Prop Plans:

AA Glider
Designer: MicroTex
Designer Email: MicroTex at RCGroups
Specs: 20 inch wingspan,
Material Required: 2 and 3mm Depron, 1/8 x 1/4 balsa boom
Downloads available:
Notes: The tail boom for the glider is made from 1/8 x 1/4 bals stick and is10 3/8" long it fits into the groove of the fuse center (the piece with the RX and BATT.) You will need two copies because you need 2 wing halves and 2 fuse sides ( the fuse pieces w/o the rx and batt.) For the landing wheel, i used a piece of a WD 40 straw in the wheel for a bearing, and 1MM carbon rod as the axle.

The wing and the 3 fuselage pieces are 3mm depron, the rudder and stabilizer are 2mm depron, and the wheel is also 2mm depron. (thin foam plate material would probably work fine) Using 3mm for the rudder and stabilizer might make it a little tail heavy.

Flight characteristics.... light taps of left and right turn are all that is needed, once the plane is set hard into a turn, you have to steer it out. Flies perfectly on the lowest throttle setting. Also, I extended the Rx antenna to the full length of plane. I flew it at our local park and got at least 150' range at about 20'-50' off the ground!! Still having lots of fun with it.

B-25
Designer: PaulBrad
Designer Email: PaulBrad at RCGroups
Specs: 16 inch wing span, 18g AUW
Material Required: Balsa
Downloads available:
Notes: Paul Bradley has created an excellent B-25. Be sure to take a look at the pictures for equipment placement, and check out his web site. Here is what Paul had to say about the equipment placement:

"The battery has moved forward by a full cell length from the time (the pictures were taken). I found that rather (than) balance the model for a flat glide with power off, it is better when balanced for a nose down glide angle. At least that has been the case for my example. I have flown the model with and without down thrust. I did not see any difference in flight characteristics. It currently has about 3 degrees of down thrust in each motor, but again that has not made any real difference in flying qualities."


Beanoman Bipe
Designer: Beanoman
Designer Email: Beanoman at RCGroups
Specs: Unknown
Material Required: Disposable Foam Plates
Downloads available:
Notes: If your looking to fly slow, (this is) about as simple as you can get- Just get a package of disposable foam plates, cut out 4 panels as big as you can for the wings, and then 2 2" by as long as possible for the 2 fuse pieces and a 2x1 inch elevator... then cut the fuse pieces as desired. Hot glue works great, just put some dehidral in and keep it symetrical.. You can get 60-70 square inches and keep it light for some really slow flying.

Big Easy Sailplane
Designer: Astrodavid
Designer Email: Astrodavid at RCGroups
Specs: 30 inches WS,29g AUW
Material Required: Depron 3 and 4 mm Depron, plastic drink straw
Downloads available:
Notes: This sailplane is an absolute joy to fly - graceful and responsive. The motors are mounted 10" out on each wing, so it turns nicely. With a 30" high aspect wing and weight of only 29 grams, it gains altitude at the lowest power setting. Fly only under very calm conditions, or the 10:1 glide slope will carry it out of radio range!

Big Round Smiley
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 34cm wingspan, 21g AUW
Material Required: 3mm Depron, Selitron
Downloads available:
Notes: Check out derJuF's latest!

BloP
Designer: derJuF
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 18cm wingspan, 17.2g AUW, 18.5g AUW with landing gear
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: Please say hello to the "BloP"! I called it BloP because "beautiful little orange plane" was too long for completely be pinned to the wings. I printed the plan as a pdf for everyone who wants to try it...the BLOP flies quiet great, but is difficult to turn in windy sky.

Blue Tissue Paper Plane
Designer: MIT KID
Designer Email: MIT KID at RCGroups
Specs: 18inch wing span, 16g AUW
Material Required: 1/8, 1/16th balsa, tissue paper, 1mm carbon fiber rod
Downloads available:
Notes: Author's notes:
wing area 96 in^2 including horizontal stab

I've been flying it in my dorm lounge all night. It climbs slightly at the lowest throttle setting, and I had flight times exceeding 25 minutes. I may add a couple of LED's for effect and to step down the motors so I can fly at a more comfortable stick position. At first I was having trouble getting the plane to turn but I increased the wings incidence so when I pulse the throttle in a turn it makes the plane stall/skid around greatly reducing the turning radius. Figure 8's are no problem in the 20X30-ish room, and I even managed a couple of touch and go's off the tables. I'm getting more accoustomed to the control setup and I think it could fly in a much smaller room. Also despite my best efforts I haven't been able to break this thing, when it hits a wall/chair/person it just kind of flops gently to the floor.

Boeing Model 80
Designer: Lutz Näkel
Designer Email: Lutz Näkel at RCGroups
Specs: 39cm WS, 21g AUW
Material Required: 1.5mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: Here's what Lutz's has to say about his build:
"I made this tiny Boeing 80A using X-twin guts. Airframe is made of 1.5mm Depron, the Depron is self-cut with an electric planer. Dummy engines are vac-formed over plastic parts from a 1/48 Revell PBY Catalina kit. Canopy is clear heatshrink tube moulded over a balsa plug. The whole airframe is airbrushed with Tamiya paint, markings are waterslides, inkjet printed and sealed with clear dope.

The front propeller is just freewheeling. Wingspan 39 cm.Weight is 21 grams, a little to much combined with the draggy airframe (struts, rigging, etc.). But flight characteristics are good, though climbing rate is far from being breathtaking.

Took me about 30 hours to make, a lot of time for an X-twin conversion, but I think it was worth it. Sorry, no plans, I usually blow up 3-side- views with a photocopier and build directly on the copy.

Chara Bipe
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 22.8 g AUW
Material Required: Depron, Selitron
Downloads available:
Notes: DerJuF is back with another great design. He shrunt the Bipie that Chara designed he made some weeks ago and used "lightly modded" parts from a X-Twin UBI to build this design.

DC-3
Designer: bEbOp ¿?(Based on Gene Bonds DC-3 plans)
Designer Email: bEbOp ¿? at RCGroups
Specs: 14 inch wing span, 14g AUW
Material Required: 1/32 balsa, or foam of varous size
Downloads available:
Notes: Author's comments: "This plane is a treat to fly, its real forgiving in trim and COG aswell as motor thrust angles. I always make sure to have at least one DC-3 when I go flying. Gene Bond Has given permission for posting."

Dizzy Floater
Designer: Christian Bürger
Designer Email: Author home page
Specs: TBD
Material Required: 2 or 3mm Selitron (Depron)
Downloads available:
Notes: Another great design from Christian Bürger!

Dizzy_chick_II
Designer: Christian Bürger
Designer Email: Author home page
Specs: Flying wing
Material Required: 3mm Selitron (Depron)
Downloads available:
Notes: A nice flying wing. Note: The design does not call for it, but give the dizzy chick some dihedral angle (approx 2 cm on each tip side) - the original plan didn't work for some because of this. 2mm Dupron should also work for this design.
Many more designs and videos available at the
authors site: www.modellbauvideos.de

Dust Devil
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 17.5cm wingspan, 18.5g AUW
Material Required: 1mm Balsa
Downloads available:
Notes: You remember crimson skies? There was a beauty named "Dust Devil". Sitting near some Balsa-Sheets I remembered her...
Not exacly similar to the "original" but I like the form of the bipe I used.

EPP- Delta
Designer: Quax
Designer Email: QUAX at RCGroups
Specs: 50cm wing span
Material Required: 5mm EPP or Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: Here is a short building description -
1.Was a square (25 cm). I cut it on the diagonal and glued it together (a closed angel of 145 degrees.
2. The rudders that are used for climbing sit back 14 cm and 6 cm on the sides and have been glued together in an angel of 155 degrees.
3. I eyeballed cutting the vertical tail back is 6 cm high and base length is 16 cm.
4. 2 plastic V's that have been turned around are a little more stable and are used to hold the motor. The motors, in relationship to the propeller are 10 cm behind the tip, are 9cm away each other and are lying 3.2 cm above the bottom. The motor will not cause it to nosedive.
5. The heaviest point is 12.5 cm behind the tip. Akko and Receiver must be placed accordingly.
6. Material 5 mm yellow EPP bottom plates made from OBI. Using Depron makes it much lighter. However, it is more easily damaged.

FW 190
Designer: RCBilly
Designer Email: RCBilly at RCGroups
Specs: 11.25 inch wing span, 18.2 AUW
Material Required: 4mm Depron Fuselage, 2mm for wing and stab
Downloads available:
Notes: A Smooth flyer and not too touchy except at full power when it really scoots!

Building Method: I do a profile jpg as shown which shows both sides and the wing and stabilizer and fit them on one sheet. This size, 600x800 will print out on an 8.5x11 sheet of self adhering Avery Clear Full Sheet Labels (No.8665). You can get it at Staples. After printing it out on the Avery paper let the ink dry an hour or so and then spray the sheet with Krylon Ctystal Clear to seal it as dried inkjet ink is not waterproof!! . I let it dry overnight.

Using a scissors I first cut out the parts on the green lines and stick them on foam sheets. I then cut out the parts using a sharp exacto and glue them together.

Using the AA gear I use 4mm foam for the fuse and 2mm for the wings and stab. I score the top of the ailerons and elevators and cut loose the inboard ends for flight adjustments. The gear is affixed using Scotch double sided foam tape. You can experiment moving the motors in or out to suit your preference. I have found that they work best on this taper wing model closer to the fuse.

The RX and stock AA batt need to be up front on opposite sides of the fuse to balance. AUW is 18.2 grams and could be lighter if you removed the plastic housings on the motors which I didn't do. Also if you used printed tissue I think it would be much lighter but maybe for beginners not as easy to build. This basic model could also be used with the Plantraco or Micro Invent gear as an inexpensive practice racer or dog fighter using actuators. I'm going to be trying that one of these days.


Fire Delta
Designer: relaxr
Designer Email: relaxr at RCGroups
Specs: 10 inch wing span, 15g AUW
Material Required: 3mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: This design is very "ticklish" around its length axis (tends to roll) but goes like it looks - no plane for novices. There is some few profile (undercamber) in the wing like in my cutlass plans. The fire delta turns with full stick (Tx diode/diode opener modded) in a radius of about 6-8 feet. Very reactive and nervous and climbing close to vertical against soft breezes. It shoots around but also maybe slower. Its even more tricky and turnable as the Arado 581. It was very easy to build. See the fuse cut line, giving a bit of undercamber into the wing. Make trims according to the attached pics: some neg. dihedral, some washout to the rudder areas - should be enough. The Rx sits in a hole exactly sized as the Rx shield. Glue was UHU-por, Rx and lipo are just fixed with transparent glue film. The front edge is reinforced also with glue film.

Gee Bee Supersportster
Designer: relaxr
Designer Email: relaxr at RCGroups
Specs: 10 inch wing span, AUW unknown
Material Required: 2 and 3mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: I used for the central fuse part (whole fuse) 3mm depron and cut out the places for lipo and Rx. The lateral fuse parts (nose) one on each side are cut from 2 mm depron. The wing could be made from 2-3 mm material with some forming of the foil. The pictures should clear all questions.

Kante - Delta
Designer: Torsten Hill
Designer Email: Author home page
Specs: unknown
Material Required: 2 or 3mm Depron, Selitron
Downloads available:
Notes: An interesting delta.
Many more designs and videos available at the
authors site: www.modellbauvideos.de

Micro Demoiselle
Designer: Gguy
Designer Email: Gguy at RCGroups
Specs: 16 inch wing span, 17g AUW
Material Required: Foam Plates, Balsa
Downloads available:
Notes: Want a nice little scale flyer? This little plane is for you. Originally a Walt Mooney design, I converted it to RC. Flies great indoors and out. Built out of balsa strips and plate foam, you can have this little beauty built in a few hours. The AUW is 17 grams and on a full charge, it will climb at half throttle. I built the airplane pretty much to match the stock aero ace so you just fly it as you would an AA. Enjoy!
If anybody has any question, check out my blog on RC groups.**CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOG** Hopefully I should have most of the question answered there! Have fun!

Micro Puddle Jumper
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 29cm wingspan, 21g AUW
Material Required: Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: This design was based off of the plan from Roland Merk who created an 80cm version.

Micro Super Cub
Designer: ty horn
Designer Email: ty horn at RCGroups
Specs: 18g AUW
Material Required: Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: I eyeballed everything :-) All I did for the airfoil was cut the shape out of the fuselage and tape the wing down to it. It works pretty well really. I have a smaller one that flies much faster :-)

Mosquito
Designer: micro_builder
Designer Email: Micro_Builder at RCGroups
Specs: Unknown
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes:

P-38
Designer: RolfPW
Designer Email: RolfPW at RCGroups
Specs: 12.8 inch / 325mm wing span, 13g AUW
Material Required: 2mm selitac (Depron)
Downloads available:
Notes: 2mm selitac (baked at 105° celsius around 2.5 hours), weights 3.7 grams.The proto on the picture glides well at 13 grams AUW

P-82 Mustang
Designer: Mike Glass
Designer Email: Mike Glass at RCGroups
Specs: 10 1/4 inch wing span, 14g AUW
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: Mike may be kitting this model soon. Check out his web site, horsefly hobbies, in the links section.

PBY -Catalina
Designer: Christian Bürger
Designer Email: Author home page
Specs: 12 inch Wingspan, 14grams AUW
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: A nice seaplane.
Many more designs and videos available at the
authors site: www.modellbauvideos.de

Pilatus B4
Designer: Christian Bürger
Designer Email: Author home page
Specs: 76cm wingspan, 20g AUW
Material Required: 3mm Depron, Selitron
Downloads available:
Notes: Soaring anyone? Check out this sailplane!
Many more designs and videos available at the
authors site: www.modellbauvideos.de

Pocket Rocket - Delta
Designer: Mick222
Designer Email: Mick222 at RCGroups
Specs: Tx sized wing span, 11.5g AUW
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: This is a bullet, takes an age to trim, same as usually give some wash to the rear wings and bend upwards, strong design; crashed into the ground and wall many times non the worse for wear (though I did tape the nose). the smallest and I mean smallest adjustment can make a huge difference to the next flight but when you get it right this thing can move!!

Proton Project 2
Designer: Electronick
Designer Email: Electronick at RCGroups
Specs: Unknown
Material Required: Parkzone 210 and AA components
Downloads available:
Notes: This is pretty much what happened to my PZ Cessna. The RX went in the proton-jet and the rest of the foam body became a simple 2 channel conversion. (Notes: Check out Proton Project 1 for the Proton Jet images.)


Quick Junior
Designer: CaptEvo
Designer Email: CaptEvo
Specs: Unknown
Material Required: To-go boxes (Depron)
Downloads available:
Notes: I finished the Quick Junior... very light. Glide test was great. Turn test (on hardwood floor) was a little wide.

SG-38
Designer: Torsten Hill
Designer Email: Author home page
Specs: unknown
Material Required: Depron, Selitron or Balsa
Downloads available:
Notes: A nice Ultralite!
Many more designs and videos available at the
authors site: www.modellbauvideos.de

Slow Twig
Designer: leadfeather
Designer Email: leadfeather at RCGroups
Specs: 15 inch cored, 24.6g
Material Required: 2mm Depron, or McDonald's "Big Breakfast" bottom trays + various balsa
Downloads available:
Notes: Introducing the Slow Twig! This is a 1/3 scale of the popular Slow Stick. Climbs on low throttle. The wings and tail feathers were made from foam plates from McDonalds. Be sure you don't miss this one. Very nicely detail how to and prints in the document.

Smiley
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 22.5cm wingspan, 17.8g AUW (no paint), 19.8 paint
Material Required: 3mm Depron, Selitron
Downloads available:
Notes: derJuf newest small beauty named "Smiley"

Spitfire Fighter
Designer: Astrodavid
Designer Email: Astrodavid at RCGroups
Specs: 16 inch WS, 24g AUW
Material Required: Depron 2 or 3 mm
Downloads available:
Notes: I've built at least thirty nifty profile scale airplanes using the very versitile AeroAce/X-Twin components, and this Supermarine Spitfire is one of my most successful efforts. With a wingspan of 16" it has a total weight of 26 grams and is made from 2 and 3mm Depron. I made (a) little video of the build process, and also (at the end) some nice views of the Spitfire flying in my local park.

Additional build notes: The pager motors on all my 16 inch wingspan profile models are located 4 inches off the centerline (total of 8 inches apart). This seems to provide good turns.


The Cat
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 31.5cm wingspan, 34.4g AUW
Material Required: 3mm Depron, Rx with Fet mod, 4 X-twin motors
Downloads available:
Notes: Juergen has produced a really cool 4 motor plane. Here is what he has to say about it:
"Do you know the boys from OCC ? (Orange County Choppers http://www.orangecountychoppers.com/ )
I´m a big fan of their fantastic theme bikes, especially the the CAT BIKE. The Maidenflight was OK, but it became to stormy for an vid."

The Micro-Ultimate
Designer: Mike Glass
Designer Email: Mike Glass at RCGroups
Specs: 9.75 inch Wingspan, 17 grams AUW
Material Required: 3mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: Mike will be kitting this model soon. The link will take you to the RCGroups build thread and
plans.

Toon Racer
Designer: Epilot
Designer Email: Epilot at RCGroups
Specs: 7.25 inch wing span, 13.7g AUW
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: This version of the Toon Racer was adapted for AA gear by Angry_Monk at RCGroups. Here are his notes about this cool design: "I originally made one about 80% scale, but that proved to be very unstable in the air. So, I made another at about 90% scale (printer cant handle 100% scale) and that seemed to work ok. Plane flys fast and is stable while going strait, but if I turn too much it can go into a downward spiral which is hard to correct."

Turbo-Airsurfer
Designer: rcfreak17
Designer Email: rcfreak17 at RCGroups
Specs: 21.65 inch / 55cm wing span, 17g AUW
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes: Authors notes: CG at 34% which is 7cm (2.75")from the nose, (The CG is at 34% (from the nose) of the complete depth of the wing.) Engines are placed exactly on the CG. Flies very, very well. Glides perfectly, but climbs at the lowest Powerstage on the gas. Turns are good. Flight time appr. 25min. The plan is tiled with 1cm of drawing-overlap on each side of the three pages.

X-Plank
Designer: Franck
Designer Email: Franck at RCGroups
Specs: 16 grams AUW
Material Required: 2mm Depron
Downloads available:
Notes:

X-tra
Designer: derJuf
Designer Email: derJuF at RCGroups
Specs: 21cm Wingspan, 20g AUW
Material Required: 3mm Depron, Selitron
Downloads available:
Notes: DerJuF had tried a different method of coloring his models with this one. He found a transfer-foil for cups that was extremely thin. Instead of baking it in the oven as suggested by the instructions, he used thinned glue for getting it on the depron. Here is what he also had to say about the x-tra:
"The maiden flight with an uncoloured model of the X-TRA was very successful. Very good flyer, I had a lot of fun. Not really complete scaled model, but i need place for the lipo
The complete landing gear is made of some white and black floppy-disks"