latest update: March 11th, 2017


03/11/2017
I've added a New indoor balsa supplier to the Freeflight Construction Supplies page:

Nick Aikman's Green-Man Balsa.

Nick cuts the finest indoor balsa on the planet. He lives in the U.K., so you'll need PayPal to do business with him. There's no web-site, but he does have a nice sales sheet complete with pictures and contact information.

Nick's sale sheet can be viewed here.

Nick Aikman can be reached at:

Green - Man Balsa
Nick Aikman
4A Borough Street
Kegworth Derby
DE74 2FF
England
nickaikman@hotmail.com

01/26/2016
I've added a link for my Whittle W1 turbojet engine build to the Plastic Modeling page. The finished model is part of the NWSM 'X-Planes' display at the MoF that will run from December 2015 to March 2016.
10/07/2015
Starting yet another new No-Cal project over on the 'building board' page.

09/27/2015
Check out the fuselage structure for my Luscombe Model 10 No-Cal over on the 'building board' page, along with a couple of cool new No-Cal projects I'm working on drawings for.

06/17/2015
I've added a link for my Me-109G "hoimann" build to the Plastic Modeling page. The finished model was part of the July 2010 NWSM 'Strangers in a Strange Land" display of captured enemy aircraft in markings other than their own.
06/13/2015
I've added a page for the magnifying stand I used to help paint the name "hoimann" on the front of the Me-109G "hoimann".

The magnifying stand helped a LOT!
12/21/2014
I've added a build article with photos for a 1/48 scale card model of a Link Trainer and a scratchbuilt desk to go with it to the Plastic Modeling page. The finished model was part of a Trainer Display that appeared in the NWSM display case from August 2, 2012 to December 6, 2012.
11/06/2014
I've added an update page for my No-Cal Flying Flea plan. I built a new one to replace my original No-Cal Flying Flea. On the new version, I dispensed with the lifting rear wing and incorporated a flat-plate rear wing, turning it into a stabilizer, which produced a more normal flying model, and also gave it increased duration.

11/05/2014
I've added a page about Flight-Trimming No-Cals, along with two pages on finding the Root Mean Chord of a wing - one showing how to find the Root Mean Chord using the quadratic equation, and the other showing how to find it by graphical analysis.

I've also added three color profiles for the three versions of the Kawanishi N1K1-J "Shiden" No-Cal that can be modeled from My N1K1-J Shiden No-Cal plan.

07/27/2014
I've added a short build article of the old 1/72 scale Condor Heinkel He-178 V1 with photos to the Plastic Modeling page.

07/07/2014
I've added the second part of the build article on the old MPC STAR WARS B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter to the Plastic Modeling page. Lots of photos on this one.

06/10/2014
I've slowly been adding to the Plastic Modeling page (here), and tonight I've added the first part in a build article on the old MPC STAR WARS B-Wing Heavy Assault Fighter. This build shows that a lot can be done to even the simplest of kits. I'll be adding more to this build page later, but for now, you can check out the progress so far, and also the other plastic models on the Plastic Modeling page.

05/14/2014
Several years ago, I lost my No-Cal Cessna CR-3 on an OOS flight. I finally decided to replace it, as it was one of my first No-Cal designs, and is still one of my favorites. I included several modifications to the new build, and made a page for them. Here's the link to the No-Cal CR-3 modifications page:
My New No-Cal Cessna CR-3 and some Modifications

05/14/2014
I'm expanding the section on my plastic model builds. Here's a link to that page:
Some of my plastic scale model builds

05/15/2013

Dornier Do-335 No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Dornier Do-335 No-Cal plan


05/15/2013

Gloster Whittle No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Gloster Whittle No-Cal plan


05/15/2013

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat No-Cal plan


05/15/2013

Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden (George) No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden (George) No-Cal plan


05/15/2013

Yokosuka R2Y1 Keiun No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Yokosuka R2Y1 Keiun No-Cal plan


October/11/2010

This new scale drawing by James A. Morrow shows both the XF5B-1 (Navy) and the XP-15 (Army) versions of this unique Boeing parasol fighter. These two aircraft are favorites of free-flight modelers because of their high wings and classic Golden Age looks.

Boeing XF5B-1 and XP-15 Scale Drawing


April/17/2010

I've finally done a comprehensive catalog update. The new catalog is still just $2, but it now includes pictures of all the models instead of just line drawings. However, plan and drawing prices have gone up because my printing costs have doubled in just the last two years.

Follow this link to order a catalog.




06/08/2008

Cassutt Boo-Ray F-1 racer No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Cassutt Boo-Ray No-Cal model


8/22/2006

Darryl Greenamyer's clipped-wing F8F Bearcat "Conquest 1" unlimited racer No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Darryl Greenamyer's clipped-wing Bearcat No-Cal model


8/20/2006

Ah right, ah right - so I finally did a hi-wing No-Cal. It ain't like nobody else has ever done a high-winger before, so gimme a break.

Johnny Livingston's clipped-wing monocoupe racer No-Cal plan now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Livingston's #14 clipped-wing monocoupe No-Cal model


8/18/2006

Mike Carroll's Clipped-Wing unlimited class Signal Sea Fury racer No-Cal plan is now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Mike Carroll's clipped-wing Signal Sea Fury No-Cal model


7/15/2006

Fokker D-VIII No-Cal plan now available! Here's the link to the model description:

Fokker D-VIII No-Cal model


6/12/2006

The Ryan XF2R-1 Darkshark No-Cal plan is now available (yea, I know - took me long enough). Here's the link to the model description:

Ryan XF2R-1 Darkshark No-Cal model


10/26/2005

Chris Starleaf Wins the 2005 FAC Outdoor Champs Thompson Trophy race at Muncie Indiana with an AERO ACES Cessna CR-3 kit !

Link to pictures and news of customer-built CR-3 kits!


8/12/2005
Wooo-Hooo!
ANOTHER one for the record books !
At the big Seattle area FAC QUIET RIOT event August 7th, 2005, my
Cessna CR-3 No-Cal does
7 minutes, 44 seconds
on it's first (and last) flight of the day !
(that's a total of 464 seconds ! )

Here's the link to the plan:
CR-3 racer No-Cal plan

8/10/2005

The Cessna CR-3 kit is now out of stock.

Barring a lottery windfall, the next production run will be summer 2006.


3/8/2005

Which No-Cal plan should I finish first?

The Cassutt Racer Boo-Ray?




Or maybe this really cool tiger-striped Midget Mustang?




Or how about this Farman Carte Postale . . .




. . . with it's MONSTER wing?


12/31/2004

NEW Flying Scale Plan now available!
Farman 1926 Carte Postale Sport

Here's a little 12" wingspan plan for the 1926 Farman Carte Postale Sport.

The little two-seat 1926 Sport had a huge wing for it's size, and it is absolutely one of the cutest models you'll ever see. It has a simple box fuselage, and builds very quickly (except for the exhaust).

Initial test flights have already yielded flights of 57 seconds, with more on tap. If you can resist this one, you've got no modeling soul!

12/31/2004

NEW No-Cal Plan now available!
Crosby CR-4 racer

Here's a No-Cal plan for the Crosby CR-4 racer. The CR-4 was one of the sleekest, most streamlined golden age racers ever designed. Teething troubles kept it out of the hunt, but when it ran, it was FAST! This No-Cal model is a reproduction of the 1938 version sponsored by the Sherwin-Williams paint company, and is suited for outdoor flying.

12/19/2004

NEW No-Cal Plan now available!
Makhonine MAK-123

Here's a No-Cal plan for the Makhonine MAK-123. The MAK-123 was a research aircraft with extendable wings. The wings were extended for take-off, and retracted at altitude for speed. As a No-Cal, it's got a LOOONG nose, and did 2:15 on it's VERY FIRST FLIGHT! And that under a 26 foot ceiling!

11/30/2004

NEW No-Cal Plan now available!
Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance

Here's a No-Cal plan for the Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance. It's got very nice proportions, and broke two minutes on only it's second flight. It's already up to 2:35 under a 26 foot ceiling with more to come.
The plan color scheme is shown in the graphic on the right. Here's a link showing
ten alternate color schemes
- something for everyone!

11/17/2004

prop and noseblock bushings no longer available.

Small bushings for Peanut and Dime Scale models are NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Larger bushings for Flying Scale models are no longer available.


7/27/2004

Chris Starleaf Wins FAC NATS 2004 Thompson Trophy race at Geneseo with an AERO ACES Cessna CR-3 kit !

"... Starleaf was the man to beat in this one, but none of us came close. The Loose was second to his impressive Cessna CR-3, which beat us all by at least 30 seconds round after round." (Tom Hallman)

Link to pictures and news of customer-built CR-3 kits!


7/18/2004

Woo-Hooo! ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS !

At the big Seattle area FAC Summer outdoor QUIET RIOT event July 18, 2004,

My Heinkel He P.1077 Julia No-Cal does

12 minutes, 58 seconds ! (that's a total of 778 seconds ! )

Here's the link to the plan: Heinkel He P.1077 Julia No-Cal plan




6/18/2004
Photos from the FAC June 12th, 2004 60 Acres Outdoor Meet !

4/1/2004
New No-Cal plan now available !
Heinkel He-119v4 bomber No-Cal!
4/1/2004
New No-Cal plan now available !
Osprey GP-4 No-Cal!
5/10/2004
New Flying Scale plan now available !
Blackburn Airedale!
4/1/2004
New No-Cal plan now available !
Rand-Robinson KR-1 No-Cal!

1/18/2004
Photos from the FAC January 17th, 2004 Oxbow Indoor Meet !


1/09/2004
MASSIVE update! - replaced all black and white photos with color photos ! Check out the No-Cal pages for color photos of the B-239, B&V BV P.211.02, He-1077, FW-190 D-9, MB-5, XF2R1 Darkshark, Sopwith 1 & 1/2 Strutter, P-51 racer #45, CR-3, R-4 Firecracker, Bede BD-8, P-39 MR. Mennen racer, and a picture of about half of my No-Cal Air Force.

Also check out the Dimescale page for all the color photos of the Pseudo Dime Scale Glenny-Henderson Gadfly.

There are also a bunch of new color photos of my Brewster F2A-3 model on the FAC Photo page.


12/20/2003
Photos from the December 20th, 2003 Oxbow Indoor Meet !

10/6/2003
AIR-7 scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the REALLY CUTE Russian Yakovlev-designed AIR-7 Speed Record Holder..

Curtiss 18-T triplane - Sheet 1 - Military versions - scale drawing by James A. Morrow!
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Curtiss triplane that held an unofficial speed record and two official altittude records!

Curtiss 18-T triplane - Sheet 2 - Racing Variants - scale drawing by James A. Morrow!
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of both land and seaplane racing versions of the Curtiss triplane!

Junkers J-4 (J-1 Military) scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Junkers J-4 all-metal WW I ground-attack biplane.

Junkers J-7 & Junkers J9(D-1) scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Junkers D1/J9 all-metal fighter monoplane.

Junkers J-8, J-10, & J-11 - SHEET 1 - scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Junkers J-8 (prototype of the J-10) and the J-10 (CL-1) all-metal fighter monoplane.

Junkers J-8, J-10, & J-11 - SHEET 2 - scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Junkers J-10 Commercial version and the Junkers J-11 seaplane version.

PZL (Russian) Wilga 35A scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Russian Wilga 35A with bottom views of the fuselage and wing, fuselage cross-sections, wing sections, color scheme, and specifications.

Roland D2 WW I German fighter scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Roland D2 with cross-sections, structure, color scheme, specifications, and written description.

Stearman PT-13D - N620BD scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of Stearman N620BD with cross-sections, specifications, color scheme, and history of N620BD.

Stearman PT-17 - N75016 scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available !
A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing with cross-sections, specifications, and color scheme of N75016.

8/28/2003 NEW No-Cal Plan!!! Anson Johnson's unlimited P-51 racer # 45! This was a 500mph racer in 1949! Heavily clipped wings allow more wing area and longer motor tube than stock P-51. Model has already done 2:52 under a 26 foot ceiling! Build your own No-Cal version of Anson's #45 racer! Simple colorful color scheme - all yellow with red registration and race numbers.

7/29/2003
I now have my own icon for the web-site!

Here's how to make this icon visible on your favorites list:

1) Delete the web-page from your favorites list

2) Go to "www.aeroaces.com" (splash page) or "www.aeroaces.com/aeroaceshome.htm" (home page)

3) Save again to your favorites list, and presto, my new icon!

7/9/2003
NEW No-Cal Plan!!! The Brewster B-239 Buffalo The B-239 had the highest victory ratio of any WW II fighter - 26 : 1 !! Build your own No-Cal version of the "Sky Pearl" ! Already a multiple contest winner!!

New Flying Scale plan now available ! - The Henderson-Glenny Gadfly !
A really nice little flyer, and a cutie to boot!

11/5/2002
Congratulations to Dan Kane, winner of the combined Thompson/Bendix Mass Launch Event at the 2002 FAC NATS in Muncie Indiana with a Cessna CR-3 built from one of my (AEROACES) kits!

6/18/2002
WAAHOOOO ! New No-Cal plan now available !
Heinkel He-P.1077 Julia I Rocket Interceptor No-Cal!
This one performs just like it's full-size counterpart! Lots of wing area and a 21 inch long motor tube! Put a big prop on it, make sure your name is on it, and watch it GO!

6/11/2002
COMING SOON ! - Heinkel He-P.1077 Julia I Rocket Interceptor No-Cal!

5/15/2002
Junkers J-7 & Junkers J9(D-1) scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available ! A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Junkers D1/J9 all-metal fighter monoplane showing both long and short fuselage versions, both sides of the nose, fuselage cross-sections, wing sections, color schemes, and specifications. Junkers J-7 side views (including both sides of the nose for two different engine installations), top views (including four versions of the wingtips) and cross-sections also included.

PZL (Russian) Wilga 35A scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available ! A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the Russian Wilga 35A with bottom views of the fuselage and wing, fuselage cross-sections, wing sections, color scheme, and specifications.

Russian AIR-7 scale drawing by James A. Morrow now available ! A 1/24 scale 3-view drawing of the REALLY CUTE Russian Yakovlev-designed AIR-7 Speed Record Holder. This tandem seater with fully-enclosed cockpit, and streamlined wheel pants set a Russian National Speed Record of 332 Km/Hr (approx. 200mph) in September 1933. The drawing also shows a bottom view of wings/fuselage/landing gear, cross-sections with structure, fuselage frame structure, color scheme, specifications, and a short history.

5/14/2002
I've updated the home page. There are now direct links to the Seattle-Area Flying Aces club page, the REAL Aircraft links page, the Freeflight links page, and the Plastic Modeling links page.

4/25/2002
I also build GASP! plastic scale models ! Here's a shot of my AMTech Focke-wulf TA-183 "Huckebein" at the Seattle IPMS (International Plastic Modelers Society) Spring show, March 9th, 2002.

4/4/2002
CANOPY SET NOW AVAILABLE FOR V-173 Peanut plan ! A new canopy set is now available for my Peanut Scale V-173 Skimmer plan. It includes the upper canopy and nose section (one piece), and a one-piece lower clear center section that includes the windows on the bottom of the wing leading edge next to the center section.

2/7/2002
FAC Competition and Flying meet Calender for 2002! Here's the 2002 Contest/flying meet calender for 2002! Check it frequently for updates, and START BUILDING NOW!!! If you build just ONE MODEL A MONTH, you'll be SET for the QUIET RIOT!

BATTLE of MIDWAY EVENT on for the MAYFLY, MAY 18th, 2002! The Battle of Midway will be an Eagle Squadron 34 Mass Launch event CD'd by Ken Newell. Check this link for details and a list of eligible models for the event. It's a LONG list, with something for everybody, so NO EXCUSES!! You've got THREE and a HALF MONTHS to build a "MIDWAY" entry, so get started.

11/12/2001 NEW PHOTO PAGE for pictures of the AEROACES CR-3 kit. Have a good quality picture of a CR-3 built from the AEROACES CR-3 kit? Here's a chance to show off your handiwork. AEROACES CR-3 kit Photo Page

10/25/2001 Things are WAY too serious right now, so for a little non-flying model humor, click on the Eagle graphic at the top right of the home page, or click on this link: "THE COALITION"

10/11/2001 For all you Seattle-area IPMS (International Plastic Modeler Society) members, there is a new meeting location.
Check this link for directions to the North Bellevue Community/Senior Center.
All you Flying Model Types should seriously consider going to an IPMS meeting. All kinds of really cool aircraft reference material is available for sale at each meeting. Need the latest info on your favorite aeroplane? If it's not AT the meeting, somebody there can tell you where to get it. A GREAT RESOURCE FOR SCALE MODELERS!!!

10/03/2001 Free Down-loadable Wallpaper! This screen-size (800x600) photo of the AERO ACES Cessna CR-3 model is a beauty! (graphic size = 59.37Kb)

8/17/2001 Just a bunch of (b&w) photos of my Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo for Mass Launch Events.

7/26/2001 !! NEW !! Blohm & Voss BV P 211.02 Volksjager No-Cal plan!
This competitor for the "Volksjager" contract is an EXCELLENT flier!

7/19/2001 "Cobra II" P-39Q Racer No-Cal plan UPDATED!
This is one of the very first No-Cals I designed, and is STILL one of the Best! The plan was showing it's age, so I incorprated several improvements and re-drew the plan.

7/12/2001 ELEVEN New Scale Drawings by JAMES A. MORROW!

New drawings on drawing page one:
Armstrong-Whitworth FK-10 WW-I combat aircraft, Boeing B&W-1A Replica.


New drawings on drawing page two:
Boeing Model 40B, Boeing Model 40C, Boeing Model 95, Boeing P-26 1st Group Markings.


New drawings on drawing page three:
Dehavilland Airco DH-5 WW-I Fighter.


New drawings on drawing page four:
Browning 0.50 caliber aircraft machine gun, Lewis aircraft machine gun in double yoke, PT-13D Stearman (modified), PT-17 Stearman (modified).


Michael A. Morrow's AERO ACES - Doing Business since 1995 !
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