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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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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
Downloads: 305
Comments: 0
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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
Downloads: 54
Comments: 0
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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
Downloads: 111
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 28/10/18 11:05:48pm

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Gotha Go 242-244 model airplane plan

Gotha Go 242-244

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3 sheets, a little washed out but complete. If anyone cares to restore it we would be thankful.

Gotha Go 242-244 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Motor: Electric-Powered
Designer: J Bale
Plan File Info:
ID: 97367
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 451
Comments: 0
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Added: 28/10/2016 07:52
Updated: 28/10/16 10:20:33am

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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
Downloads: 249
Comments: 0
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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
Downloads: 174
Comments: 0
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Added: 12/01/2016 21:52
Updated: 28/09/16 03:49:23am

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Sunderland II model airplane plan

Sunderland II  ( 149.6 in. / 380 cm )

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The Sunderland was a large four-engine flying boat produced by the Short Bros with over 700 manufactured, providing decisive anti-U-boat service for the Royal Air Force during WWII's Battle of the...

Sunderland II Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Bomber
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 149.6 in. / 380 cm
Publisher: great_plans
Date: 01/2005
Plan File Info:
ID: 91276
File Size: 5.0 MB
Downloads: 656
Comments: 8
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 28/07/19 08:27:41am

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Auster Aiglet Trainer model airplane plan

Auster Aiglet Trainer  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

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The Auster Aiglet J/5 Trainer was a single-engine, four-seat high-wing monoplane designed and produced by the Auster Aircraft Company, Great Britain, in the early 1950s. Designed for training and...

Auster Aiglet Trainer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: Schuco
Designer: Karl-Heinz Denzen
Date: 01/1960
Plan File Info:
ID: 79560
File Size: 1.4 MB
Downloads: 191
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 14:49
Updated: 28/06/19 12:47:41am

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Auster model airplane plan

Auster  ( 21 in. / 53.3 cm )

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Presented here are the plans for the Frog Model Co.'s kit of one of the Taylorcraft-based civil aircraft produced by Auster Aircraft Ltd., active from 1938-1961. The 21" span rubber-powered...

Auster Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 21 in. / 53.3 cm
Publisher: Frog Models
Designer: Bill Knox
Date: 01/1961
Plan File Info:
ID: 79559
File Size: 294.1 KB
Downloads: 167
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 14:49
Updated: 28/06/19 03:52:21am

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Ares model airplane plan

Ares  ( 52 in. / 132.1 cm )

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Ares, named after the Roman war god, is a classic control-line competitive stunter designed by Bill Werwage in the late 1950s. The 52" span plane racked up numerous high-level wins including...

Ares Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Publisher: American Modeler
Designer: Bill Werwage
Date: 01/1959
Plan File Info:
ID: 79507
File Size: 2.2 MB
Downloads: 142
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 13:27
Updated: 28/06/19 03:39:56pm

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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
Downloads: 448
Comments: 0
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Added: 30/03/2015 18:33
Updated: 28/05/16 10:30:11am

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Laser 200 model airplane plan

Laser 200  ( 71.7 in. / 182 cm )

RCM Plans

The full-scale Laser 200 is Leo Loudenschlager's uprated version of the Stephens Akro aerobatic aircraft, designed for extremely high performance aerobatic performance at the World Champion level....

Laser 200 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 71.7 in. / 182 cm
Publisher: RCModeller
Designer: Terry Moore
Date: 05/1997
Plan File Info:
ID: 92654
File Size: 4.2 MB
Downloads: 448
Comments: 0
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Added: 04/09/2015 16:36
Updated: 28/04/19 09:09:16am

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1932 Monocoupe model airplane plan

1932 Monocoupe  ( 64 in. / 162.6 cm )

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The "1932 Monocoupe" was a refined version of the two-seater, fabric and steel tube civil aircraft first flown in 1927. With slight refinements and a more powerful motor than previous...

1932 Monocoupe Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 64 in. / 162.6 cm
Publisher: Mechanix and Inventions
Designer: Adrian McInnis
Date: 09/1934
Plan File Info:
ID: 82817
File Size: 750.0 KB
Downloads: 68
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 28/04/19 03:53:34am

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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
Downloads: 272
Comments: 0
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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
Downloads: 204
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 16:18
Updated: 28/03/16 07:18:45am

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Bucker Jungmeister model airplane plan

Bucker Jungmeister  ( 27 in. / 68.6 cm )

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Presented here are extremely detailed plans for a free flight sport scale model of the German Bucker Jungmeister aerobatic biplane. The model spans 27 inches and is design for 0.5 to 0.8 cc power...

Bucker Jungmeister Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Trainer
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 27 in. / 68.6 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller Plans Service
Designer: W Lister
Date: 11/1961
Plan File Info:
ID: 80007
File Size: 694.2 KB
Downloads: 198
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 16:18
Updated: 28/03/16 06:59:37am

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Northrop A-17A Nomad model airplane plan

Northrop A-17A Nomad  ( 47 in. / 119.4 cm )

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The Northrop A-17A was a light attack bomber, two-person crew, that was produced for the US Army Air Corps in the mid 1930s; the export version was known as the Nomad and was operated by numerous...

Northrop A-17A Nomad Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Bomber
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 47 in. / 119.4 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: J. A. Wilson
Date: 02/1968
Plan File Info:
ID: 83013
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 107
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 16:24
Updated: 28/02/19 01:52:20am

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Northrup Gamma model airplane plan

Northrup Gamma  ( 34 in. / 86.4 cm )

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This "Polar Star" rendition of the Northrop Gamma cargo aircraft flew several missions over Antartica in the mid 30s, an amazing technical and logistical achievement by explorer Lincoln...

Northrup Gamma Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 34 in. / 86.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Aces Down Under
Designer: Lloyd Willis
Plan File Info:
ID: 83019
File Size: 217.8 KB
Downloads: 64
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 16:24
Updated: 28/02/19 01:15:25am

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt model airplane plan

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt  ( 28 in. / 71.1 cm )

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Harold J. Towner designed this 28" span sport scale, a rubber-powered free flight, of the P-47D Thunderbolt, RAF version. All the formers and rib outlines are provided and careful building will...

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 28 in. / 71.1 cm
Designer: Harold J. Towner
Plan File Info:
ID: 90451
File Size: 1.2 MB
Downloads: 260
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 28/02/17 03:19:51am

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Great Lakes 2T-1a Sport Trainer model airplane plan

Great Lakes 2T-1a Sport Trainer  ( 57 in. / 144.8 cm )

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The Great Lakes Sport Trainer is a biplane trainer and aerobatic aircraft, originally produced in large numbers before the company building it went bankrupt in 1933. Due to its continuing...

Great Lakes 2T-1a Sport Trainer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 57 in. / 144.8 cm
Publisher: Scale Line Model Products
Date: 01/1961
Plan File Info:
ID: 81541
File Size: 9.7 MB
Downloads: 316
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:26
Updated: 28/02/16 11:44:12pm

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Modernaire 57 model airplane plan

Modernaire 57  ( 57 in. / 144.8 cm )

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Modernaire 57 was designed in the early 1940s by Bill Mott and kitted by the Trans-American Model Co. Designed as a competitive "gas" free flight model for an ignition motor in the .23 to...

Modernaire 57 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 57 in. / 144.8 cm
Publisher: Cooperative Plans Service
Designer: Bill Mott
Date: 01/2011
Plan File Info:
ID: 82802
File Size: 2.1 MB
Downloads: 33
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 27/12/17 06:04:05am

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Mutalator model airplane plan

Mutalator  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Don McGovern, founder of Berkeley Models, designed the Mutalator in the early 60s as a "throwback" to really "old school" control line stunt models: fairly small, powered by a...

Mutalator Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Models
Designer: Don McGovern
Date: 02/1961
Plan File Info:
ID: 82887
File Size: 1.8 MB
Downloads: 56
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 27/12/17 05:18:48am

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Nirvana model airplane plan

Nirvana  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

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Designed by Britisher Vic Smeed, Nirvana is a sport free flight 'floatplane' with a semi-scale cabin appearance, spanning 48" and powered by an .099 CID diesel. Only a small plan of the model,...

Nirvana Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller Annual
Designer: Vic Smeed
Date: 01/1953
Plan File Info:
ID: 82977
File Size: 766.3 KB
Downloads: 74
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 12:09
Updated: 27/12/17 04:57:29am

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Thomas Morse S4C Scout model airplane plan

Thomas Morse S4C Scout  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Model designer J. G. Watkins has created extremely nice plans to build a 1/8th scale 36" free flight scale model of the Thomas Morse S4C Scout biplane flown in WW1. The plane is sized for power...

Thomas Morse S4C Scout Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller magazine
Designer: J. G. Watkins
Date: 5/1971
Plan File Info:
ID: 91511
File Size: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 203
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/12/15 04:23:09pm

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Thunderbird model airplane plan

Thunderbird  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

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The "Thunderbird" is a classic control-line precision aerobatics (aka "stunt") aircraft designed by Bob Palmer in the mid 1950's, an excellent contender in today's vintage...

Thunderbird Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: Alan Walker
Designer: Bob Palmer
Date: 7/1991
Plan File Info:
ID: 91517
File Size: 4.9 MB
Downloads: 194
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/12/15 04:12:25pm

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