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Latest Plans

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

BE 2c (oz15360) by Roger W Teagarden from Flying T Model 1989 grey_line

BE 2c (oz15360)

by Roger W Teagarden
from Flying T Model
1989 
26in span
Scale Rubber CO2 F/F

Plan Details
Cutie (oz15359) by Larry Sribnick from SR Batteries 2001 grey_line

Cutie (oz15359)

by Larry Sribnick
from SR Batteries
2001 
46in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Fun Scale Fury (oz15358) by John Rutter from Radio Modeller 1986 grey_line

Fun Scale Fury (oz15358)

by John Rutter
from Radio Modeller
March 1986 
32in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
AcroPro (oz15357) by Larry Sribnick from SR Batteries 2002 grey_line

AcroPro (oz15357)

by Larry Sribnick
from SR Batteries
2002 
45in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Stuka Dive Bomber (oz15356) by Walt Musciano from Scientific 1957 grey_line

Stuka Dive Bomber (oz15356)

by Walt Musciano
from Scientific
1957 
18in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Fixion (oz15355) by Nicolas Alt from MRA 2003 grey_line

Fixion (oz15355)

by Nicolas Alt
from MRA
April 2003 
59in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Primus (oz15354) from Carrera grey_line

Primus (oz15354)

from Carrera
102in span
Electric Glider R/C

Plan Details
Larkey (oz15353) from Scientific grey_line

Larkey (oz15353)

from Scientific
50in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Aggressor (oz15352) by L Ellis from Mercury 1956 grey_line

Aggressor (oz15352)

by L Ellis
from Mercury
1956 
39in span
IC F/F

Plan Details
Delanne 190 (oz15351) by Robert Schlickewitz 2023 grey_line

Delanne 190 (oz15351)

by Robert Schlickewitz
2023 
24in span
Scale Glider F/F

Plan Details
Cessna 150 (oz15350) by Owen Kampen from Midwest 1968 grey_line

Cessna 150 (oz15350)

by Owen Kampen
from Midwest
1968 
44in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Stick 40 Trainer (oz15349) from Balsa USA grey_line

Stick 40 Trainer (oz15349)

from Balsa USA
60in span
IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Chieftain (oz334) from Randy&LindaWrisley
Chieftain (oz334) from Randy&LindaWrisley
Cherokee Arrow 200 (oz964) from WilliamTrujilloMelo
Cherokee Arrow 200 (oz964) from WilliamTrujilloMelo
Cherokee Arrow 200 (oz964) from WilliamTrujilloMelo
Cherokee Arrow 200 (oz964) from WilliamTrujilloMelo
Cherokee Arrow 200 (oz964) from WilliamTrujilloMelo
Cherokee Arrow 200 (oz964) from WilliamTrujilloMelo

Latest Comments

Fair point. Have set this as incomplete now. Thanks.
SteveWMD : Heinkel He 100D : 18/06/2024

I wish to build the Hi Fly model with nose single motor what motor is suitable for this model and what prop 6x4 is ok?
Sanjay Pagare : Hi-Fly : 18/06/2024

Am I missing something? Says formers complete, but I don't see stations 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Gary : Heinkel He 100D : 18/06/2024

Nicely done!
Gerry de Groot : Wee Champion : 18/06/2024

Hi, I am building an old Davey Systems Corp kit of the Stearman 75 (PT-17) and was surprised to discover that it's basically the same as this plan! Maybe Nick worked with DSC in producing their kit? The differences are minor and...
Jim : Stearman PT-17 : 17/06/2024

Hello again Steve, Please find attached a few photographs of my friend Barry’s DH Dragon, built from the Peter Lewis 48” span plans on Outerzone [main pic, 007-011].
Barry has built the model to 52% of the original’s size for a 25” span...
Pete Theobald : DH84 Dragon : 17/06/2024

Hi, Here’s my photo of Stan Ford with his Cloud Elf, taken at Chobham Common in 1978 [pic 005]. Stan built it from a kit in 1939 and rebuilt it at some stage after it flew into a hangar at Wroughton. This original model was apparently used...
Charlie Jeffreys : Cloud Elf : 17/06/2024

Hi Gerry, The prop shaft bearing you see is a plastic one from an old Guillow's kit with another bearing improvised from plastic scrap in the back of the nose block.
Andrew : Wee Champion : 17/06/2024

Hay, some photos of the model. Builder Petr Hruby from the Czech Republic, Brown Junior engine. See flight video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd7OCHt0Tas
Martin Kreslado : Miss Delaware : 17/06/2024

Hi Steve & Mary, Here's a pic of my Dolfin (and a much younger me!) [pic 005]. Regards,
Peter Scott : Dolphin : 17/06/2024

Hi Steve and Mary, A few pictures of my Southerner [main pic, 008, 009]. Built as "model of the meet" for Cowra Oily Hand Days 2022. Unfortunately I caught Covid and could not attend, but the Southerner finally made it in 2023. Tissue over...
Warren Brown : Southerner : 17/06/2024

I have a Ben Buckle kit
Charles : Southerner Mite : 17/06/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

C-3605 Schlepp (oz1430): Added article, thanks to PeterIngels.
18/06/2024

Majorette (oz43): Added article, thanks to ilgk48, this is an extract from his full magazine scan as posted on HPA at [link].
17/06/2024

Picker 1 (oz14904): Added specification sheet, and some model photos, thanks to Bruce Conway.
17/06/2024

ASW-17 (oz7626): Added kit review from Model Builder, July 1973, thanks to RFJ.
17/06/2024

Skimmer 400 (oz15248): Replaced the instructions file with a complete version, 6 pages in total, thanks to dcy, Jay Burkart.
15/06/2024

Aggressor (oz15352): Added printwood scan, thanks to Dilwyn.
14/06/2024

Cap 230 (oz15336): Added article part 2 (Prototype Parade pages), thanks to Graham.
13/06/2024

Curtiss Wright Coupe (oz15343): Added article, thanks to Pit.
12/06/2024

Satellite 1000 (oz3725): Added kit review from Model Builder, November 1973.
11/06/2024

Lion (oz9432): Added article thanks to AndySnelson. This is chapter XV from the book "Models for Flying" by Rippon and Sparey, circa 1938.
08/06/2024

Northern Arrow (oz11653): Added (another) article, thanks to AndySnelson. This is chapter XII from the book "Models for Flying" by Rippon and Sparey, circa 1938.
08/06/2024

Cap 230 (oz15336): Replaced article file with complete version, thanks to RFJ.
06/06/2024

Carousel (oz15332): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
04/06/2024

Wakefield Winner (oz5395): Replaced this plan with a re-scaled version, now at fullsize, thanks to HobiePilot. This now shows correct full wingspan of 44 in on sheet #1, and a wing rib with chord of 5 inches on sheet #2.
04/06/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

BE 2c - 26in Scale Rubber CO2 F/F
Cutie - 46in Electric R/C
Fun Scale Fury - 32in Scale IC R/C
AcroPro - 45in Electric R/C
Stuka Dive Bomber - 18in Scale IC C/L
Fixion - 59in IC R/C
Primus - 102in Electric Glider R/C
Larkey - 50in IC F/F
Aggressor - 39in IC F/F
Delanne 190 - 24in Scale Glider F/F
Cessna 150 - 44in Scale IC R/C
Stick 40 Trainer - 60in IC R/C
Noctule - 20in Rubber F/F
DH Moth Minor - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Skybird - 37in IC R/C
Marabu III - 66in IC R/C
Polikarpov Po-2 - 45in Scale IC R/C
Curtiss Wright Coupe - 52in Scale IC R/C
Gee Bee Model D Sportster - 43in Scale Electric...
Harding Biplane - 38in Rubber F/F
Spitfire XII - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Douglas DC-8 Skybus - 36in Scale Rubber F/F
Bristol Scout - 36in Scale Electric R/C
A-26B Invader - 68in Scale IC R/C
Cap 230 - 45in Scale IC R/C
Spanish Fly - 19in Glider F/F
DH Tiger Moth - 20in Rubber CO2 F/F
Douglas DC-5 - 36in Scale Rubber F/F
Carousel - 47in Glider R/C
Grumman Gulfhawk - 20in Scale IC C/L
Arrow Active - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Heinkel He51 - 19in Scale CO2 F/F
Polar Star - 32in Scale IC C/L
Phillosan - 49in IC R/C
Gin-U-Win - 33in Rubber F/F
Dewoitine D.520 - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Whistler - 16in Glider F/F
Mini Sunduster - 20in CO2 Electric F/F
Avro 504K - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Snapper MkII - 34in Electric R/C
R4 2M - 78in Glider R/C
Streamlined Cyclone - 82in F/F
Gym Swallow - 35in Electric R/C
One 70 Toon - 20in Scale Electric R/C
Aerobat - 33in IC C/L
Sparkler - 37in Electric R/C
Grabber - 48in Rubber F/F
Bristol 138a High Altitude - 28in Scale Rubber...
Tiger Moth - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Slick Stick - 18in Glider F/F

...more plans

 
 

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