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Attached photo of Magpie, as promised [pic 006]
IanV : Magpie : 22/09/2020
Hi Steve and Mary, Here are a few photos of my Fleet Biplane I just finished [main pic, 003-006]. The plans were scaled up 150% to a wing span of 19.5” which makes it a little easier for me to work with. No major changes were needed to the...
Dave Barber : Fleet Trainer : 22/09/2020
It has been said that Ernst Udet would approach his aerial opponent from beneath, literally hanging his Fokker on its propeller while firing vertically into the underside of the enemy aircraft. Such was the performance of the incomparable...
Neal Green : Fokker D7 : 22/09/2020
Peter; Exactly a Vicompte with roller speed. Beautifully finished. Nowadays many electric kites, but I still prefer to fly with Glow. Here at home in Ursel with a maximum of 4 cc 2 and 4 stroke. I only fly electric with glider and...
Julien Vermeire : Rivale : 22/09/2020
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.
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...
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]....
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...
AntonioB : Wayfarer : 21/09/2020
Full article added now, thanks to RFJ :)
SteveWMD : Penny Rocket : 21/09/2020
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22/09/2020 : PlanID=3441 : Parlor Fly by Arthur Silberburg from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
22/09/2020 : PlanID=2461 : P-38 Lightning by Paul Palanek from Model Airplane News : Added complete article, thanks to theshadow.
22/09/2020 : PlanID=10419 : Profile Pete by Alexis Poyato from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
22/09/2020 : PlanID=841 : Corben Super Ace by Chuck Wood from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
22/09/2020 : PlanID=12355 : Mini Bird K10 by Mark Smith from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to theshadow.
22/09/2020 : PlanID=12375 : Simplex by Bob Stalick from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to theshadow.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=3358 : Waco E by Earl Stahl from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=7022 : Jolly Roger by Stan Hines from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=1035 : Caudron by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=8548 : Cabin Pylon by Alvin Andrighetti from Air Trails : Added clearer article file, thanks to theshadow.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=10510 : Country Boy 450 by Jim Clem from Model Airplane News : Added article "Electric Country Boy" from Model Aviation, February 1982, thanks to RFJ.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=2877 : Penny Rocket by Albert E Hatfull from Model Aircraft : Added complete article, thanks to RFJ.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=12432 : Bokan 46 by John Hess : Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer version, thanks to Miguel. This is an export from the primary CAD file.
21/09/2020 : PlanID=2662 : DH Tiger Moth by Harold J Towner from Aeromodeller : Added article as a separate supplement file.
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Splitter - T Strasberger - 32in IC F/F
Curtiss P6-E Hawk - Walt Musciano - 30in Scale...
Privateer - Ben Shereshaw - 44in IC F/F
PAT-1 - Bill Netzeband - 24in IC C/L
Adonis - Geoffrey Archer - 79in Glider F/F
Tigercat MkII - Bob Benjamin - 60in IC R/C
Cirano - 40in IC C/L
Slo-Poke - Ken Willard - 33in IC R/C
Warpy - Ken Willard - 33in IC R/C
Little Stinker - MRM - 52in Scale IC R/C
Alert - Michael Latorre - 53in IC F/F
Simple Sailman - Dave Banham - 110in Glider R/C
Pilatus Turbo-Peanut - Bill Hannan - 13in Scale...
BAE Hawk - Ian Peacock - 21in Scale Glider R/C
English Electric Lightning - Bob Petrie - 18in...
Panther IV - Don Kadous - 53in IC R/C
Whathehell - Bruce Tharpe IC R/C
Necromancer - Bruce Tharpe IC R/C
Dornier Do 335 - Don Srull - 18in Scale Rubber...
Little John - Alex McCleod - 48in IC R/C
HS Gnat - 24in Scale Glider R/C
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet - Neal Green - 18in...
Strato Streak - JF Andrews - 40in IC R/C
Dragonfly - Tex Newman - 72in IC R/C
Tucano - Cyril Carr - 39in Scale Electric R/C
Sky Flea - Gordon Light - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Old Ironsides - Jerry Thomas - 24in Jet C/L
DeHavilland DH 60 Moth Major - Mark Braunlich -...
Dino 2300 - 90in Glider R/C
Wild Mite - David Boddington - 24in IC R/C
Gnumpf-X - Timo Starkloff - 40in IC R/C
Time Flies - Henry Haffke - 72in Scale IC R/C
Henderson-Glenny H.S.F.II Gadfly - Sherman...
Madman - JC Yates - 40in IC R/C
Bingo 20 - Doc Mathews - 49in IC R/C
Crusader Stunter - Harold Price - 56in Scale IC...
Hawker Hunter - Harold Bull - 36in Scale Glider...
Espiritu de San Louis - Dave Thornburg - 45in...
Klemm L33 - Alan Shanzle - 23in Scale Electric...
Piper PA-18 Super Cub - Morio Noguchi - 16in...
Stinson Trimotor Model U - Barry Hetherington -...
Rookie MkII - Bill Winter - 72in IC R/C
Veronite No 5 - 20in Rubber F/F
Arado Ar 96V - Tom Houle - 18in Scale Rubber...
SNJ - Albert E Christen - 26in Scale IC C/L
Macchi-Castoldi - Graham Klein - 22in Scale...
Stinger 10 - Jerry Smith - 36in IC R/C
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