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Sep 15, 2004, 12:31 AM
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Lots of ff kits and supplies:

Lots of good tips on building also. tt

another good site for building tips, articles etc.
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Oct 09, 2004, 09:46 AM
Indoor Free Flight wood and supplies as well as much for outdoor
Oct 10, 2004, 01:58 AM
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Thanks Tim, they have some cool stuff, 36" balloon for $4, (for steering?) Great prices on tools (drill bits) insect pins for tiny balsa, a real specialty shop. tt
Oct 13, 2004, 05:04 PM
Someone may already have mentioned Aerodyne for nitrate dope, covering materials, plans, f/f kits, timers, etc.
Bob Peterson
Oct 14, 2004, 02:56 AM
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some Links

Here's some free plans:
(scroll down to see the plans) (hLG's)
(HLG plan) (hLG's) (hlg's)
(scroll down for more glider plans) (ornithopters) (LULU plans)
(1st half of D.McHard's gladiator plan)
(2nd half of D.McHard's gladiator plan)
(click on downloads)
(spanish site with a whole bunch of rubber plans)
(Mig 15 f/f plan)
(peanuts & a few pistachios)


Nov 21, 2004, 08:30 PM
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Is there a moderator that can make this a sticky and put it at the top of the forum?
Dec 15, 2004, 03:39 PM
One of the best sources of free flight "stuff" is Aerodyne, a small company in California. They offer Pollyspan, Esaki tissue, silkspan, great nitrate and butyrate dope (both tightening and nontightening), kits of all sorts, plans, balsa, engines, etc. Try them at <> and check it out.
Bob Peterson
Jan 06, 2005, 07:25 AM
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more plans.....

There`s a whole bunch of f/f plans buried amongst the r/c ones at
Feb 02, 2005, 11:56 AM
My Web site:

This is for beginners.
Apr 21, 2005, 11:39 AM
A new video tutorial DVD is available, showing how to cover with tissue and how to chalk tissue. These workshops were produced by recognized master modelers - pretty darn good stuff. Available at
May 12, 2005, 05:39 PM
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Following a post in 'Engines', I thought this may be of interest.

Quote : Right now the Cox webpage is shared with the Estes rocket webpage. Very soon, Cox will have it's own webpage with loads of new products.

Check back at later this month.

Dave Redden
Cox Models

That sounds very encouraging!

Jun 05, 2005, 10:17 AM
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the freeflight world champs site is
Jul 12, 2005, 02:15 PM
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Here are some more downloadable plans,mainly peanuts + pistachios.

Sep 17, 2005, 02:44 PM
We just opened an online hobby shop specializing in free flight kits and supplies. We offer Beginners Kits, Sport and Scale Models, Warbirds, Helicopters, Ornithopters, White Wings kits as well as Building Supplies, Tools and Books. We also offer a tutorial on how to print decals on tissue paper.

Zachary Crawford
TailSpin Aviation
Oct 02, 2005, 11:15 PM
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Makarov airfoil

Originally Posted by billystiltner
theres a lot of materials in this free flight and rc hobby.

right now i'm into peanuts, dime scale, stick models, ministicks,
ezb, and trying to convert those little cars into rx plane.

i've just been into this hobby for a little over 2 months and
the closest hobbyshop doesnt even sell rubber bands.
most of the materials I have came from local department stores
besides the balsa. So my first scale models were covered in walmart tissue. i bought guillows sheet models for the balsa wood. then i went to the hobbyshop and picked up some 20lb / ft^3 1/32 next time i took some scales. my first ministicks,peanuts and and ezb are made with wood from guillows jet stream wood
and the ezb covered with that tissue from walmart that looks like
polymicro. funny eh. it flies really well considering. i guess i have gained experience. now that i have learned a little there are so many things scattered out at different shops. where is the best place for getting 4-6lb wood , quality rubber, covering material, gears for pager motors and n20s, props for rubber and electric( i can make these but it would be nice to get some to compare the performance) lithium polymer batteries, micro recievers (for guided rubber powered planes in this forum of course), etc...

here are some places to buy materials that Paul Bradley turned me on to.

A very good source for rubber and props is Peck Polymers. You
will find their web site at

Lone Star balsa has a web site and provides very good wood
at a fair price. You will find them at

here are my favorite free plans and howto places
I know they are covered in the free flight plans thread
but i'll post my favorites any way
Can you help me out with the Makarov airfoil coordinates.
Thank you: Les

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