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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.


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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, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, jj, johnosullivan, keven64, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooney_driver, patrickurbain, pit, 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


Baby Burd - Random photo - 3297 Supermarine Swift - Random plan - 1393
Hero 40 - Latest plan - 6646 Paddys Pig - Random photo - 2780

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Hero 40 - Joel Cimmino - 50in IC R/C
Jerky Herky - Curt Stevens - 20in Rubber F/F
Great Lakes Trainer - Joel Cimmino - 63in Scale...
Starduster X - Sal Taibi - 46in IC F/F
Little Mulligan - Fred Reese - 35in Scale IC...
Super Whirlaway - Bob Elliot - 13in IC C/L
E-Swinger - Joel Cimmino - 50in IC R/C
B-70 Valkyrie - Bob Linn - 21in Scale IC F/F
British Airspeed Courier - Joel Cimmino - 72in...
Bi-Fly - John Riley - 35in IC R/C
Brooklyn Annie - Joel Cimmino - 53in IC R/C
Cobra - Steve Wooley - 56in IC C/L
Super Duper Zilch - Jim Saftig IC C/L
F4U-1D Corsair - George Caldwell - 34in Scale...
Fly Baby Floats - Twin City Radio Controllers -...
Mazer II - 67in Glider R/C
Ilyushin IL-2 Stormovik - David Andersen - 70in...
Ramrod 250 - Ronald St Jean - 41in IC F/F
Fan Piper - ED Bridges - 66in IC R/C
Lil Jumpin Bean - 21in IC C/L
Basic Bipe II - Darrel C Stebbins - 48in IC R/C
Cloud Copter D-2 - Roy Clough - 26in IC F/F
Le Gran Fromage - Steve Calderon - 79in Glider...
Gaskett - Steve Buso CO2 F/F
Miss Grandin - Ed Happich - 82in IC R/C
Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Walt Musciano - 41in...
P-38 Lightning - Lew McFarland - 56in Scale IC...
Road Runner - Bill Melton, Jim Young - 54in IC...
Hawker Fury - Bill Effinger - 24in Scale IC C/L
Loopy - Walt Musciano - 32in IC C/L
Super Sonic Soarer - Willie L Hill - 80in...
Rapier - Dan Santich - 60in IC R/C
Electra - 78in Electric Glider R/C
Smoke Trail - C Foss - 32in IC R/C
Dickie Bug - Dick Tichenor - 32in IC R/C
Little Little Vagabond - GF Elsegood - 32in IC...
Adante - 99in Glider R/C
Dani - 70in Glider F/F
Graduate - Joel Cimmino - 52in IC R/C
Simple Me109 - Fred Reese - 35in Scale IC R/C
Yahoo 40 - Dave Harris - 45in IC R/C
Fireball - Floyd E Carter - 40in IC R/C
Cumic Plus - 117in Glider R/C
Ace 2T - Ron Jacobsen - 51in IC R/C
P-51D Profile Carrier - Pat Johnston - 38in...
Simple 400 - Fred Reese IC Electric Glider R/C
Fledgling - 62in Glider R/C
Heron - 66in Glider R/C
Nimrod - J Mannall - 56in IC C/L
Piper L-4B Grasshopper - 71in Scale IC R/C

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

I flew a Competition Models B-70 back in the mid 1960s that was built by my dad. It flew nicely on a Cox .020 reed valve engine and was eventually lost OOS in a thermal. I've been looking for a quickie, all sheet project for electric...
BobKeller : B-70 Valkyrie : 20/05/2015

Mine was not all that successful, the very large fin combined with very low dihedral made it unstable. It had a tiny movable rudder which would turn the model, but once started into a turn, it was too slow to return to level flight. In...
DougSmith : Radio Roger : 20/05/2015

Hi Steve, I found a few pictures of the Airspeed.
JoelCimmino : British Airspeed Courier : 20/05/2015

I forgot to mention that the formers are complete. There are no formers aft of f-3.
MiltOchsner : Dewoitine D-520 : 20/05/2015

Good Morning from Oklahoma Steve, I built and flew one of these B-70s with an 0.020 for power back in 75 while an Aero Engineering Student at Parks College of St. Louis University. Two things Id like to share: One its a three foot...
ThomasSolinski : B-70 Valkyrie : 19/05/2015

Here's a couple pictures of my model constructed from these plans.I was a very fun build. But I highly recommend to thin down the cowling extensively to eliminate too much nose weight. I used Dr. Martin's Acrylic Ink for the finish.
TomAkery : San Diego Flaggship : 19/05/2015

Hi Steve, Herewith some photos of my Georgia Cracker finally completed [see more pics 006-009]. The Flag is of the State of Georgia as it was in 1967 when Walt Mitchell designed the model and the nose art is from a B-24 called the Georgia...
SrFalcon : Georgia Cracker : 19/05/2015

Thanks for what you do. Here are some photos of the Dewoitine D520 that I built from your plans. The plans print nicely with good clear lines. I cut out the foam wing cores using the plan root templates. Covering is 21st Century fabric,...
MiltOchsner : Dewoitine D-520 : 19/05/2015

Steve, This is the Miss vintage built as per the plans pilfered from your web site [see more pics 005-007]. It even has a vintage Irvine .25 engine to power it. Thank you for a great web site,SteveinMT
SteveinMT : Miss Vintage : 18/05/2015

Thankyou! Got right size printwood
anon : Tiger Moth : 18/05/2015

1 degree incidence to wings, not 1".
anon : Comet : 18/05/2015

This was the greatest free flight contest model ever built, available in all different sizes, all flew well. The Holland Hornet shown on the plans had a fatal flaw, a weak rod, which would self destruct at the worst possible time. Most...
DougSmith : Ramrod 250 : 16/05/2015

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Updates - latest changes/news:

19/05/2015 : PlanID=6448 : Fifteen by Alec Burns from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

19/05/2015 : PlanID=3099 : Zoom by H Stillings from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

13/05/2015 : PlanID=351 : Tiger Moth by HJ Nicholls from Mercury : Formers were indeed too small. Have rescaled formers (sheet 3) to now match sheets 1 and 2 at fullsize.

11/05/2015 : PlanID=6608 : Graduate by Joel Cimmino from RCMplans : Added supplementary CAD file of this plan, thanks to JoelCimmino.

09/05/2015 : General News : Very busy here just now, so my apologies to anyone / everyone waiting for email replies and such, at the moment. I need to develop a new site template so that Outerzone is responsive for mobiles, tablets etc, and this is taking all my time right now. Should be done in a week or two.

06/05/2015 : PlanID=4971 : Waveguide by F Burton, SAC Woods from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

06/05/2015 : PlanID=6047 : Half A Spacer by Sal Taibi from California Models : Ribs, thanks to tri-pacer. Note these were scanned from a different source, and have been rescaled to (hopefully) fit correctly with this plan. Recommend caution.

04/05/2015 : PlanID=6371 : Skeeter by George Kyer from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

29/04/2015 : PlanID=4075 : Cherokee by Vernon Krehbiel from VK : Added CAD file (dxf format), thanks to JoelCimmino.

27/04/2015 : General News : The lately somewhat neglected (my fault of course) VinPlanDex listing has now been completely updated as far as to page 929 (post 13932) of the original RCGroups thread, thanks to excellent work by BobWadman.

26/04/2015 : PlanID=6306 : Tinkerbell by David Boddington from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

24/04/2015 : PlanID=4658 : Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Replaced this plan with a clearer version (less scanner creep), thanks to AugustaWest. Note there are some small differences between these two versions of the plan, eg previous version shows servos in fuselage elevation, this one shows an actuator. Also, this title block says 'Model Aircraft', where previous version says 'Veron'.

23/04/2015 : PlanID=4423 : AV 10 by Guy Borg from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (with patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

22/04/2015 : PlanID=6571 : Dornier Do335 VII Pfeil by Jack Lynn Bale from Scale R/C Modeler : Replaced this plan with a cleaned copy, thanks to rchopper56.

21/04/2015 : PlanID=6570 : Piper PA-8 Skycycle by Jack Lynn Bale : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version, thanks to rchopper56. That was quick :)

21/04/2015 : PlanID=6570 : Piper PA-8 Skycycle by Jack Lynn Bale : Since I nowadays have almost zero time available to do cleanup on new plans, I will try uploading some plans just as they come in. Everyone out there please do feel free to grab them and later send me cleaner copies. Or not. Either way, be aware that a better version will get uploaded at some point. Probably. This starts with these three Jack Lynn Bale plans at ID:6570 - ID:6572.