After five decades of model building and flying I have designed quite a number of these toys. Maybe the word “designed” is a little presumptuous; please fill in your preferred term. We all live from what we’ve learned. We use what we find suitable, we delete what we think is nonsense, and sometimes we throw in our own original idea - “right or wrong, MY design!” – the most satisfying part for creative characters. Now I have a collection of rotten papers, pencil drawings, folded sheets, and rolled plans in my library.
|The range includes basic beginner models for the first steps ( laps ) in control line; jolly fun models with limited cababilities; simple stunt trainers for the advanced flyer; and airplanes for the serious competitor who makes high demands of his airplane. Some of these designs have been published in a German magazine and in the British Aeromodeller magazine several years ago..|
|In recent years I’ve often been asked for plans of my own designs. Those plans published in Aeromodeller are no longer available there. Some people have had problems with ordering plans from the German FMT magazine ; you’ll find the link in my link list ( they have a plans book with many of my designs ). Now since Ukie is building the website for me I’ll grab this opportunity to allow access to my plans. There are several ways. I can offer full size copies. If somebody only needs an inspiration a DIN A4 ( 29 x 21 cm ) copy may do. In some cases this can also be sent by email, but of course the quality of the copy is not very exciting. For a few designs the text of the original article is available, sometimes in German, sometimes in English.|
of these airplanes have been built long long ago. Maybe they do not meet
highest standards in modern aerobatic technology. They might need some
subtle modifications to turn them into acceptable tools, or can at least
serve as an inspiration for own creations. However a few designs can thoroughly
pass for state of the art machines.
A table is included which contains
the name of the airplane, a small picture to give you an idea of the looks,
some details on span and engine size, and a few data on model characteristics.
For each design there’s a separate page with more information. A
click on the name button will get you to the respective page.
|Putting model airplanes into categories is a difficult task. Some people feel a Ringmaster is a good airplane. For other flyers a well known design may be considered a dog. I’ve tried to classify designs by their ability ( or lack thereof ) to perform the FAI respectively AMA aerobatic schedule. This viewpoint avoids any bias from personal preference and dislike. If additional information is desired, contact me via email, and I’ll see what I can do for you.|