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Latest Plans

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

Swifty (oz13928) by Albert Lewis from Flying Aces 1941 grey_line

Swifty (oz13928)

by Albert Lewis
from Flying Aces
January 1941 
11in span
Rubber F/F

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Grumman Albatross (oz13927) by Chester Babbin from Model Airplane News 1968 grey_line

Grumman Albatross (oz13927)

by Chester Babbin
from Model Airplane News
November 1968 
70in span
Scale IC R/C

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Douglas Export Attack (oz13926) by Abe Shaw from Flying Aces 1941 grey_line

Douglas Export Attack (oz13926)

by Abe Shaw
from Flying Aces
February 1941 
Scale Rubber F/F

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Wasp (oz13925) by AG Lennon from RCME 1988 grey_line

Wasp (oz13925)

by AG Lennon
from RCME
February 1988 
31in span
IC R/C

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Baby Biwinger (oz13924) by Lud Kading from Air Trails 1952 grey_line

Baby Biwinger (oz13924)

by Lud Kading
from Air Trails
April 1952 
13in span
IC F/F

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Ringer (oz13923) by Roy Clough 1996 grey_line

Ringer (oz13923)

by Roy Clough
March 1996 
44in span
IC R/C

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Gremlin (oz13922) by G Cole from Aeromodeller 1945 grey_line

Gremlin (oz13922)

by G Cole
from Aeromodeller
November 1945 
13in span
Rubber F/F

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Jetliner Ho-X-3 (oz13921) by Erwin Hoffmeister from FMT 1968 grey_line

Jetliner Ho-X-3 (oz13921)

by Erwin Hoffmeister
from FMT
August 1968 
68in span
IC R/C

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Lil Joanna (oz13920) by Dereck Woodward from Radio Modeller 1984 grey_line

Lil Joanna (oz13920)

by Dereck Woodward
from Radio Modeller
February 1984 
48in span
IC R/C

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Hornet (oz13919) by Fred MacDonald from Modelair 1938 grey_line

Hornet (oz13919)

by Fred MacDonald
from Modelair
1938 
14in span
Rubber F/F

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2 Ton Press Brake (oz13918) by Charlie Fite 2020 grey_line

2 Ton Press Brake (oz13918)

by Charlie Fite
February 2020 
Extra

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Hi-Ball (oz13917) by Don Chancey from Model Airplane News 1967 grey_line

Hi-Ball (oz13917)

by Don Chancey
from Model Airplane News
July 1967 
18in span
Glider F/F

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PZL P 8 II (oz1793) from MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland
PZL P 8 II (oz1793) from MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland
PZL P 8 II (oz1793) from MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland
PZL P 8 II (oz1793) from MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland
PZL P 8 II (oz1793) from MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland
PZL P 8 II (oz1793) from MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland
Skeeter (oz10309) from LincolnR
Skeeter (oz10309) from LincolnR

Latest Comments

Hi Again, Here are some more pictures, this time of the Walthew A/2 Glider [004-006]. I converted this model from Free Flight Towline to Electric power & RC control. Plan again from OuterZone. Thanks & Best Regards from Melbourne Australia,
Bruce Jacques : Walthew A/2 Glider : 05/07/2022

Hi There, Please find photos of my latest plane built from plans which I downloaded from your site [main pic, 006]. I have also included a sheet of decals I have made matching the originals as well as a .dxf for cut sheets of some of the...
Alfons : Jimmy : 05/07/2022

Hi there, attached are some photos of the Akrobaby [main pic, 008-012]. The orange one is powered by a O.S 20 FS and the yellow one by a O.S 15 FP. They fly very nice. Thank you very much, Gustavo From Brazil
Gustavo Delazaro : Akro-Baby : 05/07/2022

96" Cumulus would probably fly fine with a PAW40, but the climb is likely to be quite gentle.
Might need to watch the weight down the tail, or lengthen the nose but 1" or so to avoid nose weight with the smallish engine. Warren Brown : Cumulus : 05/07/2022

Hi Pit, If there is no cure now, then I hope they'll never find one :) I went through a similar course in life, my brother's aviation and modelling magazines initiated this extended love affair. I truly envy your memory, mine...
Miguel : Jetliner Ho-X-3 : 04/07/2022

Thank you Warren.
Okay DLE 20 too big.
How about the 96" Cumulus with a nice brand new PAW 40 TBR RC?
That would swing a 12" prop easily.
I like the Cumulus as I have built and flown the smaller.
I also like the...
Peter Cane : Cumulus : 04/07/2022

hi Miguel, I borned in 1964 from an Italian modeller of the 40'. Instead of playing football, I grow up looking at the old and new international model magazines collections before learning to read and building models since the age of 5....
Pit : Jetliner Ho-X-3 : 04/07/2022

Hello, Here are two pictures of Keith Shaw's pretty rendition of this sleek model [main pic, 010]. Keith won Class 2 with his Sky Knight at the 3rd Ohio Waterfront Vintage Gathering last week-end. A fine flying model! Best modelling...
JMP_blackfoot : Sky Knight : 04/07/2022

Hi Pit, how is it humanly possible to remember the most remote things, and even worse be able to bring the right magazine article to back it up? :-))
Miguel : Jetliner Ho-X-3 : 04/07/2022

WELL DONE! I (years ago) worked for my dad (Jack Laister) building Standard Class Sailplanes. Many of our most skilled employees were model builders too. Like you they had that gift of conceptualzation...
Rick Laister : Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless : 03/07/2022

Here are some photos of the Baby Biwinger [main pic, 003, 004], which I built when the plans were published in Flying Models magazine. The plane is overpowered with the Tee Dee .010 engine. I later added an exhaust restrictor similar to...
WalterK : Baby Biwinger : 03/07/2022

I'm José Marchesi's son in law. He was a passionate man for this hobby. I the mentioned years his father also worked hard with him in planes construction but the JM 34 was his own draw/design. José died at his 94 years old and his...
Enrique Saiz : J.M.34 : 03/07/2022

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Latest Site Updates

05/07/2022 : PlanID=10471 : Jimmy by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Added decals plus cut sheets dxf, thanks to Alfons.

05/07/2022 : PlanID=803 : De Havilland Chipmunk by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned at 600 dpi, thanks to Guy Coleman.

04/07/2022 : PlanID=13903 : Windmill from American Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

04/07/2022 : PlanID=11357 : ROG from Jasco : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

03/07/2022 : PlanID=13924 : Baby Biwinger from Air Trails : Added original 1952 article, thanks to RFJ.

02/07/2022 : PlanID=13921 : Jetliner Ho-X-3 : Added article, thanks to tiptipflyer.

02/07/2022 : PlanID=3101 : Comper Swift by Ron Warring from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer version. This is just a minor cleanup, fixed the alingment between the two pages, removed staple marks.

01/07/2022 : PlanID=2677 : Tippy Tim by Aubrey Kochman from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

30/06/2022 : PlanID=6940 : Beechcraft Baron 58P from Royal Marutaka : Added kit manual, thanks to JeffGreen.

27/06/2022 : PlanID=5881 : Super Duper Joy Stick by Noel Rozelle from RCMplans : Added build log, thanks to Nick Ward.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=12581 : Zephir by Georg Friedrich from FMT : Added article, thanks to pikpak.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=2128 : Dummy Lifter by Bob Buragas from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=8618 : Lil Champ by Bob Masters from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to JJ.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=5897 : Lil Toad by AL Reuther from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to JJ.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Swifty - 11in Rubber F/F
Grumman Albatross - 70in Scale IC R/C
Douglas Export Attack Scale Rubber F/F
Wasp - 31in IC R/C
Baby Biwinger - 13in IC F/F
Ringer - 44in IC R/C
Gremlin - 13in Rubber F/F
Jetliner Ho-X-3 - 68in IC R/C
Lil Joanna - 48in IC R/C
Hornet - 14in Rubber F/F
2 Ton Press Brake
Hi-Ball - 18in Glider F/F
Gavilan - 20in Rubber F/F
Heinkel He 100D - 31in Scale IC R/C
Convair XP-81 - 29in Scale IC C/L
Defender Glider - 17in Glider F/F
Cloudbuster Bipe - 19in Rubber F/F
Uniliner - 24in IC C/L
Caudron M2 - 57in Scale Electric R/C
Swinger - 19in IC C/L
Fast - 27in IC C/L
Flying Aces ROG Dart - 24in Rubber F/F
Pinocchio - 51in Glider R/C
Whistler - 24in Glider F/F
AT-6 Texan - 69in Scale IC R/C
Windmill - 49in IC R/C
Chad 20 - 20in Rubber F/F RTP
Klotznorutski - 30in IC C/L
General Dynamics F-16 - 9in Scale Glider F/F
Bluebird and Hawk - 54in Glider R/C
Skydancer - 44in Jetex R/C
Rutan Quickie - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Little Stinker - 16in Scale IC C/L
T6 Texan - 36in Scale IC C/L
Fun Fighter 60 - 65in IC R/C
DeHavilland DH 29 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Pfalz D III - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Mitsubishi F1M2 Pete - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Rara Avis - 54in IC R/C
Heinkel He 162 - 59in Scale IC R/C
Warbler - 3.5 cc Engine Diesel
Kestrel 2m - 79in Glider R/C
EDO Floats - 51in
Holy Smoke 40 - 36in IC R/C
Gimlet - 41in IC R/C
Bumbled Bee - 17in Rubber F/F
Mini-Buster - 19in IC C/L
Nesmith Cougar - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
AT-6/Harvard Mailbox - 28in
Howard Mike - 21in Scale Rubber F/F

...more plans

 
 

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