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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 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.

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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:

Patent: Model Airplane Glider  - click to view RCLibrary page Modelář/ Modelar 1970/01 January  - click to view RCLibrary page Patent: Toy [Flying Top]  - click to view RCLibrary page


Photo Gallery

This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery

Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Klutz Bug - 7897Klutz Bug
64in span
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Klemm Kl 31 - 7896Klemm Kl 31
Scale Rubber F/F
30in span
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Douglas O43-A - 7895Douglas O43-A
Scale Rubber F/F
22in span
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Curtiss Hawk P36-A - 7894Curtiss Hawk P36-A
Scale Rubber F/F
28in span
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Lutonia - 7893Lutonia
45in span
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Blohm and Voss P 212 - 7892Blohm and Voss P 212
Scale Electric R/C
39in span
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Interstate Cadet - 7891Interstate Cadet
Scale Rubber F/F
25in span
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Mig 7 - 7890Mig 7
Scale IC R/C
45in span
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Quickie 200 - 7889Quickie 200
35in span
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Ringmaster S1A - 7888Ringmaster S1A
42in span
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Compromise - 7887Compromise
58in span
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Castaway - 7886Castaway
Glider F/F
51in span
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Latest Comments

Hi Rick. For covering I use Natural Solartex and three coats of clearnitrate dope from Sig Manufacturing. For the fuselage bottom section,covering with 3/4 oz. fibreglass and resin. For painting I use automotiveDupli color in spray can,...
JeanSkydive : Custom Privateer : 20/07/2016

Brilliant story! I shall have to see if I can persuade Steve to build us a full size plane ... :)
Mary : Impuls : 19/07/2016

My daughter, now in her fifties. The model went out of range and was going up without power prior to a thunderstorm at Wildenrath in Germany. A German farmer sent me a postcard saying it had made a perfect landing in his field some 35 kms...
TerenceBull : Impuls : 19/07/2016

Great photos - I especially like the one with the child. Who is she?
Mary : Impuls : 19/07/2016

Thank you Hubert :)
Mary : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

@Anon: Take the Graupner Topsy for reference and draw the missing formers yourself. It could be a smooth entry into designing or modifying your own planes.
Hubert : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

Added a great photo from Josemar Varela [more pics 003].
Mary : California 28 : 19/07/2016

Does anyone have any helpful advice?
Mary : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

I wish it had some formers on the plan. I downloaded and printed, but don't know what to do with it now ?
Anon : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

Hi, Steve and Mary. Nice to see the Windward finally appear on your site! I built my first Windward in 1974, and flew it for seventeen years before straining it through an oak tree. Since then, three more Windwards have been built from...
Moeregaard : Windward : 19/07/2016

Built in 1963 when I lived in Germany [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. Single Channel Rudder. Thank you for showing the plan.
TerenceBull : Impuls : 19/07/2016

This was one of the issues I missed while off to boot camp with the USAF. I had several Cox 010 engines about this time, good running as long as you used the right fuel, mine ran on Fox Missile Mist, all castor and lots of nitro. The...
DougSmith : Tee Nee Delta : 18/07/2016

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Latest Site Updates

24/07/2016 : PlanID=6941 : Curtiss Basic Combat from Ace Whitman : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy including OCR text of intructions, thanks to rchopper56.

24/07/2016 : PlanID=1633 : Peacemaker by George Aldrich from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to greggles47.

23/07/2016 : PlanID=4735 : P-47D Thunderbolt by Walt Musciano from American Modeler : Replaced this with a clearer plan at 400 dpi scanned from fullsize print, thanks to JJ.

23/07/2016 : PlanID=6335 : Staudacher S-300 by Laddie Mikulasko from RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to Cavitation.

22/07/2016 : PlanID=1089 : Zephyr by S Robinson from Model Aircraft : Article page, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

22/07/2016 : PlanID=5974 : Yak-18PM by HG Bowers from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

22/07/2016 : PlanID=331 : Stingray by Robert C Gialdini from American Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

22/07/2016 : PlanID=5551 : Galahad by Frank Knowles from Mercury, Aeromodeller : Added "Instructions for Building and Flying", thanks to DeeBee1.

22/07/2016 : PlanID=1931 : Curtiss O2C-1 Helldiver by Walt Musciano from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, scaled to correct wingspan at 24in, thanks to JoeFergusson, Poacher. Also added article pages, thanks to 50+AirYears.

21/07/2016 : PlanID=4721 : Avro Avis by GF Elsegood from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to JoeFergusson, Poacher.

21/07/2016 : PlanID=338 : Sporty by JS Humphreys from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

21/07/2016 : PlanID=7812 : Zombie V by Ron Warring from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

21/07/2016 : PlanID=2315 : Speedy Bee by Andy Clancy from Clancy Aviation, RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to Cavitation.

20/07/2016 : PlanID=6941 : Curtiss Basic Combat from Ace Whitman : Added alternative scan, thanks to dfritzke. This one shows black on white for the layout drawing section.

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Latest Plans text listing

Klutz Bug - Gus Geissinger - 64in IC R/C
Klemm Kl 31 - Alan Schanzle - 30in Scale Rubber...
Douglas O43-A - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Curtiss Hawk P36-A - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Lutonia - SA Miller - 45in IC F/F
Blohm and Voss P 212 - Graham Reddin - 39in...
Interstate Cadet - Phillip Kent - 25in Scale...
Mig 7 - Bob Wallace - 45in Scale IC R/C
Quickie 200 - Ron Shean - 35in IC R/C
Ringmaster S1A - 42in IC C/L
Compromise - Bud Atkinson - 58in IC R/C
Castaway - Joe Bilgri - 51in Glider F/F
Fletcher FL-23 - Chas Schaaf - 13in Scale...
Icarus - Larry Jolly, Tom Yantis - 80in Glider...
Playboy Senior 425 Electric - Bob Aberle - 58in...
Electric Buttercup - Fred Reese - 50in Electric...
Spitfire - Steve Curran - 30in Rubber F/F
Sundog III P-30 - Steve Curran - 30in Rubber...
Windward - Mark Smith - 72in Glider R/C
Long Midget - Jim Simpson - 54in Scale IC R/C
Rocket A Go Go - Paul Crowley - 29in Jetex F/F
Tee Nee Delta - Bruce Plecan - 6in IC RTP
Consolidated PT-1 - DF Etchings - 70in Scale IC...
Das Carrocen - J Carlos Sanchez Domenech - 52in...
Magneto - Jose Raul Yunes - 59in Electric R/C
Miles Sparrowhawk - Dennis Bryant - 60in Scale...
Falcon IV - George Steiner IC R/C
Piper J3 Cub - Bob Nelitz - 140in Scale IC R/C
Gym Dandy - Ken Willard - 37in IC R/C
Fokker D8 - GW Day - 35in Scale Rubber F/F
Super Skybolt - Paul Carlson - 58in IC R/C
Isobar - Norm Weis - 58in Electric R/C
Cub Coupe - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Falcon SPL 10 - John Kilsdonk - 24in Scale IC...
Corrigan - James A Wilson - 23in IC C/L
Cessna Airmaster - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Double Trouble - Fred Reese - 37in IC R/C
Boeing P-26A Peashooter - Norman Gee - 16in...
Fox - David Horvath - 51in IC R/C
Super Turkey - Joel Rieman - 72in Glider R/C
Morane 230 - E Ducrot - 21in Scale Rubber F/F
Bristol Fighter - A Diel (?) - 20in Scale...
Arrowhead - Henry Cole - 40in IC C/L
Clodhopper II - Paul Denson - 24in Rubber F/F
Caudron Type-N - Larry Kruse - 13in Scale...
Pete-E - Mark Sirianni - 36in Electric R/C
Bellanca Junior - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Albatross - 36in Rubber F/F
Caudron C-714 - Ralph Kuenz - 17in Scale Rubber...
Cloud Hound - A Kochman - 34in Rubber F/F

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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, andykunz, augustawest, balsaworkbench, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, dannymz, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, keven64, kraftyone, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooneydriver, ozrs, patrickurbain, pgregory, pilgrim, pit, poacher, rchopper56, reddragon, rfj, rottensox, stickman, stormin, sundancer, 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