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Maarten, you are correct. The House of Balsa kit even said "As featured in the April 1982 issue of M.A.N." in the box. Now the question is if maybe this one should also be tagged as "kit".
RC Yeager : T-6 Texan : 14/05/2021
Article on this one is incomplete. Anyone out there who could scan the missing pages?
RC Yeager : Lil Whistler : 14/05/2021
Really great to see my model featured here! At 23oz, it's a perfect match for the Indian Mills 1.3RC diesel. Leisurely take-offs, and low, slow fly bys.
Tim Hooper : Answer : 13/05/2021
At AMA and SAM, the name given to this plan is "Twin Boom".
AaronKV : Gondolier : 13/05/2021
AMA has made listing error on Supa Dupa ciiting Model Craftsman as publisher. SAM listing on Supa Dupa correctly cites Model Aircraft.
AaronKV : Supa Dupa : 13/05/2021
Hi Martin, yes it a Q.E.D, the Version from Jim Moss flown by Rich Aldridge. i build it in 100inch for a 5 cyl Moki 150er but it could also carry a 250er!
I made a break in the project in Autum last year 2020 som information to the...
Matzito : AS-14 : 13/05/2021
mui gratia miguel ;-)
Matthias : Ober Inspectoer : 13/05/2021
Joseph Wolf : Cessna 180 : 13/05/2021
SAM has this model listed under three titles: “Marsden 1937 Winner”, “Pacific Coast Champion”, and “Champion, Pac. Coast”. AMA has it listed “Pacific Coast Champion”.
AaronKV : Marsden 1937 Winner : 12/05/2021
I believe this is also the original plan for the House Of Balsa 44" AT6. I recognize some construction details. I used to own one and it flew absolutely fantastic. However, by the time I built it, the black 2L soda bottle bottoms were...
Maarten Zanders : T-6 Texan : 12/05/2021
I have learned in a short time to expect good things when I see this name, and once again I was not disappointed. A fine design, and thank you for the STP files. I saw a smooth belly landing in one of the videos, may they all be alike...
Miguel : Ober Inspectoer : 11/05/2021
Eut Tileston used to fly one in the Spirit of SAM event
Dan : A-10 : 11/05/2021
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13/05/2021 : PlanID=13009 : AS-14 by Matthias Moeller : Added build instructions (in German), thanks to Mattias. Total 56 pages, with lots of photos showing construction details.
11/05/2021 : PlanID=3211 : Little Kid by Peter Spence from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to algy2.
11/05/2021 : PlanID=1973 : Nieuport 12 by Martin Irvine from Model Airplane News : Added (later) article from Quiet & Electric Flight International, September 2014, thanks to RFJ.
11/05/2021 : PlanID=1740 : Pronto by Dave Robelen from Model Airplane News : Added pdf build log, thanks to Nick Ward.
11/05/2021 : PlanID=10986 : Polo by J Cerny from FMT : Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.
10/05/2021 : General News : Hello Outerzone family from OKLAHOMA! Please keep long time model designer, article writer, and one amazingly nice human being Larry Kruse in your thoughts and prayers, he's having a rough go with cancer. If you've enjoyed one of his many designs found in the old FLYING MODELS magazine and here on Oz, please reach out to him and wish him well at: email@example.com Thank you, Tom Solinski.
10/05/2021 : PlanID=4692 : Aeronca Defender by Walt Mooney from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
08/05/2021 : PlanID=11780 : Ryan STA by Maxey Hester from SIG : Added electric conversion article from Electric Flight International, June 1998, thanks to RFJ.
08/05/2021 : PlanID=11506 : Kadetito by Alex McLeod from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to EduardoJR, Pilgrim.
07/05/2021 : PlanID=10548 : Vultee V-11GB from Ace Whitman : Added alternate (cleaned) plan, thanks to PB_Guy.
06/05/2021 : PlanID=831 : Pendulum Pete by Keith Laumer from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
05/05/2021 : PlanID=8539 : Starter from Svenson : Added separate printwood file, at full size. The main planfile does include some parts identification drawings, but these are not shown at full size.
05/05/2021 : PlanID=13006 : Citabria by Bud Nosen from Bud Nosen Models : Added kit review from MAN May 1979, thanks to RFJ.
05/05/2021 : PlanID=2513 : Hi Thrusty from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
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Jodel Bebe D92 - Roberto Prezioso - 55in Scale...
Bristol Scout A - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Halberstadt CL.II - Bob Snyder - 71in Scale IC...
Champion - FW Biesterfeld - 55in IC C/L
Ober Inspectoer - Matthias Moeller - 52in...
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Hoppity - WI Barrett IC C/L
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ROG - CP Moody - 20in Rubber F/F
Harvard IIB - T Wordell - 40in Scale IC C/L
Queen of Hearts - John Winter - 21in Rubber F/F
Thor - Moses Quintana - 51in IC C/L
Acrobaby - Roberto Prezioso - 51in IC R/C
555 - Harold Stevenson - 30in IC F/F
Saturn - Howard Timlin - 58in IC F/F
Deperdussin Racer - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Little Glenelg - D Knight - 48in IC F/F
AS-14 - Matthias Moeller - 102in Glider R/C
Modified Galloping John - Dennis Cain - 40in IC...
Tiger Moth - William Appleby - 22in Rubber F/F
Citabria - Bud Nosen - 105in Scale IC R/C
Karousel - Hoh Fang-Chiun - 49in IC R/C
Spitfire - Howard Boys - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
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Texas Bo Weevil - Don Chancey - 17in F/F
Raven 40 - Tob McVickar, Bob McVickar - 53in IC...
Classic 600 - Bruce Hannah - 66in IC F/F
Tri-Tipo - David Boddington - 30in IC F/F R/C
Amigo II Magic - Matthias Moeller - 99in...
Musketor - Paul Kuniss - 24in Rubber F/F
Wireless Widgeon - FL Swaney - 74in Scale IC...
Flinger - Larry Jolly - 57in Glider R/C
Kompetitor - 34in CO2 F/F
Tico Tico - 19in Rubber F/F
Wichita-5 - Mike Woodhouse - 78in Glider F/F
Douglas O-38 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Cadet 25 - Roberto Prezioso - 40in IC R/C
Gross Wing Half A - Eut Tileston - 50in IC F/F
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Learfan - Richard Preston - 24in Scale Rubber...
Douglas Skyraider - MR Martinez - 30in Scale IC...
Millenium Moth - Albert E Hatfull - 22in Rubber...
Cricket - Jack Headley - 35in IC F/F
Sylph - Eut Tileston - 54in IC F/F
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