For nearly 90 years, has supplied builders and pilots with top-quality construction plans for all types of aircraft ranging from pattern ships and sport aerobats to museum-scale warbirds and classics. Our bonus Plans Guide in this issue covers it all— lightweight electrics; jets; and glow-, gas-, and turbine-propelled aircraft—all build-it-yourself projects found nowhere else. Whether you’re looking for a fully detailed scale warbird or a quick-build park flier, you’ll find your next building project here. Many of our plans come with an online construction article, with photos and building details. The guide features 132 of our all-time favorites, sorted into popular categories. For even more plans, go to AirAgeStore.com and click “Plans” to access our searchable database of more than
700 designs featured in Model Airplane News.
IN THE WORKSHOP WITH RICH
An epic modeler who has designed dozens of airplanes for Model Airplane News, Rich Uravitch is also one of our favorite people, so we thought our Plans Guide issue was the ideal spot to highlight his modeling career (which also included a stint writing this very page!). Senior Technical
Editor Gerry Yarrish had the honor of interviewing Rich for this feature and going through our archives to find some terrific photos of Rich in earlier decades. Whether you know Rich personally or only know of his fantastic designs, I think you’ll enjoy this article.
This month, we also highlight 50 of our favorite building Tips & Tricks. I think you’ll be impressed by the many innovative (read: cheap and easy!) methods your fellow MAN readers have come up with to make their time in the workshop more enjoyable. We bet you’ll incorporate at least a few of these tips in your own shop!
A building project is a great way to spend your time this winter, and just think of how nice it will be to show up on the flightline in spring with a unique flier that you built yourself! Please be sure to send us a photo of your finished plane for our column Pilot Projects. See you on the flightline.
The crew—(from left) Rich Uravitch, Gerry Yarrish, and Debra Cleghorn—take a break during a hot day at Top Gun.