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Latest Plans

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

Dancing Girl Mk II (oz11732) by Peter Miller from Model Airplane News 1975 grey_line

Dancing Girl Mk II (oz11732)

by Peter Miller
from Model Airplane News
February 1975 
40in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Gee Bee Model Z (oz11731) by Henry Haffke grey_line

Gee Bee Model Z (oz11731)

by Henry Haffke
72in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Commonwealth Boomerang (oz11730) by Pres Bruning from FAC 1992 grey_line

Commonwealth Boomerang (oz11730)

by Pres Bruning
from FAC
1992 
17in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Eclipse (oz11729) by AE Wing from Radio Modeller 1972 grey_line

Eclipse (oz11729)

by AE Wing
from Radio Modeller
August 1972 
30in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
MiG 15 (oz11728) by Dave Livesay 1992 grey_line

MiG 15 (oz11728)

by Dave Livesay
1992 
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Avro 560 (oz11727) by Dave Chinery from RCME 1991 grey_line

Avro 560 (oz11727)

by Dave Chinery
from RCME
February 1991 
58in span
Scale Electric R/C

Plan Details
Skeeto SA-8 (oz11726) by Paul Denson from RCMplans 1984 grey_line

Skeeto SA-8 (oz11726)

by Paul Denson
from RCMplans
January 1984 
55in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Heinrich (oz11725) by Dave Chinery from RCME 1990 grey_line

Heinrich (oz11725)

by Dave Chinery
from RCME
March 1990 
48in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
F-51H Mustang (oz11724) by Jim McCroskey from Model Airplane News 1955 grey_line

F-51H Mustang (oz11724)

by Jim McCroskey
from Model Airplane News
May 1955 
32in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
DH 60 Cirrus Moth (oz11723) by David Boddington from RCME 1985 grey_line

DH 60 Cirrus Moth (oz11723)

by David Boddington
from RCME
December 1985 
46in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
M-11 Breda 39 Early (oz11722) from MOVO 1936 grey_line

M-11 Breda 39 Early (oz11722)

from MOVO
1936 
32in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Ranger (oz11721) by Gordon Light from Air Trails 1936 grey_line

Ranger (oz11721)

by Gordon Light
from Air Trails
January 1936 
36in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details

   

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Lancer 45 (oz8330) from AllanK1
Lancer 45 (oz8330) from AllanK1
Lancer 45 (oz8330) from AllanK1
Lancer 45 (oz8330) from AllanK1
Custom Privateer (oz278) from edubarca
Custom Privateer (oz278) from edubarca
Custom Privateer (oz278) from edubarca
Custom Privateer (oz278) from edubarca

Latest Comments

There was only one Skeeto built (N6048C). Builder plans were never offered. It was an engine test bed used to evaluate a number of different powerplants, thus had several nose configurations. It clearly had a very small...
Dave D : Skeeto SA-8 : 20/11/2019

Looking at photos of 1:1 scale Skeetos the nose does look short but not by that much, the most visible difference being the wing which has no dihedral in the original, possibly the model designer was short a couple of servos for the...
Miguel : Skeeto SA-8 : 19/11/2019

Hi. Under the drawing of G3, there's an isometric view of how the top half of the engine nacelles are built. The main nacelles are built the same way i.e. cut out G8 'Gondel-Brett' (Nacelle Board)...
Chris Pinn : Me 262 A-1 Schwalbe : 19/11/2019

You have two option. First: single engined version with engine in the nose, see partial nose sketch. Dummy jets on the wings.
Second: double engined version with engines on the jet nacelles only, see engined nacelles sketch. Pit : Me 262 A-1 Schwalbe : 19/11/2019

Hi there, I am building a ME262 from your plans for which I am very grateful. I must be stupid but I can't understand how to assemble the engines, can you please help.
Doug Hoareau : Me 262 A-1 Schwalbe : 19/11/2019

Thank you both! And looking more carefully at the drawing I can see the feature you describe, it's a clever trick. A few weeks ago another plan came up, I can't recall which it was but the designer had made the motor dowel...
Miguel : Republic P-47 Thunderbolt : 18/11/2019

Hello Mary! New pictures! [Model pic and 003-006] I had been out for a while. But i am back. I did few changes from the original plan... and worked very well! Very beautiful plane!
Eldon Masini : Taylorcraft 1A : 18/11/2019

Hi Steve/Mary, just to show actually finish a few as well as submiting plans here's my Super 60. Covered in Solartex with painted trim, OS40 four stroke [more pics 012, 013]. RSC single channel RC for nostalgic photos only! Cheers
Mike Jones : Super 60 : 18/11/2019

Original model was fitted with dummy flaps hinged to false spar and linked together. Flaps were looked in Up position during flight. This feature was not adopted for simplicity in this plan and Jetco kit too.
Pit : F-51H Mustang : 18/11/2019

Rubber strand is canted because the rubber retainer dowel is concealed under the scale detachable exhaust box under the fuselage. It makes more simple to change the rubber strands in comparison of the usual side fuselage dowel method.
pit : Republic P-47 Thunderbolt : 17/11/2019

I wouldn't worry Miguel - if HJ Towner designed it - it will work - one of the all time great model designers - I learned to fly with two of his Wifurskin designs in the early seventies!!
Don Imrie : Republic P-47 Thunderbolt : 17/11/2019

Another Towner masterpiece, a complex little plan where those who hate cutting ribs will be happy as those are not to be cut but built up! Same for the lighter-than-light framed fuselage formers, crying out for composite construction....
Miguel : Republic P-47 Thunderbolt : 17/11/2019

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Latest Site Updates

20/11/2019 : PlanID=11732 : Dancing Girl Mk II by Peter Miller from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

17/11/2019 : PlanID=11723 : DH 60 Cirrus Moth by David Boddington from RCME : Added article, thanks to KLH.

17/11/2019 : PlanID=11718 : M-11 Breda 39 Late from MOVO : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to Gianni, Pino.

16/11/2019 : PlanID=11720 : Phantom Major by John Rutter from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

15/11/2019 : PlanID=9119 : Clipper MkII from Micro Models : Added zipfile with scans of printwood formers (inc all ribs), thanks to Billo.

15/11/2019 : PlanID=10865 : Junior from Graupner : Added kit review from Aeromodeller, June 1974, thanks to RFJ.

14/11/2019 : PlanID=10787 : Sputnik by Othmar Huber from FMT : Replaced this plan with a correctly scaled version. This is exactly the same plan file, except that output settings are now at 400 dpi not 600 dpi, is all. This now will print at 2m wingspan. Many thanks to KLH for checking this.

14/11/2019 : PlanID=1091 : Consolidated PT-1 Trainer by John C Winter from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

13/11/2019 : PlanID=71 : Rambler Too by Richard Bradford : Replaced this plan with a re-scaled version at correct wingspan of 72 in, thanks to Gnomelike.

13/11/2019 : PlanID=2193 : DH Hornet Moth by Ron Warring from Model Aircraft : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

12/11/2019 : PlanID=10409 : Pink Ladies by Bill Wisniewski from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

11/11/2019 : PlanID=8995 : Little Nordik by George Perryman from Young Men : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

11/11/2019 : PlanID=6192 : Bloop by Bill Hutchison from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

09/11/2019 : PlanID=845 : Hi-Fli by Phil Kraft from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Dancing Girl Mk II - Peter Miller - 40in IC C/L
Gee Bee Model Z - Henry Haffke - 72in Scale IC...
Commonwealth Boomerang - Pres Bruning - 17in...
Eclipse - AE Wing - 30in IC R/C
MiG 15 - Dave Livesay Scale Rubber F/F
Avro 560 - Dave Chinery - 58in Scale Electric...
Skeeto SA-8 - Paul Denson - 55in Scale IC R/C
Heinrich - Dave Chinery - 48in Electric R/C
F-51H Mustang - Jim McCroskey - 32in Scale IC...
DH 60 Cirrus Moth - David Boddington - 46in...
M-11 Breda 39 Early - 32in Scale Rubber F/F
Ranger - Gordon Light - 36in Rubber F/F
Phantom Major - John Rutter - 32in IC R/C
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - Harold J Towner -...
M-11 Breda 39 Late - 33in Rubber F/F
Waltzing Matilda - M Hodgson - 36in IC F/F
Aristokrat - Egon Briks Madsen - 40in IC C/L
Piedra Filosofal 1 - Cesar Altamirano - 48in...
Pelayo - Hans Adenaw - 27in Glider F/F
Morane Saulnier Type N - Don Underwood - 56in...
Blohm and Voss BV40 - Unknown - 18in Scale...
Customized Ringmaster - 42in IC C/L
Nieuport Monoplane - Bill Hannan - 17in Scale...
Gullable - Tony Kagan - 56in IC R/C
Lockheed P-38 Lightning - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Brugger Colibri - Peter Miller - 46in Scale IC...
Le Petit Knight - WJ Trotter - 25in Rubber F/F
Drifter - AR Fletcher - 120in Glider R/C
Gloster Gannet - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale...
Victory - Hans Hansen - 66in Glider F/F
Cosmic Wind - Hal deBolt - 57in Scale IC R/C
Westland F7/30 - Bob McLellon - 16in Scale...
Fiat CR.32 - Robert Darlow - 13in Scale Rubber...
Focke-Wulf TA 152 H-1 - 39in Scale IC C/L
Pussycat 15 - John Rutter - 51in IC R/C
Vultee XA-41 - Dave Livesay - 18in Scale Rubber...
XF4U-1 - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Geier - 60in IC R/C
Semi-Pro - Stan Chilton Glider F/F
A-5A Vigilante - Pavel Bosak - 41in Scale IC...
Great Lakes Trainer - LH Deubler - 13in Scale...
Thermic Dart - Frank Ehling - 12in Glider F/F
Fokker E III - Floyd E Carter - 68in Scale IC...
Chaos - Peter Freebrey - 36in IC C/L
Arsenal Delanne 10 - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale...
P-51 Mustang - Bill Effinger - 37in Scale IC...
Fizza - Nigel Hawes - 32in Electric R/C
Buzz-Cat - Andrew Reid - 63in R/C
XF4U-1 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Avro 560 - Bill Hannan - 18in Scale Rubber F/F

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