Astro Hog (oz969)


Astro Hog (oz969) by Fred Dunn from Berkeley 1957 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Astro Hog. Classic RC stunt model. This is the legendary model that got RC aerobatics off the ground in 1957. The first successful low-wing RC model, it took top 4 places at the 58 Nationals. Kitted by Berkeley.

Update 24/04/2013: Have split this plan into 2 sheets to make printing it out a bit more practical. Thanks to ColinSharpe for pointing this one out.

Update 25/02/2020: Added decals file, thanks to Rich.

Quote: "Good morning Steve and Mary, Please see attached file for your website if you find it acceptable. The decal scan came out of an older Sig kit and maybe other modelers would find it useful on the Berkeley version of this kit. Thanks for your time and effort, your website is a goldmine! Regards,"

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Hi Steve, I just test flew my Astro Hog, electric powered. Here's a picture for the gallery [more pics 004].
Paul - 06/09/2013
Your plans illustrate the balancing location for "control line" flying, no dimensions are shown for radio controlled flying. Can't find those balancing dimensions anywhere, even on other web sites.
anon - 20/04/2015
Hello. My name is Kathleen Dunn, wife of the late Fred Dunn. It warms my heart to still see posts about Fred. I still have Fred’s “original” Astro-Hog plans, and, the original plane. Fred was a wonderful husband and was a truly kind person to the core. He is greatly missed. R.I.P. Fred.
Kathleen Dunn - 25/01/2021
Dear Ma'am, your husband's model was an inspiration for a lot of modellers and designers. My first low wing model was certainly based on your husband's one, although smaller, which was a blessing for us Europeans! :-)). It is also wonderful to know his memory is still cherished by his loving family. My best wishes for you and your family, and my thanks for the joy my 'mini Astro Hog' gave me many years ago. AC
Arn Correia - 27/01/2021
I am sincerely glad to see this hobby of ours bring some pleasant feeling to the wife of one of our Pathfinders. I hope we'll meet that multitude who took and will take the Last Thermal to that large cumulus up there.
And if the cloud feels too crowded it's no worry, in my Father's house are many mansions. One for FF, one for RC, one for CL, one for... ;-)
Miguel - 28/01/2021
This message is for Kathleen Dunn asking if she would post pictures of Fred's Astro Hog on the Vintage Radio Control Society RC Groups thread at We would love to see it.
Mike Denest - 31/01/2021
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