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    Ryan STA

    Ryan STA

    $27.95

    Description:This classic design combines the aesthetic qualities of 'golden age' aircraft with modern-day aerobatic performance. Burnis Fields' 1986 1/4-scale plans are beautifully
    Additional Information: drawn and include building illustrations. WS: 91 in.; L: 67.5 in.; area: 1296.75 sq. in.; engine: 1.5; 5 channels; 3 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD4
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    Lockheed C-130 Hercules

    Lockheed C-130 Hercules

    $19.95

    Description:Skip Mast's giant-scaler is based on the huge Lockheed Hercules. This airplane is virtually a college-level course in foam-building techniques. Foam sections are covered
    Additional Information: with sheet balsa. WS: 102 in.; L: 75 in.; area: 1020 sq. in.; engine: (4) .19 to .25; 6 to 8 channels; 1 sheet.
    Difficulty Level: LD4
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    Laser 200

    Laser 200

    $23.95

    Description:This is a big scale model of Leo Loudenslager's Laser 200, designed for pattern aerobatics or standoff scale using a geared .90 for power. This design by Wayne Ulery
    Additional Information: involves extensive construction with balsa, hardwood, ply and foam wings. WS: 85.5 in.; L: 63.25 in.; engine: .60 to 1.20; 4 channels; 2 sheets.
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    Glasair

    Glasair

    $27.95

    Description:This is a fine scale model that flies well and looks good. This Ron Sebosky-designed aircraft is between 1/4 and 1/3 scale, but it's not at all ungainly. Construction is of
    Additional Information: balsa, plywood and hardwood. WS: 71 in.; L: 57 in.; area: 781 sq. in.; engine: .90 to 1.20; 4 channels; 3 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Giant Scale Tiger Moth

    Giant Scale Tiger Moth

    $34.95

    Description: A 30-percent, precision classic!

    Designed by scale competitor Gary Allen, this is a great-flying classic biplane. Traditional balsa and plywood construction is used throughout, and the rigging wires are functional. The plans include many scale details to build any of several variants.
    Additional Information:

    • Type: Giant-scale biplane
    • Wingspan: 105.6 in.
    • Length: 86.1 in.
    • Wing Area: 2,822 sq. in.
    • Wing Loading: 19.6 oz./sq. ft.
    • Weight: 24 lb.
    • Engine used: Zenoah G-45 with a Bisson Pitts-style muffler
    • Prop used: Moki 22x10
    • Radio req'd: 4-channel (aileron, elevator, throttle and rudder)
    • Difficulty Level: 3
    • Sheets: 4

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    Difficulty Level:
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    Fokker D-VIII

    Fokker D-VIII

    $27.95

    Description:This huge 1/10-scale treatment of Germany's famous WW I parasol fighter ties an enjoyable building experience with an ideal beginners' giant-scale airplane. Extensive scale-like
    Additional Information: construction using conventional materials. Bob Dunn was the project director on this Southern Tier Aero Radio Society (STARS) design. WS: 98 in.; L: 66 in.; engine: 2.4; 4 channels; 3 sheets.
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    Douglas DC-3

    Douglas DC-3

    $23.95

    Description:One of the finest scale projects for R/C ever published in Model Airplane News, this Paris White design features fully planked and sheeted fuselage and flight surfaces. In flight, the plane is stable
    Additional Information: enough to match the skills of infrequent fliers; it has no bad habits. WS: 94 in.; L: 49 in.; engine: (2) .50 to .60; 6 channels; 2 sheets.
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    Classic Sport Bipe

    Classic Sport Bipe

    $27.95

    Description:This lightly loaded, Great Lakes look-alike is an ideal aerobatic airplane that's extremely impressive when equipped with smoke. Designed by Gerald Garing.
    Additional Information: WS: 72 in.; L: 65 in.; area: 1640 sq. in.; engine: 1.8; 4 channels; 3 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Chance Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator

    Chance Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator

    $27.95

    Description:This pre-WW II Navy classic is a large 1/6-scale model not recommended for beginners because of its size and complexity. However, this Doc Keith design uses conventional materials and
    Additional Information: construction techniques, so a modeler with reasonable skills and experience should have little difficulty. WS: 84 in.; L: 84 in.; area: 1220 sq. in.; engine: 2ci or larger; 7 channels; 3 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD4
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    Big Hots

    Big Hots

    $27.95

    Description:One of the best flying giant models of all time, this Dan Santich design observes the great tradition of the original Hots family. Simple construction
    Additional Information: methods on two huge full-size drawings make a quick-to-build model that flies well. WS: 91 in.; L: 78 in.; area: 1800 sq. in.; engine: 1.5; 4 channels; 3 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD2
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    Monocoupe 90A

    Monocoupe 90A

    $23.95

    Description:A 1/4-scale replica of a classic '30s light plane. All of that airplane's magnificent lines are duplicated in this fine R/C scaler designed by Don Palumbo and Tony Lombardo.
    Additional Information: Construction features a stringered fuselage and built-up wing; materials used are balsa, hardwood and ply. WS: 95 in.; L: 58 in.; area: 1309 sq. in.; engine: .60 to 1.20; 2 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    RV-4

    RV-4

    $34.95

    Description:Another giant-scaler from the fertile mind of Hal "Pappy" deBolt. This 1/3-scale flier is aerobatic, simple to assemble and fly and transportable in a compact car. Airplane uses any standard R/C system and flies well on Quadra power.
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    Piper J-3 Cub

    Piper J-3 Cub

    $23.95

    Description:A true-to-scale version in both outline and construction of Bob Nelitz's famous original. Scaled at 4 inches to 1 foot, a huge 12-foot wing
    Additional Information: makes this an extremely impressive model. WS: 144 in.; L: 81 in.; engine: 2.4; 4 channels; 2 sheets.
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    P-26A Peashooter

    P-26A Peashooter

    $23.95

    Description:A unique scale model that has not yet been overdone. This great 1/4-scale subject, when finished in its colorful paint scheme, is a sure winner.
    Additional Information: Plenty of balsa/ply construction in this design by Dan Santich. WS: 84 in.; L: 71 in.; engine: 2 to 2.5; 4 channels; 2 sheets.
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    Liberty Sport B

    Liberty Sport B

    $34.95

    Description:One of the best flying biplanes, this advanced Roger Stern design spans nearly 8 feet and requires a gas engine. This model features built-up rib sections,
    Additional Information: detachable wing panels and laminated wingtips. WS: 79 in.; area: 2041 sq. in.; 4 channels; 4 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD4
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    Knight Twister Imperial

    Knight Twister Imperial

    $27.95

    Description:A peerless, exciting-to-fly golden-age classic in 1/3 scale, this Dan Santich design requires extensive building; the full-size parts
    Additional Information: are drawn on a separate sheet. WS: 70 in.; L: 62 in.; area: 1505 sq. in.; engine: 2ci or larger; 4 channels; 3 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Corben Super Ace

    Corben Super Ace

    $27.95

    Description:This 1/3-scale airplane is suitable for chain-saw engines and has easy flight characteristics and rugged construction for long life. It's a nearly ideal first
    Additional Information: giant-scale project designed by Dan Santich. WS: 110 in.; L: 70 in.; engine: 1.8+; 4 channels; 3 sheets;
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Cobra

    Cobra

    $27.95

    Description:Unprecedented giant-scale model of a famous racer. Twin gull wings on a Midget Mustang fuselage make this Dan Santich design a real flying machine. Built-up
    Additional Information: balsa/ply/hardwood construction. WS: 76 in.; L: 65 in.; engine: 2+; 4 channels; 3 sheets.
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    Waco E

    Waco E

    $23.95

    Description:This replica duplicates all the style and grace of the original classic design. Its 'cabin' configuration retains the flavor of a biplane without the
    Additional Information: use of cabane struts. Designed by Douglas Hobbs, it has a built-up structure of conventional materials. WS: 72 in.; L: 56 in.; area: 1147 sq. in.; engine: .90 4-stroke; 4 channels; 2 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    SIAI Marchetti SF-260

    SIAI Marchetti SF-260

    $34.95

    Description:This 'modern-day fighter trainer' is faithfully reproduced in 1/4 scale. Designed by David W. Goerne, this model is maneuverable and fast. The plans include three
    Additional Information: large sheets and cutaway and instrument-panel illustrations by master aviation artist Jim Newman. WS: 87 in.; L: 70.5 in.; engine: 2.6 to 3.4ci.
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    S.E. 5a WW I Scout

    S.E. 5a WW I Scout

    $39.95

    Description: An easy-to-fly giant-scale vintage bipe

    Designed by John Simmance, the S.E. 5a is IMAA-legal and uses traditional balsa and plywood construction techniques. The highly detailed CAD plan of the airframe construction closely follows that of the full-scale WW I aircraft. This model is for experienced builders.
    Additional Information:

    • Type: Scale WW I biplane
    • Wingspan: 71 in.
    • Length: 56.5 in.
    • Wing Area: 1,862 sq. in.
    • Weight: 15 to 16 lb.
    • Wing Loading: 19.18 oz/sq. ft.
    • Engine Req'd: 1.20 to 1.80 4-stroke
    • Engine Used: YS 1.20 4-stroke
    • Radio Req'd: 4 channels (rudder, aileron, elevator and throttle)
    • Difficulty Level: 3
    • Sheets: 6
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    BP-100

    BP-100

    $27.95

    Description: Designed by Ron Daniels, this scale-like model is slow and agile enough to get into and out of the smallest flying fields, and it's nimble enough for most aerobatic maneuvers. Its 2-piece plug-in wing allows it to be transported easily.
    Additional Information: An engine cowl, wheel pants and composite main landing gear are available from Aeroglass. The author offers a short kit WS: 100 in.; L:49 in.; Engine: 1.80ci 2- or 4-stroke glow up to a 62cc gas; 3 Sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD2
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    Woodhopper

    Woodhopper

    $27.95

    Description:This ultralight is a planeful of fun. Constructed mainly of balsa with an aluminum A-frame undercarriage, Keith Sterner's design contains detailed rigging instructions. WS: 50.5 in.; L: 55.5 in.; Engine: .60 4S; 3 channels; 2 sheets.
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    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Witman Tailwind

    Witman Tailwind

    $34.95

    Description:Practical aerodynamics, simplified construction and good flight performance are the signatures of Steve Witman's excellent home-built. These virtues carry over into Hal deBolt's model presentation,
    Additional Information: making it an ideal first giant-scale project. Fully built up of conventional materials. WS: 82 in.; L: 72.5 in.; engine: 1.8+; 4 channels; 4 sheets;
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    CR-270 Sport Biplane

    CR-270 Sport Biplane

    $23.95

    Description:This giant-scale biplane designed by Chuck Rhodes was made for use with the SuperTigre 2500 engine. Both wings are built flat over the plans with the help of shims to keep the ribs aligned properly. Conventional balsa-and-ply wood construction is used
    Additional Information: throughout (no foam). A fiberglass cowl, a clear canopy and wheel pants are available from Fiberglass Specialties, and the author can supply aluminum landing gear. WS: 66.5 in.; L: 56.5 in.; area: 1300 sq. in.; engine: 1.2 to 1.8 2-stroke; 2 sheets.
    Difficulty Level: LD2
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    Bristol Bullet(Scout)

    Bristol Bullet(Scout)

    $23.95

    Description:Fabulous _-scale R/C version of famous WWI fighter. Lou Eltscher makes large plane out of conventional materials. WS: 70 in.; L: 63 in.; Engine: .60 to 1.20; 4 channels; 2 sheets.
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    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Giant Sopwith Camel

    Giant Sopwith Camel

    $23.95

    Description: A 1/4-scale British WW I fighter

    Designed by John Tanzer, the Sopwith Camel is not difficult to build, and assembly at the field is very easy. Both wings are one piece; there aren't any flying wires to contend with. The Camel has a very short nose, so you should keep all weight as far forward as possible. Even so, I had to add 16 ounces up front, bringing the all-up weight to 18 pounds - still light for its size.
    Additional Information:

    • Type: scale WW I British fighter (biplane)
    • Wingspan: 77 in.
    • Length: 50 in.
    • Weight: 18 lb.
    • Wing Area: 1,848 sq. in.
    • Wing Loading: 21 oz./sq. ft.
    • Airfool: flat-bottom
    • Radio req'd: 4-channel (aileron, elevator, throttle and rudder)
    • Engine used: Quadra 40cc
    • Difficulty Level: 2
    • Sheets: 3

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    Taylor E-2 Cub

    Taylor E-2 Cub

    $19.95

    Description:These modifications to Sig's _-scale J-3 kit will produce a rejuvenated model. New design by D. Matthews includes new fuselage new tail feathers and new wing tips.
    Additional Information: WS: 105 in.; L: 65 in.; Area: 1600 sq. in.; Engine: 1.20; 4 channels; 1 sheet.
    Difficulty Level: LD3
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    Sukhoi Su-29

    Sukhoi Su-29

    $19.95

    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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    Sopwith Baby

    Sopwith Baby

    $19.95

    Description:This unusual and very attractive WW I biplane is relatively easy to build and fly. Construction is typical built-up balsa and spruce, and flying wires are not required; the wings are strong enough without them. The cabane struts are wood and removable so wing alignment and model disassembly isn't complicated.
    Additional Information:
    • Wingspan: 77 in.
    • Length: 50 in.
    • Engine Used: 3.7 ci
    • Radio Req'd: 4 channels
    • Sheets: 3
    • Difficulty Level: 3

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    Nifty 80

    Nifty 80

    $19.95

    Description:Designed by Gerry Yarrish, this is an easy-to-build, giant-scale budget trainer. WS: 80 in.; engine: G-23; 2 sheets.
    Additional Information: The Nifty 80 uses Lauan construction grade plywood for doublers and formers and lite-ply for fuselage sides. The wings are built with balsa ribs and spars and sheeting of common stock sizes. The landing gear is made from 3/16-inch music wire and it uses 4 to 5 inch tires and wheels. A stock aluminum landing gear can also be used. The fuel tank is exposed for easy setup and maintenance. The model is designed for 3-channel operation: throttle, rudder and elevator. If ailerons are desired, you should remove half of the dihedral called for on the plans. The lift struts are function so do not fly without them.

    Level of Difficulty: 2 intermediate builder, beginner to intermediate pilot
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    Giant Peashooter

    Giant Peashooter

    $19.95

    Description:Designed by world-renowned modeler Henry Haffke, this IMAA-legal model is an all-wood, built-up sport plane with a scale-like appearance. The super-easy-to-build
    Additional Information: design has extremely docile flight characteristics. WS: 82 in.; L: 64 in.; area: 1250.5 sq. in.; engine: .90 2-stroke or 1.20 4-stroke; 2 sheets.;
    Difficulty Level: LD2
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