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Hi Mary and Steve! Here comes an image of my BINGO 40 built 1992 from RCM&E drawing. Powered by an Enya.80 FS. Wt 2 Kg. Best wishes from Sweden,
Owe Carlson : Bingo : 21/09/2020

Dear Steve & Mary, Attached are some pictures of my recently completed Rivale [main pic, 003-005]. It is powered by a 1806 2280kv brushless drone motor with a 6x4 propeller and a small 950mah 2s lipo. Weight with lipo is 285gr.
I completed the plane more or less according plan. The only major change is a slightly longer fuselage nose to help getting a correct balance as the motor is very light. The Rivale flies great!
Many, many thanks for Outerzone!!!
Best Regards,
Peter Ingels : Rivale : 21/09/2020

Steve & Mary - Here's some photos and a link to my RCUniverse build thread of Vern Clements' Bi-Gone free-flight bipe, your oz5615 [main pic, 003-005].
I loved the little Bi-Gone as soon as the May '55 issue of MAN came through the mail slot. I built one for my 1953 Atwood .049 but never flew it because I couldn't find a field large enough to trust I'd get it back. I was just getting into RC, but equipment was way too heavy for this little bipe. Skipping forward half a century, RC gear is much lighter (and reliable) and I got the bug to build another.
I still have that Atwood, but powered this one with a 1953 OK Cub .049 with home-built muffler and used two 5 gram servos for rudder and elevator. The Cub is perfect power, but a modern Norvel .049 would allow throttle control also. It flies great! I hand launch due to the grass field and it does nice loops from level flight. It flies several minutes on 1/2 ounce of fuel and gives a very short warning burst of power as the tank empties and leans it out, but I try to have good altitude at that point to get back to the runway, though it glides very well on its wing-cubed loading of just 5.6 oz/cu.ft. Electric power would be fine and allow throttle also, but nostalgia says "glow"! One change I'd make if I built another is to decrease the dihedral a bit to tame the roll when rudder is applied. See the build thread at: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum...
DPlumpe : Bi Gone : 21/09/2020

Some photos of my Cobra [main pic, 005,006].
Petr Hruby : Cobra : 21/09/2020

Steve, Had a go at a Peabody Packet during lock down. Haven’t had a chance to fly it yet, but thought a photo might be of interest [main pic, 006].
Chris Blanch : Peabody Packet : 21/09/2020

Hi, I am Deepak from India. Wanted to rebuild Mercury Martin and came across your website. Enclosed are a few images from my first attempts into getting into Aeromodelling and Mercury Martin being my 2nd model that I built [pics 005-008]. Not a very good result. But none the less, had a wonderful time building this and want to build more of such kits. Are such kits still available?
Thanks & Warm Regards
Deepak Dorai : Martin : 21/09/2020

Hi Dears outerzone guys!!! I am very happy to write you!!! My name is Antonio Botta from Argentina. I would like to tell you that my Wayfarer (plan 5908) is an excellent plane!!! I built it during last year, finishing Just previous the pandemic, so I had the chance to do the maiden flight a weekend before that.
Here are some photos [023-027], one is my little girl doing the quality check!!! And the other is me, wearing proudly one of the couple of T shirts I bought from you. I flew it again for the second time after the pandemic. You are doing an excellent Job for the R/C world!! Best regards!! Thanks a lot!!
AntonioB : Wayfarer : 21/09/2020

Full article added now, thanks to RFJ :)
SteveWMD : Penny Rocket : 21/09/2020

For the Mustunt I (and II and III), see Mustunt (oz6443) as published in AAM February 1973. That plan shows all three variants. Of course we can only host plan files that people send in. By which I mean, to be clear: if we don't have it, we can't host it. Send us more plans in, and we'll happily host them :)
SteveWMD : Mustunt IV : 21/09/2020

Hi, Here is a photo of my Berballa 2000. An easy build and conversion to electric [main pic]. Some home made laser cut ribs and a 3D printed formers for fun. Flies nicely too. Thanks again for enabling me to rebuild something from the 70's. Regards,
Jono : Berballa 2000 : 21/09/2020

Here is my model of the Tiger Moth from Harold Towner's plan, which has great scale detail. Photo attached [main pic, 003]. It's on it's third paint job now. This is a control line adaption, OS 52 Surpass, 3rd line throttle as shown in a recent Aeromodeller (2020). Keep up the good work,
David Murrell : DH Tiger Moth : 21/09/2020

I saw the name and was immediately reminded of something else. A Flying Boat by Don McGovern perhaps? Regards to you and Mary.
K K Iyer : Privateer : 20/09/2020

Cute little plane.
It seems that some of the article is missing. Ends by saying 'continued on p414' but no page 414.
M Hodgson : Penny Rocket : 20/09/2020

I have a friend who is looking for a "Al Rabe Mustunt 1. Why don't you offer more of my designs?
Al Rabe : Mustunt IV : 19/09/2020

They work for me. I have just checked. Also the site log shows 1,787 downloads of this plan. With no-one else raising this issue. So it's just you, sorry. I'm afraid the problem is at your end. Good luck.
SteveWMD : Hummingbird : 19/09/2020

Download links don't work.
Target : Hummingbird : 19/09/2020

My Dad made a free flight Deacon around 1962-63 in New Zealand and flew it at Trentham army camp with a huge hill behind. It climbed beautifully circling as he had told it too and when the fuel ran out it kept circling in the updraft and kept going up....you guessed it, it went so high and over into the next valley. We drove over Wallaceville Hill into Managaroa Valley hoping to see it somewhere on the other side but no such luck. Gone forever. Great to see plans still around. Might make an electric version one day
Richard Hall : Deacon : 19/09/2020

Nice to see the Alert featured on Outerzone. It's extra special for me because the ship pictured in the Model Builder article, with the 77 on the side of the pylon, was built by my Dad, Otto Bernhardt. The model still exists; I took the attached pics just yesterday morning [main pic, 004-008]. The model is still in great shape despite being in storage for the last 35 or more years. It's covered in fuchsia colored silk (black silk on the bottom of the wing and stab and lower fuselage) and nitrate dope with a finish coat of K&B Superpoxy clear. The engine is one of my Dad's early 77 Products spark ignition conversions -- a cross-scavenged Supertigre .15 running on crankcase pressure. A real screamer! The engine is gummed up some after sitting so long but wouldn't take much to get it cleaned up and ready to go.
Thank you Mary and Steve for your work on Outerzone! It's a godsend for us modelers who enjoy building as much as flying!
Phil Bernhardt : Alert : 17/09/2020

When I was 13 years old I was in a model club called the "Frisco Flying Fools" and we went to W.A.M. control line contests.
After I could fly inverted my Dad gave me a Jr Nobler and a Fox 15. Finally a real flapping stunter, finished in blue and white dope. I flew that plane for 2 years and repaired it more times I can remember.
Orange&White : Jr Nobler : 17/09/2020

Sir, Attached please find picture of the above plane built using your plan, but in STYROFOAM during lockdown [pics 005,006]. Also, the detailed building is on my YouTube channel. Link attached: https://youtu.be/yrhfiuvqVXY
Regards, Capt G Prabhat Kumar Hyderabad India
CaptPrabhat : Mosquito : 17/09/2020

Very happy to see this! I had one of these from the kit back in the early 80s and put many, many happy hours on it. Two suggested mods: 1. make the short wing outer panels detachable for transport; 2. double the polyhedral angle of those tip sections as otherwise it is very unresponsive to rudder. But great handling with extra tip polyhedral.
Simon : Simple Sailman : 17/09/2020

Hey Mary, I was inspired by the photo o this little plane and am about half way through the build. I wonder if there was a printed parts sheet to go along with this plan. A few areas like fuselage former F-1 and the dashboard could use a little defining. Thanks,
John Jennings : Stinson Voyager : 17/09/2020

Hi all, I am submitting photos of my P30 Pongo from plan oz10281. It flies really nice without problems [main pic, 005,006]. Thanks a lot for your amazing work! Best regards,
ViktorM : Pongo P30 : 16/09/2020

The TD special I just completed [pics 005,006]. It is electric-powered and a self-designed built-up wing was substituted for the Ace foam wing called for on the plan. Plan number oz9443.
David Wartel : TD Special : 16/09/2020

Everyone should have a Spit (oz2295) in their collection of models.... maybe several! This one's built for flight [main pic, 003-005]... hard not to recognize those classic lines. Thanks Steve and Mary.
Neal Green : Spitfire IX : 16/09/2020

Hi Steve and Mary, Dane RC from Denmark produced also Leprechaun Kits, Leprechaun Vers. II Kit with 2665mm Span and 2165mm Lenght (light + full Building Kit). The other Leprechaun Vers. XL Kit has 4120 mm Span (with Ailerons) and 2165mm lenght. E-Motor + XL-Wing Update Kits for the Lepechaun Glider are also available. More Information for Leprechaun Fans can be found on the Website: https://www.dane-rc.dk/
Kind regards and best Wishes from Berlin Germany :-)
Axel-VPF : Leprechaun 2 : 16/09/2020

See the HS Gnat (oz12463) plan for details of the release gun.
Marty Hillier : BAE Hawk : 16/09/2020

I apologize, I didn't scroll down far enough. Thanks! Great site by the way. Currently in planning mode to 3d print the materials to build my first rc jet
Joshua : F-100D Super Sabre : 15/09/2020

Hi, attached you will find some pictures of my Guillows Rumpler [pics 005-010]. Converted to r/c and with brushless motor for 2S Lipo. Controls: rudder, elevator, motor ctl., aileron trim tab (only r/h and only on ground adjustable). Greetings from Bavaria,
Dieter : Rumpler C-5 : 15/09/2020

Yes. The file has 2 pages.
SteveWMD : F-100D Super Sabre : 15/09/2020

Is drawing 2 of 2 available? I didn't see it included in the file. Thanks!
Joshua : F-100D Super Sabre : 15/09/2020

In December 1980 Aeromodeller published a very similar plan as a free fold out giveaway plan. Same designer.
Mike Hollamby : Siebel Si 201 : 15/09/2020

Electric version of this great soarer [pic 006]. Best Regards!
Alex : Strato Streak : 15/09/2020

Pat Tritle has designed an electric 50-inch span upscaled version of the Comet Gull II. It was featured in Flying Models, December 2011 issue.
AaronV : Gull II : 15/09/2020

I recall a launching 'pistol' in the magazine that engaged the wire hook at the rear fuselage of this and the Lightning.
Marty Hillier : BAE Hawk : 15/09/2020

Please add to the text that there are Grunau Babys flying in Sweden as well. I flew one (SE_SML) july 07 last year (2019) at Alleberg. Aircraft from the collection at Alleberg Glider Museum. Kind Regards,
Werner Schubert : Grunau Baby IIb : 14/09/2020

OK, I took my own advice, and got lucky. The design I referred to was titled “Flying Wing Glider”, and can be found in the Air Trails Annual for 1952, page 38, see https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2132. The article refers to the Horten designs, particularly the Horten IV. Stay curious, and of course,
Let’s be careful out there.
James Hickman : Horten IV : 14/09/2020

Greetings, Somewhere out there is a Horten flying wing plan that appeared in Air Trails magazine, I think in the late ‘40s. It used a built up construction, with lots of washout and a big airfoil change across the wingspan. It generally resembles the Horten IV, though as I recall, the article admitted that the aspect ratio had been reduced. I don’t know if it was ever available as a full-size plan. I think it only appeared in the magazine in the’40s, and again in the’70s, in the Air Trails plans collections. Maybe I or someone else can find it at rclibrary.co.uk. It might be a worthwhile add, at least as a link.
Let’s be careful out there.
James Hickman : Horten IV : 14/09/2020

I built this back in 2006 as an electric R/C and it's still flying today [pics 004,005]. I thought your site could use a few more pics of it. Love the site, BTW.
Mark Miller : Privateer : 14/09/2020

A slightly modified 'Flying Wing' [pics 004,005]. I have built the wing according to the plan here on Outerzone. The fuselage I have built without any plan to accommodate the powertrain and radio control.
TomasD : Flying Wing : 14/09/2020

Hi Steve, Belair Kits have short kits for both the 103" and 67" versions. Best regards!
Chris Pinn : Leprechaun 2 : 13/09/2020

I don't think this was ever kitted, being a magazine plan. But maybe there is someone does a laser-cut short kit nowadays?
SteveWMD : Leprechaun 2 : 13/09/2020

Pls inf if I can get this kit? ths coop
Enrique Pallarés : Leprechaun 2 : 13/09/2020

No flights yet as right and proper, this is the wrong season for a self-respecting Coo d'Hiver model to fly!
Miguel : Coupe d Hiver : 12/09/2020

Ah, good point. That makes sesnse. OK I will set this plan (and one more) as being designed by "James Noonan". If that's wrong, I'm sure somebody will pipe up. Thanks,
SteveWMD : Skyfarer : 12/09/2020

I am right to be suspecting that "Jim Noonan" and "James Noonan" are the same person? ...like Captain James T. Kirk / Jim and Spock.
AaronVose : Skyfarer : 12/09/2020

Hello Steve and Mary, Here are a couple of pics of my Morisset Coupe (1949) oz10246 [main pic, 003]. A lockdown job, and no flights yet. Thanks for your site and work. Regards,
Don Thomson : Coupe d Hiver : 12/09/2020

Hi, I have just finished building the Blitz and it's ready to go for a first flight soon. Many thanks for providing the plan and inspiration. More photos to follow.
Jono : Mini Blitz and Micro Blitz : 12/09/2020

Great effort! I did not see the vitally important wing dihedral support parts on the cut sheet, see manual page 14, step 15 for their assembly. The wing plan has leader with reference at the wing leading edge tip dihedral support location but is missing the forward pad alignment box as shown on the original plan, see manual page 15, step 15 for their placement. Not overly a big deal as long as the base of the support at the wing trailing edge is properly pinned and kept squared to the wing. I also did not see the wing spar set-back gauge on the cut sheet. The wing top spar set-back gauge helps with offsetting the top spar needed when wing halves are joined, see manual page 13, step 8 for its usage.
Darryl : Tiger 60 : 12/09/2020

See supplement file with scan of decals, thanks to jmdauge :)
SteveWMD : Fairchild PT-19 : 12/09/2020

Carlo, any model will be stable and docile if it is built with the care you obviously took, and has a sweeeet finish like the one you gave it!
If you build sloppy it will fly sloppy, if you take good care building then surely you'll take good care trimming and flying it!
Miguel : Cessna 180 : 12/09/2020

It looks like the wing ribs got the wrong numbers: W1, W2 and W4 are right, W5 is W3 in the top view of the wing, W6 is W5.
Martin : Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet : 11/09/2020

Hi Mary, almost finished a 1 meter version of the 1955 Minisoarer [pic 003]. l have rudder and elevator r/c control, covering next, then having to wait till our lockdown is over in Melbourne Victoria before we can fly again.
Once again thank you for your great plan service, regards
MarkI : Minisoarer : 11/09/2020

Yes, the model has three axes, two servos in the wings, the take-off weight is about 380 grams with 850 m.amp battery and has some variations from the original design, the fuselage, originally with the ribs, is in 2 mm balsa. (to respect the original aircraft) obviously the wing dihedral having the ailerons has been reduced, it is a model that I recommend to all those who intend to build it, it is stable and docile.
Carlo Santangelo : Cessna 180 : 11/09/2020

See https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread...
Tom : Korrf Senior Professor : 11/09/2020

This is the same plan as Fairchild PT-19 (oz327) cited in initial description. See that plan for windscreen, markings and lettering are on both plans.
Pit : Fairchild PT-19 : 11/09/2020

Morning Steve and Mary, I have just finished building the Soarer Major from downloaded oz plans. Attached some photos of her suspended for CG balance [model photo & more pics 003-004]. Hoping for first flights tomorrow morning, weather looking very good with 4 mph winds. I have tried looking everywhere for flight videos of the Soarer Major, but can't find any. Any Outerzone members know of any Soarer Major flight videos? Best regards,
Malcolm : Soarer Major : 11/09/2020

Greetings, Can anyone help my friend? He bought a Jetco kit on eBay, but it isn’t complete. The kit is missing the decals and the windscreen. Can anyone scan the kit markings and help us out? It would be nice if someone could trace the windscreens as well.
Take care.
James Hickman : Fairchild PT-19 : 11/09/2020

Lot of Dragonfly photos and construction tips here: https://tinyurl.com/y48gn8wl
Dan : Dragonfly : 11/09/2020

So beautiful.. What a wonderful piece of flying art you have made !!
Al and the Greyhounds : Herky : 10/09/2020

I've built one from the original magazine plan. You can fly electric or slope, i chose to slope it, and it's a delight to fly.
Martin Pope : Tucano : 10/09/2020

Nice to see a good plan for a smaller tucano, I be definitely building this one.
Daniel Burke : Tucano : 10/09/2020

Great Service Dear Sirs as I print the two floors of the Stinson Reliant. Thank you from Argentina,
Guillermo : Stinson Reliant SR-8 : 09/09/2020

All Gillespie's model are wonderful flyer, but his history is very interesting too, see: https://obscureco.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/how-sherman-gillespie-changed-my-life/
pit : Gadfly : 09/09/2020

Dear all, Today I had a chance to check the plan, and the (no more) Mystery Glider is definitely a Baloney. I am excited and a bit moved: Baloney is really gliding back to me from an unrecoverable age. I showed the picture and the plan to my wife, she was delighted and said: Wow, we MUST build it now! So I have no choice: I'm going to plot the plan and hurry to the balsa shop. Alas, no more balsa shops these days, materials have to be bought online ;) Anyway, I'm going to finish it in the same fashion, transparent cover to show the wood grains, and the Union flag on the vertical fin. A big THANKS to all who helped identify the plane. Ciao,
Raffaello : Viewpoint 21 : 09/09/2020

Baloney plan is now online thanks to Circlip and RFJ, see https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=12428
SteveWMD : Viewpoint 21 : 09/09/2020

Got it, if wing on the printed page measures CL to tip at 24.6 cm (thanks Pit) then this plan here is correct to within 2 mm. Will list this one now as 19 in span, which is to the nearest inch, rounded down. Thanks,
SteveWMD : Gadfly : 09/09/2020

Just checking, what's the correct wingspan on this model, as published? Should be 18 inches I think, but this file here is closer to 20 now.
SteveWMD : Gadfly : 09/09/2020

Correct date on this plan is Nov 1963 MAN, fixed now, thanks to akvose. Does anyone have a good clear scan of the article? Many thanks.
SteveWMD : Aeronca Defender : 09/09/2020

Have added a supplement with drawing of revised former F1, as per comment (many thanks Gordon). Someone let me know if I got anything wrong with that.
SteveWMD : Tiger Moth : 09/09/2020

I love this plane very much. Thanks,
Mauriel : Aurora 60 : 09/09/2020

Also there is some in-flight video online of this model (looks nice and stable) see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0fpE9Pw3go
SteveWMD : Dickie Bug : 09/09/2020

Hi Gordon! I met you at a little airfield called Brize Norton in the 80's, you were inspirational and very helpful in my formative years in aeromodelling, and I always wanted to say thank you. John Boy Paddy
John Green : Tiger Moth : 09/09/2020

Hi. F1 as drawn has a drafting error and should be made symmetrical about the vertical centre line. Looking at the plan, the bottom line of F1 is too narrow on the left side - the one showing the cowl side sheet and doubler. To correct the error, builders should draw in the vertical centreline and trace the right (unsheeted) side of F1. Then fold the tracing about the centreline and copy the tracing to the other side of the line for a fully symmetrical F1. Sorry about that. Only just realised that I could comment. Gordon Whitehead, (the designer of this model, which gave me many many hours of joyful flying).
Gordon Whitehead : Tiger Moth : 08/09/2020

Steve, This is an Embraer Ipanema from Walt Mooney plans I found on Outerzone [main pic, 005]. It is in peanut scale and flies very well. It was an enjoyable build. Thanks for making these plans available.
Best,
David Wagner : Embraer Ipanema : 08/09/2020

Steve, Have recently completed a couple models from your plans. This one is the Consolidated Fleetster. I built it in 24" span with an electric motor for Power Scale free flight [main pic, 003-006]. Thanks for making this possible.
Best,
David Wagner : Consolidated Fleetster : 08/09/2020

Hi Mary, hi Steve, I built this P-51D in 1:10 scale (44" span) from enlarged Earl Stahl plans [main pic, 007]. You can find a build thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3427...
If you like, you could add the attached pictures to your site. Best regards,
RonaldL : North American P-51D Mustang : 08/09/2020

Greetings from beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada. Here are a few pictures of the 1/2a Nobler I built last week [main pic, 007-009]. We test flew it this morning. It was fast! Next time we’ll use 42’ lines like Dick recommends in the article and de tune the Cox TD 051 engine a little. What great fun!
Steven Swinamer : 1/2A Nobler : 08/09/2020

I just built one this week from your plans and we flew it this morning.
TD .051 and 5x3 prop it was very fast on 35’ Dacron lines. Switching to 42’ lines, low compression head and 6x3 prop should slow it down a bit or swap out the TD for a medallion. It makes a nice model. Thanks!
Steven Swinamer : 1/2A Nobler : 07/09/2020

I have built two of these. In my 60 years of model building, this particular model is the all time best flying sport rubber model I have ever had. No trimming, flies right off the building board!
Rufus Carswell Sr. : Henderson-Glenny H.S.F.II Gadfly : 07/09/2020

Tip ribs and profile warrant care. W8 is short and notches are wrong. Profile of tip is tapered in both spars so from w9 to tip, it's tapering top and bottom. Don't build flat to board. Ribs need care to check they have been cut to accept 1/16 sheet. Belairs are wrong. Fuselage tapers in anyway you see fit.
Adam Chambers : Leprechaun 2 : 07/09/2020

By all means, bring them on :-) And I expect to see more of your sober and elegant decorations, especially as I have as much artistic abilities as a water buffalo myself.
Please just don't do a Little Red Twin, one of those featured in the final bombing scene of Apocalypse Now!
Miguel : Swanky Doodle : 07/09/2020

Thanks for the compliments on the Swanky finish Miguel. I definitely prefer some of Keith's designs more than others. They're all sort of whimsical and cute, with names to match....I've been looking at other designs of his to enlarge---Buttons, Lulla Bi and the most challenging one, Daniel Boom. Maybe this winter--New projects!
JohnnyB : Swanky Doodle : 07/09/2020

Laddie Mikulasko, designer of the RC sport classic North Star delta wing amphibian, had an unconventional RC seaplane design published in 2013 that used the same planform of design Don McGovern used in his unconventional Sea Horse seaplane. But, Mikulasko’s design is a SCALE MODEL OF AN ACTUAL MANNED AIRCRAFT designed by Dewey Eldred in 1946. It’s called Flyer’s Dream. Mikulasko’s scale model of Flyer’s Dream is electric powered with a wingspan of 52 inches. Mikulasko’s Flyer’s Dream is featured in the February 2013 issue of Flying Models.
Dewey Eldred’s 'Flyer's Dream' light seaplane, 1946 MovieTone Newsreel: https://youtu.be/pvVS97dmVYQ.
RC Scale Model Seaplane Dewey Eldred’s Flyer’s Dream Flight Demonstration. Seaplane event at Edersee, Germany in June 2017: https://youtu.be/FRy5Mwhi-WY.
Ternscher Maiden: Dewey Eldred (2010, Lake Ternscher, Germany): https://vimeo.com/14641043.
From Model Airplane News, November 1946, News: Flash, p.2, a photo of Dewey Eldred and his seaplane, the caption says: "Designer Dewey Eldred with his light seaplane. Ship has a large stowage space and roomy cabin; 125-hp Continental takes it off water in 10-sec, and top speed is 125-mph."
Info source on MAN 11/46 issue: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.aviation.military/c/PVV1by42kwE?pli=1.
This Ebay photo shows Dewey and his plane in “News: Flash, p.2” in MAN 11/46 issue: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WK0AAOSwPe1UELlh/s-l1600.jpg.
The Ebay photo was found in this Ebay listing of MAN 11/46 issue: https://www.ebay.com/itm/rare-vintage-model-mag-MODEL-AIRPLANE-NEWS-dated-Nov-1946/333142658229.
AaronVose : Sea Horse : 07/09/2020

A few photos of my Jack Bale Ho IX in this thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1744...
Ted Conowal : Horten Ho-IX : 06/09/2020

Thank you for the complete article. The previous version had the gap right where the reading became interesting :)
Hubert : Crusader Stunter : 06/09/2020

This article is Part II, Construction. Is there a Part I (history?) in the pipeline? "Don't know where, Don't know when"? :-)
Miguel : Time Flies : 06/09/2020

Hi, who can assist in sending me a list of the wood material I would need to buy in order to build this fantastic plane
Jurie : Fun Scale Spitfire : 06/09/2020

Hello, here are a few pictures of my new model Hornet [main pic, 010,011]. I flew this 43 years ago. Equipment is: Turnigy 2826-6 2200 KV, Zippy battery 3/1050maH, prop 6x4. Thank you very much,
Wolfi Berger : Hornet : 05/09/2020

Trempik with engine Junior 2, Modela T6 transmitter [main pic, 005]. Thank you,
Petr Panek : Trempik : 05/09/2020

Hello Mary and Steve, this is my brushless version of the PT 19 from Chuck [pics 010-013]. See video of the maiden flight at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkdkK6YBZ.... Also a few photos of the build. I scored a set of decals from eBay of an original Jetco. I was the only bidder imagine that! So I didn't destroy the originals. I had them printed at the OfficeMax the only paper but a clear coated him and glued them would spray glue on the backside and applied very pleased with the outcome.
Hope all is well with this covert stuff and the best to you,
Larry Welle : Fairchild PT-19 : 05/09/2020

If you don't have an application to handle the CAD format, the available PDF file can be printed from in any version of Adobe Acrobat.
Jan Novick : Protege : 05/09/2020

Terrific photos Johnny, the finish quality is excellent. Laumer's designs were either "Pretty" or "Ugly" (everyone is entitled to his/her own taste provided it coincides with mine!), Luckily you chose one of the pretty ones, and your tasteful finish made it even better.
Miguel : Swanky Doodle : 05/09/2020

Hi Eduardo, the first download button is for a vector PDF, you should have no problem building from it If the color lines bother you you can have it printed in grayscale. If this fails too for some Shades of Gray being too faint on the printed copy I suppose I can help with that if you want.
Sorry, no raster file, but I imagine Mr Sinclair will have that, he had to base his CAD design on something. By the way, this CAD rework is quite a fine piece :-)
Miguel : Protege : 05/09/2020

This scan is all we have. Feel free to submit a better scan, for us all to admire.
SteveWMD : Supermarine Spitfire : 04/09/2020

I have built Jack's Ho IX. Unfortunately it has sat for quite some while, unfinished at about an 80% completion. I worked ALL of it's bugs out, and have over 200 photos of the process. I agree with the comment above, it is not for the faint of heart, but it can be completed, and it will most likely fly.
I converted it to the V2 version which was the version that actually flew. Not the V3.
It's it's uncompleted because I had a child at 47 years old and that has been occupying my entire life since, but now after 9 years, I am in the process of starting a scratch building YouTube channel, and completing this model is on a very high part of the list of projects I have in mind.
Jack was a kind man, and a lot of people talked crap about him, but I believe overall he was a good dude.
If anybody reading this has copies of his Horton HO IV or Horton HO VI I want them!
Ted Conowal : Horten Ho-IX : 04/09/2020

Top piece of plan is missing so spar drawing is incomplete, text just about unreadable. Low resolution scan.
derick : Supermarine Spitfire : 04/09/2020

Hi Mary, Here are some pictures of the completed Swanky Doodle [main pic, 003-006] tribute build designed by Keith Laumer in 1956. The original airplane is a free flight design with a 34” wing span. I wanted a larger aircraft so I scaled it up 141%, which now gives the Swanky a 46” wingspan and a considerably larger fuselage. Also, some of the wood sizes were altered or changed to withstand the stress of the larger air frame. A more detailed build article of this airplane can be found at: http://tslidehaven.com/swanky... Thanks! Awesome web site! Regards,
Johnny B : Swanky Doodle : 04/09/2020

Hello, I need this plan but in bitmap, not CAD because I can't work with this format. I would like to have the original scan from the kit plan. I appreciate this very much.
Eduardo : Protege : 04/09/2020

Photos of my Quick Trick [003-005]
Avi : Quick Trick : 04/09/2020

I just finished this Mambo from your plan [pic 005].
David Wartel : Mambo : 04/09/2020

Attached pictures on my Nomad [005,006]. Scaled down to 67% and converted to electric power. More info on my webpage see http://www.tomasdunker.se/modell/mflyg...
TomasD : Nomad N22 : 04/09/2020

Another hilarious Thornburg piece sprinkled with little twists for those familiar with Spanish. I'm sure he took longer in writing the article than with designing the model, but nothing coming from his drawing board can be a bad flyer.
Miguel : Espiritu de San Louis : 03/09/2020

Hello, It seems that the instruction folder is not complete. Fuselage construction 4 chapter is not fully scanned as much as list of parts (parts before #48). Is it possible to submit the all instructions pages?
Thanks a lot for sharing all these plans.
JLMy : Bucker Bu 181 Bestmann : 03/09/2020

@ Neal Green
Now this is some seriously creative model building. What a great story! And the result looks stunning.
Martin : Phantom Fury : 03/09/2020

The wing looks warped - as if the original plan was flat on the scanner. Does anyone have a good copy?
AJ : Cessna 310 : 03/09/2020

I fell in love with the Lazy Bee when I saw it fly in the video on YouTube. I will build an electric micro version of it that spans just 30cm, so I can fly it in my large living room. When finished I will show it on YouTube.
Peter : Lazy Bee : 02/09/2020

You’ve always wanted a model of one of those classic Italian tri-motor aircraft, right? So here it is, the Savoia Marchetti SM82 hidden inside an old Comet Phantom Fury (oz84) kit box. Rescued this old Comet kit from a flood some years ago...box in bad shape, stripwood gone I-don't-know-where, but plans and printwood in good shape (as kits go). Might have tossed it all as a lost cause. So I'm looking at it and thinking...I've always felt that the finish is what really makes a model. Maybe with a little imagination I can create something unusual from this old kit, lower things to near mid-wing, add a couple of lightly-built non-functional wing-mounted engine nacelles, and a WW2 Italian finish...y moto presto...an ersatz vintage tri-motor transport [pics 004-008]. I'm working on the theory that a cube can be made to look like a leopard...with a myriad of spots and bad eyesight. This is kit-bashing. Prop is 9.5” dia. Wing utilizes 2” of dihedral as measured at the tips. This model is virtually a powered glider with lots of wing. Beware of warps…get it right and she soars.
All the best to Steve and Mary at OuterZone!
Neal Green : Phantom Fury : 02/09/2020

Hello, Thanks for all the effort that has gone into Outerzone, an amazing site full of joy. Having somewhere that all my childhood dreams of model builds are safely stored for the future is an incredible resource! The history of model engineering is in good hands. Here are some pics for your page on the George Aldrich full fuse Peacemaker [007-011]. A very challenging first scratch build for me, but got there in the end. Powered by a .15 PAW TBR. All the best,
Brendan Perring : Peacemaker : 02/09/2020

Hey Steve, Herewith I send you my photos of the Skyfarer I built following the plan oz1540 of Vern Schroeder [main pic & more pics 005-008]. I powered it with an electric motor Turnigy 3536/5 1450Kv.
Guido Vanelverdinghe : General Aircraft Skyfarer : 02/09/2020

Hello, I have recently built this Spook Glider as I am fascinated with the challenge of tailless models, and particularily “vintage” designs [main pic, 003-005]. The trim exercise was something like a “pedagogical adventure”, but well tamed, the little Spook does indeed fly very well. I also wish to add: Finding the optimal launch technique is a crucial part of the learning package. This project has been highly enjoyable, and I’ve just started to build a second example, with a lighter grade of balsa, just to see if there is any further improvement potential.
All the best from Sweden,
Bo Jansson : Spook : 02/09/2020

Photo of my Veco Tomahawk [pic 005].
Steve Wolf : Tomahawk : 02/09/2020

Hi Oz, Please find attached some photo's for plan OZ12421 Lobbit, by Ken Sheppard [main pic, 005]. This is a slightly stretched version, but otherwise built per plan. I actually have the original plans and edition of Radio Modeller in which it was published. Model was built back in October 2012.
Keep up the great work. Cheers from Melbourne, Australia,
Gavin Jansen : Lobbit : 02/09/2020

Hello Steve and Mary, Your sample photos from the gallery today included the Mercury Marauder and that reminded me that I hadn’t sent in photos of mine which I completed just before the lockdown [pics 017-019] and maidened after lockdown with Mick doing the honours on the video for YouTube.
Model has been scaled up 35% for brushless motor and RC. Details of the model with more photos are here https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3642587 and the video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5uLXET8Plg
Regards,
John : Marauder : 02/09/2020

Mary and Steve, Please find attached a picture of my first Zweibox in flight [009]. Regards,
DaveS : Zweibox : 02/09/2020

Hello Steve, I built this model using 1/32 balsa sheeting on the fuselage, and redesigned the wings [pics 003-005]. The fuselage was built per plan, with the kit included plastic parts, which required considerable fitting effort. The model is the best flying electric r/c biplane I have built. Build thread at: https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread...
Take care,
Bill Gaylord : Albatros DV : 02/09/2020

Got it thanks, have set the date on this one to 1976.
SteveWMD : QB 2500 : 01/09/2020

I think the Q.B. 2500 was available in the US in 1976.
Orange&White : QB 2500 : 01/09/2020

Second set of pics is the Comper Swift [pics 006-008], a peanut design from Andrew Moorhouse, again scaled up by 50%. Many thanks for the great work you do with Outerzone.
PeteS : Comper Swift : 01/09/2020

Hi Mary, A couple of pics of some more lockdown projects. First one is a Druine Turbulent, a Walt Mooney peanut which I scaled up 50% [main pic, 007] as my building skills don't stretch to peanut stuff and I have a surplus of 6" props!
PeteS : Druine Turbulent : 01/09/2020

I just happened on this plan. I made one of these in our garden shed in 1962 or 3. With a 1.5cc motor and a soldered tin fuel tank full of fuel it went like a bat out of hell! On the third flight an over ambitious wingover slackened the control wires and it lived up to its name but I really enjoyed this little plane. It was easy to build and extremely exciting to fly. You need nerves of steel and plenty of practice spinning in one spot for what seems like an eternity. Top tip, breath when it's flying!
Les Gornall : Splatt : 01/09/2020

We don't send out plans. We have a more self-service approach. Just scroll down this page to the file download section, and help yourself. For more on how Outerzone works, see https://outerzone.co.uk/faq.asp
SteveWMD : Gymnast : 01/09/2020

Been looking closely at this plan with a view to building it. The only thing missing, it seems, are the tail ribs- part of one is shown at the bottom of the plan. They obviously got missed when the plan was scanned. Not really a problem as I was thinking of a symmetrical section instead.
I don't know if anyone can provide them though to make plan complete.
M Hodgson : Surpriz : 01/09/2020

Good morning I would like you to send me the plan so I can build it thanks, later I send pictures.
Nuno : Gymnast : 01/09/2020

This was my very first RC plane! 1980 or so. I saved my money and bought an EK 3 channel radio. I was just a dumb kid, and never considered the fact that the brick would not fit in this plane! I built and covered the plane. I carefully balanced and straightened the surfaces. I couldn’t wait to save more money, so I decided to use it as a hand toss free flight, until I could save the money for another radio.
Well, we lived across from a golf course. We were at the top of a hill ant the tee for 18 was directly across from the house. Probably 250 yards and a nice downward slope. It was just before dark. I gave it a toss. It went perfectly straight. It flew! I was elated! It flew! And flew. And flew. It flew so well that it crossed the parking lot, started a right turn towards the road and hit the corner of the clubhouse. Destroyed the left wing and stab.
It was one of the biggest emotional roller coasters I have ever been on. I was hooked. Used that EK brick in a Sig Kadet. The rest is history. Am I gonna build this glider? Absolutely! Thank you so much for making it possible!
Joe Petro : Das Slupen Thing : 31/08/2020

Beautiful job on the plans for the Gull. I am attaching the missing second page of the original article.
Mel Gray : Gull : 31/08/2020

Love this design... actually not an exceptional performance, but just it was one of my very first sailplane and my master, a true US gentleman called Gordon Flint teached me to built, cover and chasing my first thermals. After more than 45 years built again [pic 004], this time with electric propulsion and some carbon refinements, see https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread...
Manolo : Das Slupen Thing : 31/08/2020

I am on it, Steve. Thanks.
Stanhauser : Don Quixote : 31/08/2020

Aha. Fair point. Have set this one as incomplete now.
SteveWMD : Macchi-Castoldi : 30/08/2020

Any luck finding the formers?
ed : Macchi-Castoldi : 30/08/2020

I have been looking for this, a long time. This was the first RC plane, of any sort that I finally figured out how to fly. Eventually, she succumbed to prior damage during a high-start launch.
Thanks so much for giving the opportunity to fly her again!
ed : Das Slupen Thing : 30/08/2020

The original Hobby Shack was on Knott Avenue in Buena Park California. It was founded by Paul Bender after he left Hobby People. Bob McVickar founder of Sureflite was in the same complex. Sureflite marketed their own line of kits as well as manufacturing exclusive kits for Hobby Shack. Das Slupen Thing and Eye Soar (oz11998) were entry class models for the popular 72" class. The wing was highly influenced by Craftaire's Drifter. The Eyesoar and Das Slupenthing use the same wing with different fuselages. The Eyesoar is lighter and is the better performer.
LarryJolly : Das Slupen Thing : 30/08/2020

Indeed. The article describes the model coming second in the indoor duration scale event they run.
SteveWMD : Breguet XIV : 30/08/2020

About this Plan. Breguet XIV. Indoor duration scale rubber model??
Estermann : Breguet XIV : 30/08/2020

Loved the Liquidator! I had an OS19 (3.5cc) in mine for sports flying. Easy to build and I found it easier to fly than the Phantom & Phantom-mite trainers I’d struggled with.
Elwyn : Liquidator : 28/08/2020

Pity about the missing bottom wing. I don't think it can be very complex. People who are willing to do a little engineering could surely make it work, using the 3 view line drawings of steenaero.
http://www.steenaero.com/PittsS1/specifications.cfm
perttime : Little Stinker : 28/08/2020

Hello Mary and Steve, Please find attached a few photos of my latest model built from Outerzone [main pic, 006,007]. Rather predictably it is the Frog Widgeon, the last of the six in my Frog Senior Series collection.
It incorporates all of my usual modifications; a built up tail, a little extra sheeting on the top cowl, laminated balsa wheels, a pilot, a removable nose block, adjustable thrust button and a carved balsa propeller. I also judiciously strengthened around the cockpit opening to enable the removal of the spine piece and make a bit more room for the pilot bust.
Covering is a new type of domestic tissue that I’ve managed to source, 18g/m2 and it handles very much like Peck tissue.
Weight minus rubber and ballast is 23.15g (0.82oz) and bed glides look promising.
Pete Theobald : Widgeon : 28/08/2020

Thanks for the files! I am the grandson of the builder of the real Liberty Sport and have wanted to have a model of it. This makes it possibility as the kits are super hard to come by.
Brent : Liberty Sport : 28/08/2020

I was giving just a cursory thinking "What is a museum exhibit doing here?" when I looked more closely and noticed this was a model workshop! I've been fooled but being fooled like this is a pleasure!
Miguel : Loening OL-9 : 27/08/2020

Hi Steve, iIs the first sheet of this plan the same scale as the second? I printed them off and the first sheet is slightly off.
Marc : Curtiss A-12 Shrike : 27/08/2020

Looking at side profile of Don McGovern’s “Raven”, front end is classic “Rudder Bug” while back end is classic Sabre Jet. Well done, Mr. McGovern. Absolutely brilliant, this designer was (he passed away in 2008).
AaronVose : Raven and Prey : 27/08/2020

Gorgeous.
Just gorgeous.
James Hickman : Loening OL-9 : 27/08/2020

In my youth I built Doug McHard?s SE5a and spent ages studying his plan for the Gloster Gladiator, but I did not know of this Hurricane plan until I saw it on the wonderful Outerzone website. As with D. McH?s other plans it certainly looks right (unlike many Hurricane plans), he?s clearly shown where he?s slightly increased tail surfaces and the construction is carefully & cleverly worked out. I don?t know if I?ll ever get to build the model but I?d certainly love to and I?ve already had a lot of enjoyment from the plan! Many thanks.
Andrew : Hawker Hurricane : 27/08/2020

Hi again Steve and Mary, Please find attached a PDF build log (use as you see fit) and a couple of pics from my Super 60 build, completed and maidened a couple of days ago [pics 014-016]. When I first got back into RC nearly 10 years ago, a 3-channelSuper 60 was to be my 'large' trainer, as I could remember the 1979 Keil Kraft Handbook I had received as a birthday present, which had a very smart Super 60 held by its proud owner on the front cover. In short, I’d always wanted to build one since first getting into aeromodelling. It took until now to get around to fulfilling this goal. The final specs. for the maiden flight ended up as follows: Span 63”. Weight (incl.batt.) 3lbs 13ozs. Wing loading 14.3 ozs/sq ft. Motor/prop SURPASS C3536 1050kv turning 10x4 prop. Once again, please keep up the great work you are doing with Outerzone.
Best regards,
NickW : Super 60 : 27/08/2020

That "Little Stinker" artwork is just great. I wonder if I could adapt it as a bumper sticker for my car. Thanks for making this plan available!
Martin : Little Stinker : 27/08/2020

You would be surprised how many times published plans are incorrect, center of gravity especially. I know how it's done because I've done it. I always draw my plans first before building the model, in order to work out details on paper before construction. I no longer pencil in the C/G location because it's just a guess at this point. The location shown on the DH71 doesn't look unreasonable but the size of the horizontal stabilizer must be considered, very small on this model. It's been my experience that a model with a small tail must balance in a more forward location to fly well, or at all. The Spitfire is famous for this problem. The opposite is also true. Many old timers have a gigantic stab, resulting in a very nose heavy condition. "Nose heavy models fly poorly, tail heavy models fly once".
Doug Smith : DH71 Tiger Moth : 26/08/2020

I built this model as per plans and powered it with an Enya 46-4C. When checking the centre of gravity the model only exhibited slight tail heaviness. Balance angle approx. 3 degrees. The model was unflyable and was lucky to get back in one piece. Setting the C of g balance to zero bubble required over 300 grams of weight. Consequently I moved the wing saddle back 25mm. You will also need to bring the landing gear forward otherwise it will tip on taxi and landing. If you decide to power with internal combustion I would recommend moving the wing saddle back.
An electric model may be able to move the flight battery sufficiently forward.
Good flying model as a racer, aerobatics are not the models strong suite.
Bob : DH71 Tiger Moth : 26/08/2020

Of course the Boeing 707 is a low wing design, almost all passenger jets since the DH Comet are with very few exceptions such as the BAe 146. This has mostly to do with a strong wing structure underneath contributing to fuselage integrity in case of prang, therefore to passenger safety; in the latter case due to passenger ease of access.
I can only speculate as to the model designer's intentions to depart from the original in this surely important feature, but I could hazard that a low wing festooned with underslung engines would be at risk at all landings except when landing inverted. On the full size over any decent runway this risk is made irrelevant due to the presence of a functioning undercarriage, absent in the model. Finally, minus points for scale factor, plus points for thinking Safety.
Miguel : Boeing 707 : 26/08/2020

Gee, is it so long since I went the hard way and scaled up the drawing (Longhand) over Christmas holidays 1975 to make one of these? Compewker cleaned and scaled this in about 15mins.
Oh yes, flies well.
Circlip : Baloney : 26/08/2020

Aha, got it, thanks.
SteveWMD : Swallow : 26/08/2020

Thanks for that. This plan shows how to make a high-wing model made of balsa. The actual Boeing 707 aircraft - as opposed to the model - is also not a single-engined pusher-prop design. But these are the tags, and this is the plan drawing, as it was published back in 1962. Look at it this way: what we're doing here is recording the history of how these plans were published. See the FAQ page at https://outerzone.co.uk/faq.asp for more about how Outerzone works and what we're doing here.
SteveWMD : Boeing 707 : 26/08/2020

Boing 707 is a LOW-WING Not high
attila : Boeing 707 : 25/08/2020

See https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2676 It's advertised on page 4 of this edition of AeroModeller if it helps place it Steve.
John Boy Paddy : Swallow : 25/08/2020

See attached Picture [011]. More info about my Ace on my homepage http://www.tomasdunker.se/modell/mflyg/micro/micro.htm#ace
TomasD : Ace : 25/08/2020

1946. Got it, many thanks.
SteveWMD : Swallow : 25/08/2020

Can we put a date to this one? I'd guess early fifties?
SteveWMD : Swallow : 25/08/2020

Ah, good point - you know I did not even notice that. Hopefully the 4th page will surface at some point soon.
SteveWMD : Little Stinker : 25/08/2020

Double check the dihedral angle of the upper wing mount. Plans are approximately 7-1/5 degrees. Using upper and lower dihedral jigs will give a 10 degree dihedral. The upper wing mount is a bit shallow. The lower wing mount is correct.
JD : Finch : 25/08/2020

Hello Mary and Steve,
I noticed that for this plan page 4 of 4 seems to be missing (lower wing at least).
B/R Hubert
Hubert Wolf : Little Stinker : 25/08/2020

Thank you Derick, what a find. It was me who asked if anyone this plan.
John Boy Paddy
John Green : Swallow : 25/08/2020

Thanks for the confirmation of the rescale on the other three designs, I am still doubtfull about this one, the trailing edge size does it for me, ES usually used 3/8 x 1/8 for a TE. Also enlarging would bring the model up to roughly the size of most of his others
Mike Hollamby : Albatros DVa : 25/08/2020

A challenging build from scratch, but very worthwhile. Mine is powered by .15 PAW TBR and it pulls really nicely.
Brendan Perring : Peacemaker : 25/08/2020

I scanned my own copy of the Albatros direct from an original example of the magazine. The text is silent on enlargement. At 600 dpi the trailing edge width was 190 pixels, almost dead on the 5/16 inch called for in the plan. I may be wrong, but I think it was printed to the correct size. According to my research, Mr. Stahl specified that the Fairey Barracuda, the Vultee XP54 and the Curtiss XP55 Ascender all need to be enlarged by factor of 1.43, increasing wingspans to 22", 26.5" and 31.5" for these designs respectively. There is some small variation in reprints of other plans, but I presume this is just down to generation copy errors. Hope this helps.
guy : Albatros DVa : 24/08/2020

Yes, I put the link to Timo's post releasing the plan in the datafile, on this page. For reference. It's at https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=154347 :)
SteveWMD : Hawker Tempest : 24/08/2020

Hello Mary! Photos of my Cessna Cardinal [main pic, 005-010]. Very Nice plan to build! TKS!
Eldon Masini : Cessna Cardinal : 24/08/2020

At least one plan by Timo has been published on RCME, and he is also on https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/. I'm sure there's something about this plan there, too. I also like the 1/12 Bf 109 plan that he sells, primarily designed for scale combat but will work as a small fun warbird. It has options for many versions.
perttime : Hawker Tempest : 24/08/2020

I always enjoy an aircraft with a story behind it. Comet Models DeHavilland (Airco) DH-4 (oz352) was originally designed to represent a United States Mail aircraft of post-WW1, however I’ve rendered it back to its original wartime configuration [main pic, 003-006]. I was inspired by the color scheme of N6416 “Sultan Selim II” of RAF 220 Squadron operating out of Imbros in the Aegean Theater of operations, 1918. The name and scheme were something of a tongue-in-cheek challenge to the Ottoman Turks, as Selim II, son of Suleiman the Magnificent was said to have been driven mad by pleasures of his harem. Of course none of that was historical fact, but it still served as a wonderful if not dangerous (had the crew gone down behind the lines) goading by its British crewmen.
The DH-4 was a very stable aircraft with one critical point, that being the large gap between the pilot and the gunner…a gap the was occupied by a fuel tank. Obviously crew communications was difficult and if that tank caught fire, the gunner/observer had no chance at survival. The gap was removed in the successor DH-9, an aircraft that unfortunately did not have the flight qualities of its predecessor, and so the DH-4 soldiered on to the war’s end.
The model’s scheme is the product of computer graphics and printing. Isn’t technology wonderful…usually. Thanks, Steve and Mary!
Neal Green : DH-4 : 24/08/2020

Photos of Sig Magnum [main pic, 003,004].
Ignacio Gil : Magnum : 24/08/2020

Photos of the Koala model designed by Claus Maikis [main pic, 003,004]. Red is by Claus and green by Ignacio Gil.
Ignacio Gil : Koala : 24/08/2020

Photos of the F6F Hellcat from Sterling [main pic, 007-010].
Ignacio Gil : F6F Hellcat : 24/08/2020

There was some discussion about 25 years ago that this and a couple of other Earl Stahl plans were published at the wrong size due to shrinking them to fit in the magazine. This one shows some strange wood sizes for a lot of the components compared to other E.S. plans. Anybody else throw any light on this?
Mike Hollamby : Albatros DVa : 24/08/2020

Hi Mary, Back in June I emailed some pictures of my freshly refurbished Mini Super oz7900 for inclusion. In the message I mentioned the intention was to build a Wayfarer but I was having to wait for balsa deliveries due to excessive demand.
Roll on six weeks and here are some pictures of my newly constructed RCM Wayfarer oz5908 [more pics 018-022]. It has been a real pleasure to build this from a plan. During construction I decided to graft on an RCM Acro Star (oz6256) nose rather than use the open Wayfarer version since I have converted it to electric power. The difference in shape is just to the 3/4” side cheeks top and bottom forward of F1. The thrust line of the motor is exactly as the Wayfarer design but I needed to use a 2” instead of 2 ¼” dia spinner to keep the top deck in a straight line.
I am waiting for fair weather here in the UK to fly it hopefully in the very near future.
I picked the design because it is very well-proportioned and looked straightforward to build. I can say it absolutely met that criteria. The colours of the scheme do it justice even if I say so myself.
Once again thankyou for the resource that is Outerzone it has been great to look at past plans and the superb examples others have constructed from them. I might even have picked a possible next build too!
But that will have to wait until I’ve flown the others and get another period of free time? All the best,
NigelS : Wayfarer : 24/08/2020

Another K5054 prototype in 1937 Air trails, oz5728 plan.
Pit : Supermarine Spitfire I : 24/08/2020

Hi James, the port and starboard halves of the stabilizer are different, port has a separate elevator for trim adjustment but I suppose you could use both.
Considering there are differences in plan quality to me this goes on the higher shelves. This plan was carefully hand drawn and inked, and all the formal lettering was patiently inked letter after letter using more than one template size, I'd say four. Thank you Mr. Stott.
This is the Farman F.170 Jabiru, the less 'aesthetically disturbing' - to be polite :-) Other versions can provide a sharper challenge for your senses, see the F.120 Jabiru family with their engine variations, the Art Deco look.
Of course these are not Griffon Spitfires, they are ugly all right (depending on tastes) but bear in mind the Ugly Duckling story.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farman_F.120
Miguel : Farman F.170 Jabiru : 23/08/2020

Thanks very much Bill Schmidt, for sharing this great design on OuterZone!
Dave D : Stinson Voyager 108 : 23/08/2020

It would be really great if the alternative version of this plan could be scanned. Interestingly, it appears that the model plans Richard has described may have been produced before the actual prototype had even flown: see here https://lutman-aero-works.co.uk/history/
guy : Supermarine Spitfire I : 23/08/2020

Hi there just finished the Banana Fritter, slight change to the plan, wing mounted on top of the fuselage [pic 012], thanks for the plan.
Colin Miller : Banana Fritter : 23/08/2020

Bonjour, I built this model and am satisfied with it, it flies very well with an OS Max 15 FP, I use standard 5% Nitro fuel, and as a radio a Futaba FF6.
Bons vols à tous...
Christian : DAD : 23/08/2020

Greetings, There’s a separation line shown on the stabilizer, in the top view. The plan calls out that the elevator may be hinged separately.
Let’s be careful out there.
James Hickman : Farman F.170 Jabiru : 23/08/2020

Rohacell is here with us, yes sir, the best structural foam since the banana bending machine was invented. See in https://www.rohacell.com/product/rohacell/en/
I'm happy to see a perfectly decent plan of one of the paramount ugly planes only to be beaten by the Farman Jabiru or the Beardmore Inflexible. Lovely :-))
Miguel : Rohrbach Roland VIII : 22/08/2020

Dutch roll was corrected by adding the sub-fins on the horizontal tail plane. I had left them off since I went with two wheels up front. The model now flies beautifully! Great Sunday flier!
John Dagg : Zoot Suit : 21/08/2020

Got it. Many thanks :)
SteveWMD : Zephyr : 21/08/2020

Hi, friends. The complete name of designer is Raymond Zarichak.
Gabriele Macrì : Zephyr : 21/08/2020

Hi Jan, Please could you tell me if I cut all the formers for fuselage and wing using a fretsaw machine or are they cut using lazer?
Keith Jones : Sunderland II : 21/08/2020

Good Morning Mary. Please find attached some photographs of Ray Malstrom's Marquita (x 1.5 scale), built from your plans [005-007]. Regards,
Len Bridge : Marquita : 20/08/2020

According to Arthur W J G Ord-Hume himself, in his book British Private Aicraft 1946 - 1970, the Popular Flying Association asked him to "design something that was cheap and easy to build, would satisfy the latest airworthiness requirements and could be sold as a set of plans." The basic design and structural analysis was finished in 1955. The aircraft is basically a Luton LA.4a with the curves straightened out and a cabin added. The correct name is Ord-Hume O-H4B Wee Mite. A cockpit mock-up was made, and a one-sixth model was displayed at the 1955 Home and Handicrafts Exhibition in London. The O-H 7 is a Luton Minor with a cabin fuselage, built as an experiment. Can a model of a designed but never built airplane be called a scale model? In any case, the model(s) have good proportions and will no doubt fly well.
hjsaxe : Wee Mite : 20/08/2020

Well spotted Ray! The two are virtually identical. So I wonder why someone has attempted to pass off this peanut sized job as a scale Ord-Hume OH7 and also given it the additional "Wee-Mite" label from an entirely different aeroplane?
David Foster : Wee Mite : 20/08/2020

Think it looks like the Hummel-Baby (oz8171) plan, non scale ?
Ray : Wee Mite : 20/08/2020

First, thanks to Bob Richards for the design. I built a Miss Martha in 1993 from a kit that was available from the Model Engineering company. It was a remarkable airplane in the air. However, mine could be terrifying on the takeoff roll. I don’t believe it was a design problem, but rather my choice to overpower it with an O.S. 46SF on a soft mount. Regarding Jack’s question. My kit came with plans that included some notes, but did not come with instructions. I could provide photos of my plans if that would be helpful.
EricJ : Miss Martha : 20/08/2020

O.K. thanks for that but looking at this German plan I see little evidence of Luton Minor parentage whereas Walt Mooney's plan Ord-Hume O-H 7 (oz3888), which also purports to be of the Ord-Hume OH7, has obvious Luton Minor features. So which one is correct, or did Ord-Hume design two different aircraft, both designated OH7?
David Foster : Wee Mite : 19/08/2020

This aircraft was a 1956 design project by Arthur Ord-Hume based on a Luton Minor. It was never built.
RFJ : Wee Mite : 19/08/2020

Fair point. Ok, have renamed this to P-51. Many thanks.
SteveWMD : P-51 Mustang : 19/08/2020

Is this plan really scale? There is nothing on the internet to support it. G-ABRL was a Robinson Redwing. There was a Parmentier OH-7 "Wee-Mite" built in the 1930"s which was G-ACRL but that was a parasol wing job with open cockpits. Can anyone throw any light on the design depicted in this plan?
David Foster : Wee Mite : 19/08/2020

Greetings, This plan is listed as a P-51B. This is incorrect. The plan says simply P-51, and clearly shows an Allison powered variant. The P-51B was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin, and had and had a different engine cowling and radiator duct. Take care.
James Hickman : P-51 Mustang : 19/08/2020

You're right, the printwood ribs are definitely oversize for the plan. The main wing layout also needs straightening out a little, too.
SteveWMD : Stunter : 19/08/2020

Item 4 is actually cylinder no. 4 of the seven cylinder R.E.P. (Robert Esnault-Pelterie) fan shaped engine: four cylinders in front and three behind (see the side and top views to get additional perspectives of the engine configuration). The small curved line to the top right of this cylinder represents a portion of the intake manifold, illustrated more fully to the right. As far as electric or CO2 power goes, if you can envision it you're more than halfway to making it a reality.
Jan Novick : Astra Kapferer : 18/08/2020

There's a hint of detail on the R.E.P. front view that suggests a CO2 motor may have been considered - Item 4 - or some strange scale intake/exhaust layout. Anyone care to speculate if electric or CO2 is possible?
Marty Hillier : Astra Kapferer : 17/08/2020

More on the Silentius: Text on the AMA site says: Graupner Silentius. Designed by Fred Militky and introduced in 1960, the Silentius was the first commercially available airplane designed for electric power. Militky had been working on electric powered free flight models since the 1940s but his first real success came in the mid-1950s with Micromax electric motors designed by Dr. Fritz Faulhaber. While the motor had been designed for remotely controlled camera shutters, its value for flying models was quickly recognized. Militky’s FM248 model had a flight of 23 minutes following a 1-2 minute power run, while his FM251 aircraft disappeared after a 3 minute motor run and 22 minute flight. Both of these smaller models led to the development of the Silentius. Information on Militky’s models and the Micromax can be found in Dec 1959 Aeromodeller, March 1960 Aeromodeller, also the 1960-1961 Aeromodeller Annual.
Pit : Silentius : 17/08/2020

If you ask on a forum like rcgroups.com or rc-network.de you may find an unused one or a source for new ones but the market is not really there so you may not find one. Otherwise you have to make your own. I would suggest lost foam technique for a one off.
Martin Hodgson : Flamingo : 17/08/2020

Hello Mary and Steve, sorry I sent you those other photos with no explanation. But I had an opportunity to maiden the Kaos [pics 009,010] with much success two clicks aileron trim and she was good to go! I simplified the build. By using a box construction for the fuselage using 1/8 plywood, which they call door skin over here, and my friend has a laser table and week cut them out your drawings used balsa and other materials to finish to build.
Please continue the great work that you're doing. Much thanks
Larry Welle : Ultimate Kaos 60 : 17/08/2020

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