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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.

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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


Ryan STM - Random photo - 602 Griffon - Random plan - 4769
Aeronca 7AC Champion - Latest plan - 6345 Taylorcraft - Random photo - 105

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Aeronca 7AC Champion - Bill Galloway - 27in...
Ramrod 250 - Ron St. Jean - 40in IC F/F
Kayo - Claude McCullough - 72in IC F/F
Cloud Cruiser - Harry Moyer - 72in
Nomad N22 - Alexander Meek - 72in Scale IC R/C
Beatnik - Dick Sonheim, Cliff Love - 66in IC...
AR-1 - Jack Caldwell - 74in Glider R/C
Overlander - A Anastasiou - 72in IC F/F
Sunstreak - Brian Faulkner - 36in IC F/F
AT-6 SNJ - Bryce Petersen Scale IC R/C
Staudacher S-300 - Laddie Mikulasko - 53in...
Sukhoi 26 - Sepp Uiberlacher - 76in Scale IC...
Rearwin Speedster M6000M - Joe Bridi - 96in...
Fokker DVIII Flying Razor - Cal Smith - 56in...
Me-109 Stunt - Frank B Baker - 48in IC C/L
Starduster 350 - Sal Taibi - 52in IC F/F
Hydro Star 300 - Sal Taibi - 46in IC F/F
Playboy Senior - Bob Sliff - 68in Electric R/C
Tipsy Nipper - J Noonan - 40in Scale IC F/F C/L
Viper II - Carl A China - 24in IC C/L
Indoor Champion - Merrick Andrews - 26in Rubber...
Ring Leader - Bernard Schoenfield - 23in IC C/L
Whirly - E. Walter Junker - 18in Glider F/F
Sailor Boy - John Stockbridge - 16in Glider F/F
Kingpin - Marvin Moss - 47in Rubber F/F
Sikorsky S-43 - Peter Wank - 46in Electric F/F...
Wasp Wings - OFW Fisher - 34in IC F/F
Prairie Canary - Bob Wallace - 36in IC R/C
Showboat - Ken Willard - 46in IC R/C
Beat On 50K - Yoichiro Akiba - 52in IC R/C
Frisky Pete - S Cal Smith - 40in IC C/L
Flying Fool - John Stockbridge - 16in Rubber...
Waco-E - Laddie Mikulasko - 52in Scale IC R/C
Arctic Tern - Van Wilson - 56in Scale IC R/C
Contender - Allan Barrister - 36in Rubber F/F
Der Jager - Bruce Lund - 60in Scale IC R/C
Old Timer - RF Mann - 33in Rubber F/F
Bristol Brownie - Vern Zundel - 70in Scale IC...
One Nite 28 - Bob Peck - 28in Rubber F/F
Tinkerbell - David Boddington - 23in IC R/C
Deperdussin B - Vern Zundel - 56in Scale IC R/C
Whee-38 - Lou Byron - 16in IC C/L
RAF BE2e - Roy Scott - 80in Scale IC R/C
Real Thing Mock Two - Gene Wallock - 45in IC...
Piaggio P.136-L - Peter Wank - 33in Scale F/F
Mini Viper - 30in IC R/C
Zero Fighter - 17in Scale Rubber F/F
Skylark - Ed Southwick - 55in IC C/L
Skyphonic - Mike Saponara - 40in IC R/C
Air Cabin Jr - Al Sievers - 65in IC R/C

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

This is a model of one of the prototype Nomads with the single mainwheel. Production Nomads had twin mainwheels each side, similar to the nosewheel in size. For what it was, it did a magnificent job in Australian military service, it had a...
Marty : Nomad N22 : 28/02/2015

Actually this is a Czechoslovak designation (C-104 for Bu-131). This acft has been manufactured in Czechoslovakia both before and after WW2. There is another clue – see aircraft registration mark : OK-. OK is registration mark of acft of...
StanislavCerny : C-104 : 27/02/2015

Steve, Jim Waldron here. I was 19 when I designed Pelican glider, in 1949, then doing National Service at RAF Medmenham. Later, was Hon.Sec. of the Henley Model Club. We shared Chalgrove airfield with Martin-Baker of Ejection Seat fame,...
JimWaldron : Pelican : 25/02/2015

I bought my Dad a 0.40 Wankle Rotary model engine for his birthday in 1970. He scratch built this plane, including drawing up his own plans off the little plans in RCM (He was a Sr. Design Engineer for Goodyear Aerospace) and we let the...
Thomas : AT-6 SNJ : 25/02/2015

Many, many thanks for adding this plan to the site. I've been wanting to build this one since I bought the magazine in 1958. I knew that eventually someone would post this one. If you wait long enough, a gold nugget from the past will...
halkarlson : Fokker DVIII Flying Razor : 25/02/2015

Hi Steve - here are the build photos for the above from the original magazine. Regards,
SBurling : Fokker DVIII Flying Razor : 23/02/2015

Oh my gosh, I remember building one of these straight from the magazine plans when I was 12. It was a lovely little thing. As I recall, it didn’t fly all that well, but I would know now to build it more carefully, with a lighter touch when...
George : Beech Musketeer : 23/02/2015

Photo of completed Rearwin Speedster model was found online at http://www.modelflight.regheath.com/mf131/gallery.htm
SteveWMD : Rearwin Speedster M6000M : 23/02/2015

Hi Steve, Herewith some pix [see more pics 003, 004] of my newly completed Scotch Lass (surely that should be Scottish Lass??) Two comments: Chuck used a foam wing on the original but the plan shows a built up wing, it needs a bit more...
Marc : Scotch Lass : 23/02/2015

Hi Steve, I'm Luciano from Argentina. I've just finished an electric adaptation of this great flier and I'm sending you the photos [see more pics 003,004]. Don't have to add that it performs as good as the original! Congratulations for...
Luciano : Super Sportster 90/120 : 23/02/2015

Hello Steve, Found a video link of the Frog Chipmunk model and also created a still image of the model [pic of Jon Whitmore's Frog Chipmunk at the 2013 BMFA Indoor Nationals], using the video caption screen BillG : DH Chipmunk : 23/02/2015

Steve, I have a plans built example of this model with literally 100's of flights on it. I just took a measurement of the wing with one panel flat on the bench. The other wing panel is raised 5 inches at the tip (though 6 inches would...
Kyle : MEN Trainer : 22/02/2015

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Updates - latest changes/news:

24/02/2015 : PlanID=1042 : Pee Wee Pal by Walter Musciano from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.

20/02/2015 : PlanID=4959 : Grumman F8F Bearcat by MRM from Royal Marutaka : Added formers tracing, thanks to BobWadman.

18/02/2015 : General News : Apologies for all the delays and particularly if I have failed as yet to answer your email. There is a lot going on, and I am uncomfortably busy at the moment. Updates will be slow (again) this week.

10/02/2015 : PlanID=5764 : Queen Bee by P Grimwade from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

10/02/2015 : PlanID=2881 : Bee 25 by PW Green from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

09/02/2015 : PlanID=5950 : Sagitta 900 by Lee Renaud from Airtronics, RCMplans : Added wing ribs, thanks to PedroL.

06/02/2015 : PlanID=917 : Douglas AD-2 Skyraider by Cal Smith from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize plan, thanks to dfritzke.

06/02/2015 : PlanID=6053 : Hurricane IIc by Eric Fearnley from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

04/02/2015 : PlanID=5828 : 1935 Taylor Cub E-2 by Doc Mathews from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

04/02/2015 : PlanID=5198 : .099 Sportliner by Lloyd Hunt from Flying Models : Replaced this plan, previous version was in some way corrupted.

03/02/2015 : General News : If you have previously got a 'Bad request' error when trying to download certain plan files, that issue should now be fixed. Turns out there were about 25 files that had a filename including the text string '&' character in the filename, which can cause a problem.

02/02/2015 : PlanID=1328 : Bantam by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added tail ribs scan, thanks to Aeromeddler.

02/02/2015 : PlanID=6060 : Sura by DC Sugden from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (with patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

01/02/2015 : PlanID=1248 : Sporty Forty by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

26/01/2015 : PlanID=2925 : Just Junior by Paul Hoey from Aeromodeller : Have edited the text on this plan in a couple of places, to correct the original printed typos. So the quoted wingspan at top left on sheet 1 now appears as 48in (not 42in), and the labelling of the two different wing ribs shown at bottom of sheet 2 has been switched around (centre section rib, main rib).

25/01/2015 : PlanID=1248 : Sporty Forty by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Have rescaled this plan to correct full size at 40 in span, thanks to Rob.