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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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Stinson S model airplane plan

Stinson S  ( 72 in. / 182.9 cm )

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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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Rudder Bird model airplane plan

Rudder Bird  ( 52 in. / 132.1 cm )

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Shown here are construction drawings and assembly notes for Sterling Models' Rudder Bird, 52" span and billed as an "advanced trainer" for rudder only or rudder + elevator controls,...

Rudder Bird Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Publisher: Sterling Models
Plan File Info:
ID: 90516
File Size: 2.3 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 30/11/18 02:55:01pm

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Super Slicker model airplane plan

Super Slicker  ( 84 in. / 213.4 cm )

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Super Slicker is Keil Kraft's scaled up version of. Bill Dean's Slicker power free flight competition model, circa mid 1940s. The "Super" is a big plane - 84" span - sporting...

Super Slicker Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 84 in. / 213.4 cm
Publisher: E. Keil & Co., Ltd
Designer: Bill Dean
Date: 01/1948
Plan File Info:
ID: 90571
File Size: 2.0 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 30/11/18 02:42:39pm

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Touche model airplane plan

Touche  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

RCM 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

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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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Velie Monocoupe model airplane plan

Velie Monocoupe

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The Velie Monocoupe was designed in 1927 as a two-person general aviation aircraft, produced by the Mono Aircraft Corp. and powered by a Velie power plant. 350 Velie Monocoupes were produced from...

Velie Monocoupe Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Publisher: Flyline Models
Designer: Herb Clukey
Date: 5/1971
Plan File Info:
ID: 91730
File Size: 6.3 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 03:16:12am

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Auster AOP.9 model airplane plan

Auster AOP.9

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The Auster AOP.9 was a high wing monoplane, carrying three crew members, designed and produced by Auster Aircraft Limited as an Aerial Observation Post (AOP) for the British military. 182 AOP.9s were...

Plan File Info:
ID: 91743
File Size: 336.9 KB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 02:55:52am

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Wing Derringer model airplane plan

Wing Derringer

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The Wing Derringer was originally designed by John Thorp and initially named the Thorp T-17. The design was acquired by George Wing who manufactured the plane, now known as the Derringer, through his...

Wing Derringer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Jack Sheeks
Date: 10/1970
Plan File Info:
ID: 92008
File Size: 1.5 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 02:41:18am

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LVG C VI model airplane plan

LVG C VI

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LVG C.VI was a German two-seat reconnaissance and artillery spotting aircraft used during World War I.Designed by Willy Sabersky-Müssigbrodt and developed by Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (LVG) in...

LVG C VI Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Observation
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Publisher: Aeromodeller magazine
Designer: W G Dennis
Plan File Info:
ID: 92154
File Size: 2.7 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 30/11/15 01:52:50am

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Skyraider model airplane plan

Skyraider  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

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Designed by Douglas Aircraft's Ed Heineman, the A-1 Skyraider was a single-seater light bomber that served well in the Korean conflict as well as the Vietnam War for US air forces (Navy, Marines, Air...

Skyraider Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: Flying Models
Designer: Don Typond
Date: 03/1972
Plan File Info:
ID: 90866
File Size: 2.4 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 30/10/18 03:21:47pm

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Skyrida model airplane plan

Skyrida  ( 31 in. / 78.7 cm )

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Skyrida is a novelty free flight flying boat sport plane from Ray Malmström. The 31" plane is all balsa and its design features an underslung central pontoon that allows rise-off-water...

Skyrida Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 31 in. / 78.7 cm
Publisher: American Aircraft Modeler
Designer: Ray Malmström
Date: 10/1969
Plan File Info:
ID: 90872
File Size: 841.9 KB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 30/10/18 03:13:29am

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Slicker 50 model airplane plan

Slicker 50  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

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Presented here is Bill Dean's classic gasser, his 50" span Slicker competition free flight model designed for "A" displacement engines; a .19 CID ignition Bantam is shown on the plans...

Slicker 50 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: Kiel Kraft
Designer: Bill Dean
Date: 01/1947
Plan File Info:
ID: 90883
File Size: 2.2 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 30/10/18 02:57:38am

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Dinfia IA 45B Querandi model airplane plan

Dinfia IA 45B Querandi  ( 57 in. / 144.8 cm )

RCM Plans

Noted British scale model designer Dennis Tapsfield has created this 57" sport scale model of the Argentinian Dinfia 1.A.45B Querandi executive light transport aircraft. First flown in 1960, the...

Dinfia IA 45B Querandi Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 57 in. / 144.8 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Dennis Tapsfield
Date: 12/1996
Plan File Info:
ID: 97885
File Size: 334.4 KB
Added: 13/01/2017 16:14
Updated: 30/07/17 09:06:43pm

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Douglas Devastator TBD-1 model airplane plan

Douglas Devastator TBD-1  ( 22 in. / 55.9 cm )

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Shown here are the assembly notes and plans for Ace Whitman's sport scale free flight model of the Douglas Devastator TBD-1 torpedo bomber. The rubber-powered model spans 22" and although the...

Douglas Devastator TBD-1 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 22 in. / 55.9 cm
Publisher: Ace Whitman
Date: 01/1942
Plan File Info:
ID: 97888
File Size: 1.4 MB
Added: 13/01/2017 16:14
Updated: 30/07/17 08:49:34pm

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Puranas model airplane plan

Puranas  ( 53 in. / 134.6 cm )

RCM Plans

Mark Gumprecht designed the 53" span Puranas as a rugged, high performance slope soaring glider. Model controls are ailerons and elevator, optional rudder, with a custom-made pod-and-boom...

Puranas Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Slope
Wingspan: 53 in. / 134.6 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Mark Gumprecht
Date: 09/1979
Plan File Info:
ID: 98191
File Size: 642.2 KB
Added: 13/01/2017 16:15
Updated: 30/07/17 08:36:05pm

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Saunders-Roe A/1 model airplane plan

Saunders-Roe A/1  ( 25 in. / 63.5 cm )

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The Saunders-Roe A/1 is a most unusual aircraft design: a twin-engine turbo-jet powered single-seat 'flying boat' designed to evaluate the utility of a water-based fighter aircraft. The project built...

Saunders-Roe A/1 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Jettex-Powered
Wingspan: 25 in. / 63.5 cm
Publisher: Wilmot Mansour
Designer: A. A. Judge
Plan File Info:
ID: 98228
File Size: 1.4 MB
Added: 13/01/2017 16:15
Updated: 30/07/17 05:20:35pm

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Skywalker model airplane plan

Skywalker  ( 40 in. / 101.6 cm )

RCM Plans

Skywalker is a 1/2A sport 'flying wing' model designed by prolific 'flying wing' enthusiast Bill Evans. This particular model spans 40" and the wing is a foam core with balsa capstrips, readily...

Skywalker Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 40 in. / 101.6 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Bill Evans
Date: 01/1985
Plan File Info:
ID: 98266
File Size: 468.5 KB
Added: 13/01/2017 16:16
Updated: 30/07/17 04:55:59pm

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Curtiss Model 33 & PW-8 model airplane plan

Curtiss Model 33 & PW-8

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William Wylam documents the scale details of two Curtiss 'pursuit' biplanes designed for the Army Air Corps, and the 4 plans sheets also includes historical details of the first "dawn to...

Curtiss Model 33 & PW-8 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Real-Vehicle
Use: Fighter
Motor: Gas-Powered
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: William Wylam
Plan File Info:
ID: 98699
File Size: 4.5 MB
Added: 30/01/2017 17:13
Updated: 30/07/17 04:33:51pm

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Shoestring model airplane plan

Shoestring  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

RCM Plans

Shoestring Plan 157 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...

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: 30/06/18 10:03:53am

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Denight Special model airplane plan

Denight Special  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

RCM Plans

Denight Special Plan 142 The full scale Denight Special was a competitive pylon racing aircraft, and this model is Joe Martin's rendition, published in 1965 when the first model aircraft were being...

Denight Special Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Pylon-Racer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Joe Martin
Date: 03/1965
Plan File Info:
ID: 80695
File Size: 1.6 MB
Added: 26/03/2015 13:03
Updated: 30/06/18 09:54:36am

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Electra X-35 model airplane plan

Electra X-35

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Jerry Worth designed the Electra X-35 for controlline "Precision Aerobatics" aka "stunt" competition. The plane spans 55 1/2" and is sized for a .35 CID glow engine. A...

Electra X-35 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Jerry Worth
Date: 2/1964
Plan File Info:
ID: 92320
File Size: 1.9 MB
Added: 29/06/2015 19:41
Updated: 30/05/17 03:25:55pm

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Tipsy T.66 Nipper Mk2 model airplane plan

Tipsy T.66 Nipper Mk2  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

RCM Plans

This model of the Belgian Tipsy T.66 Nipper Mk 2 was designed by Bryce Petersen as a sport scale model of the single-seat aerobatic monoplane that first flew in 1957. The 54" span model,...

Tipsy T.66 Nipper Mk2 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: RCModeler
Designer: Bryce Petersen
Date: 12/1973
Plan File Info:
ID: 91558
File Size: 2.5 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 30/05/16 05:33:13pm

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