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Outerzone is a listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download. The listing is free for everyone - you don't need to register or log in to download these plans.

You can view model plans by category tag (like say free flight, control line, radio control, scale, rubber, etc...) using the browse plans pages. Use the list all page for a full A-Z text listing. There is a simple keyword search on the search page (also above). We have an advanced search page for extra fun. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you view all the plans that match your own chosen combination of tags (and wingspan and year of origin).

For a quick visual fix, you can page through the latest plan thumbnails added or the latest model pics added, at 75 pics per page.

Outerzone was designed to be maintained and updated by volunteers called Site admins who get involved but (perhaps predictably) it hasn't ever really worked out that way. So with the exception of a few good people who have helped out here in the past (see below) at the moment it's essentially just me. See the FAQ page for more details on how this site works, and why.

Outerzone is also (I hope) a secure repository for vintage model aircraft plans that may have historical significance.


Got feedback? Suggestions? email me. Really, feedback is what we need most.

Want to help me maintain and update this listing? See the get involved pages for more details.

Want to make a donation? The continued running of this site (since launch in May of 2011) involves both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.


Outerzone Contributor Roll of Honour

I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:

aeromeddler, bobfripp, chukychez, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, jj, johnosullivan, keven64, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooney_driver, patrickurbain, stickman, stormin, theshadow, vintage1, vloustalot

Did I miss your name? Then I'm sorry. Let me know.

As far as scanning and posting plans on the RCGroups thread, there are just too many names to mention them all.. but here are a few:

30560, 50+airyears, algy2, avernon, bobkeller, bjrn, cougdave, daddyrabbit1954, danito69, dplumpe, geew, generock, gthunter, haydon55, hlsat, irish_lord99, jmp_blackfoot, jpm, ka-6br, kenny_e, locktite401, modelholic, nibor, orange&white, pd1, perttime, planeman, ralphb, ratracer, rchopper56, rfj, scaleviews, spockangel, srfalcon, starcad, tri-pacer, wtool



Click here to see VinPlanDex - the online index of RCGroups vintage plans thread 1265873. Complete with search facility.

What is the difference between Outerzone and VinPlanDex? Well...

VinPlanDex is is an exhaustive and complete index of every plan that has ever been posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread.

In comparison Outerzone is a slightly random collection of plans in PDF format. Outerzone does not include all the plans posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread. At a guess, only about 80%. Some plans on here are not from that thread. Also, some are direct submissions.

That link again: VinPlanDex


Gyrene - Random photo - 1940 Eastern States Champion - Random plan - 226
Great Lakes Torpedo Bomber - Latest plan - 5748 Jodel D-150 - Random photo - 1471

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Great Lakes Torpedo Bomber - Alan D Booton -...
Dick's Dream - Owen Kampen - 34in IC R/C Cabin
Fireball - Jim Walker - 29in IC C/L
Mini Bell - Bob Peck - 25in IC CO2 R/C
SNJ Profile - Paul Del Gatto - 17in Scale IC...
Jaguar - EW Evans - 43in Rubber F/F
Seabreeze II - Gordon Fairly - 22in F/F
High Time - John Burkam - 24in IC F/F
Heath Baby Bullet - Robert Hawkins - 28in Scale...
Curtiss P-40 - Bill Gough Jr - 28in Scale...
Focke-Wulf Stosser - Paul Plecan - 24in Scale...
Blohm and Voss BV 40 - Jack Headley - 50in...
Corsair - JR Holt - 48in Glider F/F
Koala - Claus Maikis - 41in IC C/L
Minnie Mambo - 36in IC R/C Cabin
Cloud Kitten 15 - Fred Reese - 48in IC R/C...
Stearman PT-13 - Dick Barron - 96in Scale IC...
Celestian - Albert Kramer - 60in IC F/F Pylon
Rearwin Speedster - Henry Thomas - 30in Scale...
Spitfire I - Alan Booton - 19in Scale Rubber...
Piper Cub Coupe - Herb Weiss - 27in F/F
Sportsman - JL Sadler, HA Thomas - 36in IC C/L
Windfreak - Rodger Sanders - 100in Glider R/C
Art Chester Jeep - Paul Lindberg - 70in Scale...
1/2A Helicopter - 20in IC F/F
Everitt's Wakefield - Dick Everitt - 45in...
AMA PT - Frank Ehling - 28in IC F/F
Tethered Trainer - Earl Cayton - 36in IC C/L
Killer Chaos - Joe Bridi - 62in IC R/C
Asymmetrical Pusher - Henry Cole Jr - 55in IC...
Focke-Wulf Fw 47 - Jack Headley - 52in Scale...
DH Gypsy Moth - Elmer Nowak - 68in Scale IC R/C...
Tomahawk - Maurice Schoenbrun - 42in IC F/F
Virus - Ken Willard - 34in IC R/C
Woody's Pusher - Bill Denson - 46in Scale IC...
Piper Vagabond - Bryce Petersen - 74in Scale IC...
Dewoitine D-510 - Donald E Mowrer - 31in Scale...
Tucano - 56in Scale IC R/C Trainer Military
Albatros D.XI - David Wagner - 13in Scale...
Merlin - 65in IC R/C
Omega - 52in IC R/C
Dragon Fli - Phil Kraft - 60in IC R/C
Laird Solution - David Brazelton - 21in Scale...
Heinkel He 219 UHU - Tom Arnold - 30in Scale...
Fane AOP - OldPilot - 55in Scale Electric R/C...
Skylark - 34in Rubber F/F
Jay-Dee Falcon - John D'Ottavio - 52in IC C/L
Hi Ball - Peter Neate - 36in IC F/F Pylon
Filibuster - Ted Buxton - 30in Rubber F/F
Mike Argander Special - David Giles - 27in IC...

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Hallo Steve, another plane my father built when I was a child. It's an diving attack glider conceived to dive in the B-17 bombing formations. regards,
Pit : Blohm and Voss BV 40 : 30/07/2014

The listing states a span of 48". However my PDF sheet size indicates 47.67" maximum with the full span of the wing drawing somewhat less than sheet width. Apparently there's a discrepancy in the size of the drawing. Thanks again for all...
David : Curtiss Hawk AE3 XF6C-6 : 29/07/2014

Yep. That's all we have.
SteveWMD : Vector : 29/07/2014

The value for the dihedral is blanked out on this plan set. It looks to be where the plan was spliced.
Andrew : Vector : 29/07/2014

Photo of nicely completed Fireball model was found online at http://www.modelflight.regheath.com/mf105/galleryset.htm
SteveWMD : Fireball : 29/07/2014

I think they are all circular, so are not drawn out in full, the assumption being we have all we need with just this drawing and some compasses to draw them out for ourselves. Probably.Certainly the plan says: 'CF is a 1/32" sheet circle...
SteveWMD : I-16 Rata : 28/07/2014

Are the cowling formers CsubF through Csub6 missing from this I-16 Rata plan? I know it’s probably possible to extrapolate forwardfrom former # 1.
DonTilley : I-16 Rata : 28/07/2014

Jack Headley's BV-40 was originally a free plan set in the Northrop (Hawthorne, CA) MAC newsletter 'Norair Modeller'. The plans are dated August 1968 and the newsletter is dated October 1968. The discussion article was titled 'Das Ugly...
DougStarwalt : Blohm and Voss BV 40 : 28/07/2014

Dear Steve, I was surprised to find that the McHard PZL was published by the Aeromodeller in 1995 because I bought the original at the Hendon auction of Doug's models some ten years ago without really realising what it was ! Anyway as the...
RichardFalconer : PZL P8 II : 28/07/2014

I was an inexperienced free flight model flyer when I built this plane. I did a super job of building it, testing the engine and getting the glide just right. Filled up the engine, fired it up and let it go on top of one of the highest...
ChuckLohre : B-70 Valkyrie : 28/07/2014

Hi, again, Steve!!!!….& Thank you!!!!….& “theshadow”!!!! for the added “ SOPWITH DOLPHIN " construction article text …… Your extra time & effort!!!!…….MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!!…….Thanks, again!!!!……
DonTilley : Sopwith Dolphin : 26/07/2014

re the Centrak system - there is a thread on RCGroups at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2211530 where hopefully the details will get collected together...
SteveWMD : Spitfire MkIIa : 24/07/2014

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Updates - latest changes/news:

29/07/2014 : PlanID=1114 : Vagabond by Charles Zeihl from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to Planeman.

28/07/2014 : General News : Have made some small changes to the way simple search works. You can now add a modifier (name, by, from or credit), to fine tune your search results. See the Search page for more details on the changes, if this interests you. If it doesn't, just carry on searching as you were before. Default search is unchanged.

22/07/2014 : PlanID=820 : Stagger Bi MkIII by Phil Kraft : Replaced this with a clearer plan at 300dpi, thanks to bulldogdrummond.

17/07/2014 : PlanID=2490 : Gorgeous Gertie from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, also added an instructions sheet, thanks to JJ.

16/07/2014 : PlanID=5476 : Spitfire LF XVI by Albert Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a more detailed copy, including formers, thanks to GuyColeman. See the 'plan file details' section for the full story.

13/07/2014 : PlanID=145 : Messerschmitt Me 109 from Comet : Have rescaled the printwood on this one down, to fit against the plan at 16in wingspan, thanks to RayD.

13/07/2014 : PlanID=1858 : Auster J4 by Howard Boys from Powakits : Replaced this plan with a clearer version. Have kept the original scan as a supplement file for comparison.

09/07/2014 : PlanID=2424 : Falcon 56 by Carl Goldberg : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to pd1.

04/07/2014 : PlanID=1110 : Week-ender by Dave Hughes from Radio Modeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to AllanWarner.

04/07/2014 : PlanID=84 : Phantom Fury from Comet : Replaced this plan (again) with a clearer version, thanks to pd1.

03/07/2014 : PlanID=84 : Phantom Fury from Comet : Replaced this plan with a copy that includes full printwood, thanks to pd1.

01/07/2014 : PlanID=841 : Corben Super Ace by Chuck Wood from Model Airplane News : Resized this plan to full-size at 38in wingspan, thanks to David.

30/06/2014 : General News : Things are very busy here just now - so my apologies to everyone who is awaiting developments, uploads or indeed email replies. I have a pile of work to get through here, this may take a while. Bear with me for a bit.

29/06/2014 : PlanID=1778 : Konkerer by AJ Longstaffe from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on plain white background, thanks to S&T #91.

27/06/2014 : PlanID=5569 : Culver Dart by Tom Mountjoy from RCM : Replaced this with a clearer plan, thanks to theshadow.

24/06/2014 : PlanID=1330 : Auster Arrow from Keil Kraft : Have cleaned this plan up and packed it into 2 pages inc the printwood. Printwood now matches the plan at 300dpi.