The RC Cessna Airmaster

This RC Cessna Airmaster is a model of the aircraft that saved Cessna in the early 1930's.These RC airplane plans give full details on how to build a beautiful, flying model.

Cessna C-37 Airmaster

Cessna Airmaster photo is from the Williams Vintage Aircraft site.

About the full size Cessna Airmaster

If you think the economy is in poor shape today (Spring 2009) imagine what it must have been like in the 1930's! It was 1934,the Great Depression was showing signs of improvement and Cessna Aircraft Company had been forced out of business, a few years previously. It was into this environment, that Dwayne Wallace, a new aeronautical engineer and Clyde Cessna's nephew, introduced the first Airmaster, the C-34 ( the number came from the year-1934)

Wallace persuaded Clyde Cessna to resurrect the remains of the Cessna Aircraft Company and he also arranged financing to put the  Airmaster into production.

Sales were reasonable, considering the state of the economy and one of the selling features was "The World's Most Efficient Airplane"

The  Airmaster model evolved from the C-34 into the C-37 and C-38.The C-37 had a wing mounted flaps and the C-38 had a belly mounted drag flap.


Construction Details

  •  Full cantilever wing structure - no struts!
  • Wing-all wood.
  • Fuselage-steel tubing, welded, with wooden formers and stringers.
  • Tail surfaces are wood with ply covering.
  • For many details and some super photos, I recommend a visit to this site- Williams Vintage Aircraft site.

The 1/4 scale model details

  • Wing section-NACA 2412 (semi-symmetrical)
  • Construction-standard balsa and ply, fabric covered.
  • Plans-7 sheets, showing all parts.
  • Fiberglass cowl is available (see below)

This RC Airmaster came about, after discussions with Jerry Bates and myself. Jerry offered to provide the basic wing drawing with all the ribs and I proceeded with the rest of the design.

The construction is pretty standard stuff, with the fuselage sides being built over the plans, as well as the wings. The tail features the balsa core method.

The wing is made in 2-pieces and plugs into the fuselage, using aluminum tubes.


Cad designed Plans

Here you can get a look at what the plans look like. for the 1/4 scale RC Cessna Airmaster-

Cessna C-37 Airmaster: CAD plans-fuselage side view
Cessna C-37 Airmaster: CAD plans-fuselage cross sections

Ordering Information

  • Price of the Airmaster Plans-  $45.00 USD. (7 CAD drawn sheets)
  • If you order through this site, you will receive an e-mail order receipt from PayPal.
  • Shipping and handling of plans for orders within the United States APO- air mail rolled in a tube- $12.50 USD.
  • Orders to Canada-Air mail and rolled in a tube- $20.00 USD.
  • Overseas orders- Air mail and rolled in a tube-  $28.00 USD.
  • If you have any questions. please Contact Us.
Price of 7 CAD drawn sheets of the RC Cessna Airmaster- $45.00 US plus shipping cost. 
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PDF Format plans

We are now offering these plans in this software format. Once ordered, the plans will be E-mailed to you immediately.

You can then visit your local print shop and print of the set of 7 sheets. Any shop that has a 36" wide, roll fed  printer should be able to print these PDF files at full size.

Some Staples or Fedex stores have this ability.

Price for the set of 7 PDF files-$45.00USD E-Mailed to you

Special Holiday Sale Price-$25.00 USD e-mailed to you. (Limited time offer)

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Laser Cut Parts

  • We now can supply a set of laser cut parts for the 1/4 scale Cessna Airmaster.
  • Parts are supplied by Bob  Holman Plans- the premium RC airplane laser cutter in the U.S.
  • Price of the set is $250.00 USD .
  • If you order through this site, you will receive an e-mail order receipt from PayPal.
  • This set is a "short kit" of a large scale model aircraft and includes all the balsa and ply parts, laser cut to shape but no sheet or strip balsa is included.
  • Note that no hardware is supplied.
  • If you have any questions. please Contact Us.

Price of the Laser Cut Parts for the 1/4 Scale RC Cessna Airmaster=$250.00USD plus Shipping & Handling Costs

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Fiberglass Cowl

A fiberglass cowl is now available.

Cessna C-37 Airmaster: Fiberglass cowl front view
Cessna C-37 Airmaster: Fiberglass cowl plan view



The quality of glass work is outstanding! This cowl will save you a lot of work and can be painted to suit your color scheme.

  • RC Airplanes Simplified is a reseller of the Jerry Bates cowl.
  • If you order through this site, you will receive an e-mail order receipt from PayPal.
  • Price of the Airmaster cowl $45.00USD.
  • Shipping and handling of parts for orders within the United States APO- $15.00USD.
  • Orders to Canada, via U.S. mail. Parcel Post, Air Mail- $25.00USD.
  • Overseas orders- via U.S. mail, Parcel Post, Air Mail-  $35.00 USD.
  • Your parts will be mailed direct to you by Jerry Bates (Please note that the cowl is made to order and may take 5-6 weeks for delivery in the U.S.A)
  • If you have any questions. please Contact Us.
Price of the fiberglass cowl for the RC Cessna Airmaster, part # 5902- $45.00 US plus shipping cost.

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Zazzle Cessna C-37 Gifts

Cessna C-37 Airmaster Ad.

Visit this page to see many items featuring the Cessna. (Mugs, mouse pads, phone covers etc.,) All use original artwork to make truly unique gifts!




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