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Latest Plans

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

Vought V-143 (oz11549) by Bill Winter from Model Airplane News 1937 grey_line

Vought V-143 (oz11549)

by Bill Winter
from Model Airplane News
September 1937 
23in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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New Halo (oz11548) by Vintage1 from Replikit 2009 grey_line

New Halo (oz11548)

by Vintage1
from Replikit
2009 
40in span
IC F/F

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Miss Starstruck (oz11547) by Ray Malmstrom grey_line

Miss Starstruck (oz11547)

by Ray Malmstrom
13in span
Rubber F/F

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Jex Jet (oz11546) by Unknown from American Modeler 1960 grey_line

Jex Jet (oz11546)

by Unknown
from American Modeler
April 1960 
24in span
Jetex F/F

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Convair F-102 Delta Dart (oz11545) by Don Monson from Model Airplane News 1959 grey_line

Convair F-102 Delta Dart (oz11545)

by Don Monson
from Model Airplane News
August 1959 
10in span
Glider F/F

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Morane Saulnier Type N (oz11544) by Peter Rake grey_line

Morane Saulnier Type N (oz11544)

by Peter Rake
42in span
Scale IC R/C

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La Sorra (oz11543) by Lee Renaud from Air Trails 1953 grey_line

La Sorra (oz11543)

by Lee Renaud
from Air Trails
July 1953 
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Sabre Sonic X-4 (oz11542) by Bill Seigel from Jetco grey_line

Sabre Sonic X-4 (oz11542)

by Bill Seigel
from Jetco
34in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Grumman F5F-1 Skyrocket (oz11541) by Frank T Roberts from Miniature Aircraft Corp grey_line

Grumman F5F-1 Skyrocket (oz11541)

by Frank T Roberts
from Miniature Aircraft Corp
24in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Clipper (oz11540) by Larry Conover from American Modeler 1960 grey_line

Clipper (oz11540)

by Larry Conover
from American Modeler
September 1960 
35in span
IC F/F

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Aquila (oz11539) by Unknown 1942 grey_line

Aquila (oz11539)

by Unknown
1942 
95in span
Glider F/F

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Rara Avis MkIV (oz11538) by Mike Hetherington 1945 grey_line

Rara Avis MkIV (oz11538)

by Mike Hetherington
September 1945 
33in span
Rubber F/F

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Miss Vintage (oz4746) from SteveinMT
Miss Vintage (oz4746) from SteveinMT
Wild Goose (oz4748) from MarcoAGuillermo
Wild Goose (oz4748) from MarcoAGuillermo
Wild Goose (oz4748) from MarcoAGuillermo
Wild Goose (oz4748) from MarcoAGuillermo
Northrop P-61 Black Widow (oz4796) from Tom
Northrop P-61 Black Widow (oz4796) from Tom

Latest Comments

the photos have been moved to: http://facflyer.com/p40_four.htm
Rick Pendzick : Curtiss P-40C : 20/09/2019

Hi, I built one with a .15 engine, it flies very well.
Néstor Hugo Fiorini : Olympic II : 19/09/2019

Another one from back in the day. I built one of these using the magazine plans and crappy Testor's balsa. That it flew at all is a testament to the design. Model magazines were beyond my budget at the time, but a bicycle ride to the...
Doug Smith : Convair F-102 Delta Dart : 19/09/2019

Wow! Makes me want to buy a laser cutter....
Lewis Lingwood : Aquila : 18/09/2019

If you take the Fun Scale P-51 (oz10761) plan also by Dynaflite, and print the fuselage at an enlarged scale of 121%, the resulting plan matches the wing saddle to the root...
mjbelton : Fun Scale Mustang 60 : 18/09/2019

This was made from the Tern kit, sometime in the 1970s. I gave it some new rubber recently and it still flies nicely. Happy for them to be used [model photo & more pics 003, 004].
PAChapman : Aeronca C-3 : 18/09/2019

Much obliged, Gene, this is a very complex and beautifully done work and I still have to see the 3D file!
Miguel : Aquila : 18/09/2019

CAD files added now, thanks to Gene.
SteveWMD : Aquila : 18/09/2019

Italian version enlarged at 2,40 meters ws thread construction, see https://www.baronerosso.it/forum/aerom.... In the video,...
pit : Erwa 8 : 18/09/2019

See http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthr... for build thread for enlarged 4meters rc version, interesting CAD rendition.
pit : Erwa 8 : 18/09/2019

Awfully good redrawing work on a most elegant original design. Any chance of having the CAD file as well?
Miguel : Aquila : 17/09/2019

Got it thanks, have set the date on this one now to 1982.
SteveWMD : Trainer 40 : 17/09/2019

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Latest Site Updates

19/09/2019 : PlanID=7337 : Loaded Dice by Terry Westrop from RCMplans : Added article 2, Trimming Article for Loaded Dice, from RCM&E August 1993, thanks to RFJ.

19/09/2019 : PlanID=1045 : Ercoupe by Sydney Struhl from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

18/09/2019 : PlanID=5075 : Spartan by H Austwick from Halfax : Added kit review (of the Cambrian kit of the Spartan), from RCM&E March 1993, thanks to RFJ.

18/09/2019 : PlanID=10146 : Super Sportster 60 by Don Anderson from Great Planes : Added kit review from RCME Dec 1992, thanks to RFJ.

18/09/2019 : PlanID=11539 : Aquila by Unknown : Added dwg CAD files, thanks to Gene. Note there are 4 separate zipfiles.

18/09/2019 : PlanID=5030 : Puma from Robbe : Added kit review from RCM&E November 1991, thanks to RFJ.

17/09/2019 : PlanID=10039 : Low-Wing Petrol Monoplane by CE Bowden : Added article 2: "Bowden Low Wing Petrol Monoplane, Resurrected by Peter Scott" from RCME April 1998, thanks to RFJ.

16/09/2019 : PlanID=11535 : Saab Gripen by John Rutter from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

16/09/2019 : PlanID=10761 : Fun Scale P-51 by Mark Smith from Dynaflite : Added kit review from RCME, September 1990, thanks to RFJ.

16/09/2019 : PlanID=11528 : Benzin-Motorflugmodell by Ludwig Anthofer from NSFK : Replaced the model pic with a much clearer photo, thanks to ChrisPinn.

15/09/2019 : PlanID=6404 : Pusher Pursuit by Fred Tuxworth from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

15/09/2019 : PlanID=11506 : Kadetito by Alex McLeod from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to spitfireflyby.

15/09/2019 : PlanID=1220 : Grumman Aleutian Goose by Pres Bruning from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

14/09/2019 : PlanID=2871 : Gaucho by Jose Ignacio Iriarte from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to JoeHayes.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Vought V-143 - Bill Winter - 23in Scale Rubber...
New Halo - Vintage1 - 40in IC F/F
Miss Starstruck - Ray Malmstrom - 13in Rubber...
Jex Jet - Unknown - 24in Jetex F/F
Convair F-102 Delta Dart - Don Monson - 10in...
Morane Saulnier Type N - Peter Rake - 42in...
La Sorra - Lee Renaud Rubber F/F
Sabre Sonic X-4 - Bill Seigel - 34in IC C/L
Grumman F5F-1 Skyrocket - Frank T Roberts -...
Clipper - Larry Conover - 35in IC F/F
Aquila - Unknown - 95in Glider F/F
Rara Avis MkIV - Mike Hetherington - 33in...
HB2 - Hans Bennovsky - 63in Glider F/F
Finch - Ray Malmstrom - 16in Rubber F/F
Saab Gripen - John Rutter - 25in IC R/C
Cee Bird - Carl WR Taylor - 56in IC F/F
Triad - Ray Malmstrom - 21in IC C/L
Fun Scale Mustang 60 - Jim Meister - 62in IC...
Curtiss Junior - Aubrey Kochman - 34in Scale IC...
Mirage 2000 - John Rutter - 27in Scale IC R/C
Waco S3-HD - Pres Bruning - 24in Scale Rubber...
Benzin-Motorflugmodell - Ludwig Anthofer - 70in...
Grumman F3F-1 - Paul Lindberg - 20in Scale...
Coronet - Claus Maikis - 33in IC C/L
Type D-03 - 35in Glider F/F
Space-Ace - Ray Malmstrom - 15in Rubber F/F
Tupolev Tu-2 - Andrzej Duszynski - 44in Scale...
Super Star - Giuseppe Ghisleri - 73in Scale IC...
Globe Swift - Bill Noonan - 30in Scale Rubber...
Lil Bilgie - Bill Krecek - 42in IC F/F
Super Fli - 72in Scale IC R/C
Rebel - Dick Everett - 44in Rubber F/F
Suzy Que - Ken Binks - 67in Glider R/C
Supermarine Spitfire VB - Ray Malmstrom - 16in...
Monza - Piazzo, Bosisio - 41in Rubber F/F
Al Tazar - Mike White - 60in Glider R/C
Giant Killer - Richard Williams - 48in IC F/F
Stearman C3-R - CE Steinchak - 27in Scale...
Goony Bird - C Edwards - 26in IC R/C
Mulvihill Trophy Winner - Ray Smith - 35in...
Northrop X-4 Bantam - Giuseppe Ghisleri - 53in...
Ascenda - Ray Malmstrom - 17in Rubber F/F
Stormer - Ray Schofield - 54in IC F/F
Kadetito - Alex McLeod - 39in IC R/C
Flex Wing - Unknown - 16in Glider F/F
Triangle - Frank Ehling - 48in IC F/F
Twister - Doug Spreng - 57in IC R/C
Brigadyr - Ray Malmstrom - 14in Rubber F/F
Bleriot XI - David Boddington - 49in Scale IC...
Gliding Saucer - Jay T Holmes - 18in Glider F/F

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