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Outerzone is a collection of old model airplane plans. Thousands, online, tagged and easily searched. The plans are all free to download. You don't need to register or log in. These free vintage, old-timer flying model aircraft plans are mostly in PDF format. So let's go; download, print, start building!

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

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

F-14 Tomcat - 7238F-14 Tomcat
56in span
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Fleet Bipe - 7237Fleet Bipe
Scale IC R/C
56in span
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Piper Tri-Pacer - 7236Piper Tri-Pacer
Scale IC C/L
35in span
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Piper Cruiser - 7235Piper Cruiser
Scale IC C/L
40in span
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Piper Comanche - 7234Piper Comanche
Scale IC C/L
36in span
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Nifty Novice - 7233Nifty Novice
30in span
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Penguin - 7232Penguin
Scale IC C/L
45in span
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Bellanca Skyrocket - 7231Bellanca Skyrocket
Scale Rubber F/F
35in span
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A-6 Aeronca C-3 Collegiate - 7230A-6 Aeronca C-3 Collegiate
Scale Rubber F/F
27in span
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Druine D-5 Turbi - 7229Druine D-5 Turbi
Scale Rubber F/F
29in span
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Bellanca Decathlon 40 - 7228Bellanca Decathlon 40
Scale IC R/C
68in span
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T-45 - 7227T-45
Scale IC R/C
0in span
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Latest Comments

Hi Mary and Steve, the Hegi T-45 is from 1973... A good looking and flying bird... now it makes an interesting Retro Model for Electic Power... Cheers,
Pascal : T-45 : 26/11/2015

I found this to be a nice plan to work from. However for some finer details I compared to the FSI plan of similar size. I built this one as a display model for my dad, but I think this should be a great flyer, it was extremely...
JoeRobertson : SE5a : 25/11/2015

For build details, see RCLibrary page at for free download of the complete book 'Radio Control Big Four' from 1964,...
SteveWMD : Jackdaw : 24/11/2015

See the RCLibrary page at for free download of the complete book 'Radio Control Big Four' from 1964, which contains 13...
SteveWMD : Galahad : 24/11/2015

Photo of completed Maxi model was found online at
SteveWMD : Maxi : 24/11/2015

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Latest Site Updates

29/11/2015 : PlanID=2870 : Aichi Val by Bill Galloway from FSI : Replaced this plan with a better copy, correctly scaled at 35.5in span which also includes the previously missing third sheet with fuselage formers.

26/11/2015 : PlanID=3599 : Plover by Cyril West from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

26/11/2015 : PlanID=1668 : Elfin MkII by N Butcher from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

25/11/2015 : PlanID=2857 : Sunderland II : Added a CAD version of this plan, thanks to RayMcKechnie.

24/11/2015 : PlanID=7195 : Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony by Bill Galloway from FSI : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DPlumpe.


Latest Plans text listing

F-14 Tomcat - Vic Macaluso - 56in IC C/L
Fleet Bipe - Gary Brown - 56in Scale IC R/C
Piper Tri-Pacer - 35in Scale IC C/L
Piper Cruiser - 40in Scale IC C/L
Piper Comanche - F Battu - 36in Scale IC C/L
Nifty Novice - Dick Sarpolus and Ray Borden -...
Penguin - Dave Kingman - 45in Scale IC C/L
Bellanca Skyrocket - Bill Galloway - 35in Scale...
A-6 Aeronca C-3 Collegiate - Bill Galloway -...
Druine D-5 Turbi - Bill Galloway - 29in Scale...
Bellanca Decathlon 40 - 68in Scale IC R/C
T-45 Scale IC R/C
Supermarine Spiteful - Clive Smalley - 35in...
Zlin Z-50L - M Kato - 70in Scale IC R/C
Fiat G.50 - Mark Fineman - 16in Scale Rubber...
Great Lakes Special - Gordon Whitehead - 47in...
Maxi - 63in IC R/C
Sunbird - Mike Hollison - 78in Glider R/C
Lady Bug - Van Hereford - 24in IC F/F
Crusader II - Steven J Ellzey - 38in IC R/C
Vertigo - Ian Barrett - 17in IC C/L
Cessna 310 - 41in Scale IC C/L
Curtiss Seagull - 26in Scale IC C/L
XP-81 - 29in Scale IC C/L
Cub Sport - 16in Scale Rubber F/F


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 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, 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



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