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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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Guillow Fighter F 58 model airplane plan

Guillow Fighter F 58  ( 16 in. / 40.6 cm )

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Paul Guillow designed and kitted this rubber-powered, 16" span sport free flight model in the late 1930s. Decidedly "old school", the model would be easy enough to build and to save...

Guillow Fighter F 58 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Publisher: Guillow Models
Designer: Paul K. Guillow
Date: 01/1939
Plan File Info:
ID: 81608
File Size: 392.5 KB
Downloads: 147
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 31/12/17 08:59:46pm

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk model airplane plan

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk  ( 17 in. / 43.2 cm )

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Douglas Aircraft's Ed Heinemann designed the A-4 Skyhawk, a small and lightweight single-seater carrier-based fighter aircraft. "Heinemann's Hot-Rod", one nickname the plane picked up,...

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 17 in. / 43.2 cm
Publisher: Bell Models
Designer: John Bell
Plan File Info:
ID: 81632
File Size: 754.2 KB
Downloads: 507
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 31/12/17 08:41:33pm

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Half Wave model airplane plan

Half Wave  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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New England's modeling legend Harvey Thomasian designed the Half Wave in 1954, a rudder-only sport aircraft spanning 36" and designed for a 1/2A engine - a McCoy 049 diesel is shown on the...

Half Wave Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Harvey Thomasian
Date: 03/1954
Plan File Info:
ID: 81702
File Size: 717.2 KB
Downloads: 107
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 12:59
Updated: 31/12/17 08:21:18pm

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FMA IA-58 Pucara model airplane plan

FMA IA-58 Pucara  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

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The Pucara is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency aircraft, an all-metal two person military aircraft with twin engine turboprop engines and a high-mounted "T" horizontal...

FMA IA-58 Pucara Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Multirole
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Techno Balsa
Designer: Hernan Bravo
Plan File Info:
ID: 81989
File Size: 1.0 MB
Downloads: 435
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:17
Updated: 31/12/17 02:41:10am

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Thermic C model airplane plan

Thermic C  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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"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
Downloads: 338
Comments: 0
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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 )

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"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
Downloads: 354
Comments: 0
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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 )

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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
Downloads: 342
Comments: 0
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Added: 10/04/2015 16:34
Updated: 31/12/15 11:57:02pm

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S.E. 5a model airplane plan

S.E. 5a  ( 19 in. / 48.3 cm )

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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
Downloads: 308
Comments: 0
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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 )

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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
Downloads: 232
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 31/12/15 04:30:27am

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Showmaster model airplane plan

Showmaster  ( 42 in. / 106.7 cm )

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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
Downloads: 252
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 31/12/15 03:42:46am

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Stits Sky Baby model airplane plan

Stits Sky Baby  ( 27 in. / 68.6 cm )

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Ray Stits was avid about designing the "world's smallest airplane" and designed the SA-2A Sky Baby that sported a 7 foot 2 inch wingspan and was successfully flown by Ray Starr accumulating...

Stits Sky Baby Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 27 in. / 68.6 cm
Publisher: RCModeler
Designer: Andy Clancy, Pat Tritle
Date: 11/2002
Plan File Info:
ID: 98310
File Size: 613.3 KB
Downloads: 142
Comments: 0
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Added: 06/06/2016 15:16
Updated: 31/10/19 03:11:30pm

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Bridi Trainer 60 model airplane plan

Bridi Trainer 60  ( 65 in. / 165.1 cm )

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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
Downloads: 213
Comments: 0
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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 )

RCM 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
Downloads: 228
Comments: 0
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Added: 13/01/2017 16:13
Updated: 31/07/17 12:14:23am

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de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth model airplane plan

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

RCM 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
Downloads: 277
Comments: 0
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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 )

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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
Downloads: 214
Comments: 0
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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 )

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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
Downloads: 287
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 12:09
Updated: 31/03/16 05:03:41pm

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Pandora model airplane plan

Pandora  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

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Pandora is a competition free flight rubber-powered model designed for the Wakefield class. Using then-current specs for rubber weight in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the model performed quite...

Pandora Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeler
Designer: Lou Roberts
Date: 04/1960
Plan File Info:
ID: 83190
File Size: 2.9 MB
Downloads: 30
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 02:57
Updated: 31/01/19 03:49:17am

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Paper Flyer model airplane plan

Paper Flyer  ( 18 in. / 45.7 cm )

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Paper Flyer is an unusual project created in the mid 1940s by H. A. Thomas when balsa wood was evidently hard to find. The 18" rubber-powered free flight model is created entirely out of paper,...

Paper Flyer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 18 in. / 45.7 cm
Publisher: Popular Science
Designer: H. A. Thomas
Date: 09/1945
Plan File Info:
ID: 83194
File Size: 428.4 KB
Downloads: 100
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 02:57
Updated: 31/01/19 02:59:06am

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Little Diamond model airplane plan

Little Diamond  ( 55 in. / 139.7 cm )

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Little Diamond is Alex Drobshoff's 55" span competition free flight model, designed in 1941 for the Ohlsson .23 ignition engine. The plane has lightweight, surprisingly modern construction with...

Little Diamond Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 55 in. / 139.7 cm
Designer: Alex Drobshoff
Date: 01/1941
Plan File Info:
ID: 82418
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 44
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 30/12/17 03:47:15am

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Little Vagabond model airplane plan

Little Vagabond  ( 45 in. / 114.3 cm )

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Little Vagabond is GWW Harris' sport free flight designed in the mid 1940s. Spanning 45" and powered by a small displacement Diesel engine, the model would be an excellent sport r/c model with a...

Little Vagabond Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 45 in. / 114.3 cm
Publisher: AeroModeller
Designer: GWW Harris
Date: 03/1945
Plan File Info:
ID: 82408
File Size: 3.1 MB
Downloads: 31
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 30/12/17 03:41:12am

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The Key model airplane plan

The Key  ( 29 in. / 73.7 cm )

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The development of high revving, high performance , nitromethane-fueled glow engines in the late 1940s opened up new competitive modeling possibilities not feasible with the spark ignition motors...

The Key Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Racing
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 29 in. / 73.7 cm
Publisher: Berkeley Models
Designer: Keith Storey
Date: 01/1948
Plan File Info:
ID: 82229
File Size: 2.2 MB
Downloads: 59
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:19
Updated: 30/12/17 03:27:59am

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Keil Kraft Phantom Mite model airplane plan

Keil Kraft Phantom Mite  ( 16 in. / 40.6 cm )

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Phantom Mite was an all-balsa, 16" span, low wing control line 'trainer' model kitted by the English company, Keil Kraft, in 1948. The Mite was designed for a small displacement diesel motor as...

Keil Kraft Phantom Mite Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Trainer
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Publisher: Keil Kraft
Plan File Info:
ID: 82188
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 98
Comments: 4
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:19
Updated: 30/12/17 03:21:03pm

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Langosta model airplane plan

Langosta  ( 62 in. / 157.5 cm )

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The Langosta is an adaptation of a vintage free flight design, originally powered by an Arden .099 glow engine, to be a "radio assisted free flight" design powered by a .25 CID glow engine....

Langosta Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 62 in. / 157.5 cm
Designer: Carlos Gerster
Date: 01/1950
Plan File Info:
ID: 82334
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 67
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 03:36
Updated: 30/12/17 02:26:23am

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Lockheed U-2 model airplane plan

Lockheed U-2  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

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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
Downloads: 381
Comments: 0
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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 )

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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
Downloads: 299
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/12/16 03:04:52am

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