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Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Three cheers for all of us!
We've added a new section for your thoughts, stories and photos: Viewpoint - a tribute to Don Dewey, editor of RCM and author of their Viewpoint column. This is the place for your longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. If you've something to contribute, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
Hello,I went through OK Model Pilot Catalog No. 5 and found a picture of the Shooting Star 40L [model pic].It is the first picture I have ever found of this plane. Seems to be a rare bird after all.Keep up the good work!
JulianL : Shooting Star 40L : 21/10/2016
I have attached 3 pictures of the Caprice, which is getting near flying state [more pics 012-014]. I have attached a Turnigy 2730 to the power pod that I am making up. Another over-powered model. It is taking me time to get a feel for...
MalcolmJ : Caprice : 20/10/2016
I have been having great fun with the Tomboy and now that I have learned to keep at less than half throttle with the CF2822, she is a joy to fly. I thought she would be a calm air, early morning / evening flyer, but wind penetration is not...
MalcolmJ : Tomboy : 20/10/2016
Maybe this file will help. I cropped the stabilizer view from the plan, then measured the length of each rib and drew a new set, used the center rib thickness ( 1") from the fuselage view. It's a little funny the way it's built, leading...
DougSmith : Senior Falcon : 20/10/2016
Added two great photos of the Modelhob Baron [more pics 003 & 004] thanks to Antonio.
Mary : Baron : 19/10/2016
Does anyone have any tracings for the tail ribs for the tail on the Goldberg Senior Falcon?
MikeBohannan : Senior Falcon : 19/10/2016
Pictures of my recently completed Roaring 20 built from plans on your site [more pics 007, 008], taken just after the first flight to avoid bad karma, no pix before test flight. I had to make a few changes for modern equipment, a nose...
DougSmith : Roaring 20 : 18/10/2016
Here is a photo of the DW.1 16"span by Clive Gamble scaled up to a 20" [more pics 006]. I really appreciate your website.
DDailing : Chilton DW.1 : 18/10/2016
There was also a story that the reason the instructor sat in the back was that, in the event of a landing that was too heavy, the student would be the one who took the most damage and not the instructor
Daithi : Sopwith Dove : 17/10/2016
Hi Steve and Mary - This is a 21 page file on the Nobler [clearer version than the original 2-parter]. It includes both parts of the article "Stunting can be Smooth" by George Aldrich along with my cad full size rendering of the Nobler....
rchopper56 : Nobler : 17/10/2016
'Wing incidence at 2 degrees negative'. Huh? Should read 2 degrees positive (as seen from chord orientation in the plan). Surprising that the author made this error, and the editors didn't catch it either!
KKIyer : Educator : 17/10/2016
Here comes some images of my JUST JUNIOR [more pics 005, 006]. Very nice OT-model, electric driven but have an IC -atrapp to look OT.
OweCarlson : Just Junior : 14/10/2016
22/10/2016 : PlanID=8123 : Satellite 600 by Bob Hunter from Model Airplane News : Added alternate scan version, thanks to JJ
20/10/2016 : PlanID=2529 : Rivets by Owen Kampen from American Aircraft Modeler : Added a PDFvector format version of this plan (CAD redrawn) thanks to rchopper56.
20/10/2016 : PlanID=6137 : Senior Falcon by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Ribs and stab files added, thanks to DougSmith
19/10/2016 : PlanID=6081 : Divider by Lou Weihs from RCMplans : Added missing article page, thanks to Gunars.
19/10/2016 : PlanID=5956 : Sun Ray by Jack Scarbrough from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2016 : PlanID=5712 : Woody's Pusher by Bill Denson from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=6815 : Slingsby Skylark by Jack Headley from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=6775 : Headwind B by Paul Denson from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=8113 : Faser by Al Trapanese from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=5044 : Senior Telemaster by Alex Engel from RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to Bernd_57.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=291 : Deacon by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit instructions, thanks to JamesVincenti.
17/10/2016 : PlanID=6543 : Cloud Niner by Bill Winter from RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to Cavitation.
17/10/2016 : PlanID=6212 : Nobler by George Aldrich from Model Airplane News : Added clearer version of article, in one file; plus tiled version of plan for printing, thanks to rchopper56.
13/10/2016 : PlanID=1247 : Cannonshot by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Rescaled this plan to correct full-scale at 16in wingspan, thanks to anon.
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