FREE RC Airplane Plans and Building Tips!
Try out these great FREE RC airplane plans and building tips
There is a great deal of fun with learning to build and fly your own model aircraft from plans. The Ready to Fly models are a super way to start learning to how to fly RC airplanes. A great next step is learning to build these models from a set of plans. Following are some FREE items on this website that can get you started!
The Finch is a free FULL SIZE airplane plan that you can download here. The Finch can be built in a weekend using common materials of balsa and plywood. Use of the affordable and popular ParkZone line of electronic gear assures success with this easy to fly micro, three channel RC model plane.
The Snapper is an easy to build, three channel model airplane. Get a FREE download of the Snapper plan here. See the Snapper being drawn from a "clean sheet of paper" to a finished design on the 2 hour and 50 minute video training CD set here!
All CAD (Computer Aided Design) plans on this website are drawn with TurboCAD, the best computer drafting software for the RC plane designer that I have had the pleasure to use.
Here is a FREE 5 minute video on using TurboCAD design software for drawing a model airplane plan. A full screen, FREE 9.5 MB download here shows the clear detail of the TurboCAD training (much better video quality than on the YouTube video) available on the CD.
The Chickadee is a great flying and easy to build airplane from FREE plans for Chickadee RC model. A complete set of Chickadee plans will be sent to you with a purchase of a set of the 1912 Blackburn Type D monoplane plans.
Both RC airplane plans come on 8.5" by 11" sheets that you will need to enlarge full size at your local Kinkos or similar copy shop. And, as with all plans on this website, free postage and handling on all orders.
Learn how to build your own spoke airplane wheels! Building model airplane spoked wheels has always been a challenge with the need for complex jigs, wires, tools and construction plans. Here, for the first time, are free instructions using the unique "lost jig" construction method. No special tools or techniques required.
The Blackburn Type D 1912 monoplane is an easy to build model of an historical British aircraft with great character. The Blackburn is large enough to easily view while airborne and can handle light breezes when flying outdoors.
Remember, purchase a set of the Blackburn plans get a free set of the Chickadee plans included. Two for one, just a great deal.
Blackburn plans are drawn with accurate CAD RC airplane plan dimensions - take look at a download of the Blackburn RC airplane formers and wing ribs. This sheet of full size formers is included when you order the Blackburn plans.
The plans for the Chickadee and Blackburn are all drawn with TurboCAD drafting software. CAD RC airplane plans ensure the finest quality drawings for fast and easy construction.
The Robin is a profile indoor electric RC airplane that uses the electronics and motor from the E-flight Ultra Micro 4-Site biplane. The 4-Site's electronic components make for an extremely lightweight control package that is ideally suited for a model like the Robin. The Robin uses balsa and lightweight iron on covering. Read how the Robin's plans were developed and see information on test flights.
There is a great deal of free information throughout this site, to include valuable information at the RC airplane videos page. Model airplane crashes are a constant concern with the larger RC model airplanes. While crashes are not a major concern with the smaller RC model airplanes, we can always learn constructive lessons from the errors of others.
Author: Gordon McKay