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Latest Plans

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

Tea Kettle (oz12648) by Daniel Walton from Model Builder 1973 grey_line

Tea Kettle (oz12648)

by Daniel Walton
from Model Builder
May 1973 
15in span
CO2 F/F

Plan Details
Water Ranger (oz12647) by Pavel Bosak from FMT 1981 grey_line

Water Ranger (oz12647)

by Pavel Bosak
from FMT
January 1981 
100in span
IC R/C

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Tlush Mite (oz12646) by Randy Wrisley from Model Builder 1984 grey_line

Tlush Mite (oz12646)

by Randy Wrisley
from Model Builder
May 1984 
62in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Sukhoi Su-26 (oz12645) by Richard Schneider from Model Builder 1988 grey_line

Sukhoi Su-26 (oz12645)

by Richard Schneider
from Model Builder
June 1988 
48in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Morane Saulnier MS50C (oz12644) by Walt Mooney from Model Builder 1983 grey_line

Morane Saulnier MS50C (oz12644)

by Walt Mooney
from Model Builder
April 1983 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Escape (oz12643) by Joe Bridi from Bridi Hobby grey_line

Escape (oz12643)

by Joe Bridi
from Bridi Hobby
62in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Bumble Bee I (oz12642) by Phil Cartier from Model Builder 1973 grey_line

Bumble Bee I (oz12642)

by Phil Cartier
from Model Builder
November 1973 
44in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Flippy 1000 (oz12641) by Peter Rausch 2020 grey_line

Flippy 1000 (oz12641)

by Peter Rausch
2020 
39in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Corsair (oz12640) by Jack Sheeks from Model Builder 1973 grey_line

Corsair (oz12640)

by Jack Sheeks
from Model Builder
March 1973 
52in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Blackburn B-2 (oz12639) by DP Fidling from Aeromodeller 1969 grey_line

Blackburn B-2 (oz12639)

by DP Fidling
from Aeromodeller
May 1969 
37in span
Scale IC F/F

Plan Details
Swamp Rat (oz12638) by Dick Mathis from Model Builder 1973 grey_line

Swamp Rat (oz12638)

by Dick Mathis
from Model Builder
June 1973 
32in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Briegleb BG-12 (oz12637) by Chris Christen from Model Builder 1973 grey_line

Briegleb BG-12 (oz12637)

by Chris Christen
from Model Builder
April 1973 
100in span
Scale Glider R/C

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Condor (oz6675) from LuisBello
Condor (oz6675) from LuisBello
Stiletto (oz6665) from IgnacioGSH
Stiletto (oz6665) from IgnacioGSH
Stiletto (oz6665) from AntonioRodriguezGarrido
Stiletto (oz6665) from AntonioRodriguezGarrido
Ace (oz1344) from DannyMZ
Ace (oz1344) from DannyMZ

Latest Comments

Hello, on the Curare part list Ican't find the ribs W13 for the wing and S11 for the stab.
Thanks,
JosephFerrari : Curare 60 : 02/12/2020

I built one of these. It floated around very nicely indoors. The bamboo tips are a significant part of the weight of the wing, but it's still quite light if you use light balsa.
Lincoln : Parlor Fly : 02/12/2020

You can find the [later] R/C version from the Model Airplane News August 1997 here: George Albo : Ringmaster : 02/12/2020

Greetings, I’ve got to say, this is a lovely model of one of my favorite aircraft. Cleanly built and finished, there is enough detail to suggest a real aircraft, without producing a confusing clutter.
Congratulations, this is really a...
James Hickman : Fleet Trainer : 02/12/2020

I always wanted to send you photos of this beautiful machine [main pic, 003-008] that gave both my son and me, hours and more hours of very pleasant flights, at the time we could not publish the map, but I have already seen that you have...
AntonioRG : Playboy Senior : 02/12/2020

Recently I embarked upon the project of constructing Comet's Battle of Britain Trio, or a least that's what I've called it...Hurricane, Spitfire, and Messerschmitt. Just completed the last of the group, "Messerschmitt Me 109"...
Neal Green : Messerschmitt Me 109 : 01/12/2020

Nice looks, (therefore) it should be a fine flyer. Great CAD work too, and same for the website. I'd never seen a 'jigsaw puzzle' joint in air modelling before, in the event of a crash this should be...
Miguel : Flippy 1000 : 01/12/2020

Try Librecad (it's free)
https://librecad.org/
Daithi : Slow Poke 40 : 01/12/2020

Looks remarkably like the “Tom Thumb” that was a kit from Galaxy models
Martin : Little Mulligan : 30/11/2020

I built one back in 93 or so, put a Webra 28 in and built it light. It was a screamer! Very fun to fly, another well designed dave patrick model
Kamlooper : Freedom 20 : 30/11/2020

No problem reading it on this side either, I suggest you try other DXF readers. If everything fails we can try something else as I'm sure the file is ok.
Miguel : Slow Poke 40 : 29/11/2020

How great to see this stylish compact profile model again, I built one back in the late 90's. Garnered much attention at the flying field. I might build another now seeing the plan (I gave away the original). Its a...
SteveP : Quock 3 : 29/11/2020

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Latest Site Updates

03/12/2020 : PlanID=1972 : Aeromaster Too by Lou Andrews from AAmco : Added kit review from RCM, May 1978, thanks to RFJ.

02/12/2020 : PlanID=3075 : Playboy Senior by Jim Reynold from Model Builder : Added article, thanks to Pit.

02/12/2020 : PlanID=11066 : Messerschmitt Me 109 from Ace Whitman : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DPlumpe.

01/12/2020 : PlanID=8897 : Top Dawg by Ken Willard from Top Flite : Added kit review from MAN, October 1967, thanks to RFJ.

30/11/2020 : PlanID=4389 : Traveler Sailplane by Vito M Garofalo from Tern Aero : Added printwood scan, thanks to ChrisDeiss.

29/11/2020 : PlanID=12591 : AT-6 Texan by Joe Bridi from Bridi Hobby : Added kit review from RCM, February 1979, thanks to RFJ.

29/11/2020 : PlanID=6413 : Blohm und Voss BV-141B by Nick Ziroli from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

25/11/2020 : PlanID=7904 : Stickit IV by Dan Stevens from RCMplans : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, December 1991, thanks to RFJ.

25/11/2020 : PlanID=10212 : Seamaster 40 by Ken Willard from Ace RC : Added formers at fullsize. Note this sheet has been scaled up from the very small parts ID sheet, and as such must be used with caution. I will leave this listing tagged as 'formers unchecked' while a better version comes along. Steve.

25/11/2020 : PlanID=10212 : Seamaster 40 by Ken Willard from Ace RC : Added die-cut parts ID sheet, also tracing of landing gear wire pack, thanks to DonShugard.

23/11/2020 : PlanID=5125 : Pitts S-1S by Jerry Nelson from Model Airplane News : Added dxf CAD zipfile, thanks to PeterRausch. Note this also includes a decals file.

22/11/2020 : PlanID=9880 : Doublet by Dennis Tapsfield from RCME : Added (further) article from MAN, October 1973, thanks to RFJ.

21/11/2020 : PlanID=305 : Seamaster Sport 40 by Ken Willard from Model Aviation : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

20/11/2020 : PlanID=12599 : Flying License Plate by Berkeley McCollum from Model Builder : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.

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Latest Plans text listing

Tea Kettle - Daniel Walton - 15in CO2 F/F
Water Ranger - Pavel Bosak - 100in IC R/C
Tlush Mite - Randy Wrisley - 62in Electric R/C
Sukhoi Su-26 - Richard Schneider - 48in Scale...
Morane Saulnier MS50C - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Escape - Joe Bridi - 62in IC R/C
Bumble Bee I - Phil Cartier - 44in IC C/L
Flippy 1000 - Peter Rausch - 39in Electric R/C
Corsair - Jack Sheeks - 52in Scale IC C/L
Blackburn B-2 - DP Fidling - 37in Scale IC F/F
Swamp Rat - Dick Mathis - 32in IC C/L
Briegleb BG-12 - Chris Christen - 100in Scale...
Executive - Dave Milbourn - 40in IC R/C
Ol Ironsides - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Wildthing 400 - Ken Neal - 28in Electric R/C
Eagle 2 - 63in IC R/C
Hoppicopter - FG Boreham - 18in Rubber F/F
Baby Boomer - Art Reiners - 31in IC F/F
Pazmany PL-4A - Leon Bennett - 56in Scale...
Yeloise - Ron Williams - 20in Rubber F/F
Square Trainer - George Wilson - 72in IC R/C
Morane-Saulnier Racer - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Kloud Queen - Mickey De Angelis - 72in IC F/F
Fletcher FD-25 - Giuseppe Ghisleri - 94in Scale...
Three Profile Peanuts - Curtiss Mooney - 13in...
Strato Streak - Dick Johnson - 25in IC F/F
Kraft Super Fli - Jerry Nelson - 54in Scale IC...
Laser 200A - Piotr Zawada Scale IC C/L
Manneater - Phil Greeno - 52in IC R/C
Voyager - Piotr Zawada - 61in IC C/L
Lil Flapper - Hal Cover - 9in Rubber F/F
American Eagle Eaglet - Tom Laurie - 48in Scale...
Rajka - Radoslav Cizek - 29in Rubber F/F
Sopwith Pup - John Blair - 13in Scale Rubber...
Control Line Model - Vic Smeed - 18in IC C/L
Wakefield 71-7 - Bob White - 55in Rubber F/F
SE5a - Fred Angel - 22in Scale IC F/F
Spatman - 40in IC R/C
Bede BD-5 - Fred Reese - 34in Scale IC R/C
Monocoupe 110 Special - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Arrow Sport - 12in Scale Rubber F/F
Moskito - Jack Headley - 12in CO2 F/F
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - Walt Musciano - 21in...
Ford Flivver - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Spectral - Andy McAfee - 57in Glider R/C
Supermarine S-5 - Jack Lynn Bale - 20in Scale...
Bud Nosen Trainer - Bud Nosen - 102in IC R/C
Monocoupe 110 Special - Butch Hadland - 13in...
Spruce Goose - Allen Lawton - 36in Scale Rubber...
Flying License Plate - Berkeley McCollum - 12in...

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