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Matthias Möller : Kellett KD-1A Autogyro : 24/01/2022
Thanks for good article on the Voodoo. I flew one in the National Model Airplane Contest at Willow Grove N.A.S. in the Combat competition in early 60s. That model hangs in honor above my workbench [pics 007, 008]. Regards,
Jim McHale : Voodoo : 24/01/2022
Hello my Bienchen is fitted with a 15 g copter motor and 2s 350mA Lipo. The flight weight is 155g. The bee is so over-powered, otherwise flies well. Greetings,
Rolf-K : Bienchen : 24/01/2022
I got the magazine when I was going into high school. A FASCINATING article. Would be a great conversion to an electric ducted fan.
Phil Cartier : Rapier : 24/01/2022
Hi Mary; Here is my new POLO from Svenson [pics 009-011], the blue one is the POLO I am building now. I just need to finish the wing. You will also see two other POLOs, the red and the white, all three are equipped with OS engines, the...
Julien Vermeire : Polo : 24/01/2022
First let me say that your site is GREAT thank you. At the moment I am building the KK Falcon OZ 908, flew one back in the 1960s. The picture that I have attached [main pic] is my Pylon Duster that I built and flew September 1966, it was...
Philip Soden : Pylon Duster : 24/01/2022
RC Yeager : Inspectoer : 24/01/2022
This was flown with a 2,4Ghz Frsky and a XM+ receiver (the old version with ACCST protocol), nothing special or long range stuff. Cloud layer was not high, it was a pretty rainy morning, just 15min before, and we have been...
Thorsten : Inspectoer : 24/01/2022
I'll buy that. Probably the credit to Bill Dean applied to writing the article. Ok, have set the designer on this one as PE Norman now. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Shrike : 23/01/2022
Hi Tom... almost all plans can be enlarged (up to a point) without modification, and this varies, depending on the plan. Also, enlarging the plan throws out the engine recomendations made by Doug. Best to keep plan as is.
RC Yeager : OV-10A Bronco : 23/01/2022
Reading the article, it seems the design should be credited to P. E. Norman?
hjsaxe : Shrike : 23/01/2022
Thanks. Photo [main pic], of completed model by Mellowdave, is grabbed from that thread.
SteveWMD : Skiptown Cadet : 23/01/2022
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24/01/2022 : PlanID=6273 : Gloster Gladiator by Stan Cole from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to hjsaxe. This has been redrawn from scratch in vector format.
24/01/2022 : PlanID=3956 : North American B-25 Mitchell by Frank T Roberts from Miniature Aircraft Corp : Added catalog pages, thanks to Pit.
24/01/2022 : PlanID=13581 : Republic P-47D Thunderbolt from Miniature Aircraft Corp : Added catalog pages, thanks to Pit.
23/01/2022 : PlanID=13577 : Akrobat from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/01/2022 : PlanID=13508 : Mirage IIIC from Modele Magazine : Added 2 more scans to this plan file, thanks to Olivier. Essentially these are different drawings of the same design, with slight variations. Sheet 3 shows a version that has internally mounted Jetex motor and uses an augmenter tube.
21/01/2022 : PlanID=13575 : Seagull from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.
19/01/2022 : PlanID=7984 : Sundancer by Robert Dellacamera from RCMplans : Added ribs file, thanks to JohnHess.
14/01/2022 : PlanID=4515 : Supreme 60 from Graupner : Added kit review (in French) from MRA, June 1990, thanks to Pit.
12/01/2022 : PlanID=1390 : Robin by Neville Willis from Keil Kraft : Added scan of printwood, decals, instructions, thanks to AdrianCulf.
11/01/2022 : PlanID=8001 : De Havilland DH-103 Hornet by Gordon Whitehead from RCMplans : Added article from Radio Modeller, May 1984, thanks to RFJ.
09/01/2022 : PlanID=1359 : Gypsy by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, also cleaned-up instructions and cleaned-up printwood on a single sheet, thanks to Gnomelike.
09/01/2022 : PlanID=6855 : Ballistic by Roger M Reese : Replaced this plan with a modified/corrected version, thanks to Gnomelike.
09/01/2022 : PlanID=13498 : Piper Cherokee from Graupner : Added exploded view, thanks to MauriceDC.
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Flapper - 44in IC F/F
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Hawker Hunter Mk 58 - 56in Scale IC R/C
Travel Air 2000 - 34in Scale IC C/L
QB 40T Centurion - 60in IC R/C
P-47N Thunderbolt - 30in Scale IC C/L
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Berliner Joyce Pursuit - 60in Scale IC F/F
Senior Radar Master - 118in IC R/C
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