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Outerzone is a collection of old model airplane plans. Thousands, online, tagged and easily searched. The plans are all free to download. You don't need to register or log in. These free vintage, old-timer flying model aircraft plans are mostly in PDF format. So let's go; download, print, start building!

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Hawker Tempest - 6797Hawker Tempest
Scale IC C/L
26in span
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Powavan - 6796Powavan
48in span
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Mirage - 6795Mirage
15in span
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Show Team Special - 6794Show Team Special
50in span
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Miss Priss - 6793Miss Priss
60in span
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Tropic-Aire - 6792Tropic-Aire
60in span
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Foam Learjet - 6791Foam Learjet
55in span
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Magnum 40 - 6790Magnum 40
56in span
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Fournier RF-4 - 6789Fournier RF-4
Scale Electric Glider R/C
74in span
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Curtiss Junior - 6788Curtiss Junior
Scale IC R/C
118in span
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SALy - 6787SALy
Electric Glider R/C
52in span
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Spirit of St Louis - 6786Spirit of St Louis
Scale Rubber F/F
16in span
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Latest Comments

Brilliant to see on the computer photos of the Skylark. I made 2 of these in the late 60,s and still have one. I always thought it the best looking stunt model.
DavidClayton : Skylark : 01/07/2015

I too built the Tern kits as a boy. My favorite had always been the Ryan ST, so when I saw this on Outerzone I had to make another one [see model pics]. My model has been enlarged to 22in wingspan. Thanks Steve for such a great service!!
Dave : Ryan ST : 01/07/2015

Photo of completed SALy model was found online at
SteveWMD : SALy : 30/06/2015

Hi Steve - a small but worthwhile correction to the above. The fin shape on Outerzone's Spitfire plan is somewhat distorted. You can see the difference in these two pictures (before and after) [see more pics 007] My corrected version of...
StuartBurling : Spitfire I : 30/06/2015

I found the original page that was included with the purchased plans and have corrected the article I found was incorrect.
SteveB : Porterfield Collegiate : 30/06/2015

Hi Steve - a small but worthwhile correction to the above. The fin shape on Outerzone's Hurricane plan is somewhat distorted. You can see the difference in these two pictures (before and after) [see more pics 005] My corrected version of...
StuartBurling : Hawker Hurricane : 30/06/2015

Steve, two things. This is the ST .46 Stiletto that Les McDonald flew to First Place in Utrecht, Holland in 1976. It can also use the K&B 40. Secondly, all the fuselage formers are shown on the plan. There are no other formers as portions...
GeorgeAlbo : Stiletto 660 : 30/06/2015

Many thanks to AlanMironer for the clearer model photo and copy of May 1939 advertisement showing this and some other Minature Aircraft Corp models.
SteveWMD : Seversky P-35 : 29/06/2015

Hi Steve, In advance I must congratulate you for the Outerzone plans records available on-line. That is very nice to not mention how it is a must for any airplane modeler. A friend, once shared with me the plan of the Chilton DW.1 and...
Santos : Chilton DW1 : 28/06/2015

Tail ribs reversed
anon : Cessna 180 : 28/06/2015

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Latest Site Updates

28/06/2015 : PlanID=6773 : Gnome by John Lupperger from Midway Models : Replaced this plan with a (beautifully) cleaned version, thanks to theshadow.

26/06/2015 : PlanID=6187 : Porterfield Collegiate by Robert Boucher from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to SteveB

24/06/2015 : PlanID=5127 : Flying Tiger P-40 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added suplement formers file (shows all ribs) and decals file (zipfile with 2 x jpg images), thanks to GeorgeAlbo.

23/06/2015 : PlanID=6741 : Electric Decathlon by Floyd Manly from RCMplans : Doh. My mistake. Have added 2nd sheet to this plan file now.

23/06/2015 : PlanID=16 : Comper Swift by Phil Smith from Veron : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (single page, not tiled) thanks to AugustaWest.

21/06/2015 : General News : Have put simple search form back on the top of the home page, also now changed the Random Plan Picks total from 6 to 4, after some useful feedback, thanks. Just a little too small to see the detail, before.

15/06/2015 : General News : Work on the new Bootstrap site template continues, slowly. More improvements hopefully, over the next week. In the meantime I have made a copy of the old site pages (cut down, only basic) at the address: that still shows the latest plans, comments and updates. If you're missing the old site pages right now, maybe take a look.

13/06/2015 : General News : Have finally got around to fixing the correction link, now.

11/06/2015 : PlanID=1087 : HM300 by AJ Howe from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

09/06/2015 : General News : Predictably enough, the new site template is taking much longer to sort out than I thought. But good news is that the Random Plan Picks section is now up on the home page, with even more picks displayed - back by popular demand.


Latest Plans text listing

Hawker Tempest - 26in Scale IC C/L
Powavan - JR Vanderbeek - 48in IC F/F
Mirage - 15in IC C/L
Show Team Special - Darrell C Stebbins - 50in...
Miss Priss - Paul Denson - 60in IC R/C
Tropic-Aire - Chris Lakin - 60in IC R/C
Foam Learjet - Carl Green - 55in IC R/C
Magnum 40 - Dan Santich - 56in IC R/C
Fournier RF-4 - Roland Boucher - 74in Scale...
Curtiss Junior - Bruce Lund - 118in Scale IC...
SALy - Wolfgang Werling - 52in Electric Glider...
Spirit of St Louis - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Jenny - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Hustler - 32in IC C/L
Exterminator IC C/L
P-40D Warhawk - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Bippi Bipe - Ted Schreyer - 34in IC R/C
King Kombat - Chuck Salkowski - 40in IC R/C
30s Sportplane - Paul Denson - 58in IC R/C
Early Bird Bipe - Hobie Steele - 47in IC R/C
Caracara - Leonard Oakley - 126in Glider R/C
Snark - Mike Hollinson - 48in IC R/C
Headwind B - Paul Denson - 93in IC R/C
Fat Porter - AJ Wiseman - 72in IC R/C
Gnome - John Lupperger - 60in Glider R/C
MK Sportster - Hoh Fang-Chiun - 39in IC F/F
Mistral - J Swift - 50in IC R/C
Antares - Scott Christensen - 100in Glider R/C
Boeing BW 1916 - Francis Reynolds - 72in Scale...
Aquila Grande - 123in Glider R/C
Woodchuck - Al Clark - 30in Glider R/C
P-40 Warhawk - Don McGovern - 23in Scale IC F/F...
Stiletto 660 - Les McDonald - 59in IC C/L
US Army Stinson O-49 - 32in Scale Rubber F/F
Waco CG-4A 42in - 42in Scale Glider F/F
Grumman Fighter - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Junkers D1 - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Osprey Bipe - Alex Bouknight - 58in IC R/C
Fun-Tu - Bob Miller - 48in IC R/C
Samurai - Bob Wallace - 61in IC R/C
Borne Free - David Andersen - 130in Glider R/C
Zoegling Primary 1930 - Gerry Casey - 73in...
Curtiss Hawk P-6E - Bob Rich - 42in Scale IC...
Windhover - Michael J Carrol - 99in Glider R/C
Cook Riser - Jack Headley - 42in IC R/C
Flyangle - Bill Hannan - 19in Rubber F/F
Piper Cub Cruiser Model J5 - Joseph Konefes -...
Strato-D - EA Ross - 42in IC F/F
Speedy - 12in Rubber F/F
Fairey Barracuda II - Unknown - 16in Scale...

About Outerzone

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 keyword search on the search page, or you can try the advanced search page for more detailed searches. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you can 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 60 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, augustawest, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jj, johnosullivan, keven64, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooney_driver, patrickurbain, pit, reddragon, 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, 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