Scraps (oz12166)


Scraps (oz12166) by Alan Winterton from Model Aircraft 1960 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Scraps. Simple indoor rubber model.

Quote: "CHRISTMAS is a dream that we carry in our hearts; a dream in which we look forward to a Dickensian cosiness and good cheer in our own Dingley Dell with happy, familiar faces around us and everything as near perfect as it is likely to be in, this imperfect world.

Usually we begin to settle down on Christmas afternoon. It is then, if we are not too sleepy, that we first use and enjoy the presents we have received. Some of you will be curled up by the fire with a new book - Dickens or WE Johns, RL Stevenson or our old friend Peter Dawlish, a volume on aircraft or one of the gay-looking annuals which began to appear only a few weeks after the summer holidays. Nearly everyone reads on Christmas afternoon.

What other present will there be? For many Wingmen, of course, the most exciting gift will be a modelling kit or something else which has a direct bearing upon their hobby. Christmas is not an ideal time for outdoor flying, but it provides an opportunity for work indoors - studying, scheming, building, and picking up ideas from back numbers of Model Aircraft.

If you want some indoor fun in which all the family will share I advise you to construct the little model Scrap, so called because all you need to complete it can be found in any modeller's scrapbox. The full size plans are on the opposite page. It flies for a surprisingly long time and has a habit of landing gently in the most unexpected places - so watch out for the fireplace! Also father may be none too pleased if it buzzes into his right ear while he is having a nap; but he is sure to be charmed into forgiveness when he sees it flying over the other heads in the room and rising and falling with the air currents while everyone dodges!

Your Scrap, built in about an hour, will contribute richly to the Christmas fun and will make more friends for our hobby because of the amusement which it provides."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Scraps: Alan Winterton's 8 in span 'parlour flyer' from December 1960 Model Aircraft. I attach the original article/plan, extracted from the mag that I found on the 'RC Bookcase' website but this was rather distorted so I redrew my own vector version (also attached) and built the model (see photo). The model flies well but needs careful trimming. I reduced the dihedral, which was fine but made a careful launch attitude necessary. My advice to other builders would just be to keep it really light (mine was a bit too heavy) and perhaps switch to a longer loop of thinner rubber... I actually redrew this a couple of years ago then forgot to send it in to you!

All the best and stay safe :-)"

Supplementary file notes

Article (including original plan as printed).


Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Scraps (oz12166) by Alan Winterton from Model Aircraft 1960 - model pic

  • (oz12166)
    by Alan Winterton
    from Model Aircraft
    December 1960 
    8in span
    Rubber F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 30/04/2020
    Filesize: 120KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RMC

Scraps (oz12166) by Alan Winterton from Model Aircraft 1960 - pic 003.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email

User comments

Text says it's from Model Aircraft December 1960 and not Aeromodeller as suggested in resume. HPA actually have the original MA plan on offer.
Howard Funnell - 12/05/2020
Doh. My mistake - Model Aircraft not Aeromodeller. Fixed now, many thanks. For the HPA version of this (inc original printed drawing) see
SteveWMD - 13/05/2020
Add a comment



Download File(s):


* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.


This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2020.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.