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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, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, jj, johnosullivan, keven64, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooney_driver, patrickurbain, pit, 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


Martin Torpedo T4-M1 - Random photo - 459 Miranda - Random plan - 1891
Fudpucker Fantom - Latest plan - 6578 NA-300 - Random photo - 3005

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Fudpucker Fantom - Dick Wickham - 38in IC R/C
Osprey - Les Bradley - 64in Glider R/C
Trident - 80in Glider R/C
Dornier Do-28 Skyservant - John Wormley - 66in...
Sky Hopper - John Neustadter - 30in Rubber F/F
Widget - David A Ramsey - 44in IC R/C
Siebel Si 201 V2 - Jack Lynn Bale Scale...
Dornier Do335 VII Pfeil - Jack Lynn Bale - 45in...
Piper PA-8 Skycycle - Jack Lynn Bale - 40in...
Fournier RF-4D - FH Leisten - 87in Scale IC...
Mister E - Ted Strader - 50in IC R/C
Aerobat - Larry Rosenberg - 51in IC R/C
Instructor - Chuck Cunningham - 50in IC R/C
F-84 Thunderstreak - Walt Musciano - 34in Scale...
Tipsy Nipper Mk2 - Bryce Petersen - 54in Scale...
Invictus II - J Anthony Brown - 58in IC R/C
Orion - Milan Drazek - 40in C/L
Danish KZ-3 - Dick Struhl - 19in Scale Rubber...
Rodeo - PH Firman - 52in IC R/C
Terrier - Alan L Clarke - 58in IC R/C
RCM Floats - Earl Harting IC R/C
Northrop Eagle II - John Sullivan - 59in IC R/C
Curlew MkII - Scott Christensen - 52in IC R/C
Lady Hawk - John Kallend - 23in R/C
DH-82A Tiger Moth - Farooq Ahmad - 70in Scale...
Tee Dee Bee - Loren Dietrich - 28in IC R/C
STOL Pigeon - Michael Leasure - 44in IC R/C
Skycar - Ken Willard, Bob Andris - 38in Scale...
Goose - Brent Reusch - 48in IC R/C
Schutt Tripe-Bipe - Howard Schutt - 56in IC R/C
Sport Flyer 40 - Ben Strasser - 60in IC R/C
Sporty Ace - Chuck Cunningham - 48in IC R/C
Miss Bikini - Chuck Cunningham - 45in IC R/C
Funster 40 - Dick Tichenor - 72in IC R/C
2 x 4 - Gene Wallock - 50in Glider R/C
Cloud Niner - Bill Winter - 71in IC R/C
Liberty 15 - Dick Eck - 52in IC R/C
Clipped Wing Taylorcraft - Jim Simpson - 88in...
Rodent - Abbot W Lahti - 40in IC R/C
Venus - Bob Palmer - 48in IC C/L
Enforcer - Laddie Mikulasko - 48in IC R/C
RCM Trainer - Herb Stroup - 54in IC R/C
Hawker Hurricane - TR Kennedy - 20in Scale...
Bingo - Doc Mathews - 62in IC R/C
Cherokee 40 - Don Anderson - 60in Scale IC R/C
Bonanza - 64in Scale IC R/C
Stearman PT-17 Crop Duster - 32in Scale IC C/L
Stunt Trainer 180 - Andy Kunz Electric R/C
Filou - Horst Diemer - 51in Glider R/C
Snoopey - K Fischer - 60in IC R/C

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

...This should have been the start of many happy years of soaring but whether the Filou deceived me with its abilities or flattered my own , my subsequent efforts were complete failures. I acquired a Graupner K 10 - with hindsight...
RichardFalconer : Filou : 24/04/2015

Dear Steve, Good to see the plans for the Graupner Filou. I had kept mine and rebuilt most of it last year [see more pics 003,004] but I did not have fin profile until your plan turned up. Fifty years ago radio models weren't very...
RichardFalconer : Filou : 24/04/2015

Hey, I got one of those. And a little one, too [see more pics 004].
Art : Sky Hopper : 23/04/2015

Hi Steve, here are some pictures of models i built from plans i found in Outerzone. Maybe they are not built exactly as per plan but quite close! The firsts shows two enlarged scale Little bugs [see more pics 004-007] to which I reduced...
Guizzo17 : Little Bug : 23/04/2015

Hi Steve, here are some pictures of models i built from plans i found in Outerzone ...the last are of my 200% enlarged Canny Canard converted to R/C [see more pics 003, 004]. The C/G shown on the plan of the Canny Canard is completely...
Guizzo17 : Canny Canard : 23/04/2015

Hi Steve, FIRST OF ALL: THANKYOU!, THANKYOU!, THANKYOU! for the FANTASTIC model airplane plan site. I've been a rubber-powered model airplane builder since the War, and your site has kept me building and flying continually since I first...
AlanMironer : Speed Demon : 23/04/2015

Hi Steve, A recent picture of DMI "Gloria" handed by the top danish scale RC builder Leo Eriksen (and his dog), regards,
Karsten : Gloria : 22/04/2015

Does anyone have a cleaner copy? Thanks!
AdamJudd : Curtiss Robin : 22/04/2015

Your keeping me busy!
rchopper56 : Dornier Do335 VII Pfeil : 22/04/2015

This plan was published too on booklet "Model Builders' Manual No.4" - 1950 Fawcett Publication. The editor of this and other Fawcett booklets was Larry Eisinger, a famous modeller that (for me) designed the most elegant Old Timer airplane...
Pit : Sky Hopper : 22/04/2015

On the original plan from Model Airplane News it calls out for the body to be 1/4" balsa. On the new CAD drawing it calls out for the body to be made from 1/8" balsa. Big difference strength wise. Love the print. Building one now. Thank...
bassman : Blackbird : 21/04/2015

For what it's worth… the Q-Tee was my first RC plane. I discovered that it had a nasty spin characteristic… or was out just my novice-nasty flying technique? After several crash and re-builds, I learned to REVERSE control and she snapped...
OleBill : Q-Tee : 20/04/2015

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Updates - latest changes/news:

24/04/2015 : PlanID=4658 : Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Replaced this plan with a clearer version (less scanner creep), thanks to AugustaWest. Note there are some small differences between these two versions of the plan, eg previous version shows servos in fuselage elevation, this one shows an actuator. Also, this title block says 'Model Aircraft', where previous version says 'Veron'.

23/04/2015 : PlanID=4423 : AV 10 by Guy Borgé from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (with patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

22/04/2015 : PlanID=6571 : Dornier Do335 VII Pfeil by Jack Lynn Bale from Scale R/C Modeler : Replaced this plan with a cleaned copy, thanks to rchopper56.

21/04/2015 : PlanID=6570 : Piper PA-8 Skycycle by Jack Lynn Bale : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version, thanks to rchopper56. That was quick :)

21/04/2015 : PlanID=6570 : Piper PA-8 Skycycle by Jack Lynn Bale : Since I nowadays have almost zero time available to do cleanup on new plans, I will try uploading some plans just as they come in. Everyone out there please do feel free to grab them and later send me cleaner copies. Or not. Either way, be aware that a better version will get uploaded at some point. Probably. This starts with these three Jack Lynn Bale plans at ID:6570 - ID:6572.

20/04/2015 : PlanID=5767 : Stinson 108-2 Voyager by Robert C Sweitzer from Custom Plans Service : Added alternate version, thanks to SBurling, DuaneH.

18/04/2015 : PlanID=4802 : Gotha Go 242 by Jack Lynn Bale : Added a supplemental alternate version of the same plan, thanks to KjellMasch. This version looks more original, it is spread over 3 sheets. 200 dpi scan.

17/04/2015 : General News : Download issue. I have had 3 people today ask if there is a problem with downloading plans from the site. No changes have been applied here, at this end. Seems the change is out there, at your end, chaps. The issue seems to be local to each PC and a work-around fix is to do right-click and save (see FAQ page for more), rather than the usual left-click and view. Feedback from all 3 users is that fix works for them, now. I assume this is a problem with a newly installed version of a PDF reader browser plugin, also possibly Chrome is a common denominator. Let me know if you have more details.

15/04/2015 : PlanID=1867 : La Mouette by Radoslav Cisek from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Newtmagick.

15/04/2015 : PlanID=2219 : Thunderbolt by Bill Morley from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), thanks to TonyP.

13/04/2015 : PlanID=1191 : Westland Widgeon by Bill Krecek from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy that also now includes the missing sheet #2 showing templates, thanks to theshadow.

13/04/2015 : PlanID=4990 : Fairey Fulmar by Don Williams from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

13/04/2015 : PlanID=6347 : BP Defiant by David Andersen from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

10/04/2015 : PlanID=5870 : Cloud Dancer 40 by Fred Reese from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to Balsaworkbench, theshadow.

08/04/2015 : PlanID=391 : De Havilland Heron by F Buckland from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), thanks to TonyP.

08/04/2015 : PlanID=3907 : Stearman PT-17 Kaydet by Don Carkhuff from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to dfritzke.