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Posted by Mark Winstanley | Dec 11, 2015 @ 02:36 PM | 5,086 Views
I have prepared cut files for laser cutting of the following RCM plans. All the plans can be found on or HippocketAeronautics ( or AeroFred (

Short kits (laser cut parts only - no sheet or strip wood, hardware, wire etc.) can be obtained from me at the following prices:

1/2A P-51D Mustang (Plan 645) - $50 US plus shipping
1935 Taylor Cub Model E-2 (Plan 811) - $150 US plus shipping
Grumman Widgeon (Plan 1139) - $200 US plus shipping
Bobcat (Plan 1017) - $TBA plus shipping
RCM Clown (Plan 952) - $TBA plus shipping

Also now available - Lanier 1/2A Shrike -$40 US plus shipping
Devil Dancer (Wot 4) - $150 US plus shipping
Royal Spirit of St. Louis (Ryan NYP) - $160 US plus shipping
1/4 scale Super Chipmunk based on the Carl Goldberg kit - $250US plus shipping

More designs will be added as I complete the files - keep looking.

I also offer CAD services at competitive rates. If you have a plan/design and want files for laser cutting email or PM me for an estimate.

In addition I have the following designs that used to be sold by Kanata Aircraft Models:

Cassutt - 33" span scale model for .15 - .25 glow. Can be converted to electric
Revolution - 56" span scale model for .25 glow. This is a scale model of the Spacewalker homebuilt
NEW** Electric Revolution - electric version of the glow powered model - Short Kit $90US plus shipping **NEW
RV-4 - 39" span scale model for .15 glow.
Thruxton Jackaroo - 1/8th scale model of a 4 seat DH82A Tiger Moth - 46" span for electric power.

Posted by Mark Winstanley | Dec 01, 2015 @ 08:20 AM | 4,728 Views
My latest project is to provide laser cut short kits for the RCM plans provided in the RCM Plans thread. The kits will consist of laser cut parts only - no sheet or strip stock or any hardware.

I have attached an example of my work as the cut files for the RCM E3 Taylor Cub.

My background for this is as follows:

I have designed, manufactured and marketed laser cut kits for my own model company Kanata Aircraft Models (which I had to close following a move to Europe, for a while);

I have built and flown prototype models for Peter Rake and have had articles published in several model magazines; provided CAD services to Robin Fowler during the design of his DH Fox Moth and have provided CAD services for laser cutting to several modellers through RCGroups.

In my professional life, I am an Aeronautical Engineer and have worked for:
Hawker Siddeley Aviation
British Aerospace
Transport Canada Aviation
Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited and
European Aviation Safety Aviation.

Currently I have my own Aviation Safety Consultancy (International Aviation Certification Specialists) and am a UAV pilot for a small photography company (Aero-Media).
Posted by Mark Winstanley | Jul 01, 2009 @ 02:39 AM | 8,821 Views
Here are some photos I took last week of the IMAA Model Circus at La Ferte Alais:...Continue Reading