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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


T6 Tiira - Random photo - 3016 Kirby Prefect - Random plan - 1308
Celestian - Latest plan - 5730 Revolution - Random photo - 2549

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Celestian - Albert Kramer - 60in IC F/F Pylon
Rearwin Speedster - Henry Thomas - 30in Scale...
Spitfire I - Alan Booton - 19in Scale Rubber...
Piper Cub Coupe - Herb Weiss - 27in F/F
Sportsman - JL Sadler, HA Thomas - 36in IC C/L
Windfreak - Rodger Sanders Glider R/C
Art Chester Jeep - Paul Lindberg - 70in Scale...
1/2A Helicopter - 20in IC F/F
Everitt's Wakefield - Dick Everitt - 45in...
AMAs PT R/C - Unknown - 28in IC F/F
Tethered Trainer - Earl Cayton - 36in IC C/L
Killer Chaos - Joe Bridi - 62in IC R/C
Asymmetrical Pusher - Henry Cole Jr - 55in IC...
Focke-Wulf Fw 47 - Jack Headley - 52in Scale...
DH Gypsy Moth - Elmer Nowak - 68in Scale IC R/C...
Tomahawk - Maurice Schoenbrun - 42in IC F/F
Virus - Ken Willard IC R/C
Woody's Pusher - Bill Denson - 46in Scale IC...
Piper Vagabond - Bryce Petersen - 74in Scale IC...
Dewoitine D-510 - Donald E Mowrer - 31in Scale...
Tucano - 56in Scale IC R/C Trainer Military
Albatros D.XI - David Wagner - 13in Scale...
Merlin - 65in IC R/C
Omega - 52in IC R/C
Dragon Fli - Phil Kraft - 60in IC R/C
Laird Solution - David Brazelton - 21in Scale...
Heinkel He 219 UHU - Tom Arnold - 30in Scale...
Fane AOP - OldPilot - 55in Scale Electric R/C...
Skylark - 34in Rubber F/F
Jay-Dee Falcon - John D'Ottavio - 52in IC C/L
Hi Ball - Peter Neate - 36in IC F/F Pylon
Filibuster - Ted Buxton - 30in Rubber F/F
Mike Argander Special - David Giles - 27in IC...
Spinning Disc Saucer - Roy Clough - 38in IC F/F
Curtiss Hawk - Ray Chevedden - 16in Scale...
Mustang 450 - Hank Pohlmann - 50in Scale IC R/C...
Cessna 180 - Karl-Heinz Denzin - 44in Scale IC...
Cessna 170 - Sam Blumberg - 45in Scale IC R/C...
All Australian - Ken Taylor IC C/L
Pinnacle - OF Fisher - 54in IC C/L
Super Saucer - Bruce Lester - 54in Glider F/F
Fun Zone - Tyrone Parker - 43in IC R/C
Mooney Mite - Walt Mooney, Bill Dean - 45in...
Wing Derringer - Jack Sheeks - 60in Scale IC...
Jr Skylark - Carl Goldberg - 37in IC R/C Multi
Hotter n That - Willam Shrader - 43in IC C/L
Schiffermuller - Arthur Schiffermuller - 29in...
Kirby Cadet - WC Hannan - 30in Scale Glider F/F...
Windsurfer 100 - Joe Bridi - 100in Glider R/C
Stinson Reliant SR-9 - Dick Barron - 125in...

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Seems so. Can anyone scan the original wing ribs, or draw up some new ones?
SteveWMD : Thermal Charger : 22/07/2014

Rib patterns w3 thru w12 are missing
Nameless : Thermal Charger : 22/07/2014

Hi Steve, Please find attached a photo of plan ID 4402 Chrislea CH-3 Skyjeep built by my good friend Ron Smith. Regards,
BryanLea : Chrislea CH-3 Skyjeep : 19/07/2014

Hi Steve, I built a 'Match Stick' off an original plan that I do have in my possession. The plan is the same as the one you have listed on the site. The model was finished in June 2011. I have done around 350 flights with the Match Stick...
BernardandPetro : Match-Stick : 19/07/2014

Hi Steve, A couple of years back - 2010 to be exact ... a challenge was made to our RC Flying Club. The challenge was to build a Vintage Model & make it RC assisted if need be & to prepare for a 'Vintage Fly-in' which was to be held at...
BernardandPetro : Simplex 40 : 19/07/2014

Dear Steve, Thank you for putting up the drawings. You have restored them very carefully indeed. Stuart Burling asks if Doug McMard actually built it. I believe he did. Here is a photo. Kind regards,
GuyColeman : Spitfire LF XVI : 19/07/2014

Added colour photo of his nicely finished Fairy model, thanks to Sundancer.
SteveWMD : Fairy : 19/07/2014

Added colour pic of his nicely completed (electrified) Rubberdub model, thanks to Sundancer.
SteveWMD : Rubberdub : 19/07/2014

Added pic of his nicely finished Spartan model [see more pics 003], thanks to Sundancer.
SteveWMD : Spartan : 19/07/2014

Added a pic of his nicely completed Bantam model [see more pics 003], thanks to Sundancer - see his build thread at SteveWMD : Bantam : 19/07/2014

Hi Steve, A couple of photos of the ATO36 I built at the time I redrew the plan. Regards,
George : Ato-36 : 19/07/2014

Added a pic of very nicely completed Flipper model thanks to Sundancer [see more pics] from his detailed build thread with many more pics, at SteveWMD : Flipper : 19/07/2014

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Updates - latest changes/news:

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.

04/07/2014 : PlanID=84 : Phantom Fury from Comet : Replaced this plan (again) with a clearer version, thanks to pd1.

03/07/2014 : PlanID=84 : Phantom Fury from Comet : Replaced this plan with a copy that includes full printwood, thanks to pd1.

01/07/2014 : PlanID=841 : Corben Super Ace by Chuck Wood from Model Airplane News : Resized this plan to full-size at 38in wingspan, thanks to David.

30/06/2014 : General News : Things are very busy here just now - so my apologies to everyone who is awaiting developments, uploads or indeed email replies. I have a pile of work to get through here, this may take a while. Bear with me for a bit.

29/06/2014 : PlanID=1778 : Konkerer by AJ Longstaffe from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on plain white background, thanks to S&T #91.

27/06/2014 : PlanID=5569 : Culver Dart by Tom Mountjoy from RCM : Replaced this with a clearer plan, thanks to theshadow.

24/06/2014 : PlanID=1330 : Auster Arrow from Keil Kraft : Have cleaned this plan up and packed it into 2 pages inc the printwood. Printwood now matches the plan at 300dpi.

24/06/2014 : PlanID=4395 : Dictator IV by Mick Reeves : Replaced this plan with a re-scaled version at correct fullsize with 52in span, thanks to Min Min Man.

21/06/2014 : PlanID=5655 : Oreon by Thor Molbach from Model Aircraft : Doh. Changed to correct plan download now.