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


Stearman PT-17  - Random photo - 5355 Bf 109e - Random plan - 3630
Wee Bee - Latest plan - 5788 B-26 Martin Marauder - Random photo - 4883

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Wee Bee - Don Justice - 46in IC F/F
Fast Miler - Ed Rankin - 35in IC C/L
Sea Lion - Paul Lindberg - 62in IC F/F...
Scorpion - 44in IC F/F Cabin
Sennapod - Eric Clutton - 35in IC C/L
Troyka - Vladimir Novta - 55in Scale IC C/L...
Patron - Francis Ballardie - 40in IC F/F
Shockwave - James Prell - 34in IC R/C
Buttercup - Fred Reese - 27in IC R/C
DH 89A Dragon Rapide - Robert C Sweitzer - 96in...
Avia BH-03 - Čížek Radoslav - 41in Scale...
Messerschmitt Me 110 - Walt Musciano - 40in...
Super Commander - 72in IC F/F Cabin
Supersonic Sue - Howard G McEntee - 16in Rubber...
Tiny Bit - Dereck Woodward - 20in IC R/C
Ridge Runt - John Lupperger - 56in Glider R/C...
Super G Shark - 24in IC C/L
X-Craft - Ron Fuller - 24in IC R/C
My-O-My - Doc Mathews - 54in IC R/C Parasol
Stinson 108-2 Voyager - Robert C Sweitzer -...
Trainer 5 - Joe Bridi - 38in IC R/C Cabin
Bluebird - 48in Glider F/F
Queen Bee - P Grimwade - 48in IC R/C Cabin
Little Bit - Dereck Woodward - 28in IC R/C
Reno Racer P-51 - Ritch Uravitch - 44in Scale...
Radart - Francis McElwee - 60in IC R/C
Upbury - G Elsegood - 36in Rubber Glider F/F
Skylon - R Amor - 55in IC F/F
Blue Bayou - BR Bumstead - 22in IC C/L
Fairey Junior - Dennis Foskett - 67in Scale IC...
Flea Fli +10 - Phil Kraft, Al Novotnik - 42in...
Olympic Challenger - 48in IC R/C
Quickie - John Sprague - 22in Rubber F/F
Cessna 310 II - Dennis Calvin - 46in IC R/C
Soaring Champ - Ray Beaumont - 78in Glider F/F
Little Joe - Carl Snyder - 21in IC C/L
Corkscrew - Stu Richmond - 49in IC R/C
Great Lakes Torpedo Bomber - Alan D Booton -...
Dick's Dream - Owen Kampen - 34in IC R/C Cabin
Fireball - Jim Walker - 29in IC C/L
Mini Bell - Bob Peck - 25in IC CO2 R/C
SNJ Profile - Paul Del Gatto - 17in Scale IC...
Jaguar - EW Evans - 43in Rubber F/F
Seabreeze II - Gordon Fairly - 22in F/F
High Time - John Burkam - 24in IC F/F
Heath Baby Bullet - Robert Hawkins - 28in Scale...
Curtiss P-40 - Bill Gough Jr - 28in Scale...
Focke-Wulf Stosser - Paul Plecan - 24in Scale...
Blohm and Voss BV 40 - Jack Headley - 50in...
Corsair - JR Holt - 48in Glider F/F

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Hello Steve, I have a few photos of a recently built Curtiss Robin for Outerzone. Guillows Curtiss Robin: http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4126 My build thread is here, at the Guillow's site: BillGaylord : Curtiss Robin : 19/08/2014

Hi Steve; This is my Stepp Two , buld whit a plan of you site OUTERZONE ! Compleet 485 gram , radio not install [see more pics 004, 005]. Thanks ; Greets,
JulienVermeire : Stepp Two : 19/08/2014

Thanks.... really thanks, I have the box since 20 years ago, and now I find time to build it....
mdecesaris : Waco YMF-3 : 19/08/2014

Could do with confirmation of CG position. Thx
Nameless : Baby Boomer : 18/08/2014

The colouring of the KK Sedan is all wrong. I sent a correstion in to the original contributor in about 2010 by scanning the an original box. Hi Steve, The Sedan box art colours are not bad for a later Amerang ? box but they do not match...
Brian : Sedan : 15/08/2014

I purchased and built a Sterling Diamant in the mid-70s after seeing a picture of the kit in, probably, Model Airplane News. I remember riding my bike to the hobby shop in a neighboring town and purchasing the kit with the money that I...
ChuckBigham : Diamant : 15/08/2014

Hi, Steve. Back in 1991, I built a Ridge Runt from the Global kit. It went together quickly and flew reasonably well, not needing much wind to stay up on the slope. As an aileron trainer it’s not a bad airplane, but the flat-bottom...
Moeregaard : Ridge Runt : 14/08/2014

Hi Steve, Sorry to be pedantic, but the actual publication date for this plan was Aeromodeller November 1955.
Norm : Spitfire MK14 : 13/08/2014

I learned to fly control line on this plane in Australia and can remember buying the kit from Dick Steele in Bayswater Victoria.
NickSheppard : Real Sporty : 13/08/2014

Hi Steve, a few more photos for the Outerzone. The Poppet it flies well nice small model for PAW 55 [see more pics 003-006].
Joost : Poppet : 12/08/2014

More pics. An other nice small glider [see more pics 003, 004] and a good one again build from the plan dowload. Keil Kraft Dolphin glider.
Joost : Dolphin : 12/08/2014

Hi Steve, Just downloaded this plan and all the formers and ribs are there to build. No need for any guess work. Regards,
Larry : Stinson 108-2 Voyager : 12/08/2014

...more comments



Updates - latest changes/news:

19/08/2014 : PlanID=5779 : Buttercup by Fred Reese from Model Aviation : Added an excellent supplement modern CAD re-drawn version of this plan, in PDFvector format, thanks to hogal.

13/08/2014 : PlanID=1362 : Fairey Gannet from Keil Kraft : Adjusted scale of the printwood file to match the plan, thanks to jandkaye.

12/08/2014 : PlanID=1524 : Macchi Castoldi MC-72 by Giorgio Gazza from Unknown : Resized this plan to correct size at 60in wingspan, thanks to Nameless.

09/08/2014 : PlanID=2880 : Fly-Boy by Dave Milbourn from Balsacraft : Added instructions, thanks to James.

30/07/2014 : General News : Just a quick heads up, for the next 2 weeks there will be only slow and irregular updates. It's holiday time. Expect normal service to resume by say 14 Aug.

30/07/2014 : PlanID=4803 : Rubber Powered Pursuit by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to Planeman.

30/07/2014 : PlanID=5624 : Curtiss Hawk AE3 XF6C-6 by Ted Schreyer from Unknown : Re-scaled this plan to correct full size at 47.5in wingspan, thanks to David.

29/07/2014 : PlanID=1114 : Vagabond by Charles Zeihl from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to Planeman.

28/07/2014 : General News : Have made some small changes to the way simple search works. You can now add a modifier (name, by, from or credit), to fine tune your search results. See the Search page for more details on the changes, if this interests you. If it doesn't, just carry on searching as you were before. Default search is unchanged.

22/07/2014 : PlanID=820 : Stagger Bi MkIII by Phil Kraft : Replaced this with a clearer plan at 300dpi, thanks to bulldogdrummond.

17/07/2014 : PlanID=2490 : Gorgeous Gertie from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, also added an instructions sheet, thanks to JJ.

16/07/2014 : PlanID=5476 : Spitfire LF XVI by Albert Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a more detailed copy, including formers, thanks to GuyColeman. See the 'plan file details' section for the full story.

13/07/2014 : PlanID=145 : Messerschmitt Me 109 from Comet : Have rescaled the printwood on this one down, to fit against the plan at 16in wingspan, thanks to RayD.

13/07/2014 : PlanID=1858 : Auster J4 by Howard Boys from Powakits : Replaced this plan with a clearer version. Have kept the original scan as a supplement file for comparison.

09/07/2014 : PlanID=2424 : Falcon 56 by Carl Goldberg : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to pd1.

04/07/2014 : PlanID=1110 : Week-ender by Dave Hughes from Radio Modeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to AllanWarner.