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5 Years of Outerzone!

Happy birthday to us! Since March 2011, we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans through the Outerzone website. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Three cheers for all of us!

It's always great to see pictures of beautiful models built from these plans. When we started Outerzone we never expected you would all send us photos. But you do. We have hundreds! To celebrate our birthday, we put together an Anniversary Gallery of just some of the photos you've shared with us over the last 5 years.

Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Happy birthday everyone.

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RCLibrary - Free books

Visit our sister site for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books. Latest 3 titles added:

RCM 1968/11 November  - click to view RCLibrary page Patent: Electrically Controlled Training and Toy Aeroplane  - click to view RCLibrary page Patent: Engine Control for Model Airplanes  - click to view RCLibrary page


Anniversary Gallery

This is a random selection of just 4 of your photos, taken from the 5th Anniversary Gallery. Click here to see the full Anniversary Gallery

Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Challenger - 7757Challenger
52in span
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Skybo - 7756Skybo
65in span
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Skidoo 23 - 7755Skidoo 23
Rubber F/F
23in span
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Royal Rudder Bug - 7754Royal Rudder Bug
56in span
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Blohm und Voss BV 208 - 7753Blohm und Voss BV 208
Scale Electric R/C
32in span
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North American Fury - 7752North American Fury
Scale IC R/C
31in span
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Sunday Fighters - 7751Sunday Fighters
35in span
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Cardinal - 7750Cardinal
68in span
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DeNight Special - 7749DeNight Special
Scale IC R/C
48in span
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Vampire - 7748Vampire
45in span
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Be-56 Beta Major  - 7747Be-56 Beta Major
Scale IC R/C
70in span
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Spezio Sport DAL-1 - 7746Spezio Sport DAL-1
Scale IC C/L
48in span
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Latest Comments

These Eagle plans are beautiful.
SteveWMD : Skybo : 30/05/2016

The same plan and article was published in Sarpolus' book "Building & flying control line model Aircraft" - 1988 Carsten Publication.
Pit : Challenger : 30/05/2016

Yes, looks like that site has died. Anyone have a copy of those old files - the DXF and the higher res PDF for this model? If you send them in, we'll host them here.
SteveWMD : Sukhoi SU-26MX : 28/05/2016

The WIKI link no longer works.
anon : Sukhoi SU-26MX : 28/05/2016

Hi Outerzone,I enclose a few photos of my Smog Hog, for adding to this plan, should you find it applicable [more pics 003-005].
BJansson : Smog Hog : 27/05/2016

Hi Mary /Steve, my photo of a double size Frog Petrel [more pics 008]. After the normal one built from the Outerzone plan, I looked at many glider plans to build a larger r.c. glider but they all seemed to have so much wood in them. I...
Anon : Petrel : 27/05/2016

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Latest Site Updates

30/05/2016 : PlanID=7754 : Royal Rudder Bug by Gabriel Bedish from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

30/05/2016 : PlanID=1230 : Dewoitine D332 Airliner by Dave Stott from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

30/05/2016 : PlanID=1231 : Born Loser by Al Backstrom from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

30/05/2016 : PlanID=7749 : DeNight Special by Hal DeBolt from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

30/05/2016 : PlanID=7750 : Cardinal by Dan Santich from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ & HubertWolf.

30/05/2016 : PlanID=7751 : Sunday Fighters by Ken Willard from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

30/05/2016 : PlanID=2259 : Nakajima C6N1 Myrt by Mike Midkiff from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

...more updates


Latest Plans text listing

Challenger - Dick Sarpolus - 52in IC C/L
Skybo - Bill Winter - 65in IC F/F
Skidoo 23 - William Winter - 23in Rubber F/F
Royal Rudder Bug - Gabriel Bedish - 56in IC R/C
Blohm und Voss BV 208 - Chris Golds - 32in...
North American Fury - J Rutter - 31in Scale IC...
Sunday Fighters - Ken Willard - 35in IC R/C
Cardinal - Dan Santich - 68in IC R/C
DeNight Special - Hal DeBolt - 48in Scale IC...
Vampire - Alfred Cleave - 45in IC F/F
Be-56 Beta Major - O Vitasek, LMK Holic - 70in...
Spezio Sport DAL-1 - Clarence Haught - 48in...
Sperry Messenger - Jess Krieser - 45in Scale IC...
Fairey Firefly MkV - David Boddington - 41in...
Chilton DW2 - Mike Adams - 36in Scale Rubber...
Ole Tiger - Bob Morse - 40in Scale IC R/C
King Kong - Dick Sarpolus - 144in IC Glider R/C
Skylark Twin 1S Micro - Tony Lewis - 22in...
Ugly Stik 1S Micro - Tony Lewis - 16in Electric...
Thermal Sniffer - Chester Lanzo - 80in Glider...
Novi Arrow - John Brink - 70in IC R/C
Flite Streak 1S Micro - Tony Lewis - 16in...
Swedish Fighter - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
XC-1 - Robert Kendall - 64in IC R/C
Jester - Ken Bonnema - 48in IC R/C

...more plans



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 March 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, RFJ, stickman, stormin, theshadow, tonyp, 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



Launched in September 2015, RCLibrary is the new sister site to Outerzone. A small but fast-growing collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in before you start downloading these titles. There are no charges or subscriptions. Basically, it's Outerzone for books.

That link again:



Click here to visit 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