Free Glider Airplane Plans to Download

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Model glider planes, like their full-sizeĀ counterparts, do not have a form of motorized propulsion. Instead, enthusiasts fly them by remotely controlling, via a handheld radio transmitter, the lift that comes from slopes and thermals. These types of remote-control (RC) planes can be made from any kind of material, such as foam and plastic. They are typically built to be extremely light, but they can also be heavier than you'd think for this type of plane.

If you are into RC gliders, these are some of the free plans that are available for download.

Outerzone's Classy Class C Glider

With a 28-inch wingspan, this plan is from Flying Aces and is uploaded to the Outerzone website, where many different free aircraft planes are listed.

Terraplane 22

This 22-inch wingspan glider plan is on the F4B Scale website. It is listed for experience modelers.

Outerzone's Fighter Glider

From Aeromodeller, this glider has a 42-inch wingspan and was made in 1944. It comes from the Outerzone website.

Pocket Rocket Glider

At 12 inches, the Pocket Rocket is indeed a smaller glider. On the F4B Scale website, it is shown to be for training and warm-up, and is not for beginners.

Outerzone's Aquila

With a huge 99-inch wingspan, this glider is from Airtronics and was produced in 1975.

Baby Jazz

Another small glider, the Baby Jazz is just 13 inches in wingspan. Easy to build, it is listed as a junior aircraft.

Outerzone's Glider no. 1

A 30-inch wingspan glider from Elite, this specific glider plan was published in 1943.