Everyone can build a model airplane by using an ARF (almost ready to fly) kit. The real adventure and challenge however is to build the airplane entirely from scratch – using your hands, imagination and eventually a model airplane plan.
6 You can find a lot of model airplane plans for free or very cheap. Don't pay too much for model plans. If you want to build a remote control plane, and this is your first, use foam; it is much cheaper, but still flies great! Allow your kids take part in the process. They will enjoy it. If this is your first model, better start with paper one. You can create a plan yourself if you have some knowledge about aeronautics.
Download plans. It's recommended that you download a professionally designed plan for your model. This is essentially for the flying models because they may not fly without keeping the symmetry and proper measures. It's a must for the static models too because they must represent a real airplane in exact scale.
Carefully assemble the model parts together. If there is an engine (when building an RC aircraft) make sure it's properly installed.