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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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Jimmie Allen Silver Streak model airplane plan

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

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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: 93
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 )

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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: 425
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 )

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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: 929
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 29/12/16 08:05:39am

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Seversky Executive model airplane plan

Seversky Executive  ( 13 in. / 33 cm )

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The "Seversky Executive" was Alexander de Seversky's design for high speed personal air transportation, a 4-placer, designed in the mid 1930s. With its retractable tricycle landing gear...

Seversky Executive Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 13 in. / 33 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Herbert K. Weiss
Date: 07/1937
Plan File Info:
ID: 90713
File Size: 374.1 KB
Downloads: 120
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 29/11/19 11:16:08am

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SE-4 Racer model airplane plan

SE-4 Racer  ( 21 in. / 53.3 cm )

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The SE-4 Racer is a one-off plane, designed in 1914, ordered by the British Secretary of War to establish a world speed record. One aircraft was produced by the Royal Aircraft Factory and performed...

SE-4 Racer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Racing
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 21 in. / 53.3 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Joseph Wherry
Date: 05/1948
Plan File Info:
ID: 90553
File Size: 311.6 KB
Downloads: 85
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 29/11/19 11:12:38am

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Spitfire P-30 model airplane plan

Spitfire P-30  ( 29.9 in. / 75.9 cm )

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"Spitfire P-30" is a sport free flight rubber-powered model, designed to meet the provisional P-30 event rules: maximum wingspan of 30 inches, commercial plastic propeller, and rubber motor...

Spitfire P-30 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 29.9 in. / 75.9 cm
Publisher: Sundog Fun Flying Machines
Designer: Steve Curran
Date: 11/1985
Plan File Info:
ID: 98291
File Size: 785.8 KB
Downloads: 71
Comments: 0
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Added: 06/06/2016 15:16
Updated: 29/11/19 10:01:39pm

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Firefly model airplane plan

Firefly  ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )

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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: 53
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 )

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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: 64
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 )

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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: 54
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: 310
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

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"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: 231
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

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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: 301
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: 201
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

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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: 251
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 29/11/15 02:44:14am

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Hawker Hurricane model airplane plan

Hawker Hurricane

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Noted free flight scale designer J.D. "Doug" McHard designed this rubber-powered scale model of the famous Hawker Hurricane from WW2. Built and flown carefully either outdoors on a calm...

Plan File Info:
ID: 92632
File Size: 3.6 MB
Downloads: 309
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 29/11/15 02:24:14am

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Small Talk model airplane plan

Small Talk  ( 39 in. / 99.1 cm )

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Small Talk is an attractive 'cabin' sport free flight model, spanning 39 inches and sized for an 1/2A sized power plant, diesel or glow. Construction is straightforward and would be suitable for a ...

Small Talk Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 39 in. / 99.1 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft Magazine
Designer: W. A. Pollard
Date: 01/1958
Plan File Info:
ID: 90891
File Size: 888.6 KB
Downloads: 43
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 29/10/18 12:23:52am

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Slopemaster model airplane plan

Slopemaster  ( 63 in. / 160 cm )

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Slopemaster is Ken Willard's 63" span 2-channel slope glider. The plane's design is pure simplicity and shouldn't post any problems for low time builders or fliers. The constant chord wing,...

Slopemaster Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Slope
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 63 in. / 160 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Ken Willard
Date: 06/1969
Plan File Info:
ID: 90889
File Size: 1.0 MB
Downloads: 107
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 29/10/18 01:04:36am

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Bellanca Aircruiser model airplane plan

Bellanca Aircruiser  ( 30 in. / 76.2 cm )

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The Bellanca Aircruiser was a single-engine transport aircraft that was designed as a "workhorse" to carry substantial cargo or 12 to 14 passengers. First designed and produced in the...

Bellanca Aircruiser Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 30 in. / 76.2 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Joseph Kovel
Date: 07/1937
Plan File Info:
ID: 79753
File Size: 1.6 MB
Downloads: 211
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 15:15
Updated: 29/09/19 11:20:48am

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Syncopator model airplane plan

Syncopator  ( 55 in. / 139.7 cm )

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Syncopator is Paul Newell's competition towline glider free flight model designed for the A-1 class and spanning 55 inches. The plane has elegant lines and structure with its elliptical wing...

Syncopator Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 55 in. / 139.7 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Paul Newell
Date: 01/1966
Plan File Info:
ID: 98338
File Size: 509.4 KB
Downloads: 46
Comments: 0
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Added: 06/06/2016 15:16
Updated: 29/09/19 04:53:47pm

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Irifi 71 model airplane plan

Irifi 71

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Irifi 71, named after a hot easterly wind, is a French design for FAI control-line combat, limited to .15 CID (2.5 cc) engines. Designed by J. B. Morelle and published by Le Modele Reduit d'Avion,...

Irifi 71 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Publisher: Le Modele Reduit dAvion
Designer: J. B. Morelle
Plan File Info:
ID: 98431
File Size: 308.2 KB
Downloads: 77
Comments: 0
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Added: 13/01/2017 16:21
Updated: 29/07/19 02:32:50am

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La Bête model airplane plan

La Bête

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La Bête (the beast) is a French sport free flight designed by Pierre Serres and published by Modele Reduit d'Avion, the French model aviation magazine. The plane's size and wingspan aren't given on...

La Bête Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Publisher: Le Modele Reduit dAvion
Designer: Pierre Serges
Plan File Info:
ID: 98432
File Size: 205.5 KB
Downloads: 106
Comments: 0
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Added: 13/01/2017 16:21
Updated: 29/07/19 01:58:16am

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1911 Voisin Canard model airplane plan

1911 Voisin Canard  ( 45 in. / 114.3 cm )

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For those up to a modeling challenge, here's a good one! The Voisin Canard was a French aircraft designed in 1910, a pusher biplane canard aircraft with a "full flying" forward-mounted...

1911 Voisin Canard Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Multirole
Wingspan: 45 in. / 114.3 cm
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Martin Maloy
Plan File Info:
ID: 79226
File Size: 3.7 MB
Downloads: 248
Comments: 1
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Added: 25/03/2015 02:21
Updated: 29/06/19 08:17:37am

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Hanriot Dupont HD-1 model airplane plan

Hanriot Dupont HD-1  ( 72.4 in. / 184 cm )

RCM Plans

The Hanriot Dupont HD-1 was a single seat biplane interceptor produced by the French Hanriot company prior to WW1. Although not as well known as Nieuports and SPADs, the HD-1 had competitive...

Hanriot Dupont HD-1 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 72.4 in. / 184 cm
Publisher: RCModeler Magazine
Designer: Pete Neate
Date: 6/1972
Plan File Info:
ID: 92629
File Size: 4.4 MB
Downloads: 395
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 29/05/18 08:57:53am

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Petit Brochet model airplane plan

Petit Brochet  ( 15 in. / 38.1 cm )

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France's legendary modeler, Emmanuel Filion, designed this 'Peanut Scale' rubber powered free flight model based on the Petit Brochet, a 1920s era sport aircraft designed by Maurice Brochet. Unusual...

Petit Brochet Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 15 in. / 38.1 cm
Designer: Emmanuel Fillon
Plan File Info:
ID: 83252
File Size: 387.7 KB
Downloads: 59
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 14:45
Updated: 29/05/18 04:17:01pm

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Phoenix 2 model airplane plan

Phoenix 2

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Phoenix 2 is a ignition engine-powered free flight model with elliptical wing and stab planforms, a high pylon wing mounting, and sized for an Arden .19 CID ignition engine. Although the wing and...

Phoenix 2 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Plan File Info:
ID: 83263
File Size: 652.0 KB
Downloads: 38
Comments: 0
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Added: 05/04/2015 00:49
Updated: 29/05/18 03:56:29pm

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