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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


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Thermic C model airplane plan

Thermic C  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

Wood Model Airplane Plans

"Thermic C" is a 36" span, polyhedral towline glider designed by Frank Zaic in the mid 1940s, and kitted by the Junior Aeronautical Supply Company (JASCO). The Thermic C's structure,...

Thermic C Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: JASCO
Designer: Frank Zaic
Date: 01/1946
Plan File Info:
ID: 91507
File Size: 1.3 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 31/12/16 01:56:42am

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Tipsy Nipper model airplane plan

Tipsy Nipper  ( 40 in. / 101.6 cm )

Wood Model Airplane Plans

"Tipsy Nipper" is a Belgian-design single seat, open cockpit aerobatic aircraft designe, early 1950s, designed to be inexpensive to build and fly. The aircraft was available either as a...

Tipsy Nipper Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 40 in. / 101.6 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Jim Noonan
Date: 12/1960
Plan File Info:
ID: 91557
File Size: 2.7 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 31/12/16 01:41:38am

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Polikarpov Po-2 model airplane plan

Polikarpov Po-2  ( 13 in. / 33 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Polikarpov Po-2 served as a general-purpose Soviet biplane. The reliable, uncomplicated concept of the Po-2's design made it an ideal training aircraft, as well as doubling as a low-cost ground...

Polikarpov Po-2 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Multirole
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 13 in. / 33 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller, MAP Plans Service
Designer: Emmanuel Fillon
Date: 8/1982
Plan File Info:
ID: 83385
File Size: 832.9 KB
Added: 10/04/2015 16:34
Updated: 31/12/15 11:57:02pm

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Axiflo RK-049 Ducted Fan model airplane plan

Axiflo RK-049 Ducted Fan

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

These plans provide details for assembling a glow engine 'ducted fan' system that was designed by noted Grumman Aircraft aerodynamicist Bob Kress, and kitted by Midwest Products in the early 1970s. ...

Plan File Info:
ID: 83819
File Size: 1.0 MB
Added: 21/05/2015 11:24
Updated: 31/12/15 11:34:01pm

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S.E. 5a model airplane plan

S.E. 5a  ( 19 in. / 48.3 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

Flown by the greatest Allied aces during the First World War - such as Billy Bishop, James McCudden and Edward Mannock, the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 (Scout Experimental #5) was without doubt the...

S.E. 5a Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: CO2-Powered
Wingspan: 19 in. / 48.3 cm
Publisher: Scalemaster Model Co.
Designer: A. Howay
Date: 2/1948
Plan File Info:
ID: 90557
File Size: 1.6 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 31/12/15 04:47:47am

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Saab 18A model airplane plan

Saab 18A  ( 40 in. / 101.6 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The SAAB 18 was a twin-engine bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, designed and built for use by the Swedish Air Force by Svenska Aeroplan AB (SAAB) in response to a 1938 design competition. Due to...

Saab 18A Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Bomber
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 40 in. / 101.6 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft Magazine
Designer: Hoh Fang-Chiun
Date: 2/1959
Plan File Info:
ID: 90587
File Size: 1.7 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 31/12/15 04:30:27am

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Shoestring model airplane plan

Shoestring  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

This 54" wingspan model of the Shoestring pylon racer was designed by Carl Goldberg in 1966 for the then-emerging pylon racing event. Powered by a .40 glow engine, the plane wouldn't be a...

Shoestring Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Pylon-Racer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazined
Designer: Carl Goldberg
Date: 1/1966
Plan File Info:
ID: 90735
File Size: 3.5 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 31/12/15 04:02:33am

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Showmaster model airplane plan

Showmaster  ( 42 in. / 106.7 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Showmaster is a 1/2A sport r/c aircraft designed by Ken Willard, renowned small r/c aircraft designer and advocate. The plane has rudder and elevator control and designed to be powered by an...

Showmaster Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 42 in. / 106.7 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazine
Designer: Ken Willard
Date: 01/1970
Plan File Info:
ID: 90749
File Size: 1.1 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 31/12/15 03:42:46am

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Bridi Trainer 60 model airplane plan

Bridi Trainer 60  ( 65 in. / 165.1 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

Joe Bridi designed the all-wood Trainer 60 for .40 to .60 CID glow engines, and the design was subsequently acquired and kitted by Great Planes Model Manufacturing Co. The 65" span plane...

Bridi Trainer 60 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 65 in. / 165.1 cm
Publisher: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Co.
Designer: Joe Bridi, Don Anderson
Plan File Info:
ID: 98363
File Size: 1.1 MB
Added: 21/08/2016 15:16
Updated: 31/07/17 12:47:45am

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Cessna Skyhawk model airplane plan

Cessna Skyhawk  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

Jess Krieser designed this sport semi-scale model of the Cessna Skyhawk in the mid 1960s, building in the flexibility for a variety of powerplants (.15 to .35 CID 2-stroke glow engines) and radio...

Cessna Skyhawk Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: Jess Krieser Plan Service; RCM magazine
Designer: R. Jess Krieser
Date: 01/1967
Plan File Info:
ID: 97807
File Size: 763.2 KB
Added: 13/01/2017 16:13
Updated: 31/07/17 12:14:23am

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Gollywock original model airplane plan

Gollywock original  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

Wood Model Airplane Plans

To the uninitiated, Wally Simmers' "Gollywock" rubber powered sport free flight model may seem like an innocuous sport flyer. Spanning only 32", the Gollywock is designed to handle up...

Gollywock original Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Midwest Models
Designer: Wally Simmers
Plan File Info:
ID: 92619
File Size: 1.1 MB
Added: 04/09/2015 16:26
Updated: 31/07/17 01:53:40am

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de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth model airplane plan

de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth  ( 60 in. / 152.4 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was operated by the Royal Air Force and many other operators...

de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Publisher: RCModeler magazine
Designer: D. Prentice
Plan File Info:
ID: 98357
File Size: 941.0 KB
Added: 21/08/2016 15:16
Updated: 31/07/17 01:17:53am

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Curtiss P6-E Hawk model airplane plan

Curtiss P6-E Hawk  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Curtiss P6-E Hawk was the last in a series of biplane interceptors manufactured for the Army Air Corps in the 1930s. The full size plane has distinctive "hawk" markings and is...

Curtiss P6-E Hawk Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Aircraft Plan Co.
Designer: Paul Plecan
Date: 01/1947
Plan File Info:
ID: 80568
File Size: 1.5 MB
Added: 26/03/2015 02:19
Updated: 31/05/17 11:10:46pm

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Nieuport 28 model airplane plan

Nieuport 28  ( 33 in. / 83.8 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The plans and detailed instructions are for a control line sport scale model of the French Nieuport fighter biplane flown effectively in WWI. Kitted by Sterling Models, this 33" span model is...

Nieuport 28 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 33 in. / 83.8 cm
Publisher: Sterling Models
Plan File Info:
ID: 82959
File Size: 3.8 MB
Added: 01/04/2015 12:09
Updated: 31/03/16 05:03:41pm

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Lockheed U-2 model airplane plan

Lockheed U-2  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Lockheed U-2 "Dragon Lady" was designed by Lockheed Aircraft in the late 1950s to provide strategic reconnaissance for the CIA, and the program was later taken over by the US Air Force....

Lockheed U-2 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Observation
Motor: Jettex-Powered
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Paul Del Gatto
Date: 09/1960
Plan File Info:
ID: 91672
File Size: 371.9 KB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/12/16 03:46:47am

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P-40F Warhawk model airplane plan

P-40F Warhawk  ( 34 in. / 86.4 cm )

Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Curtiss P-40F "Warhawk" incorporated Packard-built Merlin water-cooled V-12 engines to improve the fighter's performance with the problematic Allison power plants, and was flown...

P-40F Warhawk Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 34 in. / 86.4 cm
Publisher: Air Trails magazine
Designer: Claude McCullough
Date: 03/1943
Plan File Info:
ID: 91674
File Size: 713.1 KB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/12/16 03:04:52am

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Spitfire III model airplane plan

Spitfire III  ( 16 in. / 40.6 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

This detailed plans set was produced by Whitman Publishing in 1941 for a 16" wingspan rubber-powered sport free flight scale model of the Spitfire III fighter aircraft. Built carefully and with...

Spitfire III Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Co.
Date: 1941
Plan File Info:
ID: 91050
File Size: 1.2 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 30/12/15 04:29:13am

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA model airplane plan

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

M.E. Meador's controlline scale model of the Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA has an impressive competition record: 1st place in Controlline Scale, 1971 US Nationals, and 6th place, 1972 World...

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: American Aircraft Modeler magazine
Designer: M. E. Meador
Date: 12/1972
Plan File Info:
ID: 91051
File Size: 3.3 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 30/12/15 04:22:31am

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb model airplane plan

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb  ( 31 in. / 78.7 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb was a variant of Supermarine's Spitfire series that saw tremendous service during WWII. With increased firepower and wing design improvements, the Spitfire Mk Vb had...

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 31 in. / 78.7 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft magazine
Designer: Stan Cole
Date: 2/1963
Plan File Info:
ID: 91074
File Size: 1.6 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 30/12/15 03:57:39am

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Stinson S model airplane plan

Stinson S  ( 72 in. / 182.9 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

This model is a semi-scale model of a 1930s era Stinson high wing monoplane produced by the Stinson Aircraft Company. Designed by Chester Lanzo, the 72" span model is carefully designed for...

Stinson S Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 72 in. / 182.9 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Chester Lanzo
Date: 01/1960
Plan File Info:
ID: 91197
File Size: 3.2 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 30/12/15 03:32:27am

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Touche model airplane plan

Touche  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Touche is a sport aerobatic model designed by Morten Tanger and plans published by Dave Platt's Pica Models. Two-stroke glow engines in the .25 to .40 CID range are suggested, and controls are...

Touche Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: Pica Models
Designer: Morten Tanger
Date: 1985
Plan File Info:
ID: 91593
File Size: 1.7 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 06:08:22am

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P-39 Airacobra model airplane plan

P-39 Airacobra  ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The "Towner P-39" is a free flight rubber-powered aircraft of the Bell P-39 Airacobra that was flown by the RAF during WWII. This particular model, approximately 20" span, would be...

P-39 Airacobra Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Designer: Harold Towner
Plan File Info:
ID: 91599
File Size: 1.1 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 05:59:39am

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Lockheed Hudson model airplane plan

Lockheed Hudson  ( 27 in. / 68.6 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Lockheed Hudson is a twin-engine light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the then-fledgling Lockheed Corporation in the early 1940s. The Hudson was operated by the Royal Air Force...

Lockheed Hudson Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 27 in. / 68.6 cm
Publisher: Astral Aero Models
Designer: H J Towner
Date: 1943
Plan File Info:
ID: 91600
File Size: 1.1 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 05:57:37am

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RCM Trainer 5 model airplane plan

RCM Trainer 5  ( 36.75 in. / 93.3 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The "RCM Trainer 5" was designed by the legendary Joe Bridi as a small 1/2A engine powered rudder/elevator trainer. Construction is extremely simple and shouldn't present any problems for a...

RCM Trainer 5 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 36.75 in. / 93.3 cm
Publisher: RCModeler Magazine
Designer: Joe Bridi
Date: 8/1978
Plan File Info:
ID: 91606
File Size: 1.0 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 05:52:40am

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Urchin model airplane plan

Urchin

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans

The Urchin is a moderate-sized, 45" span sport aerobatic model designed by Gene Rogers. Controls are ailerons, rudder, elevator, and motor. A Super Tigre 23 is shown on the plans and the plane...

Urchin Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Gene Rogers
Date: 2/1969
Plan File Info:
ID: 91699
File Size: 1.7 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 05:10:45am

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