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Latest Plans

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

Smousen 67 (oz13567) by C Diez from Modelhob 1967 grey_line

Smousen 67 (oz13567)

by C Diez
from Modelhob
1967 
37in span
IC C/L

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Thunderjet Glider (oz13566) by Claude McCullough from Flying Models 1948 grey_line

Thunderjet Glider (oz13566)

by Claude McCullough
from Flying Models
April 1948 
10in span
Scale Glider F/F

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Rainbow Arrow (oz13565) by Alan Brocklehurst from RC Model World 1987 grey_line

Rainbow Arrow (oz13565)

by Alan Brocklehurst
from RC Model World
August 1987 
59in span
Glider R/C

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Weeks Solution S1-WS (oz13564) by Miles Reed 1990 grey_line

Weeks Solution S1-WS (oz13564)

by Miles Reed
1990 
70in span
Scale IC R/C

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Inspectoer (oz13563) by Matthias Moeller 2020 grey_line

Inspectoer (oz13563)

by Matthias Moeller
2020 
43in span
Electric R/C

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Betty (oz13562) by E Vollmer from FMT 1973 grey_line

Betty (oz13562)

by E Vollmer
from FMT
1973 
79in span
IC R/C

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Hughes Record Racer (oz13561) by Stinson Smith from Mechanix Illustrated 1951 grey_line

Hughes Record Racer (oz13561)

by Stinson Smith
from Mechanix Illustrated
March 1951 
25in span
Scale IC C/L

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Avro Delta (oz13560) from FMT grey_line

Avro Delta (oz13560)

from FMT
27in span
Scale IC F/F C/L R/C

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Macchi MB 308 (oz13559) from Rassegna di Modellismo 1960 grey_line

Macchi MB 308 (oz13559)

from Rassegna di Modellismo
June 1960 
18in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Albatros III (oz13558) by Steven Strait from Airdrome 1978 grey_line

Albatros III (oz13558)

by Steven Strait
from Airdrome
April 1978 
34in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Buccaneer Jr (oz13557) by Doc Mathews from Model Airplane News 1979 grey_line

Buccaneer Jr (oz13557)

by Doc Mathews
from Model Airplane News
May 1979 
25in span
Rubber CO2 F/F

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Albatros (oz13556) by Bernd Holtmann from FMT 1979 grey_line

Albatros (oz13556)

by Bernd Holtmann
from FMT
April 1979 
31in span
IC R/C

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Model Photo Gallery

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Baby (oz7417) from BernhardDittmann
Baby (oz7417) from BernhardDittmann
Baby (oz7417) from JulienVermeire
Baby (oz7417) from JulienVermeire
Taylor Cub (oz4555) from EldonMasini
Taylor Cub (oz4555) from EldonMasini
Taylor Cub (oz4555) from EldonMasini
Taylor Cub (oz4555) from EldonMasini

Latest Comments

I did look at the clip, but that is the Mk I, and not the Mk II modelled.
Ted A : Arrow Active MkII : 17/01/2022

I too was prepared to believe the author might know best and build it as per the plan. Then yesterday I watched a Pathe news film of the 1932 Kings Cup air race. There's a nice clip of the Active Mk1 taking off. As the camera, from an...
Colin H : Arrow Active MkII : 17/01/2022

Hello Richard, You are absolutely right. The model is made mostly of ply and spruce. Fuselage sides (23) are 1 mm ply, longerons are 3x3 mm spruce. Wing and stabilizer ribs are made of 1 mm ply, you can use 1,5 mm balsa of course and...
Marcin : Miki : 17/01/2022

Since the model was created before 1958, one would assume that no matter how much the wings have changed, the model reflects that 'as built'
Ted Avey : Arrow Active MkII : 16/01/2022

I know this is a long shot but: Does anyone know if the "rib for rib accuracy" claim for this plan is true? The wings are not as they are on the real one and haven't been at least since it's rebuild in 1958.
Colin H : Arrow Active MkII : 15/01/2022

I hope this link will be useful: http://www.balsaworkbench.com/?page_id=1313
John Green : Ryan STA : 15/01/2022

I have just built a version from 6mm Depron for a 120 Watt brushless motor. Its a great flyer on ailerons and elevator. My wing uses 2 layers of 6mm depron separated by a 12 x 3 mm balsa spar. I added 24 mm strip ailerons and reduced the...
Gabriel : Teeny Trainer : 14/01/2022

Many thanks to Victor for mailing in to point out there is a free plan available for download from: https://www.flugmodell-magazin.de/downl... of...
SteveWMD : Einzpfeil : 14/01/2022

Verlag means 'publisher'. If you look at the black stripe at the bottom of the plan, you will see the translation. I guess they called themselves a publisher as they also sold hobby books.
Chris P : Supreme 60 : 14/01/2022

Hello! Two more of my Aerostar [pics 009, 010] now decorated with a registration, in fact the reg of the full size aircraft I once flew, from the South Warwickshire Flying School! Still airworthy and a fine flying machine! Build one and...
Norman Fawley : Aero-Star 20 : 14/01/2022

Explained on the page. Just take some time, read the words and let them slowly sink in. If you need more background on this you can google the term: Ace Foam Wing.
SteveWMD : Ryan STA : 14/01/2022

The complete wing is missing in the plane ?
omar : Ryan STA : 14/01/2022

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Latest Site Updates

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.

08/01/2022 : PlanID=13548 : Hawker Hunter Mk 58 : Added article from RCME, October 1967, thanks to RFJ.

07/01/2022 : PlanID=13545 : P-47N Thunderbolt from Rivista di Modellismo : Added article, thanks to Pit.

06/01/2022 : PlanID=12820 : Thermalnose by Ernie Avory from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version (essentially redrawn from scratch), thanks to TonyP.

06/01/2022 : PlanID=13453 : Illusion by Andy Nicholls from Radio Modeller : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version (essentially redrawn from scratch), thanks to TonyP.

06/01/2022 : PlanID=13493 : Zippy from RCME : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version (essentially redrawn from scratch), thanks to TonyP.

05/01/2022 : PlanID=13493 : Zippy from RCME : Replaced this plan with a higher resolution version, thanks to Circlip.

05/01/2022 : PlanID=13524 : Mistral from RCME : Replaced this plan with a higher resolution version, thanks to Circlip.

05/01/2022 : PlanID=13522 : Ekko from RCME : Replaced this plan with a higher resolution version, thanks to Circlip

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Latest Plans text listing

Smousen 67 - 37in IC C/L
Thunderjet Glider - 10in Scale Glider F/F
Rainbow Arrow - 59in Glider R/C
Weeks Solution S1-WS - Miles Reed - 70in Scale...
Inspectoer - 43in Electric R/C
Betty - 79in IC R/C
Hughes Record Racer - 25in Scale IC C/L
Avro Delta - 27in Scale IC F/F C/L R/C
Macchi MB 308 - 18in Scale IC C/L
Albatros III - 34in Scale IC R/C
Buccaneer Jr - 25in Rubber CO2 F/F
Albatros - 31in IC R/C
Westland Welkin - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Smokey - 15in Jetex F/F
Ryan STA - 35in Scale IC R/C
Sport Nipper - 48in Scale IC R/C
Spirit of St Louis - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Monocoupe - 64in Scale IC R/C
Nite Hawk - 18in Rubber F/F
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
Nomad - 20in Glider F/F
Ellipse 3 - 30in IC R/C
Berliner Joyce Pursuit - 60in Scale IC F/F
Senior Radar Master - 118in IC R/C
Radar Master - 86in IC R/C
Consolidated PT-1 Float Plane - 42in Scale IC...
Spectra - 78in Electric Glider R/C
Redwing - 18in Rubber F/F
Bulls Eye - 130in Electric R/C
AD-2 Skyraider - 43in Scale IC C/L R/C
Zippy - 12in Rubber F/F
Demoiselle - 29in Scale IC F/F R/C
Baby ROG - 16in Rubber F/F
Big Dirty Birdy - 78in IC R/C
Keith Rider R-6 - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Sablatnig KE1 - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Combat Lift - 42in IC R/C
CB 14 - 78in Rubber F/F
HSK-2 and Inferno - 55in IC R/C
Bienchen - 24in IC R/C
Mistral - 72in Glider R/C
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero - 62in Scale IC R/C
Ekko - 50in IC R/C
Aeronca K - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer - 31in Scale Electric...
Airmaster Aircar - 35in Scale IC C/L
Vectra - 45in IC R/C

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