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Latest Plans

Here are the 12 newest plan uploads. For more, see the Browse Plans pages

Airfoiler (oz12832) by Hal deBolt from Model Craftsman 1944 grey_line

Airfoiler (oz12832)

by Hal deBolt
from Model Craftsman
June 1944 
60in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Atom (oz12831) by Howard Mottin from American Aircraft Modeler 1969 grey_line

Atom (oz12831)

by Howard Mottin
from American Aircraft Modeler
July 1969 
34in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Y-Not (oz12830) by Randy Randolph from Model Airplane News 1991 grey_line

Y-Not (oz12830)

by Randy Randolph
from Model Airplane News
March 1991 
47in span
IC Glider R/C

Plan Details
Corben Super Ace (oz12829) by Vernon Krehbiel from VK 1973 grey_line

Corben Super Ace (oz12829)

by Vernon Krehbiel
from VK
1973 
56in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Caricature Citabria (oz12828) by Bill Hannan from American Aircraft Modeler 1969 grey_line

Caricature Citabria (oz12828)

by Bill Hannan
from American Aircraft Modeler
February 1969 
14in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Balsa Baka Bomb (oz12827) by Bill Hannan from American Aircraft Modeler 1969 grey_line

Balsa Baka Bomb (oz12827)

by Bill Hannan
from American Aircraft Modeler
July 1969 
8in span
Scale Glider F/F

Plan Details
Sky Rocket B (oz12826) by Leon Shulman from Flying Aces 1942 grey_line

Sky Rocket B (oz12826)

by Leon Shulman
from Flying Aces
May 1942 
49in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Messerschmitt Me109G (oz12825) from Sterling grey_line

Messerschmitt Me109G (oz12825)

from Sterling
17in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Jungster (oz12824) by Jerry Leake from American Aircraft Modeler 1969 grey_line

Jungster (oz12824)

by Jerry Leake
from American Aircraft Modeler
August 1969 
60in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
MG-1 (oz12823) by Mike Granieri 1993 grey_line

MG-1 (oz12823)

by Mike Granieri
1993 
51in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Gere Sport (oz12822) from Tom Thumb Sky Tracings 1985 grey_line

Gere Sport (oz12822)

from Tom Thumb Sky Tracings
1985 
30in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Tiger 2 (oz12821) by Dave Patrick from Carl Goldberg 1993 grey_line

Tiger 2 (oz12821)

by Dave Patrick
from Carl Goldberg
1993 
61in span
IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Heinkel Fighter (oz119) from DavidWagner
Heinkel Fighter (oz119) from DavidWagner
Jr Skylark (oz5685) from AndyCoutts
Jr Skylark (oz5685) from AndyCoutts
Jr Skylark (oz5685) from AndyCoutts
Jr Skylark (oz5685) from AndyCoutts
Jr Skylark (oz5685) from AndyCoutts
Jr Skylark (oz5685) from AndyCoutts

Latest Comments

Aha. 15 inch, ok got it now. Many thanks.
SteveWMD : Pageboy : 26/02/2021

Nice work! I'd love to know how she flies on three channels with the lack of dh.
John Green : Nieuport 24 : 26/02/2021

Hello, Here is the Feinburg 1931, built according to the plan downloaded from your site [pics 004, 005]. It has been converted to RC with a small brushless motor and two 9gr servos. See video here Jean-Michel Baertschi : Feinburg 1931 Record Holder : 26/02/2021

Many years ago built this from a kit supplied by Marionville Models, Edinburgh. Good kit, great model. Subsequently built an number of modified versions, with a low mounted wing, as I found that when one crashed it did a lot of damage to...
Andy Greig : Maricardo : 26/02/2021

Seems I’ve spent at least half my life searching for reasonably accurate Bf109 kits and/or plans. Like most old kits, Sterling’s rendition required a bit of tweaking here and there in order to get things into tune…but it all came around...
Neal : Messerschmitt Me109G : 26/02/2021

Is there another sheet to the plans that shows the curved cross sections at the bulk heads, only one is shown in detail, F7. Thanks,
Joe : AT-6 Texan 500 : 25/02/2021

And a dashing sight it is, Gino! I always found Nungesser's badge good for morale :-)
Miguel : Nieuport 24 : 25/02/2021

Dear Mary, Thanks for the complement, I have another for you, built from original plans (see attached) the Nieuport 24, your oz11139 [main pic, 010, 011]
Gino : Nieuport 24 : 25/02/2021

The rudder illustrated as the optional rudder ( dotted line rudder ) is the original rudder to the MG-1. The drawn rudder labeled as "MG-2 rudder" is not legal for SAM competition when built on the MG-1 airframe.
Mike Salvador : MG-1 : 25/02/2021

Original Specs as per Mike Granieri for the MG-2:
Specs:
9'-6" Span
5'-6.5" Length
14" Cord
Airfoils:
Clark "Y"
Effel-431 Neg. Trailing Edge
Effel-431 Neg. Tips
Effel-400 Neg . Tips Mike Salvador : MG-2 : 24/02/2021

Sorry, Neal, but I'm afraid I'll need to see a great many more examples of your work before I'm entirely convinced of your talents ;-)
Jan Novick : Messerschmitt Me109G : 24/02/2021

Wow photos !!!
Ali razavi : Eaglet x2 : 24/02/2021

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Latest Site Updates

26/02/2021 : PlanID=12829 : Corben Super Ace by Vernon Krehbiel from VK : Added kit review from RCM, October 1974, thanks to RFJ.

26/02/2021 : PlanID=6577 : Osprey by Les Bradley from Sailplanes International : Update 26/02/2021: Added kit review from R/C Model World, August 1990, thanks to RFJ.

26/02/2021 : PlanID=3943 : Luscombe Silvaire by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft : Added alternate parts tracing (includes windscreen pattern) thanks to BarryRawle.

26/02/2021 : PlanID=12831 : Atom by Howard Mottin from American Aircraft Modeler : Added alternate plan drawing (plus gallery pic of his finished model), thanks to HarryKirkland.

25/02/2021 : PlanID=12489 : Extra 300S 40 by Neil Liptak from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM&E, June 1998, thanks to RFJ.

25/02/2021 : PlanID=10827 : Cap 232 by Mike Cross from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM&E, December 1998, thanks to RFJ.

25/02/2021 : PlanID=5059 : CB 34 from Chalange et Bonnet : Added printwood scans, thanks to Olivier Aubard.

24/02/2021 : PlanID=4169 : Zephyr by Jean G Pailet from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to JohnLaycock.

24/02/2021 : PlanID=12392 : Crackerjack by HG Hundleby, JW Coasby from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version (patterned background removed), thanks to PaulDallimore.

24/02/2021 : PlanID=12539 : Redbreast by RFL Gosling from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version (patterned background removed), thanks to PaulDallimore.

24/02/2021 : PlanID=12788 : Fleet Biplane by Romey Bukolt from Concept : Replaced this scan with a corrected version, thanks to PaulDallimore.

24/02/2021 : PlanID=8280 : Diabolo by Wilfried Klinger from Wik Modelle : Added kit instructions (in German), thanks to ArminBruder.

24/02/2021 : PlanID=12723 : Fox from Frog : Added ribs file, thanks to BarryRawle.

23/02/2021 : PlanID=7575 : Sun Devil by Clair Sieverling from Flying Models : Added missing parts sheet, also added article, thanks to JohnLaycock.

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Latest Plans text listing

Airfoiler - Hal deBolt - 60in IC F/F
Atom - Howard Mottin - 34in IC C/L
Y-Not - Randy Randolph - 47in IC Glider R/C
Corben Super Ace - Vernon Krehbiel - 56in Scale...
Caricature Citabria - Bill Hannan - 14in Scale...
Balsa Baka Bomb - Bill Hannan - 8in Scale...
Sky Rocket B - Leon Shulman - 49in IC F/F
Messerschmitt Me109G - 17in Scale Rubber F/F
Jungster - Jerry Leake - 60in IC R/C
MG-1 - Mike Granieri - 51in IC R/C
Gere Sport - 30in Scale IC R/C
Tiger 2 - Dave Patrick - 61in IC R/C
Thermalnose - Ernie Avory - 74in Glider F/F
Demdike - J Riley, E Lord - 87in Glider R/C
T-28D Trojan - 40in Scale IC R/C
Miki - Pawel Wlodarczyk - 42in IC F/F
Basic 2000 - 58in IC R/C
Cabin Stick - Chester Lanzo - 108in IC R/C
Dingus - Bill Netzeband - 31in IC C/L
P-51 Mustang - Sergio Daeuble - 22in Scale IC...
Gull Float Gear IC F/F
Scorpion Major - 57in IC F/F
P-47 Thunderbolt - Roy Thomason - 20in Scale...
Live Wire Cruiser - Hal deBolt - 65in IC R/C
Hot Canary - Herb Davis - 16in Jet C/L
Olympic 650 Electric - John Torrance - 72in...
Snowflake - Bill Viets - 22in IC C/L
Legion Air 140 - Cecil Haga - 140in Glider R/C
Legion Air 100 - Cecil Haga - 100in Glider R/C
Yo-Ho - Arthur Phillips - 36in IC F/F
Sunday Flyer - Ken Willard - 70in IC F/F
Spirit Elite - Gregory Duitsman Glider R/C
Super Esprit Wing - Lee Renaud - 173in Glider...
1940 Cabin - Chester Lanzo - 55in Rubber F/F
Ryan Mailplane - Victor Harden - 27in Scale...
Jasco Floater Mk 2 - Jim Zare - 72in Electric...
Dopey 1 - J London - 30in Rubber F/F
Sup - Radoslav Cizek - 51in Glider F/F
Dornier Do X - Don Srull - 42in Scale Electric...
Stardust Special - Donald Broggini - 50in IC...
Spad XIII - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
RESopenS - Peter Rausch - 78in Glider R/C
Big Birdi - John Torrance - 99in Electric...
Demon Delta - Jerry Farr - 32in IC C/L
Fleet Biplane - Romey Bukolt - 56in Scale...
Flying Aces Commercial - Herbert Spatz - 30in...
Halberstadt CL-III - Neal Green - 13in Scale...
Stunt School Bus 665 - Unknown - 53in IC C/L
Peppy Trainer - Bill Winter - 28in IC C/L
P-51D Mustang - David Ribbe - 65in Scale IC R/C

...more plans

 
 

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