Home PDF Bitmap Wood Plans from Magazines RCModeler Old Timer

Old Timer ( 84 in. / 213.4 cm )

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

Old Timer model airplane plan

Old Timer

RCModeler magazine's Old Timer

This modern "Old Timer" plane is designed to be reminiscent of the r/c planes designed and flown in the early 50s using gas tube receivers and escapements for rudder, elevator, and motor control - think of Harold DeBolt's Dmeco airplanes such as the Live Wire series. Al Sievers' 84" plane is designed to handle .49 to .61 CID glow engines, 2- or 4-stroke - an OS FS61 4-stroke is shown on the plans. Controls are rudder, elevator, and motor and there won't be any problems housing the electronic equipment in the cavernous fuselage. A substantial amount of building is required although the design is straightforward throughout. The builder will be rewarded with a nice sport plane for "lazy" flying, candy drops, aerial photography, glider towing, and other fun things that can be done with a plane of this size and power.

Link to this page: https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=83040

Details: Full Details
ID: 83040
File Size: 6.8 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 84 in. / 213.4 cm
Publisher: RCModeler magazine
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Al Sievers
Date: 9/1988
Weight Class:2500g-To-4000g (88.1oz-To-141.0oz)
Listing Editor: aeroastro
Added: 02/04/2015 03:47
Updated: 11/12/15 05:09:12am
Corrections? Contact aeroastro
Need Help? Forum
Filetype: .pdfSoftware for .pdf files

Member Profile for aeroastro

Hi! I'm aeroastro

Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent

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

Order Prints
Download Without Registering
It's possible to download plans without registering by making a small donation.

Plan details Prev Next Plan
These are the details for the "Old Timer" 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:83040
Keywords:Old Timer sport rudder elevator Sievers RCM .49 .61 two stroke four stroke
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Sport
Wingspan: 84 in. / 213.4 cm
Wingspan Class:200cm-To-260cm (79in-To-102in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:2500g-To-4000g (88.1oz-To-141.0oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:RCModeler magazine
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Al Sievers
Restorer:JHatton Balsaworkbench
Similar:Plans like Old Timer
File Details:
Date:02/04/2015 03:47
File size:6.8 MB

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 Old Timer prints today!
The Old Timer 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 84 in. / 213.4 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.

Holiday Notice:

We will be on holidays from August 12th to August 19th.
All orders are welcome and we will be responding to emails but orders placed during the holiday period will only be processed and shipped after we return.

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.

Ordering Prints
This tool allows you to calculate the cost of printing and shipping the Old Timer 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.

3D Printed Parts
Order 3D Printed Parts for the Old Timer

General Information

3D printing allow us to design not only complete airplane models but also parts to complete balsa, foam or even composite model airplanes.

Parts can be designed and printed to fit exactly a model you have or a model you plan to build, even if you are not building this model to the full size plan.

3D Printing, and 3D CAD allow us to create the actual parts to fit on our models but also allow us to create negative molds where we can make composite parts.

I´m adding this service to all the plan listings on the site knowing that not every part you imagine or need can be done, knowing this, jobs will be evaluated case by case and a price estimate will be given on request.

What can be done with 3D Printing:

  • Canopies
  • Cowls
  • Wheel Pants
  • Landing Gears
  • Wing Ribs
  • Motor Mounts
  • Servo Trays
  • Servo Covers
  • Wings
  • Fuselages
  • Complete Models

Full Models, Wings or Fuselages

It is possible to design a complete model for you but keep in mind that this is a lengthy process, many hours are needed to design and test a fully 3D Printed model. The finished model cannot have the same internal structure of the wooden made counterpart because it wouldn´t be possible to print it, it would have to have a structure like the models you can see in the 3D Printed Kits section of the site.

From the outside they are very loyal to the plan but still they have to be printed in sections, typically to fit a 250X210X200 mm cube that is the printer maximum build volume.

3D Printed planes are also heavier than light balsa models, all built up and ready to fly, with an electric power system they are generally a little lighter than the same model if it were powered by a glow engine. Please have a look at the 3D Printed kits section to have an idea on this.


I will calculate a price upon request, please contact me here mentioning this PlanID: 83040 and the job you wish me to do.

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

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

ID:82325 | 3.8 MB
45 in. / 114.3 cm Free-Flight Airplane Sport Rubber-Band-Powered Model Airplane News Edward Lamb 12/1941
ID:65944 | 119.0 KB
44.6 in. / 113.3 cm Free-Flight Glider Slope Not-Powered --- Designer unknown 06/2010
Good Times
ID:101852 | 72.1 KB
16 in. / 40.6 cm Free-Flight Airplane Trainer Jettex-Powered Model Builder Bob Stalick 12/1976
Old Timer
ID:92271 | 6.7 MB
200cm-To-260cm (79in-To-102in) Radio-Control Airplane Trainer Glow-Powered RCModeler Al Sievers 09/1988
Old Timer
ID:99112 | 453.6 KB
37 in. / 94 cm Free-Flight Airplane Trainer Rubber-Band-Powered Air Trails --- 09/1936
Old Timer
ID:101589 | 98.2 KB
46.9 in. / 119 cm Radio-Control Airplane Trainer Glow-Powered Modelar J.Placek 06/1989
Ole Tiger
ID:83045 | 1.2 MB
41 in. / 104.1 cm Radio-Control Airplane Racing Glow-Powered RCModeler Frank Johnson 03/1970
Ole Tiger
ID:83044 | 1.0 MB
15 in. / 38.1 cm Control-Line Airplane Racing Glow-Powered --- --- ---
Ole Tiger
ID:93011 | 2.8 MB
36 in. / 91.4 cm Radio-Control Airplane --- Glow-Powered American Aircraft Modeler Bob Morse 02/1970
Ole Tiger
ID:99165 | 150.1 KB
13 in. / 33 cm Free-Flight Airplane Racing Rubber-Band-Powered Model Builder Walt Mooney 01/1973
Ole Tiger
ID:102631 | 610.6 KB
35 in. / 88.9 cm Radio-Control Airplane Acro Glow-Powered American Aircraft Modeler Don Panek 08/1973
Ole Tiger 2
ID:83043 | 635.9 KB
22 in. / 55.9 cm Control-Line Airplane Sport Glow-Powered Dumas --- 01/1968
Ole Tiger RC
ID:98122 | 1.0 MB
40 in. / 101.6 cm Radio-Control Airplane Racing Glow-Powered --- --- ---
ID:93568 | 124.4 KB
--- Radio-Control Boat Sport Electric-Powered RC Modely Jan Nemec ---
ID:51267 | 393.8 KB
62.2 in. / 158 cm Radio-Control Airplane Trainer Glow-Powered --- Carlos Drube Cerrato 01/1997
ID:91541 | 821.8 KB
37.25 in. / 94.6 cm Radio-Control Airplane Sport Diesel-Powered Radio Control Models & Electronics Peter Holland 12/1961
Vlados Trainer
ID:51420 | 677.5 KB
39.4 in. / 100 cm Radio-Control Airplane Trainer Glow-Powered --- Vladimir Nikolov 02/2008

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

Cessna 152
61.4in./156cm Span

Cessna 152 model airplane plan
Printed Kit in high quality PLA or PET.
Shipped in 4-5 business days. (PLA)

63.4in./161cm Span

Printed Kit in high quality PLA or PET.
Shipped in 6-8 business days. (PLA)

PZL P-11c
43.3in./110cm Span

PZL P-11c model airplane plan
Printed Kit in high quality PLA or PET.
Shipped in 3-4 business days. (PLA)

Free Plans
Download Free Model Plans.

Das Ugly Stik
Radio-Control / Trainer / 60 in. / 152.4 cm Span
Das Ugly Stik model airplane plan
Radio-Control / Slope / 53 in. / 134.6 cm Span
Puranas model airplane plan
Soar Ace
Radio-Control / Sport
Soar Ace model airplane plan
Boulton Paul Defiant
Radio-Control / Fighter
Boulton Paul Defiant model airplane plan
Southern Belle
Radio-Control / Acro / 66 in. / 167.6 cm Span
Southern Belle model airplane plan
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

Vintage Magazines by Hlsat
Details | Prints