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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 28/11/15 05:06:18pm

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Pfalz D-3 model airplane plan

Pfalz D-3

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This biplane model is a 24" span version of the Pfalz D-3 fighter used by the Germans in WWI. It's a rubber powered sport free flight and suitable for flying on calm days outdoors or in...

Plan File Info:
ID: 92702
File Size: 882.5 KB
Added: 04/09/2015 16:39
Updated: 28/11/15 04:59:46pm

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Sting Ray model airplane plan

Sting Ray  ( 55 in. / 139.7 cm )

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Milwaukee's Bob Gialdini designed his control-line Precision Aerobatics plane, the Sting Ray, with attention paid to a stylish "jet fighter-like" appearance, clearly evident in the...

Sting Ray Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 55 in. / 139.7 cm
Publisher: American Modeler
Designer: Robert Gialdini
Date: 12/1964
Plan File Info:
ID: 91162
File Size: 2.7 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 28/10/18 11:59:31pm

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Spectre model airplane plan

Spectre  ( 41 in. / 104.1 cm )

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Spectre is an elegantly designed control-line aerobatics plane designed by Britisher Dave Platt, and evidently kitted by Kiel Kraft. Spanning 41 inches and sized for a .15 to .25 engine (glow or...

Spectre Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 41 in. / 104.1 cm
Publisher: Kiel Kraft
Designer: Dave Platt
Plan File Info:
ID: 91013
File Size: 1.8 MB
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 28/10/18 11:05:48pm

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1910 Henri Farman model airplane plan

1910 Henri Farman  ( 47 in. / 119.4 cm )

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A most unusual sport "stand-off scale" model designed by Vern Zundel and published in Flying Models, 1974, the full scale aircraft was designed and flown in 1910 by Frenchman Henri...

1910 Henri Farman Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 47 in. / 119.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Vern Zundel
Date: 01/1974
Plan File Info:
ID: 95607
File Size: 6.3 MB
Added: 12/01/2016 21:52
Updated: 28/09/16 04:11:49am

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Aeronca K Seaplane model airplane plan

Aeronca K Seaplane  ( 25 in. / 63.5 cm )

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The 1937 Aeronca K was the last of the Aeronca airplanes to use the 40 HP Aeronca E-113 two-cylinder engine. Compared to the increasing standard of the times, the 40 HP Aeronca K was under powered....

Aeronca K Seaplane Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 25 in. / 63.5 cm
Publisher: Comet Models
Date: 01/1945
Plan File Info:
ID: 95620
File Size: 512.9 KB
Added: 12/01/2016 21:52
Updated: 28/09/16 03:49:23am

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Little Plank model airplane plan

Little Plank  ( 56 in. / 142.2 cm )

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The Little Plank is an iconic slope soarer with a solid reputation as a good aerobatic performer on the slopes, with thermal performance available using an optional glow engine (.049 to .10 CID...

Little Plank Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Slope
Wingspan: 56 in. / 142.2 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazine
Designer: Chuck Clemens, Dave Jones
Date: 5/1972
Plan File Info:
ID: 82428
File Size: 1.4 MB
Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 28/05/16 10:30:11am

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Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo model airplane plan

Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo  ( 44 in. / 111.8 cm )

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The Brewster F2A Buffalo was a US Navy carrier-based fighter aircraft which saw service early in World War II. Designed and built by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, it was one of the first...

Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Designer: Jack Bale
Date: 09/1997
Plan File Info:
ID: 79962
File Size: 686.7 KB
Added: 25/03/2015 16:18
Updated: 28/03/16 07:49:57am

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Bristol Blenheim Mk IV model airplane plan

Bristol Blenheim Mk IV  ( 24 in. / 61 cm )

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The Bristol Blenheim was a twin-engine British light bomber designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, used extensively in the first two years of the Second World War, and adapted as an...

Bristol Blenheim Mk IV Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Publisher: Astral Aero Models
Designer: Harold Towner
Date: 01/1940
Plan File Info:
ID: 79972
File Size: 1.5 MB
Added: 25/03/2015 16:18
Updated: 28/03/16 07:18:45am

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