/2021

I built this kit 50 years ago (in 1971). The plan shows a massive single channel radio with giant vacuum tubes. I initially installed a transistorized single channel radio, but the engine vibrations were too severe for reliable control. I eventually installed proportional 3-channel control and flew it in 1994. I just cleaned it up and mailed it to my nephew who flew drones for the army. It was a beautiful kit and airplane.
William L Dimpfl : Fairchild PT-19 : 05/10/2021

Gotta love those F-5 through F-8 formers too Miguel. Surely by 1973 Mr. Fillon had already perfected his own laser cutter with CAD interface. :-)
RC Yeager : Naurdycq : 04/10/2021

The tell-tale give-away of a herd of elephants in a refrigerator is the unmistakable smell of peanuts on their breath.
Jan Novick : Naurdycq : 04/10/2021

Construction complexity is remarkable, it must have been a long winter for M. Fillon, or else there was a bet involved. The wings are straightforward if you don't count the baffling elliptic dihedral, but the fuselage is a fantastic interlocking puzzle, much accuracy required here. The end result should be a beautiful and efficient airframe.
Also remarkable is MRA's ability to squeeze an elephant herd into a refrigerator!
Miguel : Naurdycq : 04/10/2021

Cached in the browser. Try hitting Ctrl+F5.
SteveWMD : Mig-21 Fishbed : 03/10/2021

A photo of the PAA 'Pay Up is still linked to this one
RC Yeager : Mig-21 Fishbed : 03/10/2021

This Mig-21 plan now replaces the previously uploaded PAA 'Pay Up' plan which was a duplicate. Sorry for the confusion. Many thanks to Skippy for pointing this out.
SteveWMD : Mig-21 Fishbed : 03/10/2021

The Outerzone search engines use criteria such as name, designer, publisher, wingspan, year, etc. Would it be possible to add a Cuteness field? This STOL Pigeon would rank highly :-)
Miguel : STOL Pigeon : 02/10/2021

I take it you mean the link in the Datafile to the Awaitik forum? Yes, that is now a dead link. At some point in the last 9 years, it died. This is not something that we need to do anything about. Here at Outerzone we are an archive. Link rot happens constantly and slowly, over time, as old sites die. There are many dead links here. But we are not in the business of policing or removing dead links. Apart from anything, dead links help inquisitive users to find useful info on, say, the Waybackmachine. So. That's where we are. If you simply want the plan, then use the Download Files section button. If you want to investigate the historical posting from the Datafile, then use the Waybackmachine, like this:
SteveWMD : Embryo Streak : 02/10/2021

Hi, It is an invalid address.... ??? Friendly,
Olivier : Embryo Streak : 02/10/2021

A few more pics, showing the construction of the Stol Pigeon [013-015].
Erick : STOL Pigeon : 02/10/2021

Hello, Here’s a photo of my T-Bird [main pic], with LA 46, 11x6. Built 2007 and flown by Antonis Zervas, Belgium & Athe.
Antonis Zervas : Thunderbird : 02/10/2021

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Dick's Rookies, now the twelve and a half. How about the 25, the 12 1/2's big brother?
Ralph Fisher : 44 inch Stunter : 01/10/2021

Douglas SkyRaider 48" from Midwest Kit., OS LA 40 blue control line Engine, fully functional 10x5 4 blade hand made wood propeller. Brodak fabric covering with dope and poliurethane colors. Original decals from the kit, vinyls and ink lines were used in the decoration. 3D printed landing gear doors .
Miguel Poduje : Skyraider A1-E : 01/10/2021

I should have mentioned that the Outerzone plan is very close to the pre-cut part from the original kit, much better than the paper plan of the kit!
ED : Pinto : 01/10/2021

Reading the MB article, it seems the original 1956 paper plan came with full build instructions (not printed in the magazine). It's a long-shot, but if anyone has a copy of those instructions, then we could usefully split this listing into one for the MB plan, one for the AT (Young Men) plan.
SteveWMD : Aeronca Champion : 01/10/2021

For what its worth, I was looking at your plan of the Aeronca 7AC # oz3770 drawn by S Cal Smith and noticed that the article attached says continued on page 95 - there were no additional pages found. I have the MB magazine and scanned in the rest of the article and have attached it. There was not much additional printed information but it did explain why the plan shows both a smaller 60" wing and also a scale outline for the more correct 70" version more suiting the 2" to the foot fuselage that the plan was originally scaled at. Regards,
Mike Foster : Aeronca Champion : 01/10/2021

It's horses for courses, I reckon :) We celebrate all the ways people build vintage models at Outerzone!
Mary : Pinto : 01/10/2021

Hi Steve and Mary; here a picture of the CB 26 kit [main pic, 003]. How seductively beautiful those building boxes were. Kind regards from Aalter Belgium,
Julien : CB 26 : 01/10/2021

Hi Mary & Steve, I am attaching some photos [main pic, 013, 014] of my Orange Box sailplane I have in flight since 1986. I learned to fly RC with this glider. It is a strong and very versatile glider. I experimented it as a thermal soarer with a Hi-start, with a Cox .049 in a pylon and also in the nose (turning it into a motor glider) and finally with electric motor in the nose. The in-flight photo [pic 013] shows the electric conversion of my 1986 glider as it is flying today. The next one [main pic] was taken in 2009 and shows my son Adriel holding the glider after a flight. This was pictured with a second fuselage I made, attached to the original 1986 wing. Finally [pic 014] shows a second wing set I am finishing for the second fuselage, this time with spoilers, splitted at the center, and joined with carbon tubes. Thank you for your fantastic work. Best regards from Buenos Aires,
Javier Schlegel : Orange Box : 01/10/2021

Hi Steve, a few photos of my 30” span Modelcraft Pacific Ace (your plan oz863) built some five years ago [main pic, 015, 016]; she has proved to be a beautiful flyer and a reliable competition model, a wonderful rubber sports design. I hope they can be of use to you on your excellent plans site. All the best,
John Churchill : Pacific Ace : 01/10/2021

Still have a few unbuilt "kits" from my laser cut files. Here's a picture of one of them, unbuilt [pic 004].
Jim Horner : PT-1 Glider : 01/10/2021

Really enjoy your web site. Brings back lots of memories of my youth studying and obsessing over my father's old Air Trails and Model Airplane News mags. I digitized them all a number of years ago, so the pages will never rot.
The PT-1 glider was the very first flying model I ever built. I was 5 at the time, and the truth is my father did most of the work, but I did get to do some of the sanding and gluing! Years later, I built some of these with my 5 year old son (he's 23 now). Who knows? Maybe I'll build one or two with grand children some day.
I'm including a picture of one of my PT-1s that I still have lying around [main pic]. This particular glider is probably 15 years old and is one of the ones I built with my son. Still flies very well. I'm also attaching a dxf file I send off to the laser cutter whenever I want to build a few more of these [see CAD zipfile supplement]. It's got all of the parts needed to build one of these fun little gliders.
Jim Horner : PT-1 Glider : 01/10/2021

Nice plan, layout like Buzzard Bombshell with pusher prop in place of back stringers. However, I noticed a minor error in the original article that has been carried over to the cleaned-up plan. The F-2 thru F-5 ‘FORMERS FROM 1/16” BALSA’ drawings should be labeled F-3 thru F-6.
John Lockwood : Konkerer : 01/10/2021

An article was published in RCME November 2020 which you guys might like to read, featuring our aircraft.
Just one additional tip re the engine mounts. We sized the motor axial position by initially fitting the horizontal bearers full length to establish the forward engine location. This allowed the engine bulkhead to be positioned and the u/carriage location to be fixed. The bearers were then trimmed to length at the engine bulkhead fwd face.
Note this approach was necessary as axial space in the wheel bay is at a premium.
To allow replacement of the esc’s we made a pair of removable doors to fit behind the engine bulkhead. These are held to place by the plastic nacelles.
Would be willing to loan out the moulding former if anyone is having a problem with this aspect.
John Hurdle : Westland Whirlwind : 30/09/2021

One more solution to the trimotor concept deserves to be looked at, the Czech Avia 51, a pre WWII airliner, much smaller than the Raider and its stablemate the N-23 Pioneer but somewhat more handsome.
Robert Schlickewitz : Northrop YC-125 Raider : 30/09/2021

I came across with this post and I'm glad his work is still being recognized. His name was Jose Roberto Marchesi, Argentinian from Italian family. He was my grandfather.
Christian S : J.M.34 : 30/09/2021

Couple of pics [oo3,004] of the Piper Cub 40 (oz13332), my up patch job.
Larry Welle : Piper Cub 40 : 30/09/2021

Here's a couple of pictures of the Skeeter I built [main pic, 007] from a Dynaflite kit in 1993 (plan oz10309) . It was originally equipped with Airtronics gear. I flew it for about a year, then it followed me around in storage for nearly 20 years. In 2014 I replaced the receiver and battery with Tactic gear and put it back in the air. Flying weight with a 250mA 2s battery is just over 10 oz (about 300 grams). After the refresh it thermalled nicely from hand launches on warm Georgia days. Haven't flown it much since I moved to Texas as I've been primarily flying free flight.
Mike Kelly : Skeeter : 30/09/2021

About the C/G, see:
What I could read the result should be on the safe side, a bit forward. Next best thing would be a little card model with the same proportions. Words like 'Wurzelrippe' etc. can be found by Google for instance.
Hubert : Delta 16 : 30/09/2021

The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender (still in service!) would have superseded the YC-125 as 'the last trimotor design accepted for service by the United States military establishment'.
Chris Pinn : Northrop YC-125 Raider : 30/09/2021

So who's going to ask the unmentionable: "Did it fly?" :-))
P.S. Who cares, it's pretty as it is!
Miguel : Northrop YC-125 Raider : 30/09/2021

I love it! Not merely up to your usual construction standards, but absolutely unique, as well. The presentation of your models is truly remarkable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Jan Novick : Northrop YC-125 Raider : 29/09/2021

I have only just revisited this page and noticed the comments from Tony, Brian and Nicholas. In case you are still building the details you asked for about the model are as follows, hopefully this helps.
The motors and speed controllers were sourced from HobbyKing. The motors are PROPDRIVE v2 4248 650KV Brushless Outrunners. The ESC were HobbyKing 80A ESC 4A SBEC. Both motors are linked to a single 5S Lipo of 5000mAh capacity.
The props are APC electric propellers 11x8 inches, one pusher and one normal rotation.
The retracts were made by purchasing four "Alloy 100mm Straight Main Oleo Strut for 5mm Mounting" from Hobbyking. An alumimum bar was sourced, cut, drilled and tapped to hold two Oleo struts with an appropriate sized piece of wire used to form an axle for each wheel. Each retract being operated by a retract servo.
The canopy was obtained from Sarik Hobbies, they have one for the Chris Golds Westland Whirlwind which is a 72in model and was roughly the right size.
John Hurdle : Westland Whirlwind : 29/09/2021

I am curious where the center of gravity should be on this model? I don't see anything on the plans to indicate where it should balance.
Also, curious if anyone has built it without the landing gear and whether that messes up the center of drag.
Steve Vaughn : Delta 16 : 29/09/2021

I built one of these in the mid 1980s, it looks fantastic and flew very well. Still got it in the loft!
Colin MacDonald : Pecker III : 29/09/2021

Hello everyone, I really like this model, I built two, one electric and the other thermal, I only have the electric, I have photos in case!
Christian : Kapitan : 29/09/2021

Splendid, splendid, splendid! So this is what you were keeping from our sight* for so long! :-) Beautiful construction on top of what wasn't more than a 3-view, a pity your own design did not survive! And just look at that finish, with all the hand-painted markings! This is a work of art, brother!
* the spell-checker recommended 'site' instead!
Miguel : Northrop YC-125 Raider : 29/09/2021

Hi outerzone, here are some pictures of my Medicine Man glider [pics 006-008]. Best regards,
Erick : Medicine Man : 29/09/2021

In its ugliness the Northrop Raider even rivals the German Junkers 252 trimotor. But nevertheless many claim, it was a versatile aircraft.
Robert Schlickewitz : Northrop YC-125 Raider : 29/09/2021

Do we have a flying weight for this model ?
David Germany : Piaggio P.180 Avanti : 29/09/2021

Hello! Placed the CG under the mainspar, not longer tailheavy... angle of incidence 0-0,5°. Many Greetings,
Reinhard Lehmann : Senior Falcon : 29/09/2021

I had an issue with the spruce spar linking the two elevators. It broke and allowed the the free elevator to flap at a very high rate eventually breaking off the horizontal stab on that side. Landed safely on one elevator and stab. Removed the spruce link reattached the stab with small carbon fiber pins and Epoxy in a jig for accuracy then added a "Y' to the pushrod so both elevators are now controlled independently. Back in the air.
Bruce Carr : Acro Star : 28/09/2021

I agree with you it is not the original way to do it, it’s even more different than the original design as it is mainly made of poplar plywood, but the idea was to reproduce at very low cost knowing that it is quite difficult to get balsa.
Though I have redraw everything from an original kit, so it does respect the idea, also I have cut some others for friends and these were not made of plywood but made exactly as the original one.
Emmanuel Delias : Pinto : 28/09/2021

I see that the Pinto has been laser cut. Is of course easy, but not original. If you build an original Pinto, it is best to cut and saw everything yourself by hand. Is a bit more work, but then you have made everything yourself instead of a machine. A Pinto is a 1970s airplane, when there were no laser machines. It's also much more fun if you make every piece yourself, and you stay handy. The result with laser or by hand is of course the same, just not original. Luckily I see a Glow motor, with an electric motor it would be a real shame and far from original. The PINTO blue/white original colors, is my Pinto, complete by hand, is now far 40 years, and still flies with 6.5 cc 2T OS FSR. Very good plane. Regards,
Julien Vermeire : Pinto : 28/09/2021

Delighted to find this site. I set a New Zealand Free Flight Category B record with my Cardy powered by a Mill .75 back in the early 60’s. Subsequently improved the design by making a flat section in the middle of the wing span so it sat better on the fuselage.
Ian Ferry : Cardinal : 28/09/2021

As there has recently been added the Dick Steele Rookie RC plan to your list, I looked for the Rookie Trainer plans and it did not have a photo. I have a number of these models, attached a photo for your site [main pic]. From Melbourne,
Alwyn Smith : Rookie Trainer : 27/09/2021

Hi. Pics of my Charly model [010-013]. Yours,
Adrian, Ireland : Charly : 27/09/2021

Hi Folks, Here are some pictures of the 'flying' Flippy [main pic, 003,004]. Maybe you can add these to the plan page. The complete building process is discribed on RC-NETWORK.DE see: Kind regards,
Hendrik : Flippy 1000 : 27/09/2021

Hi Steve, Pictures of my recently refurbished Moses attached [main pic, 006-008]. Built around 1989, a wonderful steady flyer and a great performer off the water. I’ve flown it off ponds, rivers and even the open sea on calm days, and of course hand-launched over dry land. Best Regards,
Charlie Jeffreys : Moses : 27/09/2021

I know I'm not supposed to send you photos of the real airplane, but when I found the photo that has the model kit laying on top of the wing of the actual "Real Sporty" racing airplane [pic 003] I just had to send it to you. I love finding old stuff like this.
JeffGreen : Real Sporty : 27/09/2021

Dear Team, I send some photos of Miss Bikini [pics -11-013] built as a project of your site, quick and easy construction, but unfortunately I was not as skilled with the coating as my colleagues who posted the photos before me, however the model flies very well and is funny. Thank you all for your valuable work. Ciao from Italy,
Enrico Mazzonetto : Miss Bikini : 27/09/2021

I send you photos of my just finished Skyraider [main pic, 006, 007].
Miguel Poduje : Skyraider A1-E : 27/09/2021

Here's some video of my old restored Svenson Westerly here, on 4s electric:
Filmed at the The Little Wings field, Belgium
Dries Neyrinck : Westerly III : 27/09/2021

Hello, Just finished mine, I’ve been lucky to have access to an original kit, first version. Attached are some pictures [014-018].
ED : Pinto : 27/09/2021

Hair-splitting is a serious matter, especially when you don't have too many to start with :-)
Miguel : Spitfire Mk I : 27/09/2021

Born in 1916 from an Italian immigrated family in USA. Died in 2015 at the age of 99. In 1939, he joined Grumman Aircraft Corp. There, as an aeronautical engineer, he was a key contributor to designs of tail hooks, now an integral feature of U.S. Navy planes. He helped design and develop the lunar module landing gear used on all Apollo missions.
Pit : Lockheed Electra : 27/09/2021

Doh. Have just corrected the spelling, and now I see this is a duplicate of the old (low res) plan at oz3181. But this one here is a much clearer scan, and also complete with full article and pics, so we'll redirect from the old page to here.
SteveWMD : Lockheed Electra : 27/09/2021

The plans did not show formers. I own one now and I have owned several in the '90s. If you cut out the light ply for the fuse one can easily figure out the former size and location in cad or just with ruler and pencil. The formers are exactly the size of the outside fuse body if you make them with the tabs. Have fun
miket : Tiger 60 : 26/09/2021

I purchased the last one on the shelf just outside of Kansas City Mo back in 1997 ish. I forget the little town but they were going out of business. I forget if it was ACE or an affiliate store. I flew this airplane for 3 years until a mishap on a cold winter morning at lake Jacomo. Finally someone with plans. I have asked around and people look at me like I am crazy. Thank you so much for finding this set of plans.
Michael J Thomas : 4-60 Bipe : 26/09/2021

If I were to build this, I would build the wing to measure 74.125", put 3.75" wheels on it, and then patiently wait for the scale-police to come take me away :-D
RC Yeager : Spitfire Mk I : 26/09/2021

See build log at:
Flight video:
Eyal Abraham : Chicken Hawk : 26/09/2021

And to add to the confusion, a true 1/6 scale (i.e. 2" to the foot) Spitfire with a standard wing like this should actually be 73.667" span
Simon Craven : Spitfire Mk I : 26/09/2021

What a pretty little bird, it was well worth the wait :-)
Miguel : Davis D-1K : 25/09/2021

Fuselage formers can be easily reconstructed, because you get some basic informations even without these being listed separately:
- Top and side view drawings of the engine are give the basic measurements of this area;
- Side view gives the basic measurements of the shallow triangle of the top rear fuselage;
- Wing center gives the width of the cabin area;
- Central triangle of the front part of the stabilizer gives the outside width of this area, the drawing on how to fasten the tail wheel gives the width of this area inside the side sheets.
As the Cub is of very simple construction, the fuselage just tapers from the trailing edge towards the triangular section that supports the elevator.
Should be a breeze to reconstruct these measurements.
BTW: I love the Cub. One of the prettiest aircraft ever built.
Martin : Piper Cub J-3 : 25/09/2021

Hi here, friends! Thanks for adding the pics! Wealth of information in your Web, keep the good work up! Best regards!
Eddy : Frog MkIV Interceptor Fighter : 24/09/2021

My Guppy is Smith's No. 5, or No. 6. Countless number of flights and always smooth as silk. Great for encouraging and training youngsters in RC. Smith didn't say this in his submission but we've flown these in 15+ mph winds with no problem, even flying backwards and descending like an elevator at Macy's by reducing throttle into the wind. It's my "GoTo" fun airplane.
George Ash : Guppy : 24/09/2021

Correct. That's why it's tagged 'formers incomplete'.
SteveWMD : Piper Cub J-3 : 24/09/2021

There are no fuselage formers shown on the plan.
cgn : Piper Cub J-3 : 24/09/2021

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