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Latest Plans

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

Apparition (oz13836) from Flying Models 1960 grey_line

Apparition (oz13836)

from Flying Models
January 1960 
19in span
Jetex F/F

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Messerschmitt M 35 (oz13835) by Bruno Schmalzgruber from FMT 1983 grey_line

Messerschmitt M 35 (oz13835)

by Bruno Schmalzgruber
from FMT
1983 
91in span
Scale IC R/C

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Avro Avian IV (oz13834) by Roly Huebsch 2017 grey_line

Avro Avian IV (oz13834)

by Roly Huebsch
2017 
28in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Grumman F4F (oz13833) by Sergio A Daeuble from MOBRAL 2017 grey_line

Grumman F4F (oz13833)

by Sergio A Daeuble
from MOBRAL
2017 
41in span
IC C/L

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Rhubarb (oz13832) by Tim Rose from RC Model World 1991 grey_line

Rhubarb (oz13832)

by Tim Rose
from RC Model World
August 1991 
32in span
IC R/C

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SE5a (oz13831) by Peter Rake from Flying Scale Models 2007 grey_line

SE5a (oz13831)

by Peter Rake
from Flying Scale Models
July 2007 
36in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Grumman F6F Hellcat (oz13830) by Powers Lefebvre from Miniature Aircraft Corp grey_line

Grumman F6F Hellcat (oz13830)

by Powers Lefebvre
from Miniature Aircraft Corp
41in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Wazup (oz13829) by Chuck Clemans 2011 grey_line

Wazup (oz13829)

by Chuck Clemans
2011 
38in span
Electric R/C

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Vagabond 40 (oz13828) by Joe Bridi from Bridi Aircraft Design grey_line

Vagabond 40 (oz13828)

by Joe Bridi
from Bridi Aircraft Design
56in span
IC R/C

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Sentosa 1500 (oz13827) by Tom Takamatsu from OK Model Pilot grey_line

Sentosa 1500 (oz13827)

by Tom Takamatsu
from OK Model Pilot
60in span
Electric Glider R/C

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Pert (oz13826) by Alan Wooster 2006 grey_line

Pert (oz13826)

by Alan Wooster
2006 
36in span
IC R/C

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Tora II (oz13825) by Georg Friedrich from FMT grey_line

Tora II (oz13825)

by Georg Friedrich
from FMT
116in span
IC R/C

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Otto the Giro (oz7346) from EdShearer
Otto the Giro (oz7346) from EdShearer
Divider (oz6081) from Balsaworkbench
Divider (oz6081) from Balsaworkbench
Divider (oz6081) from Balsaworkbench
Divider (oz6081) from Balsaworkbench
Divider (oz6081) from Balsaworkbench
Divider (oz6081) from Balsaworkbench

Latest Comments

Or are you trying to convert it to a "flying ears" model? That would explain why you have the earlerons set up to give the ears some reflex.
RC Yeager : Bunfighter : 20/05/2022

Its supposed to have a stab (tailplane) and fin though... And where would the CG be?
RC Yeager : Bunfighter : 20/05/2022

Miguel; The best model glider ever designed, in 1975 there was a competition between Graupner and Robbe to market the best model glider that was electrically equipped.
Mosquito was the best , Robbe made the Edelweiss , which was a bit...
Julien Vermeire : Mosquito : 20/05/2022

The original Savoia s 21 was a biplane but it still served as the basis for Porco Rosso's plane... but as a monoplane...
Olivier : Macchi M33 : 19/05/2022

It's the right colour, no doubt about that! Take-off runs will have to be short, and I expect 3-point landings to go smooooth as a rockslide concert.
Miguel : Bunfighter : 19/05/2022

Looks wondEARful...
RC Yeager : Bunfighter : 19/05/2022

John... it has been my understanding for a while that the center role airplane in Porco Rosso is meant to be a Savoia S.21, not the Macchi M33, although they are quite similar.
RC Yeager : Macchi M33 : 19/05/2022

Hi Mary and Steve, photos of my new model [main pic, 007-010]. Scale is 13 inch span.
Maciej : Rearwin Speedster : 19/05/2022

I wish I was as confident as the person who boldly called this “Stand-off Scale”
TimE : Grumman F4F : 19/05/2022

Could not resist [main pic, 003-006]. Scaled up to 24" earspan. Servo on each side to provide earleron control. Painted doculam covering. Test flights coming soon. From Little Rock, Arkansas,
Steve Staples : Bunfighter : 19/05/2022

I remember building one of these when I was 15. Aeromodelling was more popular amongst schoolboys then and, with my pals Keil Kraft Plastic Hurricane and a Keil Kraft Champ, (and a pint can of 15% nitro fuel between us) on many evenings we...
Martin Appleby : Mamba : 19/05/2022

Photos of my my Schoolgirl [main pic, 005] powered by 2212 BL Motor.
Max Li : Schoolgirl : 19/05/2022

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Latest Site Updates

19/05/2022 : PlanID=5276 : Kadet by AL Ells from Kamco : Added electric conversion article from R/C Model World, November 2003, thanks to RFJ.

15/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Added kit review from Flying Models, May 1961, thanks to RFJ.

14/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Added decal pdf, thanks to JeffGreen.

13/05/2022 : PlanID=13822 : Orion from Top Flite : Have moved the Top Flite Orion manual across to this listing. Previously it was a supplement to the MAN plan at Orion (oz927)

12/05/2022 : PlanID=13820 : Dornier Do 23 from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

12/05/2022 : PlanID=8485 : Slow Poke 40 by Rob Talbot-Jones, MikeCross from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCM, March 2001, thanks to RFJ.

11/05/2022 : PlanID=5932 : Double Feature by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Fixed the scaling on this plan now, thanks to Chris. Correct wingspan is 39 in.

10/05/2022 : PlanID=11164 : Poncelet Vivette by Van Hereford from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.

09/05/2022 : PlanID=7466 : Half A Delta by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to Ray.

05/05/2022 : PlanID=7668 : Jolly from Graupner : Added Jolly kit instructions sheet, thanks to Martin Huebner.

04/05/2022 : PlanID=10827 : Cap 232 by Mike Cross from Great Planes : Added kit review from R/C Model World, September 1999, thanks to RFJ.

03/05/2022 : PlanID=4247 : Der Kleine Uhu from Graupner : Added instructions sheet (full build text in 4 languages, also inc materials list) thanks to Martin Huebner.

29/04/2022 : PlanID=13611 : Miss Behaving II from FMT : Have changed the scaling on this plan to print at fullsize of 68 in wingspan. The previous file was 2/3 scale.

28/04/2022 : PlanID=12830 : Y-Not by Randy Randolph from Model Airplane News : Added vector parts zipfile (dxf and cdr files) thanks to Matt Foley.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Apparition - 19in Jetex F/F
Messerschmitt M 35 - 91in Scale IC R/C
Avro Avian IV - 28in Scale Electric R/C
Grumman F4F - 41in IC C/L
Rhubarb - 32in IC R/C
SE5a - 36in Scale Electric R/C
Grumman F6F Hellcat - 41in Scale Rubber F/F
Wazup - 38in Electric R/C
Vagabond 40 - 56in IC R/C
Sentosa 1500 - 60in Electric Glider R/C
Pert - 36in IC R/C
Tora II - 116in IC R/C
ABC Robin - 25in Scale Electric R/C
Trixie - 40in IC R/C
Orion - 68in IC R/C
Raketoplan - 16in Jetex F/F
Dornier Do 23 - 84in Scale IC R/C
Spitfire - 45in Scale Rubber F/F
Skip Jack - 52in IC R/C
Super Fli - 44in Scale IC R/C
Mystique - 58in IC R/C
Airborne - 84in IC R/C
Fokker EIII - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Zlin Akrobat - 42in Scale IC C/L
Sopwith Camel - 14in Scale Rubber F/F
Ellipse 2a - 33in IC R/C
Saab Viggen Scale IC F/F
Shavrov SH-2 - 60in Scale IC R/C
3DP Mini - 34in IC R/C
Easy Wing - 49in Glider R/C
Speed RS - 49in IC R/C
Quasimodo - 48in IC R/C
Bowlus Baby Albatross - 122in Scale Glider R/C
Douglas C-124 Globemaster - 82in Scale IC C/L
Filey Flier Mk2 - 48in Electric R/C
Chilli Breeze - 48in IC R/C
Pumukl - 98in Glider R/C
Grumman J2F-6 Duck - 58in Scale IC R/C
Stinson L-5 - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Fieseler F5 - 79in Scale IC R/C
Lockheed XFV-1 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Pesquito - 79in Glider F/F
Northrop B2 Stealth Bomber - 96in Scale...
Sierra - 60in IC R/C
UFO - 18in IC F/F
Fli-Wing - 17in Rubber F/F
Double Dutch - 38in Electric R/C
Sparey Diesel - 5 cc Engine Diesel
Stinger II - 38in IC R/C
Miles M-20 - 41in Scale IC R/C

...more plans

 
 

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In comparison Outerzone is a slightly random collection of plans in PDF format. Outerzone does not include all the plans posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread. At a guess, only about 80%. Some plans on here are not from that thread. Also, some are direct submissions.

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