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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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Mono-Bipe model airplane plan

Mono-Bipe  ( 47 in. / 119.4 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

Bernard Schoenfeld's "Mono-Bipe" is a 47" wingspan sport free flight model, rubber-powered, with unusual engineering features! It features ingenious, and patented, internal ...

Mono-Bipe Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 47 in. / 119.4 cm
Publisher: Air Trails
Designer: Bernard Schoenfeld
Date: 06/1945
Plan File Info:
ID: 82810
File Size: 3.3 MB
Downloads: 47
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 29/04/19 03:48:22am

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Little Deer model airplane plan

Little Deer  ( 29.5 in. / 74.9 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

Little Deer is Jack Allen's sport free flight model, designed for a small glow or diesel motor; a .5 cc (appr. .030 CID) DC Dart diesel motor is shown on the plans. The model sports a high pylon,...

Little Deer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 29.5 in. / 74.9 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Jack Allen
Date: 02/1971
Plan File Info:
ID: 82417
File Size: 752.8 KB
Downloads: 51
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 29/03/20 11:15:24am

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Little Vagabond model airplane plan

Little Vagabond  ( 45 in. / 114.3 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

Little Vagabond is GWW Harris' sport free flight designed in the mid 1940s. Spanning 45" and powered by a small displacement Diesel engine, the model would be an excellent sport r/c model with a...

Little Vagabond Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 45 in. / 114.3 cm
Publisher: AeroModeller
Designer: GWW Harris
Date: 03/1945
Plan File Info:
ID: 82408
File Size: 3.1 MB
Downloads: 64
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 29/03/20 05:12:12pm

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Lockheed Saturn model airplane plan

Lockheed Saturn  ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

The Lockheed Model 75 Saturn was a twin-engine short-haul airliner designed to carry passengers and cargo on regional routes. Designed in the mid 1940s, the plane generated enough interest for...

Lockheed Saturn Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Airliner
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: S. Richard Struhl
Date: 12/1947
Plan File Info:
ID: 82461
File Size: 1.4 MB
Downloads: 147
Comments: 0
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Added: 31/03/2015 15:42
Updated: 29/03/20 04:04:46am

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Hawker Demon model airplane plan

Hawker Demon  ( 28 in. / 71.1 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

The Hawker Demon was a fighter variant of Hawker's Dart bomber, an aircraft first produced in the early 1930s and which proved to have performance superior to British fighter aircraft of that time. ...

Hawker Demon Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 28 in. / 71.1 cm
Publisher: The Model Shop
Designer: T. R. Kennedy
Plan File Info:
ID: 81737
File Size: 2.1 MB
Downloads: 220
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 13:00
Updated: 29/03/17 10:40:32pm

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Hawker Fury model airplane plan

Hawker Fury  ( 19.2 in. / 48.8 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

Presented here are Comet Models' plans for a rubber-powered 19.2" span sport free flight scale model of the British Hawker Fury biplane fighter. The plans show quite a bit of scale detail and...

Hawker Fury Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 19.2 in. / 48.8 cm
Publisher: Comet Models
Date: 01/1935
Plan File Info:
ID: 81741
File Size: 1.3 MB
Downloads: 298
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 13:00
Updated: 29/03/17 10:07:47pm

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Hawker Hurricane model airplane plan

Hawker Hurricane  ( 21 in. / 53.3 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

J. D. "Doug" McHard has designed a 21" span rubber-powered sport scale free flight model of the famous Hawker Hurricane fighter. For best flying results, the plane needs to be built...

Hawker Hurricane Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 21 in. / 53.3 cm
Publisher: Flying Scale Models of WWII
Designer: J.D. McHard
Date: 01/1974
Plan File Info:
ID: 81751
File Size: 1.1 MB
Downloads: 258
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 13:00
Updated: 29/03/17 03:27:47am

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Holste MH.1521 Broussard model airplane plan

Holste MH.1521 Broussard  ( 64 in. / 162.6 cm )

Full size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 2

The Holste MH.1521 Broussard is a 1950s era French 6-seater utility monoplane designed for the French Army's observation and liaison roles. The plane's twin vertical stabilizers are a distinctive...

Holste MH.1521 Broussard Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Observation
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 64 in. / 162.6 cm
Publisher: Model Aircraft
Designer: E. Fearnley
Date: 03/1956
Plan File Info:
ID: 81904
File Size: 1.4 MB
Downloads: 243
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:17
Updated: 29/03/17 02:08:55am

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Howard DGA-6 model airplane plan

Howard DGA-6  ( 24 in. / 61 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

Presented here is an elegantly designed rendition of the Howard DGA-6 that as the "Mister Mulligan" was raced in the 1930s Bendix and Thompson Trophy air races. Designed to win the Bendix,...

Howard DGA-6 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Racing
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Publisher: Flying Models magazine
Designer: Dave Rees
Date: 04/1985
Plan File Info:
ID: 81948
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 224
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/03/2015 20:17
Updated: 29/03/17 01:01:36am

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Gloster Gladiator model airplane plan

Gloster Gladiator  ( 18 in. / 45.7 cm )

Full size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 2

The Gloster Gladiator is a biplane fighter used by the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm, and was exported to a number of other air forces during the late 1930s. It was the RAF's last biplane...

Gloster Gladiator Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: CO2-Powered
Wingspan: 18 in. / 45.7 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller Plans Service
Designer: Stan Cole
Date: 02/1983
Plan File Info:
ID: 81481
File Size: 3.0 MB
Downloads: 185
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 29/02/16 12:12:56am

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Penny Rocket model airplane plan

Penny Rocket  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 72
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 157
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 52
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 72
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 )

RCM Plans

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: 366
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 326
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 29/01/17 04:13:54am

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Mac's Minnie model airplane plan

Mac's Minnie  ( 24 in. / 61 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 69
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 42
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 )

Full size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 2

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: 207
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 )

Full size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 2

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: 198
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 37
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 28/11/18 06:23:11pm

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Gas King Jr. model airplane plan

Gas King Jr.  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 62
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 56
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 95
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 )

Full Size PDF Plans, Bitmap, Wood 1

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: 87
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 28/11/17 04:41:11pm

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