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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


Bluebird - Random photo - 118 Sparrowhawk - Random plan - 3885
Powerhouse 33 - Latest plan - 5506 Super Trident - Random photo - 5076

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Powerhouse 33 - Dick Korda - 33in CO2 F/F Pylon
Bucker Jungmann - 64in Scale IC R/C Biplane...
Challenger - Leon Shulman - 26in IC C/L Racer
Macchi C.205V - E Arseni - 20in Scale IC C/L...
Spitfire F22/F24 - Gordon Whitehead - 56in...
Slicker 50 - Bill Dean - 50in IC F/F
Civy Boy 74 - Paul Gilliam - 74in IC F/F Pylon
Eyelash - Art Schroder - 36in IC R/C Racer
GLH II - George Kurreck - 33in IC R/C Racer
Civy Boy 31 - Paul Gilliam - 31in IC F/F Pylon
Ultimate - Dave Patrick - 54in Scale IC R/C...
Lil Whistler - Larry Jolly - 42in Electric R/C
Hornet - 28in IC C/L
Sopwith Camel - PE Norman - 42in Scale IC F/F...
Bazooka - NG Marcus - 30in Rubber F/F
Civy Boy 24 - Paul Gilliam - 24in IC F/F Pylon
Snapper - Harold Reinhardt - 20in IC C/L
Macchi C.202 - M Rodorigo - 23in Scale Rubber...
Tommy - 61in Glider R/C
Buster - Henry Struck - 48in Scale IC R/C Racer
Skymaster - 24in Rubber F/F
Real Sporty - 41in Scale IC R/C Racer Civil
Corsair - ER Atkins - 31in Scale IC C/L...
Albatros - Henry Bolzenius - 63in Electric R/C...
DeHavilland Mk IV Mosquito - Richard Metlen -...
Barnstormer (1930 Fleet Biplane) - Romey Bukolt...
Miles M-20 - WH Smith - 26in Scale IC C/L Racer
Pelican - Jim Waldron - 72in Glider F/F
Butch - Hal De Bolt - 24in IC C/L
Flamenco - Ray Malmström - 24in IC F/F Parasol
Spitfire LF XVI - Albert Hatfull - 22in Scale...
Wattsname - Vic Smeed - 15in Electric RTP
Magnum - Ray Malmström - 17in Rubber F/F
Monocoupe - Len Marlow - 32in Scale IC C/L...
Stardust - Ray Malmström - 16in Rubber F/F
Radio Queen - LJ Taplin, Pete Cock - 84in IC...
Starduster - Ray Malmström - 20in Rubber F/F...
Ole Tiger - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber F/F...
Profile Powerhouse - Joe Dale, Bill Effinger -...
Mig 21D - Roland Baltes, Keith Throstle - 24in...
Super Twister - Carl Berryman - 36in IC C/L
Bölkow Phoebus - Walt Mooney - 31in Scale...
Wanderer - Sidney Michaels - 54in IC F/F Cabin
Blackburn All Steel - Bill Hannan - 22in Scale...
Mach One - Norm Page - 62in IC R/C
Hawker Tempest - Walt Musciano - 40in Scale IC...
Hawker Typhoon - Albert E Hatfull - 27in Scale...
Spirit - Jerry Stoloff - 54in IC R/C Cabin
Rookie Trainer - Dick Steel - 52in IC C/L...
Four Square - Tony Farnan - 37in IC C/L

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Hello, Congratulations on your site. I built the glider Cicogna from the plan Alberto Dotti. The only change concerns the fuselage to add a brushless motor. Here are some pictures to complement your site if you wish. Best regards,
JCHapiot : Cicogna : 24/04/2014

The wings are on page 2. There are 2 pages. You are looking at page 1. Try looking at page 2. That's where the wings are. The. Wings. Are. On. Page. Two.
SteveWMD : Trainermaster : 22/04/2014

no plans of wings
Nameless : Trainermaster : 22/04/2014

I built this Chacal, from Outerzone plans, for my son in law as a trainer. I think it will look good on a a set of floats when he is done with it (if it’s still flyable!!). Since you do not have a picture of the Chacal, here are a few for...
Al : Chacal : 21/04/2014

Hi, I built one of these many years ago but from a Cambrian Models kit. I remember opening the box and not finding any wing ribs ! The wing is in fact built from an outline plate which is then soaked and bent over formers to get the...
Pete : Answer : 21/04/2014

what is the dihedral of wing. no braces shown. thank you
Nameless : MEN Trainer : 20/04/2014

Hi Steve, I buld 'The Edelweiss' , i use the plan of you website OUTERZONE. 2.5 meter span, 2200 gram, i love this machine . It is the First V-tail flyer in my 41 years model live. I hope it fly's well. Yesterday on a 2e hands , i find...
JulienVermeire : Siren C-30 Edelweiss : 20/04/2014

Hi Steve, This is my VICOMPTE, SVENSON from Belgium 1983 [see more pics 003]. I cover this machine with Japan paper.It is easy to fly, whits OS 4cc FS engine. Thanks for the site OUTERZONE. Greets,
JulienVermeire : Vicomte 1915 : 20/04/2014

Hi. Just sending you this photo of my Tomboy [see more pics]. It is electric powered. I built the 36" version and powered it with an EMAX CF2812 motor. Prop. is a GWS 8x6. Battery is a 2cell lipoly 800 mah. It climbs very quickly on half...
Pete : Tomboy : 20/04/2014

Hi again Steve!, My last project [see more pics] a 1939 Cester Lanzo Puss Moth 28in span rubber powered, I have made all parts removable (wings, rudder, stab, 4 parts landing gear and nose block) to keep the all plane in a small box for...
MarcoAGuillermo : Puss Moth : 20/04/2014

I have fond memories of the QB 15. After using it to really learn powered RC flight, a friend of mine presented me with one attached to a Fox .40, after he crashed my Midwest Trainer 40 during a training flight. Talk about vertical...
SenaMulder : QB 15H II : 16/04/2014

Steve, Attached is image of my Live Wire [see more pics 006]. From the original plans but converted to electric. Does not fly as well as the one I had in 1960 so I am building another one.
CarrollJernigan : Live Wire : 15/04/2014

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Updates - latest changes/news:

24/04/2014 : PlanID=1366 : Piper Super Cruiser 40 from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a cleaned-up copy.

23/04/2014 : PlanID=1014 : Itsy Bitsy by Bob Buragas from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy redrawn in CAD thanks to rchopper56.

21/04/2014 : PlanID=5499 : Eyelash by Art Schroder from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a cleaner copy on white background, thanks to rchopper56.

20/04/2014 : PlanID=2807 : Vultee Attack by Bill Winter : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on 1 sheet, thanks to Planeman.

17/04/2014 : PlanID=2199 : Black Bullet from Modelcraft : Added supplement file with CAD redrawn ribs and formers, thanks to Allessandro.

11/04/2014 : PlanID=5476 : Spitfire LF XVI by Albert Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Thanks again to StuartBurling the 22in KK Spitfire plan has now been added. I would really like to find more of these rare old plans. These are the Keil Kraft series of 1/18th scale models (150 series) all at around 24in span, from circa 1948. We now have 4 of these plans up on Outerzone: the Typhoon, Tempest, FW190, Spitfire... but it would be great to see a few more of the missing ones turn up, after all this time. The following 8 are still missing: Zeke, Barracuda, Firefly, Mustang, Hurricane, Thunderbolt, Lysander and the Piper Cub. Can you help in the search?

08/04/2014 : PlanID=1479 : Flying Cloud by Henry Struck from Berkeley : Added alternate version of the plan, a hand traced copy that also includes printwood formers, thanks to JJ.

06/04/2014 : PlanID=3740 : Curtiss JN4D-2 from Ideal : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from an original Ideal kit plan and contributed to Outerzone by Jeff McCammant, Story City, Iowa.

04/04/2014 : PlanID=5451 : Hawker Super Fury by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Resized this plan down to correct scale now, at wingspan 18.5in, thanks to Doug.

03/04/2014 : PlanID=384 : Esquire by Don Parsons from Midwest : Have split this plan into 2 sheets now, for easier printing.

03/04/2014 : PlanID=11 : Wanderer by Sidney Michaels from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to JJ.

02/04/2014 : PlanID=1733 : Chatterbox by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Now fixed aspect ratio on this one (small adjustment), thanks to JimRae.

02/04/2014 : PlanID=5449 : Boulton Paul Defiant by Dan Reiss from Flying Models : Doh. Uploaded the missing plan file now. Thanks all.

31/03/2014 : PlanID=2093 : Bird of Time by Dave Thornburg from RCM : Added supplemental eBIRD wing plan, thanks to DavePayne.

29/03/2014 : PlanID=2786 : Mousetrap by Don Justice from Model Airplane News : Replaced this with a clearer copy at full size, thanks to JJ.

27/03/2014 : PlanID=3975 : Junkers Ju 87B Stuka from Royal Marutaka : Have now replaced this plan with an astonishingly detailed re-drawn version, thanks to RamsesdeLooff. This very nicely fixes the problem of the previously missing ribs and formers. This plan is 166cm wingspan, the same as the original kit.