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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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Miss Farnboro model airplane plan

Miss Farnboro  ( 72 in. / 182.9 cm )

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Miss Farnboro (shortened from "Farnborough", the legendary British aircraft development center), was designed by G.W.W. Harris to compete in free flight duration events for engines in the...

Miss Farnboro Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 72 in. / 182.9 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: G.W.W. Harris
Date: 07/1947
Plan File Info:
ID: 82756
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 19
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:37
Updated: 01/05/19 01:28:17am

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Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat model airplane plan

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat  ( 25 in. / 63.5 cm )

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Presented here is a sport scale control line model, 25" wingspan, designed by P. M. H. Lewis. Originally designed for a 1.5 cc diesel (appr. .09 cubic inches), the model would be well suited...

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 25 in. / 63.5 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft magazine
Designer: P M H Lewis
Plan File Info:
ID: 81553
File Size: 1.1 MB
Downloads: 166
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:26
Updated: 01/04/17 11:24:28pm

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Grumman XF5F Skyrocket model airplane plan

Grumman XF5F Skyrocket  ( 23 in. / 58.4 cm )

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The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket was a prototype shipboard fighter, developed to meet US Navy requirements for a high performance interceptor. One aircraft was built and performed well in flight...

Grumman XF5F Skyrocket Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 23 in. / 58.4 cm
Publisher: Rees Family
Designer: Dave Rees
Date: 11/1993
Plan File Info:
ID: 81579
File Size: 1.0 MB
Downloads: 245
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 01/04/17 11:15:03pm

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Northrop Gamma 2A Sky Chief model airplane plan

Northrop Gamma 2A Sky Chief  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Depicted here are the plans for Frank Hawks' Texaco "Sky Chief" Northrop Gamma 2A with which he set a transcontinental speed record, Los Angeles to New York City, in 1933. The...

Northrop Gamma 2A Sky Chief Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: G.H.Q. Model Airplane Company
Designer: R. E. Geibel
Date: 01/1934
Plan File Info:
ID: 83009
File Size: 1.2 MB
Downloads: 120
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 16:24
Updated: 01/03/19 12:57:15am

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Hughes H-1 Racer model airplane plan

Hughes H-1 Racer  ( 44 in. / 111.8 cm )

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Howard Hughes designed and flew the H-1 Racer in the early 1930s to set world speed records, and succeeded with absolute speed and transcontinental speed records, extremely rare for a self-funded...

Hughes H-1 Racer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Racing
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Walt Musciano
Date: 11/1963
Plan File Info:
ID: 81957
File Size: 3.0 MB
Downloads: 170
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:17
Updated: 01/03/17 06:33:12pm

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Maxi Sport Trainer model airplane plan

Maxi Sport Trainer  ( 63 in. / 160 cm )

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The "Maxi Sport Trainer" is a Oktay Gulmez's redesign of Graupner's "Maxi", a high wing aileron/elevator/rudder/throttle model designed for .40 to .46 CID glow engines. The most...

Maxi Sport Trainer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 63 in. / 160 cm
Publisher: Oktay Gulmez
Date: 07/2013
Plan File Info:
ID: 82603
File Size: 2.4 MB
Downloads: 379
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 22:28
Updated: 01/03/17 05:27:55pm

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MiG-3 model airplane plan

MiG-3  ( 23 in. / 58.4 cm )

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Earl Stahl was renowned for his ability to design terrific flying rubber-powered free flight models, and the MiG-3 Soviet fighter/interceptor, from the late 1930s, is a good example of Stahl's work....

MiG-3 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 23 in. / 58.4 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Earl Stahl
Date: 01/1943
Plan File Info:
ID: 82674
File Size: 408.4 KB
Downloads: 192
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 22:30
Updated: 01/03/17 03:42:06am

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Gere Sport model airplane plan

Gere Sport  ( 8 in. / 20.3 cm )

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This model of the Gere Sport biplane was designed for the 8" max wingspan rubber powered "Grapenuts" flying event, best suited for flying at 'indoors' flying sites. This is a...

Gere Sport Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 8 in. / 20.3 cm
Publisher: Aero Era Plans
Date: 01/1976
Plan File Info:
ID: 81459
File Size: 165.8 KB
Downloads: 41
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 01/01/18 12:53:20am

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Grumman F9F Cougar model airplane plan

Grumman F9F Cougar  ( 28 in. / 71.1 cm )

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Presented here are plans for a sport scale, ducted fan free flight model of the US Navy's carrier based fighter, the swept wing F9F Cougar. Originally designed in the mid 50s for the Cox Thermal...

Grumman F9F Cougar Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 28 in. / 71.1 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: W H Paxton
Date: 05/1956
Plan File Info:
ID: 81560
File Size: 1.4 MB
Downloads: 303
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 01/01/18 12:41:49am

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Grumman F7F Tigercat model airplane plan

Grumman F7F Tigercat  ( 35 in. / 88.9 cm )

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The Grumman F7F Tigercat was developed as a twin engine "heavy" fighter and served the US Navy well in various conflicts, both as a carrier-based and land-based aircraft. The model...

Grumman F7F Tigercat Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 35 in. / 88.9 cm
Publisher: American Modeler Annual
Designer: Ray Randall
Date: 01/1962
Plan File Info:
ID: 81582
File Size: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 281
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 01/01/18 12:22:28am

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Polikarpov I-16 model airplane plan

Polikarpov I-16

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The Russian Polikarpov I-16 was a revolutionary fighter aircraft in many respects. First flown in the 1930s, the "Rata" (Rat) was the first operational fighter aircraft to feature a...

Polikarpov I-16 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Publisher: MRA (France)
Plan File Info:
ID: 83152
File Size: 1.1 MB
Downloads: 364
Comments: 1
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Added: 03/04/2015 11:51
Updated: 01/01/16 12:44:55am

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Pietenpol Air Camper model airplane plan

Pietenpol Air Camper  ( 65 in. / 165.1 cm )

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The Pietenpol Air Camper is a popular homebuilt aircraft that first flew in 1928, designed by Frenchman Bernard Pietenpol. The model, like the full-scale aircraft, is designed to be easy to build and...

Pietenpol Air Camper Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 65 in. / 165.1 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazined
Designer: Doug Edwards, Don Dombrowski
Date: 9/1975
Plan File Info:
ID: 83273
File Size: 3.2 MB
Downloads: 267
Comments: 0
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Added: 05/04/2015 15:38
Updated: 01/01/16 12:39:32am

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Piper Tri-Pacer model airplane plan

Piper Tri-Pacer  ( 44 in. / 111.8 cm )

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These plans accompanied Sterling Models' kit of the Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer general aviation aircraft. The 44" wingspan model was designed for radio control (ailerons, elevator, rudder, and motor)...

Piper Tri-Pacer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Publisher: Sterling Models
Plan File Info:
ID: 83349
File Size: 4.2 MB
Downloads: 365
Comments: 0
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Added: 09/04/2015 14:15
Updated: 01/01/16 12:11:45am

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Graupner Katy model airplane plan

Graupner Katy  ( 68 in. / 172.7 cm )

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The Graupner Katy is a competition free flight model designed for the International F1A (aka Nordic A2) towline glider class, hand towed to altitude using a 50 meter line, then released to seek out...

Graupner Katy Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 68 in. / 172.7 cm
Publisher: Graupner
Date: 1970
Plan File Info:
ID: 82207
File Size: 1.6 MB
Downloads: 290
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:19
Updated: 01/01/16 11:07:47pm

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Lockheed Vega model airplane plan

Lockheed Vega  ( 30.5 in. / 77.5 cm )

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Designed by noted rubber scale competitor Dave Rees, this free flight model of Amelia Earhart's 1928 Lockheed Vega spans 31" and features extremely lightweight structure design; note the wing's...

Lockheed Vega Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 30.5 in. / 77.5 cm
Publisher: Dave Rees
Designer: Dave Rees
Date: 7/1992
Plan File Info:
ID: 82464
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 246
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 15:42
Updated: 01/01/16 07:47:40am

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Olympic II model airplane plan

Olympic II  ( 99 in. / 251.5 cm )

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The "Olympic II" is Lee Renaud's classic polyhedral, 99" wingspan rudder-elevator-spoiler sailplane that was kitted by Airtronics starting in the early 1980s. The "Oly II"...

Olympic II Details:
Type: Sailplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Thermal
Wingspan: 99 in. / 251.5 cm
Publisher: Airtronics
Designer: Lee Renaud
Date: 1980
Plan File Info:
ID: 83049
File Size: 2.8 MB
Downloads: 392
Comments: 0
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Added: 02/04/2015 03:47
Updated: 01/01/16 07:17:44am

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Pacific Ace model airplane plan

Pacific Ace  ( 66 in. / 167.6 cm )

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The "Pacific Ace" is Gordon Codding's classic free flight design, dating from the late 1930s, designed for free flight duration events using a spark ignition internal combustion motor....

Pacific Ace Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 66 in. / 167.6 cm
Publisher: Modelcraft
Designer: Gordon Codding
Date: 1939
Plan File Info:
ID: 83173
File Size: 3.2 MB
Downloads: 132
Comments: 0
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Added: 03/04/2015 11:51
Updated: 01/01/16 07:16:39am

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Cumic Plus Airtronics model airplane plan

Cumic Plus Airtronics  ( 100 in. / 254 cm )

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The Airtronics Cumic/Cumic Plus thermal duration sailplane was designed and distributed by the Airtronics Specialty Division in the late 1970s as a follow-on to the tremendously successful 100"...

Cumic Plus Airtronics Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Thermal
Wingspan: 100 in. / 254 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazine
Plan File Info:
ID: 83841
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 410
Comments: 0
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Added: 22/05/2015 22:41
Updated: 01/01/16 07:15:27am

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Schweizer 1-26C model airplane plan

Schweizer 1-26C  ( 75 in. / 190.5 cm )

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The Schweizer 1-26C was designed as an easy-to-build, easy to fly single-seat "club" glider for recreational sport glider enthusiasts. Manufactured by the Schweizer Corporation from 1954 to...

Schweizer 1-26C Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Thermal
Wingspan: 75 in. / 190.5 cm
Publisher: Modellisimo
Designer: Mauro Capodaglia
Plan File Info:
ID: 90650
File Size: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 477
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 01/01/16 07:12:26am

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Schweizer SGU 1-19 model airplane plan

Schweizer SGU 1-19  ( 22 in. / 55.9 cm )

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The Schweizer SGU 1-19 is a single-seat glider trainer produced by Schweizer Aircraft starting in the mid-1940s. Model designer Rick Foch has generated a 22" span free flight sport model of this...

Schweizer SGU 1-19 Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Wingspan: 22 in. / 55.9 cm
Publisher: Rick Foch
Designer: Rick Foch
Date: 01/2001
Plan File Info:
ID: 90654
File Size: 167.0 KB
Downloads: 256
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 01/01/16 07:11:02am

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Stratus model airplane plan

Stratus  ( 94 in. / 238.8 cm )

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The Stratus is a French 94" 2-channel glider, rudder and elevator controlled, designed by Jacques Bluzot in 1947 and upgraded in 1990 by Jean Champenois. The Stratus wing planform uses the...

Stratus Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Thermal
Wingspan: 94 in. / 238.8 cm
Publisher: Arrano Collection (France)
Designer: Jacques Bluzat
Date: 1990
Plan File Info:
ID: 91233
File Size: 2.2 MB
Downloads: 285
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 01/01/16 07:07:57am

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Tucano model airplane plan

Tucano  ( 60 in. / 152.4 cm )

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The Tucano is a gas-powered free flight competition duration aircraft designed and flown in the early 1950s in the FAI F1C gas event, restricted to 2.5 cc (.15 cubic inches) engine size maximum. The...

Tucano Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Publisher: Aviomodelli
Designer: Roberto Bacchi
Date: 1953
Plan File Info:
ID: 91636
File Size: 1.9 MB
Downloads: 154
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 01/01/16 07:05:47am

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1953 World Champion towline glider model airplane plan

1953 World Champion towline glider

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This model is a real "golden oldie": the towline glider designed and flown by Denmark's Hans Hansen to win the 1953 World Championships in the FAI F1A (aka Nordic A2) international event. ...

Plan File Info:
ID: 92037
File Size: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 166
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 01/01/16 07:04:12am

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Aquila Grande model airplane plan

Aquila Grande

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The 123" span Aquila Grande was designed by Lee Renaud as the "unlimited" version of the 100" Standard Aquila flown by Skip Miller of the US F3B soaring team in the late 1970s....

Aquila Grande Details:
Type: Sailplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Thermal
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: More-Than-260cm (102in)
Publisher: Airtronics, Cox Hobbies
Designer: Lee Renaud
Plan File Info:
ID: 92430
File Size: 3.5 MB
Downloads: 363
Comments: 0
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Added: 22/07/2015 23:00
Updated: 01/01/16 07:03:07am

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Li'l T glider model airplane plan

Li'l T glider  ( 74 in. / 188 cm )

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The Li'l T is a 74" r/c glider designed by Southern Californian Bob Hahn for slope soaring and was featured on the cover of Flying Models magazine, August 1965. This slope soarer features...

Li'l T glider Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Slope
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 74 in. / 188 cm
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Bob Hahn
Date: 8/1965
Plan File Info:
ID: 82394
File Size: 1.1 MB
Downloads: 162
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 01/01/16 05:47:25pm

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