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Jan 21, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Novelty free flight plans

can any one out there assist please in my search for novelty free flight model plans
The types that make u laugh.
i all-ready have a flying dolphin .10 power, R101 airship 0.49 thimble drone
049 helicopter all brilliant flyers.
i have seen a flying carpet complete with sinbad 049 power but cannot locate a plan for this
there has just got to be more plans out there
kind regards to one and all
dave p
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Jan 21, 2013, 05:58 PM
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There are a lot of interesting plans on outerzone here :-
The flying carpet is Arabian Knight by Peter Holland

Jan 21, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Try this one!

Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Go to Outerzone as mentioned above and search for "martian". Very Buck Rogers. There is a British equivalent but I don't recall the name. Check in vintage forum in martian spaceship thread. Also search for designs by Clough or Malmstrom.
Jan 22, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Designs by Clutton on OZ

Search Bostonians on, also Klingon.

I recall seeing funny embryos by Bruning and others, not sure where. Eons ago Vance Gilbert did embryo with windshield on bottom, leopard(?) or some other crazy tissue, and sneakers wheel pants. Doubt if it was ever published.

Stevens Aero has some small cartoony kits that would make good ff.

Enlarged version of Interceptor folding wing clg, without the folding. Say, 6 feet, with graphics. (Not my idea, its been done as rc.)

Some scale types are already cartoons. Farman Carte Postal, Floh (very challenging),.Skypup color scheme that has stars on wheels. Souricette in whiskers or Erector Set color scheme. I think you can find model plans for these. If you can find plans for Lilienthals gliders, they are beautiful and funny at the same time. There's a plan out there with the scale Lilienthal holding a tiny motor in his hands, not sure where.

Look for Dick Baxter's stuff, especially the Almost Wright. May be on OZ.

Less likely to find plans but there's a festival in France where they jump off a hill in paragliders made to look like tropical fish, flying car with smoke, or bathtub, etc. Kind of like that Red Bull event except they fly quite well and hundreds of feet up. Check YouTube.

There's also a Piper or something flying around with a rubber motor painted on the side.
Also, less outlandish but you may like Keith Laumer's more whimsical designs.
Jan 22, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Hope you don't mind that I'm getting carried away with this thread. It's fun.

Would love to see pics or video of your airship.

If you're in a hurry and you have some rags and string, try this:

Souricette paint scheme:

and another:
Only Souricette plans I could find:
three view:

Very cute Skypup color scheme:

blurry Sky Pup plan, Flying Models has larger and sharper:
There's a peanut plan for it that was in Model Builder. Might be able to dig it up. The Skypup is actually a real aircraft.

Sky Baby:

RCM has plans for it:
plans for rubber power here:

Not sure if cute is enough to make it a novelty, but it's cute, Taylor JT-1:
Peanut plans for above, which I'm sure you could enlarge:

I've seen several models of the classic paper dart:

Not sure where the plans are, but do you really need them?

McGuire quadroplane:

Almost Wright is here:

Here's a picture of an RC version of the Martian Space Ship which looks almost the same as the free flight one, if larger:

This one, from this thread , is a bit more faithful in shape but uses simpler construction:

Plans link in earlier post in this thread.
The British equivalent, the Windbag:

Windbag plans:

There's lots of crazy stuff in the RC scratch built foamy section here on rc groups that could be made free flight.
Jan 22, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Jan 22, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Tony Peters did a "Flying Pig" that was built out of thin foam sheet, with a flat /profile "fuselage". Rubber powered. Flying Models magazine featured it as a freebie centerfold plan.
Jan 23, 2013, 05:43 AM
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There is the "Flying Washboard"
Got to keep it light, I'm still playing with mine.

I also built a Charybidis too that works very well.
I made some tank mods rather than run the TD 020 upside down as recommended in the build. I get a very consistent engine run and on one occasion overfilled the tank and wound up with a 1/2 mile walk to fetch it.
Because I used a TD 020 I enlarged all the dimensions by 25%
It's a great flyer.

Cheers John
Jan 23, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Nope ! i am pretty sure that everyone is enjoying my call for help
judging by the input to come in and the fantastic photos and comments
just run with it guys and lets see were we can go the weird and wonderment of small free flying machines ! yeah ! cool
Jan 23, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Ron Fikes:

Moosquito (sic) This looks really cute in orange and blue. I'm sure it would make a good free flight model as well.


Not sure where to get plans these days, try Mr. Fikes. As a last resort, I have a copy of the Moosquito plans. Also, there is a very slightly larger, very similar design called Spot.
GB-2 flying boat:

Plan here:
Weird stuff here:
Check out the "flying wheels".


plan similar to (but not the same) as above picture:

Anyone mention autogyros yet? Lots of plans for those around:

Plan here:
Jan 24, 2013, 07:19 AM
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You can see a lot of odd aircraft if you attend a SMALL event in Little Rock.
Jan 24, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Little rock

Slight problem there m8
I live on the other side of the pond dude!
Still if u are attending please send more photos and details of air frames
For us to enjoy
Regards all
Dave P
Apr 04, 2015, 11:29 PM
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This thread is too much fun to let die.
Here's the "Baby BIplane":
See picture. It's based on the designer's decades old memories of the Comet Pursuit, kit c-1, which doesn't look quite as cartoony. NFFS and Golden Age Reproductions have plans. Picture from Comet's 1932 catalog attached.

Then there's the Little Bug, see the silly red and white model picture below.

Quarter scale Lazy Bee (i.e. peanut size). See picture below. Plan can be downloaded at Hip Pocket Aeronautics. (You have to join, but it's free.)

Probably most of us have heard of the "Stringless Wonder", but if not, picture is below and a plan can be found here:

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