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SWALLOW 2
Designed by Bob Aberle, the Swallow 2 is a Sport-Scale park flyer design. It is very easy to build and fly, and it uses basic balsa and lite-ply construction. Its high-aspect-ratio wing design and built-in wingtip washout give it forgiving landing characteristics.
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SPORTSTAR
Designed by Simon Delaney, this sport flyer is built to last and to be your favorite “Beater Bird” to keep your flying skills sharp. It can be built with either a foam-core wing or a traditional built-up balsa wing construction. The planes show foam cutting templates and all the balsa rib patterns with building tabs attached for building the wing flat on the building board. The 1.20 4-stroke powered SportStar uses simplified construction methods and uses commercially available hardware like landing gear, cowl and canopy.
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F-106 DELTA DART
Designed by Dan Savage, this highly unusual Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) powered Jet is sport scale but it includes a fully-cambered airfoil, reflex training edge and scale leading edge droop. Featuring basic wood and lite-ply construction used throughout, it has excellent flight performance. As with all Delta- wing airplanes, it has very good slow speed performance. Designed to use a 70mm EDF unit and retracts, the Delta Dart also has a laser-cut short kit and a step by step guide available from the author at: www.savagelight.com
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GIANT BRONCO OV-10 A
Designed by Rich Uravitch, this giant-scale, twin-engine, flap-and-retract-equipped warbird is economical to build (conventional balsa and ply) and definitely fun to fly. There are many viable and colorful paint-scheme options for this impressive model, and Rich offers formed-plastic parts for it (prices and ordering details are printed on the plan).
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ELECTRO HOTS
This newest rendition of the famous Hots design family takes lightweight construction to the limit. Using traditional balsa, plywood and lite-ply, Steven Santich, the son of Dan Santich-the designer of the original Hots, has produced a modern 3D flying machine that has single digit wing-loading! Ideal for the intermediate to advanced builder/flyer.
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CONVAIR 440 / C-131 SAMARITAN TRANSPORT
Designed and built by Geiyer “Andy” Anderson, the Convair 440 / C-131 Samaritan Transport is an excellent flying sport scale twin designed around a pair of O.S. .32 2-stroke glow engines. The Samaritan uses traditional balsa and lite-plywood construction and is designed to use off-the-shelf retracts and shock absorbing struts from Robart Mfg. The wing is equipped with flaps and uses a pilot friendly semi-symmetrical airfoil.
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SHOESTRING
The yellow and red Shoestring has always been one of my favorite airplanes and over the years, I?ve built several free-flight and U-control versions, all of which were great flyers. A few years ago, I started thinking about building a small RC Shoestring in a Speed 400-size. With the growing popularity of brushless motors and LiPo battery technology being what it is, I decided to forge ahead.
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THE MICROWAVE
Designed by Rich Uravitch, this electric ducted fan design uses recycled EDF power units from worn-out foamy jets for power. The plans include a long- and a short-wing version so you can build a cruiser or an interceptor. Formed plastic parts and laser cut wood parts are available.
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FIESLER STORCH
Designed by Rob Caso, the Fieseler Storch was a German Luftwaffe STOL aircraft that was used extensively throughout WW2. Rob’s 1/12-scale model is electric powered and highly detailed and features functional shock absorbing landing gear and Leading Edge Wing slats for amazing slow flight. It uses former and stringer balsa and ply construction throughout.
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THE STRIKE
An electric-powered EDF version of the author’s original design, The Strike is Joe Beshar’s newest incarnation of his popular Shrike. It uses basic balsa and plywood construction and is fairly easy to build. Intended for intermediate pilots, The new Strike is a good sport Electric Ducted Fan flyer that uses 3S 11.1V LiPo battery packs.
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GEE BEE MODEL-D
Designed by expert model designer and builder Pat Tritle, this lightweight electric-powered, sport-scale Gee Bee Model-D is intended for intermediate to expert pilots. The model uses traditional balsa and plywood construction, a laser-cut short kit is available from the author.
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SKY KING CESSNA 310 SONGBIRD
Designed by Rich Uravitch, this twin electric is a straightforward build and a stable flyer. It uses conventional wood construction methods and laser-cut wood parts and formed plastic parts are available from the author.
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L-19 GLOWDOG
Designed by Keith Sparks, the L-19 Glowdog is a sport-scale Cessna observation plane that is not only a nice, easy-to-fly park flyer, but it is also a great night flyer. Constructed of thin, lightweight Depron foam sheet material and lite ply, the airplane is translucent and designed to light up. Download the article…

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TWIN JET JOB
Designed by Dick Sarpolus as a quick-to-build, easy-to-fly EDF jet, the “Twin Jet Job” is made almost entirely out of DowCor Fan-fold insulation foam. It uses an inexpensive power system and basic hardware and is a great first jet. The plans are also available for free download at the “From the Magazine” section at the modelairplanenews.com website. Download the article…

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STAUDACHER 300-GS
The Lap Mat Staudacher 300-GS is a sport scale aerobatic plane that is uncomplicated and builds quickly. It has all balsa and ply construction, and the engine cowl is made from balsa and foam covered with glass cloth and epoxy resin.
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IMPULSE
Bob Aberle breathed new life into this 1954 Bill Johnke original design by adding RC and electric power. The straightforward, all-wood aircraft is a fast build as well as a great sport flyer and an ideal trainer.
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DE-HAVILLAND TWIN OTTER
Designed by Anton Eisele, the de Havilland Twin Otter is an easy-to-build, sport-scale twin for electric or twin .10 glow engines. The model uses traditional balsa and ply construction, and the plan is highly detailed.
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P-51D MUSTANG
Designed by Stephen Scotto, the P-51D uses traditional built-up construction and employs balsa and plywood throughout. Building tabs on the wing ribs ensure the correct washout at the wingtips.
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F-104 STAR FIGHTER
Designed by Le Phan, this impressive F-104 Star Fighter jet uses a Speed 400 motor and a pusher prop for thrust. It flies great and is built around a removable alignment crutch. The author launches the Star Fighter with a bungee catapult.
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DOUGLAS DC-6
This impressive 4-engine airliner from the 1940s and ’50s was designed by Pat Tritle. The model uses traditional lightweight balsa and ply construction with a built-up frame base covered with formers and stringers to give the model its shape. It is not hard to build but requires a lot of time and effort. Laser-cut parts are available from the author.
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SUPER HOTS
Description:This .40- to .60-size Dan Sanitch fun-fly model is the king of the sky. Plans feature full-size patterns for quick, easy construction out of balsa and ply. WS: 54 in.; L: 51 in.; area: 702 sq. in.; engine: .40 to .61; 4 channels; 1 sheet.
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ARADO 76
Description:Designed by Stan Rutz, this strong, sport-scale model of an overlooked WW II-era aircraft is candy for the eyes and offers easy-to-fly realism. Building time is cut by extensive use of sheet balsa to exploit the no-pin advantage of CA, and use of Sig Additional Information: replacement parts. WS: 50 in.; L: 37.5 in.; engine: 4-stroke .20 or .26; 4 channels; 1 sheet.
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SUKHOI SU-29
Description:This Mark Sirianni design is a 1/4-scale version of the Su-29 and is built up of balsa and plywood. As well as the wood and standard hardware parts, you’ll need an Ace R/C canopy to complete this Additional Information: IMAA-legal beauty. WS: 80 in.; L: 54.75 in.; area: 1036 sq. in.; engine: .90 2-stroke or 1.20 4-stroke; 2 sheets. Difficulty Level: LD2
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