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Latest Plans

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

Gypsy (oz12322) by Earl Stahl from Model Builder 1987 grey_line

Gypsy (oz12322)

by Earl Stahl
from Model Builder
December 1987 
44in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Screamin Demon (oz12321) by Mike Connor 2007 grey_line

Screamin Demon (oz12321)

by Mike Connor
2007 
32in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Phoenix (oz12320) by Mike Parenteau from Model Builder 1978 grey_line

Phoenix (oz12320)

by Mike Parenteau
from Model Builder
August 1978 
44in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Fokker DVIII (oz12319) by Ted Grzeszczak from Model Airplane News 1952 grey_line

Fokker DVIII (oz12319)

by Ted Grzeszczak
from Model Airplane News
January 1952 
28in span
Scale IC F/F

Plan Details
Papanui Tavern (oz12318) by Paul Lagan from Model Builder 1981 grey_line

Papanui Tavern (oz12318)

by Paul Lagan
from Model Builder
August 1981 
17in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Macchi M-5 (oz12317) by Keith Sparks grey_line

Macchi M-5 (oz12317)

by Keith Sparks
52in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Searcher 1M (oz12316) by Mark Kummerow from RCME 1984 grey_line

Searcher 1M (oz12316)

by Mark Kummerow
from RCME
December 1984 
39in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Macchi MB 308 (oz12315) from Aviomodelli 1955 grey_line

Macchi MB 308 (oz12315)

from Aviomodelli
1955 
39in span
Scale F/F C/L R/C

Plan Details
Samurai 1/2A (oz12314) by Rich Von Lopez from Model Airplane News 1979 grey_line

Samurai 1/2A (oz12314)

by Rich Von Lopez
from Model Airplane News
February 1979 
28in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Mustang (oz12313) by Jose Luis Coello from Speedy Pacheco grey_line

Mustang (oz12313)

by Jose Luis Coello
from Speedy Pacheco
39in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Grahame-White 20 (oz12312) by Ed Hayn from Model Builder 1983 grey_line

Grahame-White 20 (oz12312)

by Ed Hayn
from Model Builder
February 1983 
13in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Booth Ranger (oz12311) by Dave Diels from Flying Aces Newsletter 1985 grey_line

Booth Ranger (oz12311)

by Dave Diels
from Flying Aces Newsletter
November 1985 
19in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details

   

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Caprice (oz1332) from AndyCoutts
Caprice (oz1332) from AndyCoutts
Bird of Time (oz2093) from AntonioRG
Bird of Time (oz2093) from AntonioRG
Gentle Lady (oz5961) from AntonioRG
Gentle Lady (oz5961) from AntonioRG
Gentle Lady (oz5961) from AntonioRG
Gentle Lady (oz5961) from AntonioRG

Latest Comments

Shoestring Stunter built from your plans [pic 006].
David Wartel : Shoestring Stunter : 09/07/2020

The electric power article certainly intrigues me. The motor used is identified, but a couple of other things are omitted. Does anyone know what sound unit was used? And what would you expect the weight of the finished model to be? I don’t...
James Hickman : Fokker D7 : 09/07/2020

Super Sinbad enlarged to 80", built from your plans [pic 005].
David Wartel : Super Sinbad : 09/07/2020

Coronet, built from your plans [pic 003]. Enlarged to 80".
David Wartel : Coronet : 09/07/2020

Power House, built from your plans [pic 012].
David Wartel : Powerhouse : 09/07/2020

A few more photos of planes I've built over the last few years from plans from you. Here is the Kloud King [main pic].
David Wartel : Kloud King : 09/07/2020

Here is a picture of a Scientific Bantam built from your plans [main pic]. I've built three so far and lost two of them OOS. A great flyer.
Hank Baer : Bantam : 09/07/2020

I just inherited this plane. It is all put together and it is in pristine shape for being over 70 years old. It has never been flown. I also have the M5 motor that has been run. I also have the original box with the original plans to build...
Scott Taylor : Waco UPF-7 : 08/07/2020

Some pictures and construction article by Nick Ziroli Sr.
Joe Petro : Sea Monkey : 08/07/2020

Hi Outerzone friends, this is my Wedgy made from the oz1060 plan [main pic, 009-011]. The size is the original of the plan. Thanks for your wonderful site and for the amazing job. Best regards from Argentina,
Mauro Serra : Wedgy : 08/07/2020

Short Kit available from Keith Sparks at https://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/ind...
Martin Hillier : Macchi M-5 : 08/07/2020

Thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sh...
Pit : Macchi M-5 : 08/07/2020

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Latest Site Updates

08/07/2020 : PlanID=5752 : Soaring Champ by Ray Beaumont from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a version that has been re-scaled to full size, thanks to Roger Clark (greyscale at 150 dpi).

08/07/2020 : PlanID=12316 : Searcher 1M by Mark Kummerow from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

07/07/2020 : PlanID=479 : Skyrocket by Larry Eisinger from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to MB2020.

07/07/2020 : PlanID=12241 : Coleen-12 by Randy Warner from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to MB2020.

07/07/2020 : PlanID=1722 : Farman F190 by Dave Linstrum : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (also added article), thanks to MB2020.

07/07/2020 : PlanID=3337 : Fokker D7 from Sterling : Added kit review from Quiet & Electric Flight, June 2015, thanks to RFJ.

06/07/2020 : PlanID=6111 : SR-71 Blackbird by Parker Leung from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with re-scaled version at correct fullsize, thanks to TonyP.

05/07/2020 : PlanID=12310 : Sea Monkey by Joe Petro from Zippkits : Doh. Fixed empty CAD zipfile now, thanks to Miguel.

05/07/2020 : PlanID=12310 : Sea Monkey by Joe Petro from Zippkits : Replaced the vector file, this is now scaled up to fullsize.

04/07/2020 : General News : Added a new Viewpoint article Electrifying the Keil Kraft Chief thanks to David Wright

03/07/2020 : PlanID=2093 : Bird of Time by Dave Thornburg from RCMplans : Added kit instructions (from an original Thornburg kit) thanks to ChrisD.

03/07/2020 : PlanID=8568 : Electra-Lite by Larry Jolly from RCMplans : Added kit instructions (from Midnite Models kit) thanks to ChrisD.

03/07/2020 : PlanID=3209 : Bambi from Aeroflyte : Rescaled this plan to correct fullsize at 24 in wingspan, thanks to Pete.

02/07/2020 : PlanID=12056 : Hast by Harald Storbeck : Added kit review (of the Aeroplan kit) from Quiet and Electric Flight, May 2002, thanks to RFJ.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Gypsy - Earl Stahl - 44in Rubber F/F
Screamin Demon - Mike Connor - 32in IC R/C
Phoenix - Mike Parenteau - 44in IC C/L
Fokker DVIII - Ted Grzeszczak - 28in Scale IC...
Papanui Tavern - Paul Lagan - 17in Glider F/F
Macchi M-5 - Keith Sparks - 52in Scale Electric...
Searcher 1M - Mark Kummerow - 39in Glider R/C
Macchi MB 308 - 39in Scale F/F C/L R/C
Samurai 1/2A - Rich Von Lopez - 28in IC C/L
Mustang - Jose Luis Coello - 39in Scale IC C/L
Grahame-White 20 - Ed Hayn - 13in Scale Rubber...
Booth Ranger - Dave Diels - 19in Rubber F/F
Sea Monkey - Joe Petro - 35in Electric R/C
Edge of Knife - Tyrone Parker - 40in IC R/C
Dandrieux Butterfly - Walt Mooney - 6in Rubber...
Compact Disc - Pat Mardell - 20in IC R/C
Mpunku - AW Bennie - 30in IC F/F R/C
Mohawk Pinto - Dick Gates - 26in Scale Rubber...
Ryan STA - Al Wheeler - 48in Scale IC R/C
Civy Hearse - Paul Gilliam - 51in IC F/F
Milli Kema Series 3 - Keith Humber - 86in...
Navy - 22in Glider F/F
Mustang - RG Schmitt - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Grass Hopper - John Cook - 45in IC R/C
Flying Fox - Duncan Grant - 40in Glider R/C
Rocketeer - Maurice Schoenbrun - 60in IC F/F
Bitxo - Pierre Alban, Jean Charles - 60in...
Backyard Special - Fred Burman - 39in IC R/C
Cats Paw - Harry Gilkes - 32in IC R/C
Airfoiler - Hal deBolt - 44in IC F/F
Farman Sport - Bill Lovins - 13in Scale Rubber...
Der Kleine - Jonas Kessler - 50in Electric...
Castaibert IV - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Dardo - 76in Glider R/C
Air Champ - Walt Musciano - 18in IC C/L
Fokker DVIII - PE Johnsen - 16in Scale Rubber...
Troublemaker - Tony Bonetti - 57in IC R/C
Knotten - Will G Aaneby - 7in Glider F/F
Delta 26 - Roger Stanton - 26in IC R/C
Godra - P Lanstiak - 30in Rubber F/F
Jimmy - 24in Glider F/F
Heinkel 112 - Howard Boys - 27in Scale Rubber...
Zoom - 39in F/F
Lyn - Will G Aaneby - 22in Glider F/F
Bleriot IV - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
Arado Ar 76 - Ken Sykora - 32in Scale Rubber...
Tara - David Boddington - 46in IC R/C
Natsneez - PE Norman - 31in IC F/F
Piper Super Cub - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Boston Tea Partly - Walt Mooney - 16in Rubber...

...more plans

 
 

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