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Visit our sister site for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. New titles added daily. Free downloads. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books. Latest 3 titles added:

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

P-39 Airacobra - 7467P-39 Airacobra
Scale IC R/C
40in span
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Half A Delta - 7466Half A Delta
34in span
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Pogo - 7465Pogo
Scale IC R/C
41in span
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Boomer Bum - 7464Boomer Bum
Glider F/F
79in span
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Wakefield Trainer - 7463Wakefield Trainer
Rubber F/F
20in span
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Focke Wulf Fw198 - 7462Focke Wulf Fw198
Scale Rubber F/F
28in span
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Waco D Military - 7461Waco D Military
Scale Rubber F/F
16in span
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Flys Eye - 7460Flys Eye
39in span
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Curtiss Owl - 7459Curtiss Owl
Scale IC F/F
41in span
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Marvin - 7458Marvin
30in span
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Spassvogel - 7457Spassvogel
Glider F/F R/C
51in span
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Big Guff - 7456Big Guff
96in span
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Latest Comments

Hallo Mary, hallo Steve, I've found the next very old picture [see more pics 007]. I think it's 25 years old. The builder is my friend "Rainer Kirch". The Kwik Fly was powered by a 10 ccm 2-stroke engine..
Bernhard : Kwik Fly Mk3 : 09/02/2016

My congratulations to you Jean. This is really a great looking old bird...Good Job... Greetings from Luxembourg,
Pascal : Herky : 09/02/2016

Hello Steve, winter project come very nice, very nice line this Herky. Idid one modification by adding a pilot figure and also made modelperfect for electric power. Almost complete now except a few moredetails. I use for power a Hacker...
JeanSkydive : Herky : 08/02/2016

Hello,Has anyone built from this plan?????Found a few minor errors whilst trying to join sections together,probably down to photocopying!Main problem is with stringers,not sure if formers have to be notched or just lay them on????
RCS : McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat : 08/02/2016

One out of foamboard [see more pics 004].
Larry : 1/2A P-51D Mustang : 08/02/2016

The profile type must be corrected in the instruction manual. Originally a NACA6412 was figured out, in fact it shows a NACA2415. It's a mistake in the manual not from your side. Let me say many thanks for this very nice plan. Greetings...
anon : Kastor : 07/02/2016

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Latest Site Updates

09/02/2016 : PlanID=6870 : Champion Citabria by Bob Andris from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at higher resolution, thanks to JJ.

05/02/2016 : PlanID=3941 : Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress by Don McGovern from Berkeley : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (higher resolution) thanks to JJ.

04/02/2016 : PlanID=1251 : Drake by Ken Willard from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy scanned from fullsize print, thanks to dfritzke.

04/02/2016 : PlanID=7446 : Hi Liner by Keith Hoover from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy scanned from fullsize print, thanks to DerickScott.

01/02/2016 : PlanID=1491 : Meson MkIV by OFW Fisher from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

29/01/2016 : PlanID=5590 : Me 109 by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, this one from Uncle Willies.

29/01/2016 : PlanID=5591 : P-51 Mustang by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, this one from Uncle Willies.

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Latest Plans text listing

P-39 Airacobra - Bob McVickar - 40in Scale IC...
Half A Delta - Paul Del Gatto - 34in IC F/F
Pogo - Bob Morse - 41in Scale IC R/C
Boomer Bum - Joe Slovacek - 79in Glider F/F
Wakefield Trainer - George Perryman - 20in...
Focke Wulf Fw198 - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Waco D Military - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Flys Eye - JB Knight - 39in IC F/F
Curtiss Owl - J Bridgewood - 41in Scale IC F/F
Marvin - Dave Platt - 30in IC C/L
Spassvogel - 51in Glider F/F R/C
Big Guff - Walt Good - 96in IC R/C
Sukhoi Su-26M - Clive Smalley - 44in Scale IC...
Pizonia - Woody Blanchard - 42in IC F/F
Buhl Bull Pup - Vern Zundel - 76in Scale IC R/C
Breguet BRE 790 Nautilus - Pavel Bosak - 55in...
Zipper A - Carl Goldberg - 32in IC F/F
Twin Amphibian - Gordon Light - 32in Rubber F/F
RAF BE2E - Bill Galloway - 30in Scale Rubber...
Miss Los Angeles - Al Holmes - 54in Scale IC...
AMAzer - Woody Blanchard - 37in Rubber F/F
Hi Liner - Keith Hoover - 44in IC F/F
Bo 209 Monsun - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Fokker D-VII - 33in Scale IC C/L
Fiat G50 - Bill Winter - 27in Scale 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 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, augustawest, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jj, johnosullivan, keven64, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooney_driver, patrickurbain, pit, reddragon, stickman, stormin, 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