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Hello Steve, Firstly, I'd just like to thank you for all of your work in providing and maintaining www.outerzone.co.uk, it is by far and away the best free plan site that's ever been on the Internet. My friend and I are regular attendees...
Pete : Cardinal : 03/09/2015
Fixed now, have added the missing page, thanks to Ray.
SteveWMD : Heath Baby Bullet : 03/09/2015
Hi Steve! The dimensions on this plan are off, I compared a 100% printout to an original set of jetster plans and its about 3/4" off both laterally and vertically. I will see about getting mine scanned in here with a tracing of all the die...
anon : Jetster 20 : 03/09/2015
Not that it makes all that much difference, but appearance wise this looks more like the first prototype of the P 39 than a P63.
JimO : P-63 King Cobra : 03/09/2015
Hello Steve, I think this plan is actually by C.F. Compton and was published in The January 1939 edition of Aeromodeller. Really excellent scan. Best regards
Guy : DH TK2 : 02/09/2015
Page 80 is missing from the article.
ghelwig : Heath Baby Bullet : 31/08/2015
Hi Steve. The original Sinbad was designed by Henry Struck in 1941. Al least that's what the "Sinbad the Sailer" plan states. Bill Effinger had the bad habit of crediting himself with designs from other people. It happened with Joe...
Eduardo : Super Sinbad : 31/08/2015
My Smoke Trail didn't last long. Although it flew well and the Pee Wee 020 was plenty of power, my receiver had problems. Ace R/C offered a kit of the Kraft K3VK single channel receiver, which worked first time I turned it on, after...
DougSmith : Smoke Trail : 31/08/2015
I've seen and flown an rc conversion Super Sinbad. I don't remember if it was from the Sig or the Berkeley kit. The fuselage takes up a lot of volume and gives it some character. Very attractive in an orange covering material that looked...
Lincoln : Super Sinbad : 31/08/2015
My Sinbad, built from the Berkeley kit when I was in Jr High, was not all that successful. Like all Berkeley kits, the quality of the wood and die cutting left a lot to be desired. I covered mine with the kit silkspan, including two...
DougSmith : Super Sinbad : 30/08/2015
28/08/2015 : PlanID=2663 : Dragoon by Hoh Fang Chiun from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
28/08/2015 : PlanID=2563 : Wards Wagon by Ron Ward from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
26/08/2015 : PlanID=6971 : Don Quixote by Dennis Tapsfield from RCMplans : Replaced the article supplement with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
25/08/2015 : PlanID=6968 : Box Fly 20 S from Simprop : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400 dpi, thanks to ToniK.
24/08/2015 : General News : Ok, I'm back now. Give me a couple of days to catch up, then it will be back to business as usual.
13/08/2015 : General News : Things are going to be quiet around here for the next 9 or 10 days - I am away to France. Don't expect there will be any site updates or replies to emails until I get back.
13/08/2015 : PlanID=4222 : Warring Lightweight by Ron Warring from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
13/08/2015 : PlanID=2567 : Bismarck by R Walsh from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
11/08/2015 : PlanID=512 : Boeing F4B-4 by Ray Chevedden from Comet : Added supplement file with printwood scan, thanks to GuyColeman.
11/08/2015 : PlanID=3221 : BF 109 from Aeroflyte : Added supplement file with scans of formers, thanks to Biggles.
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.
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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.
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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