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Latest Plans

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

Imme (oz15144) from Hugo Wegner 1955 grey_line

Imme (oz15144)

from Hugo Wegner
1955 
20in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Fokker DVII EP (oz15143) by David Boddington from RC Model Flyer 2014 grey_line

Fokker DVII EP (oz15143)

by David Boddington
from RC Model Flyer
April 2014 
43in span
Scale Electric R/C

Plan Details
Piper Super Cruiser (oz15142) by WL Patterson from Capitol 1945 grey_line

Piper Super Cruiser (oz15142)

by WL Patterson
from Capitol
1945 
84in span
Scale IC F/F

Plan Details
Tiny Twister (oz15141) by Tony Lewis from Dynamic RC 2021 grey_line

Tiny Twister (oz15141)

by Tony Lewis
from Dynamic RC
2021 
18in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Curtiss 18-T-1 (oz15140) by Bill Noonan from Model Builder 1979 grey_line

Curtiss 18-T-1 (oz15140)

by Bill Noonan
from Model Builder
November 1979 
24in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Bug (oz15139) by Bill Effinger from Berkeley 1946 grey_line

Bug (oz15139)

by Bill Effinger
from Berkeley
1946 
17in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Schneider Sport Electric (oz15138) by Bob Benjamin from Model Builder 1993 grey_line

Schneider Sport Electric (oz15138)

by Bob Benjamin
from Model Builder
December 1993 
62in span
Electric R/C

Plan Details
Mini Whizz (oz15137) by Brian Cooper from RCME 1999 grey_line

Mini Whizz (oz15137)

by Brian Cooper
from RCME
1999 
36in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Piper PA-15 Vagabond (oz15136) by Jaroslav Fara from Modelar 1987 grey_line

Piper PA-15 Vagabond (oz15136)

by Jaroslav Fara
from Modelar
October 1987 
54in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane (oz15135) by Richard Halfpenny from Aeromodeller 1989 grey_line

Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane (oz15135)

by Richard Halfpenny
from Aeromodeller
February 1989 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Heath LNB-4 Parasol (oz15134) by Robert Kitson from Model Builder 1981 grey_line

Heath LNB-4 Parasol (oz15134)

by Robert Kitson
from Model Builder
October 1981 
95in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail (oz15133) by Michael Isermann from Iron Kreuz Model Plans 2007 grey_line

Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail (oz15133)

by Michael Isermann
from Iron Kreuz Model Plans
November 2007 
25in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details

   

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Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer
Nieuport 28 (oz3969) from EdShearer

Latest Comments

Electric Power. We covered this in the ‘About’ section on this page.
SteveWMD : Fokker DVII EP : 02/03/2024

Looks like a fun model,what does EP mean though?
Madhukar : Fokker DVII EP : 02/03/2024

I built mine in 1992, covered in clear for the wings and chrome fuse. It looks fantastic in flight, but it's not much of a thermal hound.
It's got a thin chord and unknown too-flat bottom airfoil. If I were to build another wing,...
Mike Kimball : Nemesis : 02/03/2024

I was at Torrey Pines when Mark rolled this rocket out. All I can say is build it as planned and it'll run rail-true and that the scream described in his writeup is no joke it happily whistles a tune of speed and agility.
If anyone...
Mike Kimball : Puranas : 02/03/2024

I have an original, flown many times on slope with one attempt at bungee. It's HEAVY. The broad chord makes for a ship that won't roll quickly either.
I mod'd mine for flaps which turned out to be a wise move as the flat bottom...
Mike Kimball : Dino 2300 : 02/03/2024

I believe the wingform is or was advertised as a simple Clark-Y - In 1985 or so I had taken a long look at this kit trying to decide if it was a clone of a Wanderer.
For novice builders the plastic ribs were a novel idea, the hobby...
Mike Kimball : Escuela : 02/03/2024

Hi Steve, pit is right about the conrod clearance at the bottom of the liner when the crank is at 90 degrees from top/bottom dead centre. I seem to remember I overcame this problem by milling a shallow slot on opposite sides of the liner...
Dick Edwards : BJ Cicada : 01/03/2024

The Curtiss Wasp modeled here, A-3325, is actually an 18-T-2.
Jan Novick : Curtiss 18-T-1 : 01/03/2024

Very nice plan. Thank you!
Rodrigo Burgo : Piper Super Cruiser : 01/03/2024

Thanks. Got it. Fixed now.
SteveWMD : Martin B-26 : 01/03/2024

Yes from Leon Shulman as reported on AT article, he was a B-26 and B-24 pilot in WW2.
pit : Martin B-26 : 01/03/2024

Thanks pit. Aha reading through that build log, it seems there is indeed a problem with the plan. So, yes, it would be good if a corrected plan could be posted here. But it is beyond my skill to edit and correct this plan. Anyone?
SteveWMD : BJ Cicada : 01/03/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

Stuka Stunt (oz6227): Added further article, from Aeromodeller, Jan 1961, thanks to Pit.
01/03/2024

Stuka Stunt (oz6227): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize at 400 dpi, thanks to dfritzke.
01/03/2024

Extra 300 (oz3606): Added CAD files (dxf, dwg, lightburn) for the tail parts, thanks to Andy Hill.
01/03/2024

Me 109G (oz770): Added kit instructions, thanks to Pit.
28/02/2024

Bronco (oz12855): Added decals, thanks to AdrianCulf.
28/02/2024

Weetabix Wonderplane (oz10329): Added Lightburn files, thanks to RodMoore.
28/02/2024

Extra 300s (oz7722): Added article part 2 (Prototype Parade) thanks to Graham.
27/02/2024

Sagitta 900 (oz5950): Added (original) article, thanks to AlfredVink.
26/02/2024

Extra 300s (oz7722): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
26/02/2024

Hi-Fly (oz5111): Added zipfile of two exploded views (jpg format, low res), thanks to Pit.
25/02/2024

Savana (oz12205): Added kit instructions (English and Italian), thanks to Gerard Tonno.
25/02/2024

Mills Bomb (oz5941): Added build log thanks to Nick Ward.
24/02/2024

Citabria Parkflyer (oz15103): Added article, thanks to Tom Binkley.
24/02/2024

Just Right (oz15057): Added article, thanks to Tom Binkley.
24/02/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Imme - 20in Rubber F/F
Fokker DVII EP - 43in Scale Electric R/C
Piper Super Cruiser - 84in Scale IC F/F
Tiny Twister - 18in Electric R/C
Curtiss 18-T-1 - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Bug - 17in IC C/L
Schneider Sport Electric - 62in Electric R/C
Mini Whizz - 36in IC R/C
Piper PA-15 Vagabond - 54in Scale IC R/C
Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane - 13in Scale...
Heath LNB-4 Parasol - 95in Scale IC R/C
Focke Wulf P0310 Victoria Tail - 25in Scale...
Bora - 78in Glider R/C
Parpar - 38in IC R/C
Funstar - 39in IC R/C
M2 - 23in Electric R/C
Wight Crusader - 52in IC R/C
Me 323 Gigant - 124in Scale IC R/C
Mini Early Bird - 22in IC C/L
Purl-One - 17in Rubber F/F
Ryan YO-51 - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Mini Catapult Glider - 8in Glider F/F
MD Mystere IV - 24in Scale Jetex F/F
Auster Autocar - 54in Scale IC R/C
Stinson Reliant - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Hi Fly Twin Motor Electric R/C
Handley Page HP75 Manx - 49in Scale Electric...
Slow Boy - 34in Electric R/C
Slimer - 39in IC C/L
Pussycat - 12in Rubber F/F
Nieuport 11 Bebe - 48in Scale IC R/C
Jake - 36in IC R/C
Junior V2 - 48in Glider F/F
Humming Cub - 40in IC R/C
Corben Ace - 37in Scale IC R/C
Macchi C202 Folgore - 36in Scale IC R/C
Mini Minx - 24in Rubber F/F
Manito - 52in IC F/F
RESsource - 78in Glider R/C
HFJ-16 - 54in Electric R/C
Spartan Executive - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Citabria Parkflyer - 38in Scale Electric R/C
F-82 Twin Mustang - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Taylorcraft - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Avionavolante - 59in Glider R/C
Lee Richards Annular Monoplane - 33in Scale IC...
Baby Barnstormer - 23in IC C/L
Mini Telemaster - 47in Electric R/C
F8F Bearcat Gulfhawk - 35in Scale IC C/L
New Bipe - 40in Electric R/C

...more plans

 
 

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