Total plans: 7,489
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 a 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.
Running Outerzone involves both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.
Visit our sister site www.rclibrary.co.uk for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books. Latest 3 titles added:
This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
Steve - See attached photos of my Spearhead Junior [more pics 004-006], 44" plan was reduced down to about 16" span, built for indoor flying with the brick and motor form a PZ Sukoi to provide power and control. Plane was covered in Esaki...
SteveRoot : Spearhead Junior : 26/06/2016
Built a couple of years ago from the pull-out plans, still flies very well today, very fast tonneaux! [More pics 004, 005].I use a Supertigre X11 for power (spins a 7x3 at 19000 rpm).
Paolo : Gnat : 26/06/2016
Photo [more pics 008] of Das Ugly Stick, built from Outerzone plan.
GeorgeSlocombe : Das Ugly Stick : 26/06/2016
See photos of my completed scratch built Skorpion, from Outerzone [more pics 003-005].
EricRMetzdorff : Skorpion : 25/06/2016
Hi Steve,Here are a few pictures of my L'il Ghost [more pics004-006]. I can't remember why, but I converted it to electric after about 10 flights. The battery went where the fuel tank was. This is a great little plane that will keep you on...
JimHales : Lil Ghost : 25/06/2016
Hi Mary / Steve. A photo of the finished Bugaboo Mk-6 for use on the plan page [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. It was intended as free flight but I finished it r.c. electric.
Anon : Bugaboo Mk6 : 25/06/2016
26/06/2016 : PlanID=859 : Garami Biplane by Louis Garami from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a corrected version, both sheets now scaled to fullsize at 24in wingspan, thanks to Pilgrim.
25/06/2016 : PlanID=7822 : RPM by Ron Prentice from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to DeeBee1.
25/06/2016 : General News : Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to send good wishes for my son's recovery. He's out of immediate danger now, although there's still a long road ahead of us. The messages of concern and support from the Outerzone community have been lovely and helped lift our spirits. Mary x
24/06/2016 : PlanID=7315 : Ellipse by Jim Young from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to Tony.
24/06/2016 : PlanID=1554 : Avro 504K by Ray Booth from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
24/06/2016 : PlanID=1947 : Auster AOP.9 by Ron Moulton from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
24/06/2016 : PlanID=1169 : Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III by CB Hall from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
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).
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.
I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:
aeromeddler, augustawest, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, 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: www.rclibrary.co.uk
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