Plans

The full-size plans in the list below can be opened as PDF files, and then saved onto your computer hard disk for review and later printing. Some plans may require adaptation to conform to the current rules – please check out the notes! As there are a large number of people selling these plans on the internet, and the originating magazines are largely defunct, it seems likely that the copyright has lapsed and passed into the public domain. If you know differently, please contact the Webmaster.

We provide these plans for personal and educational purposes only and they must NOT be sold on for profit!

NOTE! Over 20 new plans are now available in our library – those highlighted in Red are from Randy Snow and those in Magenta are from Eric Conley

Also note: Any full-bodied “Class 1” plan can be very easily adapted to make a BCD profile class model by tracing the fuselage outline onto a balsa/plywood sandwich…doh, yes it’s obvious I suppose!

Model Make UK Class Body Span Description Engine Comment
508 Supermarine BCD Semi-profile on plan, easily adapted to profile 33″ Early 1950s UK Heavyweight prototype carrier attack plane (developed into the Scimitar) Ducted Fan .25 or .40 OR profile with .25 or .40 glow in the nose Plan intended for F/F mini-ducted fan. Would need adaptation to C/L but included as it’s a nice change with a V tail!
Aichi i99 VAL Aichi Class 1 Full 39″ Japanese carrier plane WW2 .29/.35 MAN Plan
Airabonita Bell XFL1 Class 1 Full 37″ Unsuccessful prototype naval version of the P-39 Airacobra .40 A full-on US Class 1 tour-de-force with exhaust-slide and fuel control, all surfaces moving
Bearcat Grumman Either Either (Full-bodied on plan, easily adaptable to profile) 38″ US WW2 Fleet Interceptor Fighter Shown with a Sparkie .60, but a .40 glow would be fine NOT the Brodak profile version (this one is from Air Trails)
Bf 109T Messerschmitt BCD Profile 40″ Eric Conley Plan – variant intended for German carrier “Graf Zeppelin” .36/40 Very successful US design (requires Class 1 gizmos de-activating)
Boeing TP12C Biplane Boeing Class 1 Full 30″ US Carrier Interceptor pre WW2 .25 Berkley kit plan – some parts may not be drawn fully
Buffalo Brewster Class 1 Full 42″ US Carrier attack WW2 .45 MAN Plan
Corsair F4U Vought Either Either (Full-body on plan, easily adaptable to profile) 42″ US WW2 fleet escort and attack fighter Plan shows Fox .35 – a good .40 better! NOT the Brodak profile version (from Air Trails)
Corsair F2G1 Vought BCD Profile 40″ Eric Conley plan – “Hot Rod” version of the US WW2 fleet escort and attack fighter .40 Very successful US design (requires Class 1 gizmos de-activating)
Dauntless Douglas Class 1 Full 31″ US classic strike plane .35 Berkley kit plan – some parts may not be drawn fully
F3F Grumman Class 1 Full 36″ Pre-WW2 Attack plane .25 MAN Palanek plan
Firebrand Blackburn Class 1 Full 38″ WW2 Prototype Naval Interceptor .40 UK response to the many US designs with operating flaps, rudder and hook
Firefly Fairey Either Either (Full-bodied on plan, easily adaptable to profile) 35″ WW2 British naval torpedo fighter .40 Drawn with an antique “closed loop” tube control system. Just substitute a 3-line bellcrank!
Flying Pancake XF5-U Vought BCD Profile – Edited full-size version of magazine A4 plan, eliminating tracing, cutting and joining of plan parts 22″ Awesome all-flying-body twin-engined prototype carrier fighter. Never flew (or did it!?) due to technical issues, program delays and the arrival of simpler jets .35 shown (in the nose) – 2 x electric in the nacelles (or 3 electric with 1 in the nose is even better – see Jan O’s version!)

CLICK HERE for R/C model video, HERE for video of the real thing

HERE for a fantasy simulation

Gannet Fairey Either Full on plan 38″ 1950-1980 Fleet air defence patroller .15 – .40 Plan is for a scale-ish version with a drop-off dolly, but could easily be re-worked into profile for BCD
Goshawk Biplane Curtis Class 1 Full 26″ Pre-WW2 US carrier fighter .09/15 Probably requires scaling up to 150% to be competitive
Guardian A4 / Guardian Fullsize Grumman BCD Profile 39″ WW2 Fleet Protector – Latest winning version from Jan Odeyn! .40 Jan’s very successful Guardian drawn for electric or glow power – rib profile is full-size on the A4 page, use fullsize plan for everything else
Guardian Grumman Class 1 Full 36″ WW2 Fleet Protector .35 MAN take on classic design
Guardian Grumman BCD Profile 36″ WW2 Fleet Protector – 1960s US plan .40-.61 Very successful US design (requires Class 1 gizmos de-activating)
Guardian Grumman BCD Profile 37″ WW2 Fleet protector – nice CAD version redrawn 1993 .40-.61 Updated version (requires Class 1 gizmos de-activating)
Harrier BAeS BCD Profile 30″ Classic UK VTOL fighter .15 or .40 Ducted fan Enlarged 140% from an RTP plan, with vectoring option.
TL_Raster_Hellcat_all TL_CAD_Hellcat wing_Plan BCD BCD Profile 37″ US WW2 Carrier Fighter .40 Tony Livaudais’ CAD/Raster version of Andy Housden’s universal platform (can be made as a Zero, Hurricane etc)
Helldiver Biplane Curtis Class 1 Full 35″ Pre-WW2 US carrier fighter .25 Walt Musciano plan
Hurricane Hawker Class 1 Full 46″ WW2 UK Fighter used on CAM-ships .40 American Modeller Plan
Jill Nakajima Either Full 36″ Japanese WW2 Torpedo Bomber .15-.25 Some work needed to make this a competitive machine, but the lines are all there
Kate Nakajima Either Full 37″ Japanese WW2 maritime bomber .15 – .25 Some work needed to make this a competitive machine, but the lines are all there
Kingfisher Vought BCD Profile 40″ US Navy Spotter/Torpedo plane .40 Very fast and successful design in the US (requires Class 1 gizmos de-activating)
Mauler Martin Class 1 Full 30” WW2 prototype low-wing monoplane fighter .40 Operating flaps, rudder and hook
MO-1 Martin Class 1 Full 39″ Shoulder-wing observation plane from 1921. 36 built and utterly forgotten until US Carrier-deck fans saw its possibilities Any up to .61 Eric Conley’s US record breaker
MO-1 Martin BCD Profile 40” See description for US version above Any up to .61 BCD profile version with operating hook only. A regular winner for many years due to its excellent handling and high-lift wing
MO-1 Martin Class 1 Full 25″ See description for BCD version above .40 An full-on speed model with a loiter & spot landing capability!
Mustang North American Class 1 Full 30″ WW2 Carrier adaptation of the famous P51-D .40 Operating flaps, rudder and hook
Northrop F5 Northrop Either Either (Full-bodied on plan, easily adaptable to profile) 38″ 1950-80s US Navy “Aggressor” jet fighter, capable of carrier operation but never actually did. .40 (in the nose) Reduced from 60″ stunt version. Would need 3-line control installed. CLICK HERE for pix of naval activity!
Phantom F4 Douglas BCD Profile 36″ 60s-90s Classic Jet Fighter-Bomber .19-.40 Good to try as a first Ducted Fan model! Mine will have a Kress RK740…hold on tight!
Seafire Supermarine BCD/US Profile Profile 42″ Eric Conley plan – Carrier version of the UK fighter ..40 UK BCD flyers will need to disable some of the US Profile class slow flight aids
Seamew Short BCD/US Profile Profile 36″ British anti-submarine patroller .19-.45 Excellent slow handling from Gary Hull’s 2009 version! UK BCD flyers will need to disable some of the US Profile class slow flight aids
Skypirate XTD2D1 Douglas Class 1 Full 48″ US Experimental long-range torpedo bomber up to .61 MAN plan with instructions – a really different model!
Skyraider Douglas Either Plan shows profile and full-body versions 32″ WW2/1950s Low-Wing Ground Attack .40 Dated but a solid-looking plane to start in Class 1
Skyray Douglas Either Either (Full-bodied on plan, easily adaptable to profile) .40 1950s US Navy jet carrier-based delta-winged interceptor .40 for Ducted fan or same in the nose for a profile version Berkeley kit plan beautifully redrawn. If you fancy a challenge, go for the ducted fan, otherwise a glow in the nose would work. Needs 3-line control substituting for Stanzel monoline!
Skyshark Douglas BCD Profile 34″ Late WW2 development of the Skyraider but superseded by jets .40 I’ve finally got my hands on the Sterling kit – just need to scan the plan!
Spearfish Fairey BCD Profile 37″ Late WW2 torpedo bomber: never went into service, superseded by the Gannet .40 or more Will need Class 1 gizmos deactivating
Spiteful Supermarine Class 1 Full 27″ Late WW2 upgrade of Spitfire – navalised version dubbed Seafang. Another casualty of the rush to jet power! .15 – .40 The basic lines are there, but some creative work needed to instal throttle and sturdy u/c
Stuka Ju87C Junkers BCD Profile 44″ The JU87C was designed for operation from the Luftwaffe’s unused aircraft carrier ‘Graf Zeppelin’ .40 A bit of a monster as it stands (meant for stunt) but shrunk to 38″ with throttle, would be a nice change!
Seagull Biplane Curtis Class 1 Full 37″ Pre-WW2 US Biplane carrier fighter .29/35 US Magazine plan 1950s
Seahawk Biplane Curtis Class 1 Full 37″ Pre-WW2 US Biplane carrier fighter .29/35 MAN plan
Texan AT6 North American Class 1 Full 37″ US taildragger trainer for carrier pilots WW2 .29/35 Berkley kit plan – some parts may not be drawn fully
Trojan North American Class 1 Full 37″ US trike trainer for carrier pilots WW2 .29/35 Berkley kit plan – some parts may not be drawn fully
Tigercat Grumman Either Either (Full-bodied on plan, easily adaptable to profile) 36″ Post WW2 US Carrier escort fighter, twin-engined tricycle u/c Pair of .15 or .19 glow motors NOT the Brodak profile version (this one is from Mechanix Illustrated)
Tigercat Grumman BCD Profile 42″ Post WW2 US Carrier escort fighter, twin-engined tricycle u/c Electric Power Jan Odeyn’s updated electrically-powered version (see pix under “Technology” tab)
Wildcat Grumman BCD Profile 35″ WW2 Carrier fighter .10 to .20 Glow (1.5-3.5cc diesel) Jan Odeyn’s trainer – ideal for beginners and improvers
Wildcat Grumman BCD Profile 31″ CAD-Drawn outline for super-basic model .15 to .40 Minimalist way into BCD
Wildcat Grumman Class 1 Full 30″ Nicely drawn plan of classic WW2 carrier fighter .15 to .40 Berkley kit plan – some parts may not be drawn fully
Zero Mitsubishi Class 1 Full 36″ Japanese WW2 carrier fighter .35 Walt Musciano plan – simplify for carrier
Zero Mitsubishi Class 1 Full 42″ WW2 Japanese carrier fighter. up to .60 The lines are all there – work needed to scale it and add necessary auxiliary systems