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These free RC airplane plans feature fairly simple construction techniques with minimal frame components. Many of these are good for beginning modelers. The plans are not necessarily for beginner planes for flying, but the construction process is less complicated than some RC airplanes. Also see these intermediate to advanced RC airplane plans.

4Kin Plan from Fadmuker

Plan by Gary Armstrong
Plan by Gary Armstrong
This is a Delta type balsa model from Gary Armstrong. The plans are color-coded and include building tips for this model adaptable for .20 to .60 size engines.

Flying-Models Plans

Plans from Flying-Models.org
Plans from Flying-Models.org
Click on the "Plans" link to view plans and instructions for some slope, glow, and electric aircraft including the MIG 7 and the electric Pibros. Lots of photos and building tips throughout the rest of the site. Some plans may be in PDF or DWG/DXF formats.

Meat Eater RC Airplane Plan from Fadmuker

Plans by Gary Armstrong
Plans by Gary Armstrong
Another Delta balsa model from Gary Armstrong with color-coded plans and engine tips.

More Airplane Plans from Fadmuker

Plans by Gary Armstrong
Plans by Gary Armstrong
View additional photos and plans for other models from Gary Armstrong. Scroll through the "My Models" section to see descriptions or specs for the Jacknife, a 3D Funfly plane, foamy 3D models, and a "cheap knock about foamy delta wing."

Mugi Evo

Plans from mugi.co.uk
Plans from mugi.co.uk
View the plans and get detailed instructions on building an electric powered delta wing style Evo. There is even a "Scheme Designer" to help you decorate your plane. The site also offer tutorials and an online shop for purchasing materials to build your Evo.

STC Build Guide at RC Groups

Plans by WaterDog
Plans by WaterDog
This series of RC Groups forum discussions include instructions and links to plans (in PDF format) and videos for how to build your own foam plane from hardware store materials. This looks like a great project for the new modeler. There is a PDF file with instructions along with the PDF plans in full page and tiled formats.

Tea Racer from Mugi

Plans from mugi.co.uk
Plans from mugi.co.uk
Print out paper templates of this electric pylon racer. The site describes this one as "not a beginners aeroplane." You can view photos and get a description of recommended motors and other parts.
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