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Latest Plans

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

Box Car (oz13395) by Bob Smith from Ricks Model Co 1947 grey_line

Box Car (oz13395)

by Bob Smith
from Ricks Model Co
1947 
38in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Grumman FF-1 (oz13394) from Guillows 1938 grey_line

Grumman FF-1 (oz13394)

from Guillows
1938 
24in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Citation 45 (oz13393) from Yoshioka grey_line

Citation 45 (oz13393)

from Yoshioka
60in span
IC R/C

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Raider (oz13392) by Joe Bilgri from Flying Models 1960 grey_line

Raider (oz13392)

by Joe Bilgri
from Flying Models
May 1960 
60in span
IC F/F

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Fuit (oz13391) by Jean-Pierre Beissac from Modele Magazine 1957 grey_line

Fuit (oz13391)

by Jean-Pierre Beissac
from Modele Magazine
December 1957 
38in span
Rubber F/F

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T-Bird (oz13390) by Cliff Stone from RCME 1976 grey_line

T-Bird (oz13390)

by Cliff Stone
from RCME
April 1976 
39in span
IC R/C

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Piper PA-16 Clipper (oz13389) by Mike Nassise from Bay State Squadron grey_line

Piper PA-16 Clipper (oz13389)

by Mike Nassise
from Bay State Squadron
20in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Beechcraft Bonanza (oz13388) by Ernest J LeClair from Top Flite 1997 grey_line

Beechcraft Bonanza (oz13388)

by Ernest J LeClair
from Top Flite
1997 
81in span
Scale IC R/C

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Planeur Formule Libre (oz13387) by Robert Chabot grey_line

Planeur Formule Libre (oz13387)

by Robert Chabot
40in span
Glider F/F

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Stinson Reliant (oz13386) by Ernest J LeClair from Top Flite 1999 grey_line

Stinson Reliant (oz13386)

by Ernest J LeClair
from Top Flite
1999 
100in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
PZL P.24 (oz13385) by Emmanuel Fillon from MRA 1974 grey_line

PZL P.24 (oz13385)

by Emmanuel Fillon
from MRA
June 1974 
30in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Spinnneroo (oz13384) by Ray Millard from Aeromodeller 1986 grey_line

Spinnneroo (oz13384)

by Ray Millard
from Aeromodeller
October 1986 
15in span
IC F/F

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Playboy Senior 425 Electric (oz7883) from LuigiCarlucci
Playboy Senior 425 Electric (oz7883) from LuigiCarlucci
Playboy Senior 425 Electric (oz7883) from LuigiCarlucci
Playboy Senior 425 Electric (oz7883) from LuigiCarlucci
Tomboy (oz285) from LuigiCarlucci
Tomboy (oz285) from LuigiCarlucci
Tomboy (oz285) from LuigiCarlucci
Tomboy (oz285) from LuigiCarlucci

Latest Comments

Hello, The first photo, red and white 1959 livery, was not made from the small Sterling kit version. It was made from the traditional big 58 inches wingspan Tri-Pacer Sterling kit. Both models, although similar, are completely different in...
Eduardo : Piper Tri Pacer : 25/10/2021

Hi Allen, thanks for the upload. What engine size did they recommend for this kit? Cheers,
Hubert : Box Car : 25/10/2021

Dear Sir, Here are a couple of photos [012, 013] of Peter Russell's STOL, recently refurbished and electrified. I was given the model by Jock Sanderson of the Linlithgow MFC. It was in a state of mild disrepair. I patched the tissue...
Peter Griffiths : STOL : 25/10/2021

Good evening. I built a Spartan Biplane model (oz162) off the Comet plan earlier this year. Thought I would share some pictures [main pic, 004-007]. Thanks, from Burlington, KY,
Archie Adamisin : Spartan Biplane : 25/10/2021

Hi Mary, Candice RC [pics 007, 008] with a 24gram electric motor spinning an 8x4 prop. Patiently awaiting a maiden. Decided to do away with the nose block, as I liked the look without. If I build another I would love to finish it up as a...
Rocket_rodeo : Candice : 25/10/2021

Thank you very much for your reply, Hubert!
Sebastian : Cassutt : 25/10/2021

I don't remember how many of these I built and flew in my mid-teens, it was a bunch. They were a great U-control to learn with. One of the last ones I had I took off the wing tips at the first outside rib. That little plane would really...
James : Lil Jumpin Bean : 24/10/2021

A photo of my much flown Sr. Falcon [pic 026]. Powered by an Enya 60 III & guided by a Kraft "Custom 12 - All Transistor" Reeds system converted to 2.4 GHz with all modern airborne servos and electronics, thanks to Phil Green and "Mode...
Mike Foster : Senior Falcon : 24/10/2021

I have flown an OV-10, built by a club member, and while it flew well, it was heavy and had a very small wing, interrupted by the two engine nacelles. It was damaged in the infamous downwind turn, but is repairable. You gotta keep the...
Doug Smith : OV-10A Bronco : 24/10/2021

I just acquired a Rapier II kit which is slightly smaller but it is missing the plans. Anyone have that plan willing to upload it to Oz?
Mike P. : Rapier : 24/10/2021

Two .40 would not be a good idea. It was designed for two .60. Try and stay around that size as you can always throttle back.
Mark Godfrey : OV-10A Bronco : 24/10/2021

Why model this relatively obscure little aircraft, Comet Model’s Seversky Pursuit (oz476) from 1939? If we call it obscure, it certainly wasn’t during the mid-1930’s. How about it being a three-time winner of the Bendix Trophy as well as...
Neal Green : Seversky Pursuit : 23/10/2021

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Latest Site Updates

24/10/2021 : PlanID=13392 : Raider by Joe Bilgri from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

24/10/2021 : PlanID=1444 : Nikitin Shevchenko IS-4 by Mark Fineman from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to PatrickUrbain.

24/10/2021 : PlanID=13243 : Spitfire IX by Craig Golema from Top Flite : Added kit review from Flying Models, June 1999, thanks to RFJ.

24/10/2021 : PlanID=4652 : RC Guff by Walt Good from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to BrianCox. This fixes the previously missing central banding, also the text is readable throughout. A great improvement.

23/10/2021 : PlanID=37 : P-51 Mustang from Comet : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Hubert.

21/10/2021 : PlanID=2398 : Parnall Pixie by Richard Halfpenny from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hjsaxe.

21/10/2021 : PlanID=2425 : Flying Flea by Robin James from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hjsaxe.

21/10/2021 : PlanID=11655 : Bristol 138A by SD Marsh from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hjsaxe.

21/10/2021 : PlanID=1769 : Gloster Gladiator by Cy Finegold from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hjsaxe.

21/10/2021 : PlanID=13386 : Stinson Reliant by Ernest J LeClair from Top Flite : Added kit review from Flying Models, February 2001, thanks to RFJ.

18/10/2021 : PlanID=13380 : Bellanca Skyrocket by Alex Whittaker from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

18/10/2021 : PlanID=6022 : Akro 804M by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Added instructions text, thanks to GeoffreyCooper.

13/10/2021 : PlanID=13218 : Mini Playboy by Jaromir Pipek from FMT : Added airfoil coordinates, thanks to MartinH?bner.

13/10/2021 : PlanID=7835 : Playboy Senior by Joe Elgin, Paul Denson from RCMplans : Added airfoil coordinates, thanks to MartinH?bner.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Box Car - Bob Smith - 38in IC C/L
Grumman FF-1 - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Citation 45 - 60in IC R/C
Raider - Joe Bilgri - 60in IC F/F
Fuit - Jean-Pierre Beissac - 38in Rubber F/F
T-Bird - Cliff Stone - 39in IC R/C
Piper PA-16 Clipper - Mike Nassise - 20in Scale...
Beechcraft Bonanza - Ernest J LeClair - 81in...
Planeur Formule Libre - Robert Chabot - 40in...
Stinson Reliant - Ernest J LeClair - 100in...
PZL P.24 - Emmanuel Fillon - 30in Scale Rubber...
Spinnneroo - Ray Millard - 15in IC F/F
CEKO 35 - J Guillemard - 31in Rubber F/F
Gourdou Leseurre LGL.341 - Emmanuel Fillon -...
Vought SBU-1 - Mike Stuart - 20in Scale Rubber...
Bellanca Skyrocket - Alex Whittaker - 50in...
SE5 - 32in Scale IC C/L
Spirit of Zaic - Steve Higginson - 36in Glider...
P-40 Warhawk - Paul Del Gatto - 18in Scale...
Delfin II - 118in Scale Glider R/C
Delfin - 118in Scale Glider R/C
Spartan Cruiser II - Tim Hayward-Brown - 29in...
Bristol Scout D - Mike Nassise - 16in Scale...
P-51D Sharp Shooter - Homer Hudson - 46in Scale...
Horten Ho 229 - Giuseppe Ghisleri - 63in Scale...
Doodler - Dave Thornburg - 72in Glider R/C
Pirate - Robert Chabot - 57in IC F/F
Supermarine Spiteful - Pete Nicholson - 52in...
CEKO 300 - M Ducrot - 33in Glider F/F
DH82a Tiger Moth - Graham McAllister - 15in...
Basic Canard - Floyd Manly - 60in IC R/C
Spirit of St Louis - Dennis Norman - 13in Scale...
GAF N22 Nomad - Jonas Kessler - 55in Scale...
CB 34 - 40in Glider F/F
Laros - Ferdinando Gale - 84in Glider F/F
Fokker DR1 - 72in Scale IC R/C
Mistress - B Turner - 38in IC C/L
Pilatus Turbo Porter - Dirk Juras - 31in Scale...
Hawker Tempest - 52in Scale IC C/L
Corsair F4U - Pavel Bosak - 44in Scale IC R/C
Anara - Klaus Nietzer - 101in Glider R/C
IK-2 - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Fokker Eindecker EIII - David Collins - 30in...
Salmson D6 - Joe Fergusson - 57in Scale IC R/C
Naurdycq - Emmanuel Fillon - 90in Glider F/F
ASK 18 Mini - Hans-Peter Waldmann - 63in Scale...
Fugly Stik - Warren Brown - 52in IC R/C
Scalded Kitten - R Annenberg - 27in IC F/F
Stick Trainer - Dick Steele - 24in IC C/L
44 inch Stunter - Dick Steele - 44in IC C/L

...more plans

 
 

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