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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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Pelican model airplane plan

Pelican  ( 42 in. / 106.7 cm )

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Pelican is Ken Willard's sport free flight amphibian, designed for Rise Off Water takeoffs, powered by a 1/2A engine, glow or diesel; a Torpedo 049 is shown on the plans. Construction is all balsa,...

Pelican Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 42 in. / 106.7 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Ken Willard
Date: 12/1952
Plan File Info:
ID: 83224
File Size: 787.6 KB
Downloads: 69
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 02:57
Updated: 29/01/19 08:43:14pm

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Penny Rocket model airplane plan

Penny Rocket  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Penny Rocket is A. E. Hatfull's sport free flight design, sized for a 1/2A engine, either diesel or glow; an AMCO .87 cc diesel is shown on the plans. Penny Rocket features a high fuselage pylon wing...

Penny Rocket Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft Magazine
Designer: A. E. Hatfull
Date: 10/1954
Plan File Info:
ID: 83229
File Size: 792.7 KB
Downloads: 62
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 02:57
Updated: 29/01/19 02:41:56am

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Penumbra model airplane plan

Penumbra  ( 80 in. / 203.2 cm )

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Penumbra is J. S. Osborne's free flight competition towline glider, a "tail-less" flying wing design that doesn't need horizontal or vertical stabilizers to achieve high performance. The...

Penumbra Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 80 in. / 203.2 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeler
Designer: J. S. Osborne
Date: 08/1959
Plan File Info:
ID: 83230
File Size: 1.2 MB
Downloads: 134
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/04/2015 14:45
Updated: 29/01/19 02:22:33am

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Rosella model airplane plan

Rosella  ( 30 in. / 76.2 cm )

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H. E. Hervey drew up these notes for a 30" span rubber-powered monoplane sport free flight. Suitable for entry level builders, construction plans will need to be scaled up from the sketches and...

Rosella Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 30 in. / 76.2 cm
Designer: H. E. Hervey
Plan File Info:
ID: 90505
File Size: 1.5 MB
Downloads: 46
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 29/01/18 03:27:07am

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Keil Kraft Rover model airplane plan

Keil Kraft Rover  ( 40 in. / 101.6 cm )

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Presented here are the plans and assembly instructions for the Keil Kraft Rover, a 40" span sport free flight originally designed for the Mills 1.3 cc (appr. .07 CID) diesel motor. The model...

Keil Kraft Rover Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 40 in. / 101.6 cm
Publisher: Keil Kraft
Plan File Info:
ID: 90509
File Size: 1.9 MB
Downloads: 55
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 29/01/18 03:20:21am

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Rivets model airplane plan

Rivets  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Emulating the full-scale Rivets pylon racer, Chuck Cunningham and Dick Sonheim designed the Rivets model for the AMA Quarter Midget pylon racing event, .15 CID engine size maximum. The model is...

Rivets Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Pylon-Racer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: RCModeler magazine
Designer: Chuck Cunningham, Dick Sonnheim
Date: 12/1968
Plan File Info:
ID: 90479
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 340
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 29/01/17 04:32:51am

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S.E.5a model airplane plan

S.E.5a  ( 13 in. / 33 cm )

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The British S.E.5a, designed and produced by the Royal Aircraft Factory, was an extremely effective single seat biplane fighter during WW1, sometimes called "the Spitfire of WW1". The plans...

S.E.5a Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 13 in. / 33 cm
Publisher: Peerless Model Airplane Company
Designer: Howell
Date: 01/1934
Plan File Info:
ID: 90562
File Size: 1.0 MB
Downloads: 287
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 29/01/17 04:13:54am

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Schweizer SA 1-30 model airplane plan

Schweizer SA 1-30  ( 78 in. / 198.1 cm )

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The Schweizer SA 1-30 was the first powered aircraft designed and produced by the Schweizer brothers, long-time sailplane manufacturer based in Elmira NY. Although the 1-30 uses the same wing and...

Schweizer SA 1-30 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 78 in. / 198.1 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Doc Mathews
Plan File Info:
ID: 90652
File Size: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 295
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 29/01/17 03:45:55am

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Luton Minor model airplane plan

Luton Minor  ( 23 in. / 58.4 cm )

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The Luton Minor is a British single seat sport plane with a distinctive parasol wing mount and the design has been quite popular with the amateur homebuilt aircraft community. Walt Mooney designed...

Luton Minor Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 23 in. / 58.4 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller Plans Service
Designer: Walt Mooney
Date: 06/1958
Plan File Info:
ID: 82506
File Size: 632.5 KB
Downloads: 54
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 22:27
Updated: 28/12/17 11:40:13pm

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Mac's Minnie model airplane plan

Mac's Minnie  ( 24 in. / 61 cm )

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Mac's Minnie is Howard McEntee's sport single-channel, rudder-only, sport model spanning 24 inches and powered by a Cox Pee Wee .020. The plane has a Goodyear racer-like appearance and features...

Mac's Minnie Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Publisher: American Modeler magazine
Designer: Howard McEntee
Date: 08/1958
Plan File Info:
ID: 82548
File Size: 732.3 KB
Downloads: 51
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 22:28
Updated: 28/12/17 02:31:42am

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Miss Exchange Club model airplane plan

Miss Exchange Club  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

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Ben Shereshaw was a noted American pioneer in model aviation, a prolific designer of many successful ignition engine-powered free flight aircraft in the 1940s, and inventor of several original...

Miss Exchange Club Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: Flying Aces Magazine
Designer: Ben Shereshaw
Date: 11/1938
Plan File Info:
ID: 82772
File Size: 2.9 MB
Downloads: 32
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:37
Updated: 28/12/17 02:13:55am

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T-13 Minitiira model airplane plan

T-13 Minitiira  ( 46 in. / 116.8 cm )

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The T-13 Minitiira is a an original design seaplane by Kauko Kuosma, 46" wingspan, designed for .09 CID engines, glow or diesel; a Frog 1.5 cc (.09 CID) diesel is shown on the plans. The...

T-13 Minitiira Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 46 in. / 116.8 cm
Publisher: Kauko Kuosma
Designer: Kauko Kuosma
Date: 8/1966
Plan File Info:
ID: 91390
File Size: 1.2 MB
Downloads: 185
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 28/12/15 12:35:00am

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Tatra T-201 model airplane plan

Tatra T-201  ( 39 in. / 99.1 cm )

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The Tatra T-201 is a two seat low wing monoplane sport aircraft designed by the Czech Tatra aircraft company in the mid 1930s. The model shown is a sport scale controlline model designed by B....

Tatra T-201 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 39 in. / 99.1 cm
Designer: B. Svoboda
Date: 1954
Plan File Info:
ID: 91427
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 174
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 28/12/15 12:01:23am

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Russkie model airplane plan

Russkie  ( 43 in. / 109.2 cm )

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Russkie is a rubber powered "Wakefield" free flight model, designed to compete in the International F1B category. Designed in the mid 1950s for then-current Wakefield rules, the 43"...

Russkie Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 43 in. / 109.2 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft Magazine
Designer: W. Pullen
Date: 04/1957
Plan File Info:
ID: 90525
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 28
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 28/11/18 06:23:11pm

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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: 50
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 28/11/18 03:58:11am

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Gas King Jr. model airplane plan

Gas King Jr.  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

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Gas King Jr. is a powered free flight model designed by Joe Ott, an extremely unique contributor to the model aviation industry in the 1930s and 1940s. Joe wrote numerous columns and books on model...

Gas King Jr. Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: J. L. Wright, Inc.
Designer: Joe Ott
Date: 01/1939
Plan File Info:
ID: 81425
File Size: 2.8 MB
Downloads: 51
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 28/11/17 10:45:30pm

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Gazookus model airplane plan

Gazookus  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Renowned model draftsman Cal Smith designed this curiously named sport free flight, the Gazookus, in 1950. Spanning 36 inches, the plane features a parasol wing arrangement, the wing suspended above...

Gazookus Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Air Trails magazine
Designer: Cal Smith
Date: 08/1950
Plan File Info:
ID: 81433
File Size: 956.0 KB
Downloads: 47
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 28/11/17 08:11:13pm

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Grumman F2F-1 model airplane plan

Grumman F2F-1  ( 28 in. / 71.1 cm )

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The plans here depict Paul Plecan's sport scale control-line model of the Grumman F2F-1, the US Navy's 'standard' carrier-based fighter in the late 1930s. Featuring a powerful engine and retractable...

Grumman F2F-1 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 28 in. / 71.1 cm
Publisher: American Modeler magazine
Designer: Paul Plecan
Date: 09/1957
Plan File Info:
ID: 81564
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 77
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 28/11/17 04:49:27am

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Gigantis model airplane plan

Gigantis  ( 52 in. / 132.1 cm )

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Gigantis is a control line aerobatic model by C.V. Russo, designed to fly the stunt pattern at moderately high speeds, powered by a .35 CID glow engine. Careful attention has been paid to...

Gigantis Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Publisher: Flying Models
Designer: C. V. Russo
Date: 09/1960
Plan File Info:
ID: 81463
File Size: 949.8 KB
Downloads: 71
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 28/11/17 04:41:11pm

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Great Lakes Trainer model airplane plan

Great Lakes Trainer  ( 13 in. / 33 cm )

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Presented here are Gordon Codding's plans for a 13" "Peanut Scale" rubber powered sport free flight model of the venerable 1932 Great Lakes Trainer. The plans are rudimentary but...

Great Lakes Trainer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Trainer
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 13 in. / 33 cm
Designer: Gordon Codding
Date: 08/1973
Plan File Info:
ID: 81543
File Size: 512.3 KB
Downloads: 74
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:26
Updated: 28/11/17 04:39:44am

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Osprey Bipe model airplane plan

Osprey Bipe

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The "Osprey Bipe" is a high performance sport aerobatics biplane designed by Alex Bouknight, sized for .60 2-stroke or .90 4-stroke engines. Controls are rudder, elevator, ailerons, and...

Osprey Bipe Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Publisher: RC Modeler magazine
Designer: Alex Bouknight
Date: 3/1989
Plan File Info:
ID: 92691
File Size: 4.2 MB
Downloads: 258
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:39
Updated: 28/11/15 09:15:13pm

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P-40D Warhawk model airplane plan

P-40D Warhawk

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The P-40D Warhawk was a single engine fighter and ground attack aircraft that saw widespread service during WW2 operated by the US Army Air Corps as well as numerous Allied partners. The model...

P-40D Warhawk Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Publisher: Sterling Models
Plan File Info:
ID: 92693
File Size: 4.6 MB
Downloads: 510
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:39
Updated: 28/11/15 07:54:42pm

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Pacific Ace Old Timer model airplane plan

Pacific Ace Old Timer

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The Pacific Ace falls into the "Old Timer" category of AMA gas free flight designs, kitted in 1939 by Modelcraft in Los Angeles. Originally sized for .19 to .23 CID ignition engines, the...

Plan File Info:
ID: 92697
File Size: 2.9 MB
Downloads: 157
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:39
Updated: 28/11/15 07:45:02pm

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Stampe SV.4B model airplane plan

Stampe SV.4B

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The Stampe SV.4B is a Belgian two place biplane trainer first produced in the early 1930s by the Belgian company Stampe et Vertongen. The basic design proved to be quite popular as an aerobatic...

Stampe SV.4B Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 200cm-To-260cm (79in-To-102in)
Publisher: Svenson Models
Designer: Marcel Engelbert
Plan File Info:
ID: 91114
File Size: 5.8 MB
Downloads: 607
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 28/11/15 05:16:01pm

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Great Lakes Trainer 2T-1A model airplane plan

Great Lakes Trainer 2T-1A

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The Great Lakes Trainer is a two-seater biplane designed for training and sport aerobatics in the early 1930s by the Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation, Cleveland Ohio. The design proved to be quite...

Plan File Info:
ID: 92624
File Size: 416.2 KB
Downloads: 254
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 28/11/15 05:06:18pm

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