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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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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
Downloads: 379
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 30/05/16 05:33:13pm

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Polikarpov Po-2 model airplane plan

Polikarpov Po-2  ( 74 in. / 188 cm )

RCM Plans

This model is a 1:6 rendition of a Russian utility aircraft produced from 1928 to 1959, and may be the most produced biplane ever with up to 30,000 aircraft claimed! The Po-2 fulfilled several roles...

Polikarpov Po-2 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Multirole
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 74 in. / 188 cm
Publisher: RCModeler
Designer: Franz Meier
Date: 06/1973
Plan File Info:
ID: 83387
File Size: 4.5 MB
Downloads: 541
Comments: 0
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Added: 10/04/2015 16:34
Updated: 30/05/16 04:44:37pm

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Eaglet 50 model airplane plan

Eaglet 50  ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

The Eaglet 50 was designed by Carl Goldberg as a sport trainer suitable for beginning fliers and sized for .09 to .20 CID glow engines. Control options include 2-channel (rudder and throttle), 3-...

Eaglet 50 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: Carl Goldberg Models
Designer: Carl Goldberg
Plan File Info:
ID: 80904
File Size: 1.9 MB
Downloads: 282
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:30
Updated: 30/03/17 12:39:00am

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de Havilland DH.60 Moth model airplane plan

de Havilland DH.60 Moth  ( 68 in. / 172.7 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

The de Havilland DH.60 Gipsy (aka Gypsy) Moth is a twin seat biplane designed in the 1920s for touring and training, and has become quite popular in civilian flying clubs up to the current time. ...

de Havilland DH.60 Moth Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 68 in. / 172.7 cm
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Elmer Nowack
Date: 04/1962
Plan File Info:
ID: 81677
File Size: 3.7 MB
Downloads: 325
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 12:59
Updated: 30/03/17 01:47:46am

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Handley Page E model airplane plan

Handley Page E  ( 25 in. / 63.5 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

The Handley Page-E was a British single engine monoplane, two-seater capacity, developed as a demonstrator and flown quite successfully in the 1912-1914 time period. Its appearance is quite similar...

Handley Page E Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 25 in. / 63.5 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller magazine
Designer: J. H. Watters
Date: 11/1994
Plan File Info:
ID: 81715
File Size: 1.0 MB
Downloads: 163
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 13:00
Updated: 30/03/17 01:08:03am

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Pay Dirt model airplane plan

Pay Dirt  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Pay Dirt is a ]free flight design by Bill Effinger, kitted by Berkeley Models. To meet the then-current motor limits for the Pan American Airways-sponsored payload event, a Cox Pee Wee .020 is shown...

Pay Dirt Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: Berkeley Models
Designer: Bill Effinger
Date: 01/1959
Plan File Info:
ID: 83207
File Size: 2.0 MB
Downloads: 23
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 02:57
Updated: 30/01/19 04:17:59pm

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Past! model airplane plan

Past!

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Past! is a competition control line racer designed for the FAI Team Race event where several fliers compete to finish a set number of laps in minimum time, with pit stops for refueling required...

Past! Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Racing
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Publisher: Airborne
Designer: A. Thing
Date: 03/1971
Plan File Info:
ID: 83205
File Size: 516.5 KB
Downloads: 13
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 02:57
Updated: 30/01/19 01:53:27am

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Razor Blade '64 model airplane plan

Razor Blade '64  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

In its heyday, the mid 60s, Peter Tribe's Razor Blade '64 was one of the most competitive designs in its class, .15 CID control line combat. Powered by Oliver Tiger Mk IV diesels and campaigned by...

Razor Blade '64 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Peter Tribe
Date: 07/1964
Plan File Info:
ID: 83568
File Size: 974.9 KB
Downloads: 65
Comments: 0
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Added: 15/05/2015 13:48
Updated: 30/01/18 04:19:35am

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Pink Panter model airplane plan

Pink Panter  ( 21 in. / 53.3 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Pink Panter is the tongue-in-cheek name given to Peter Miller's sport free flight CO2 cabin model. Construction and covering needs to be extremely lightweight due to the limited power available.

Pink Panter Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: CO2-Powered
Wingspan: 21 in. / 53.3 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Peter Miller
Date: 01/1997
Plan File Info:
ID: 83296
File Size: 923.4 KB
Downloads: 42
Comments: 0
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Added: 08/04/2015 03:10
Updated: 30/01/18 02:36:41am

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Rogue model airplane plan

Rogue  ( 34 in. / 86.4 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Rogue is a sport/combat control line model that was designed by "Aeromodeller Staff" and presented as a free plan in the December 1958 Aeromodeller issue. Spanning 34 inches and designed...

Rogue Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 34 in. / 86.4 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Aeromodeller Staff
Date: 12/1958
Plan File Info:
ID: 90499
File Size: 1.9 MB
Downloads: 60
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 30/01/18 01:57:19am

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Stickit IV model airplane plan

Stickit IV  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

RCM Plans

Dan Stevens designed the Stickit IV for a specific and unique purpose: to win in the Competition Fun Fly (CFF) event that was popular in the late 1980s, created by Gordon Banks, editor of RC Report...

Stickit IV Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: RCModeler magazine
Designer: Dan Stevens
Date: 06/1991
Plan File Info:
ID: 98304
File Size: 457.5 KB
Downloads: 119
Comments: 0
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Added: 03/01/2017 16:16
Updated: 30/01/17 04:29:47pm

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Rearwin Speedster model airplane plan

Rearwin Speedster  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

RCM Plans

Presented here is a compact stand-off-scale model of the Rearwin Speedster, designed by Len Goldberg for .10 to .25 CID glow engines; a K&B .19 is shown on the plans. Spanning 48", the model...

Rearwin Speedster Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Len Goldberg
Plan File Info:
ID: 83588
File Size: 4.0 MB
Downloads: 223
Comments: 0
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Added: 16/05/2015 19:39
Updated: 30/01/17 03:41:50am

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BD-6 model airplane plan

BD-6  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (2)

The BD-6 was designed by the prolific Jim Bede, a single-seater high wing monoplane for homebuilders. The full size plane is powered by a Hirth engine and has a low parts count to ease assembly and...

BD-6 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazine
Designer: Fred Reese
Date: 8/1975
Plan File Info:
ID: 83821
File Size: 1.9 MB
Downloads: 162
Comments: 0
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Added: 22/05/2015 10:18
Updated: 30/01/17 03:30:52am

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Boeing F4B-4 model airplane plan

Boeing F4B-4  ( 60 in. / 152.4 cm )

RCM Plans

Boeing Aircraft produced a single seat "pursuit" fighter in the 1930s that was a "first line" aircraft - excellent performance, rugged, and reliable - for the US Army (P-12) and a...

Boeing F4B-4 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Bob Rich
Date: 09/1995
Plan File Info:
ID: 83826
File Size: 4.8 MB
Downloads: 233
Comments: 0
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Added: 22/05/2015 10:18
Updated: 30/01/17 03:20:50am

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Jimmie Allen Silver Streak model airplane plan

Jimmie Allen Silver Streak  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Jimmie Allen was the fictional flying hero of a popular 1930s radio show, 'The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen', and the show's sponsor, Skelley Oil, provided plans for the 32" span...

Jimmie Allen Silver Streak Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Skelly Oil Co.
Designer: Country Club Aero Supply
Plan File Info:
ID: 82092
File Size: 1.6 MB
Downloads: 77
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:18
Updated: 29/12/17 02:11:29am

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Martin B-26 Marauder model airplane plan

Martin B-26 Marauder  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

The Martin B-26 Marauder was a World War II twin-engined medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company from 1941 to 1945. First used in the Pacific Theater in early 1942, it was also used in...

Martin B-26 Marauder Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Models
Designer: Pres Bruning
Date: 11/1984
Plan File Info:
ID: 82585
File Size: 2.0 MB
Downloads: 353
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 22:28
Updated: 29/12/17 01:36:44am

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28% Ultimate Biplane model airplane plan

28% Ultimate Biplane  ( 64 in. / 162.6 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (2)

Darren Bowman designed and generated CAD plans for a 28% scale Ultimate Biplane, a competitive full scale aerobatic aircraft. Bowman's plans provide sufficient detail to build this 64" wingspan...

28% Ultimate Biplane Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 64 in. / 162.6 cm
Publisher: Darren Bowman R/C Aircraft
Designer: Darren Bowman
Plan File Info:
ID: 91683
File Size: 3.2 MB
Downloads: 771
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 29/12/16 08:05:39am

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Firefly model airplane plan

Firefly  ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Firefly is a 1/2A (.049 to .060) sport control line airplane designed by Keil Kraft's chief designer, Ernie Webster. The plane at a 5 oz flying weight would be really fun to fly with a small...

Firefly Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Publisher: Keil Kraft
Designer: E J Webster
Plan File Info:
ID: 81190
File Size: 491.9 KB
Downloads: 43
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:35
Updated: 29/11/17 04:11:42am

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Flying Aces Stick model airplane plan

Flying Aces Stick  ( 60 in. / 152.4 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Bill Effinger and Thracey Petrides published their "Flying Aces Stick" gas-powered free flight model in Flying Aces magazine, September 1936 issue. Bill went on to become the founder and...

Flying Aces Stick Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Aces Magazine
Designer: Bill Effinger, Thracey Petrides
Date: 09/1936
Plan File Info:
ID: 81261
File Size: 2.2 MB
Downloads: 41
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 29/11/17 03:25:50am

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Funster 1949 model airplane plan

Funster 1949  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)

Funster 1949 is a control line sport and stunt model designed by renowned draftsman S. Cal Smith in the late 1940s. The plane was designed to have the appearance of a small racing aircraft, thus the...

Funster 1949 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Cal Smith
Date: 08/1949
Plan File Info:
ID: 81400
File Size: 952.2 KB
Downloads: 42
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 29/11/17 01:34:49am

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Lockheed XH-51A model airplane plan

Lockheed XH-51A

RCM Plans

The XH-51A was an experimental Lockheed helicopter designed to evaluate the feasibility of the "rigid rotor" helicopter concept that promised more agility than conventional collective pitch...

Lockheed XH-51A Details:
Type: Helicopter
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Publisher: RCModeller
Designer: John E. Burkham
Date: 1967
Plan File Info:
ID: 92658
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 283
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 29/11/15 12:47:27am

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McGovern's Monster aka Custom Privateer model airplane plan

McGovern's Monster aka Custom Privateer

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (2)

"McGovern's Monster" was designed by Berkeley Model's chief honcho, Don McGovern, who had a "thing" for fairly large amphibious model aircraft. This plane, "McGovern's...

Plan File Info:
ID: 92664
File Size: 4.1 MB
Downloads: 209
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 29/11/15 12:26:18am

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Mistral model airplane plan

Mistral

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (2)

The Mistral is a classic-lined low wing sport aerobatic model, sized for a .40 CID glow motor, published in American Modeler magazine in 1970. Construction is fairly straightforward and the plane...

Mistral Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Publisher: American Modeler magazine
Designer: J. Swift
Date: 3/1970
Plan File Info:
ID: 92673
File Size: 876.9 KB
Downloads: 282
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:39
Updated: 29/11/15 12:12:18am

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Bumble Bee model airplane plan

Bumble Bee

RCM Plans

The "Bumble Bee" were homebuilt aircraft built by Bob Starr in the 1980s as the smallest human-carrying aircraft. Two biplane aircraft were built - Bumble Bee I first flew on Jan 28, 1984...

Bumble Bee Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Publisher: RCModeler Magazine
Designer: Ken Willard
Date: 4/1988
Plan File Info:
ID: 92446
File Size: 7.2 MB
Downloads: 179
Comments: 0
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Added: 22/07/2015 23:04
Updated: 29/11/15 03:48:29pm

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Hawker Fury model airplane plan

Hawker Fury

PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (2)

The Hawker Fury was developed in the 1930s and flown extensively by the Royal Air Force prior to WW2 as an aerial interceptor, the first RAF aircraft capable of exceeding 200 mph. The model shown is...

Hawker Fury Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Publisher: The Model Shop
Designer: T R Kennedy
Date: 1935
Plan File Info:
ID: 92631
File Size: 682.8 KB
Downloads: 221
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 29/11/15 02:44:14am

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