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Latest Plans

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

Simplex (oz12375) by Bob Stalick from Model Builder 1976 grey_line

Simplex (oz12375)

by Bob Stalick
from Model Builder
May 1976 
71in span
Glider F/F

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Brushfire (oz12374) by Ken Bonnema from Model Builder 1980 grey_line

Brushfire (oz12374)

by Ken Bonnema
from Model Builder
April 1980 
66in span
IC R/C

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Redskin (oz12373) by Peter Holland from Radio Modeller 1995 grey_line

Redskin (oz12373)

by Peter Holland
from Radio Modeller
October 1995 
44in span
IC R/C

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Junkers Ju 88 (oz12372) by Roy Scott from Radio Modeller 1976 grey_line

Junkers Ju 88 (oz12372)

by Roy Scott
from Radio Modeller
October 1976 
72in span
Scale IC R/C

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Live Wire 80 (oz12371) by Tony Lewis from Dynamic RC 2020 grey_line

Live Wire 80 (oz12371)

by Tony Lewis
from Dynamic RC
2020 
80in span
Electric R/C

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Junior 30 (oz12370) by Mike Hawkins from Radio Modeller 1996 grey_line

Junior 30 (oz12370)

by Mike Hawkins
from Radio Modeller
March 1996 
30in span
IC R/C

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Bulldog (oz12369) by William Langenberg from Model Builder 1980 grey_line

Bulldog (oz12369)

by William Langenberg
from Model Builder
September 1980 
20in span
Glider F/F

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Graubele 6 (oz12368) from Graupner grey_line

Graubele 6 (oz12368)

from Graupner
88in span
Glider F/F

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Arado Ar 76 (oz12367) by Tony Lewis from Dynamic RC 2020 grey_line

Arado Ar 76 (oz12367)

by Tony Lewis
from Dynamic RC
2020 
94in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Heinkel He 112 (oz12366) by Paul Plecan from Air Trails 1938 grey_line

Heinkel He 112 (oz12366)

by Paul Plecan
from Air Trails
June 1938 
18in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Piaggio P.180 Avanti (oz12365) by Michael Schmidt 2018 grey_line

Piaggio P.180 Avanti (oz12365)

by Michael Schmidt
2018 
51in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Record Hound .020 (oz12364) by Dave Sweeney from Model Builder 78 grey_line

Record Hound .020 (oz12364)

by Dave Sweeney
from Model Builder
August 78 
32in span
IC F/F

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Zyphyr (oz3882) from MarcoAGuillermo
Zyphyr (oz3882) from MarcoAGuillermo
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Latest Comments

Here are a few pics of my Dickie Bug that I just finished [main pic, 003-005]... hope you enjoy and maybe add to the plan page. Cheers!
Arthur : Dickie Bug : 03/08/2020

Attached please find a photo of my Mk.II Wingamagig [pic 005]. I built the original when the plans were first published and it flew so well that when it died I knew there would have to be another. The new one is scaled up 1-1/2 times and...
Peter Cary : Wingamagig : 03/08/2020

Wow. I remember that photo on the cover of "Model Airplane News" when I as a 14. My favorite magazine.
Thanks.
Allen Tobolewski : Chipmunk : 03/08/2020

I've started work on restoring this plan to its pristine geometry, before M Hawkins let the dog sleep on it. I'll have it done in a few days, depending on time available.
Miguel : Junior 30 : 03/08/2020

If you enlarge the plan, the upper right corner contains detailed, multi view scale drawings of the plane from the August and September 1951 issues of Model Airplane News, by Joseph Nieto. These small views, in conjunction with the full...
Jan Novick : Fokker D7 : 02/08/2020

I purchased a copy of this kit and it was partially started. One of the things I need are templates for the ribs of the wings as they are missing and there is no rib templates shown on the plans. Any help would be appreciated.
Mark : Fokker D7 : 02/08/2020

Sometimes the original drawing gets to shift on the scanner plate. The two wing halves are off by 1/4in and there are some other inconsistencies but what matters is that this is a nice plan that requires a bit of restoration work,...
Miguel : Junior 30 : 02/08/2020

A pleasant model from someone with more than a four decades design stretch. The leg fairings and wheel spats are small details that brighten the fine looks.
Miguel : Redskin : 02/08/2020

Glyn used a Boddo foam wing (Flipper, Planet etc) see http://mode-zero.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1039
Phil_G : Mini Sailer : 02/08/2020

If I may add my two-pence worth, I think one should enjoy this plan for what it is – a nice piece of aeromodelling memorabilia. According to the Wikipedia entry ‘Nicknamed Haifisch (shark) for its sleek appearance, the D.II...
Arn : Roland D-2 : 02/08/2020

As built by Mike Salvador, see http://www.thebuildingboard.com/2020...
Tom : Calabrone : 02/08/2020

Please bump this to the top of the list - would love a complete set of plans and formers for this one.
Adam : Grumman F6F-4 Hellcat : 02/08/2020

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Latest Site Updates

02/08/2020 : PlanID=12372 : Junkers Ju 88 by Roy Scott from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

31/07/2020 : PlanID=5502 : Spitfire F22/F24 by Gordon Whitehead from RCMplans : This plan was first published in R/C Model World, April 1986. Have added this earlier article now, thanks to RFJ.

31/07/2020 : PlanID=1026 : Albatros Triplane by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Replaced the article with a complete version, thanks to RFJ.

30/07/2020 : PlanID=5563 : Roland D-2 by DA Newell from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

29/07/2020 : PlanID=12139 : Sierra Trainer by Bill Evans from Model Builder : Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.

29/07/2020 : PlanID=1328 : Bantam by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added full printwood file, thanks to RogerC.

29/07/2020 : PlanID=8460 : Mosquito from Graupner : Added kit instructions (in German), thanks to Reinhard Lehmann.

29/07/2020 : PlanID=6905 : Velox from Veron : Replaced the instructions file with a clearer copy, thanks to MartinCox.

28/07/2020 : PlanID=4505 : Leander by Ron Warring : Added article from the book "Model Gliders" by Ron Warring (1942), thank to RFJ.

28/07/2020 : PlanID=4489 : Aegeus by Ron Warring from Aeromodeller : Added article from the book "Model Gliders" by Ron Warring (1942), thank to RFJ.

28/07/2020 : PlanID=10080 : Slow Poke 15 by Craig Golema from Great Planes : Added kit review (electric conversion) from S&E Modeler, July 2000, thanks to RFJ.

27/07/2020 : General News : Things are really busy just now, here at Outerzone Towers, so please bear with us. If you are expecting an email response, it may take a while longer than usual. By all means, carry on sending in plans, photos, comments etc, we'll just queue them all up and work through it all over time. Steve.

27/07/2020 : PlanID=11253 : Bristol Blenheim by Pete Nicholson from Balsacraft : Added kit review from Sailplane & Electric Modeler, September 2000, thanks to RFJ.

24/07/2020 : PlanID=3402 : Manx Cat IV by Bob Buragas from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Simplex - Bob Stalick - 71in Glider F/F
Brushfire - Ken Bonnema - 66in IC R/C
Redskin - Peter Holland - 44in IC R/C
Junkers Ju 88 - Roy Scott - 72in Scale IC R/C
Live Wire 80 - Tony Lewis - 80in Electric R/C
Junior 30 - Mike Hawkins - 30in IC R/C
Bulldog - William Langenberg - 20in Glider F/F
Graubele 6 - 88in Glider F/F
Arado Ar 76 - Tony Lewis - 94in Scale Electric...
Heinkel He 112 - Paul Plecan - 18in Scale...
Piaggio P.180 Avanti - Michael Schmidt - 51in...
Record Hound .020 - Dave Sweeney - 32in IC F/F
Club Trainer - 66in IC R/C
Graubele 4 - A Hermann - 63in Glider F/F
Mini Slow - Dave Clarkson - 33in IC C/L
Deperdussin Monocoque Racer - Al Lidberg - 13in...
Chilton DW-1 - Dennis Tapsfield - 84in Scale IC...
Wingamagig - Peter Holland - 48in IC R/C
Pronto G - David Boddington - 60in IC R/C
Graubele 3 - 82in Glider F/F
Mini Bird K10 - Mark Smith - 79in Glider R/C
Iolanthe II - NM Braun - 72in Glider F/F
Hollywood Square - Dave Thornburg - 72in Glider...
Graubele 3 - 81in Glider F/F
Spitfire - Ian Peacock - 41in Scale IC R/C
Me 109 - Ian Peacock - 42in Scale IC R/C
Me 410 - Tony Lewis - 110in Scale Electric R/C
Graubele 2 - 42in Glider R/C
Model 4 - Ron Warring - 17in Glider F/F
Model 3 - Ron Warring - 15in Glider F/F
Model 2 - Ron Warring - 20in Glider F/F
Model 1 - Ron Warring - 18in Glider F/F
Graubele 2 - 42in Glider F/F
DH-6 - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Swiss Miss - Sylvio Lanfranchi, Arthur...
Sky Bunny - Bill Warner - 19in Rubber F/F
Mistral - JW Ede - 38in Rubber F/F
Devastator - Tony Lewis - 110in Scale IC R/C
Spinner - H Ellwood - 24in Rubber F/F
Soaring Glider - 31in Glider F/F
Mini-Tutor - CS West - 25in Rubber F/F
Selestra - Roy Garner - 128in Glider R/C
Duck - Tony Lewis - 117in Scale IC R/C
White Cloud - 57in IC R/C
Airacuda - Tony Lewis - 100in Scale IC R/C
Spooky - Dereck Woodward - 36in Scale IC R/C
Beppe II - Giuseppe Fascione - 42in IC R/C
Astron Falcon - 10in Jetex Glider F/F
Davis DA-5A - Walt Mooney - 13in Rubber F/F
Mutineer - Charles H Grant - 18in IC C/L

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