Home Peanut Scale and Sport Models Sky Flea

Sky Flea ( 24 in. / 61 cm )

Plan listing thumbnail Prev Next Plan
This is the Sky Flea listing page, here you can download the plan, article and see the main thumbnail and extra images.

Sky Flea model airplane plan

Sky Flea

Air Trails's Sky Flea

The Sky Flea is Gordon Light's semi-scale rubber-powered free flight model of the Mignet Pou-du-Ciel (aka Flying Flea).
Developed by Frenchman Henri Mignet in the 1930s, the plane can best be described as a 'highly staggered' biplane with two
widely separated main 'wings', one wing panel placed at the airplane's rear. The Pou-du-Ciel, curiously, used 2-axis controls -
the front wing pivoted for pitch control and a large rudder provided yaw control. Although quite popular for homebuilders due to
its simple design, Pou-du-Ciels suffered several bad crashes traced to the front wing's unfavorable downwash over the rear wing,
leading to inability to recover from a moderately steep dive. The model shown is Gordon Light's 24" span rubber-powered sport free flight model, published in the June 1936 Air Trails magazine, and would definitely be a 'head turner' when brought out to fly.

Link to this page: https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=79096

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mignet_Pou-du-Ciel
Details: Full Details
ID: 79096
File Size: 458.9 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Publisher: Air Trails
Designer: Gordon Light
Date: 06/1936
Weight Class:Less-Than-50g (1.75oz)
Listing Editor: Submitted to AeroFred
Added: 25/03/2015 01:38
Updated: 06/10/20 08:33:39pm
Corrections? Contact Submitted to AeroFred
Need Help? Forum
Filetype: .pdfSoftware for .pdf files

Member Profile for Submitted to AeroFred

This is an Unedited Plan

Aerofred.com receives many plans donations, these plans when sent in large number are uploaded immediately so our members can download them as soon as possible. In time these plans are distributed by our editors who edit all the attributes to make the plans searchable using our Tag based search system. If you wish to be credited on this plan, please click the Contact Unedited-Plans link and drop us a message with the info you would like to see included.

Would you like to edit some plans?

If you like model airplane plans and have time to spare then you can help us to edit a few plans. The process is very simple, you just have to look at the plan and select options from a form. Of course, if you want to really get into it you can also add pictures, videos, articles and give building advices.
If you would like to help us with the plans just contact us and we will get you going right away.

Submitted to AeroFred has not set up any rewarding method but you can always send him a message.

Download Main Plan file, possible versions and from alternative sources if available.

Order Prints

Plan details Prev Next Plan
These are the details for the "Sky Flea" plan. If you would like to become a plan editor and help us to edit the attributes of all the plans in the website please click the "Edit Attributes" button below.

Plan Attributes: Edit Attributes
Plan ID:79096
Keywords:Sky Flea flying flea rubber free-flight Pou du Ciel Gordon Light Air Trails
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Biplane
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:Less-Than-50g (1.75oz)
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:Air Trails
Designer:Gordon Light
Restorer:Pit, rchopper56
Category:Peanut Scale and Sport Models
Similar:Plans like Sky Flea
File Details:
Date:25/03/2015 01:38
File size:458.9 KB

Thinking about this one? Prev Next Plan
If you know about a building log for this plane please post a comment, we will add it to the listing here.

Order your Sky Flea prints today!
The Sky Flea plan can be printed on plain paper, tracing paper or polyester film and shipped worldwide.

Plans Service Calculator
Scale: The stated wingspan for this model is 24 in. / 61 cm. Please Change the values below to order in a different wingspan.

1. Scaling up a plan too much will degrade the line quality.
2. Please make sure the stated wingspan is correct.
Discount Coupon:

COVID19 Notice:

If your orders placed during the COVID pandemic are delayed the reason is the reduced number of airline flights and your national mail service not distributing mail as it normally would, please ask at your local post office what is the delay currently, we just can´t tell you any better than they.

The feedback from US customers who ordered during April and May is that orders are being delivered in about one month and a half. Currently things should be a little better. If you ordered Priority mail you can request your tracking code just by replying to the Paypal notification email you received after placing the order.

This calculator will work on pdf and image format files, if the file is very large, 5 or even 10 Mb it will take longer to process the plan file, it may finish even after the button animation stops spinning, please be patient when calculating larger files.

Important! Please read.
  1. Make sure your Paypal address it´s correct.
  2. Make sure your Paypal email address it´s active, I will use it to communicate with you about the order and shipping. Or send me a message from the contact page so I can have your email address.
  3. Download and inspect the plan pdf file, the paper prints will be made from it.

Ordering Prints
This tool allows you to calculate the cost of printing and shipping the Sky Flea plans and its building article if available.

How to use
  1. Set the options on the left and click the Calculate button
  2. Change the options to match your needs, Polyester plans must me shipped rolled.
  3. When you're happy with the results click the Paypal Button and finish the checkout.
  4. I will review the order, print and ship within one business day.
  1. Make sure your Paypal address it´s correct.
  2. Make sure your Paypal email address it´s active, I will use it to communicate with you about the order and shipping. Or send me a message from the contact page so I can have your email address.
Download before ordering!
  1. Download and inspect the plan pdf file before ordering any prints, the paper prints will be made from it.
    You can use Adobe PDF Reader to open any PDF file, set the zoom to 100% and look at the line quality, use the tape measure tool to check the dimensions. This is your responsibility.

Terms of Service.
Please read the Plans Printing Service Terms of Use before placing an order.

What are you ordering:

You are ordering a print from the main PDF file in this listing, it´s exactly like taking this file in a thumb drive to a local print shop and ask them to make a print.

About the plan source:

You should verify if the source file has the quality for the type of construction you intend to do, we will print the file without any kind of enhancement or scaling. To know if the file is good please download it and open it on a pdf viewer like Adobe pdf viewer and set the view level or zoom level to 100% or 1:1 or full scale or actual size, depending on which version or pdf viewer you are using. Also, using the measuring tool make sure all the parts fit together and have the correct size.
In doubt please ask us for an opinion.

Plans Scaling:

We can scale this plan for you. But please keep in mind that if this plan is not vector, if you enlarge it too much the quality will be degraded.

You will receive:

  • Laser Printed plan on good quality Bond paper or/and Tracing Paper and/or Polyester sheet of the PDF file from this listing, depending on what you have purchased.
  • Rolled sheets, up to 5 in the same cardboard tube.
  • Envelope, up to 5 sheets per envelope.
  • Articles and Instructions if they are available and if you order them.
  • Air Mail, Priority, Priority Insured or Normal mail, according to your choice.

About our printers:

We use professional quality laser OCÉ and Canon printers/copiers, these printers use toner, not ink so the printings will be durable and waterproof.

About the different media types:

Bond Paper: White Bond paper, 80 grams per square meter.
Bond Tracing paper: Bond Tracing paper, 90 grams per square meter.
Polyester film: High quality polyester sheet incredibly durable, will resist cuts and glue and can be washed (I use it as sail material on my RC sailboats).


We charge by print length (914mm or 91,4cm or 36in. by the length of the print)
This means that a plan 120cm by 150cm will be charged two times 150cm because it will be printed in two tiles, a plan 91cm by 150cm will be charged one time its length or 150cm and a plan 91cm by 40cm will be charged 40cm.
The system will try to fit a plan in the 91,4cm of the printer width in order to reduce the costs or print length to the maximum. This is the same charging method used in any printshop.


We will use paper or waxed paper padded envelopes for folded plans and hard cardboard tubes with plastic ends for rolled plans, depending on your choice.


We ship from Portugal, Europe and use the reliable Portuguese mail system CTT.
CTT has delivery agreements with different entities on each country so if you´re from the US you may have your order delivered by USPS, in the UK may be Royal Mail and so on.
Orders are dispatched on the next or second business day after purchase.


We charge according to the ctt.pt postage table.

Mailing Methods:

Normal Mail: Normal Mail is non traceable, use at your own risk, no insurance, total loss if the carrier loses it.
Priority: Priority Mail is traceable on your local/national mail system, it is not insured.
Priority Insured: Priority Insured Mail is traceable on your local/national mail system and is insured.

Tracking Code:

If you ordered Priority or Insured your order will have a Tracking Code, to get it please reply to the Paypal notification email and we´ll reply back with your tracking code that you can paste on the website under the top menu "More".

Discount Coupons:

Discount coupons are valid from 3 to 30 days after purchase, you can use them any number of times you like but only once per item order.
The codes are issued in the Paypal invoice, please check the transaction details at Paypal website or in the Paypal email you received after purchase to get your Discount Coupon code.
You are free to post the Coupons online, give them to friends, share them in any way you like.
To use just Copy/Paste the Coupon code (i.e.: TAKE10#6012019) to the text field in the plan listing page to use your discount. No spaces and no manual typing, just copy/paste.


Please keep in mind that when you order a plan it will be printed specifically for you, just like when you go to a local print shop.
Before ordering please make sure that the plan will fit your needs, in doubt please ask us for an opinion. If you still receive a plan you don´t like we can accept it back if it is in good conditions but we will not refund the postage from the initial order, you will have to pay the postage to return the plan to us and a 30% re-stock fee will be applied so please, in doubt, please ask us for an opinion.


Orders can be paid with Paypal or Credit Card via Paypal and are shipped to the address on your Paypal account or to the address you set at checkout.

About the Calculator:

The Plans Price Calculator will read the plan file and output all the information on the panel to the right according to the selected options, you can change the options and request a new quote at any time.
If you would like to print a plan that is not on the website you can upload it to the main plans category in pdf format, multiple sheets in the same pdf file, and use the Plans Price Calculator to get a quote and place the order.

Comments & Corrections
Do you have questions, comments or corrections about the Sky Flea? Your input will surely help others to build this model...

Related Plans
Plans related to the main plan in this listing page.

Bar Flea
ID:79679 | 1.5 MB
40 in. / 101.6 cm Radio-Control Airplane Acro Glow-Powered --- --- ---
Flying Flea
ID:101903 | 97.2 KB
13 in. / 33 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Rubber-Band-Powered Model Builder Walt Mooney 01/1977
Flying Flea
ID:103098 | 844.8 KB
16 in. / 40.6 cm Free-Flight Airplane Civilian Electric-Powered Model Flyer David Ridgway 05/2000
Gas Flea
ID:81423 | 728.6 KB
35.4 in. / 90 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Gas-Powered --- --- ---
ID:101336 | 1.6 MB
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Sky Blaster
ID:97019 | 711.1 KB
35 in. / 88.9 cm Radio-Control Glider Sport Rocket-Powered RCModeler Larry Renger 07/1993
Sky Climber
ID:90823 | 767.4 KB
30 in. / 76.2 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Rubber-Band-Powered Popular Science Paul Mueller 10/1946
Sky Flea
ID:99091 | 343.8 KB
24 in. / 61 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Rubber-Band-Powered Air Trails Gordon Light 06/1936
Sky Flyer
ID:90819 | 1.2 MB
21 in. / 53.3 cm Free-Flight Airplane Trainer Rubber-Band-Powered --- --- ---
Sky Flyer
ID:90824 | 631.1 KB
24 in. / 61 cm Round-The-Pole Airplane Racing Gas-Powered Air World --- 05/1947
Sky Flyer - 1932, a simple stick fuselage, single surface covered wing plane by Joe Ott
ID:97435 | 190.6 KB
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Sky Flyer - simple R.O.G., a 1932 Joe Ott kit
ID:97436 | 238.3 KB
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
ID:90839 | 1.3 MB
35 in. / 88.9 cm Radio-Control Airplane Sport Glow-Powered Hobby Helpers --- 01/1955
ID:90848 | 602.1 KB
20 in. / 50.8 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Rubber-Band-Powered Veron Models --- 01/1948
ID:90849 | 1.0 MB
31 in. / 78.7 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Glow-Powered --- Peter Franklin ---
ID:90850 | 461.4 KB
55 in. / 139.7 cm Control-Line Airplane Acro Glow-Powered --- Ed Southwick ---
ID:90852 | 2.4 MB
50 in. / 127 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport --- --- Louis Garami 02/1940
ID:96187 | 638.3 KB
32.7 in. / 83 cm Free-Flight Glider Thermal --- Aeromodelismo Silvio Boscarol 07/1951
ID:98261 | 256.7 KB
33 in. / 83.8 cm Free-Flight Glider Thermal Not-Powered --- --- ---
ID:101502 | 467.8 KB
51 in. / 129.5 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Glow-Powered Model Builder Louis Garami 10/1975

AeroFred Forums
Join the Forums and follow build logs and participate in discussions about the hobby.
Vintage Magazines
Hlsat makes this great website with contributions from around the world.
Unique Static Models
Albert from Catalonia produces these unique static models.

3D Printed Kits
High Quality 3D Printed Kits in PLA, PET-G and ABS.

46.5in./118cm Span

Bungee model airplane plan
Printed Kit in high quality PLA or PET.
Shipped in 3-4 business days. (PLA)

38.6in./98cm Span

MESSERSCHMITT BF 109T model airplane plan
Printed Kit in high quality PLA or PET.
Shipped in 2-3 business days. (PLA)

F-86 Sabre
55.9in./142cm Span

F-86 Sabre model airplane plan
Printed Kit in high quality PLA or PET.
Shipped in 6-8 business days. (PLA)

Free Plans
Download Free Model Plans.

Share Your Plans With Us

AeroFred.com is a Plans Sharing Community, not just a website to grab some plans.

Every day thousands of modelers visit us and download free model airplane and boat plans, plans shared by other modelers...

If you have plans that are not here please upload them, so others can build from them.

Upload a Plan

Please login first

Details | Prints