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Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Three cheers for all of us!
We've added a new section for your thoughts, stories and photos: Viewpoint - a tribute to Don Dewey, editor of RCM and author of their Viewpoint column. This is the place for your longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. If you've something to contribute, send it to email@example.com We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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Does anyone have build pics or a build thread on this plane?
Dan : Me 109 : 08/12/2016
I can confirm that a balance point of 4in back from the leading edge is what is shown on the magazine plan.
anon : Duellist MkII : 08/12/2016
Hi, Where are the wing ribs?
anon : Beech T-34 Mentor : 08/12/2016
Added a (vintage?) photo from Carlos AB [more pics 003].
Mary : Piper Tri Pacer : 07/12/2016
Here's a couple of photos of a Blue Pants I once owned. I didn't build it, but bought it from the model shop in Godalming. I fitted a Spanish ZOM 2.5cc diesel I had as it fitted the bolt spacing in the model and therefore avoided hacking...
ChrisPinn : Blue Pants : 07/12/2016
Antonio also sent us some great photos of his completed Burka Trainer [model photo & more pics 003-008].
Mary : Burka Trainer : 07/12/2016
This definitely builds into a really nice looking small field glider.I built one of these from a kit, believe it was by House of Balsa. Imade a mistake of covering it all in transparent Monokote some 30years ago. This model was designed to...
ghostler : Nomad : 07/12/2016
I think the article scan shows it as 4 inches back from the LE. But would be nice to have someone confirm that as correct. Strange it doesn't show on this plan.
SteveWMD : Duellist MkII : 07/12/2016
I can't find the distance from the wing leading edge to the CG but I can see that it was provided in the plans of the original magazine article; which, however is so dark that it can't be made out clearly! Do you have that info? Didn't...
NN : Duellist MkII : 07/12/2016
Added the missing article, thanks to Pit.
SteveWMD : Profile P-51 Mustang : 06/12/2016
Bearcat was built in June of this year 2016. I just noticed I never got around to sending you some photos of the finished airplane [more pics 003-005], however it's not power yet. I'm getting my graphics from Callie graphics in New Mexico,...
anon : Grumman F8F Bearcat : 03/12/2016
JMP also sent us a scan of the original Challenge et Bonnet plan for the CB-28 glider. This will appear as a separate plan listing on OZ soon.
Mary : CB 28 : 02/12/2016
08/12/2016 : PlanID=6011 : Gee Bee Zeta by Hanry Haffke from RCMplans : Added the final missing page to the article file, thanks to Gunars.
08/12/2016 : PlanID=4578 : Grumman TBM-3U by Bill Noonan from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
08/12/2016 : PlanID=3305 : DeHavilland DH-2 by Peter Neate from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
08/12/2016 : PlanID=3880 : Smoothie by Norman Standing from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a cleaned-up version, thanks to TonyP.
08/12/2016 : PlanID=8063 : Invader by Gene Rogers from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a cleaned-up version, thanks to TonyP.
07/12/2016 : PlanID=812 : Colonial Skimmer by Eric Fearnley from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
07/12/2016 : PlanID=6327 : Tipsy Nipper by James Noonan from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=5546 : Ford Trimotor by Stu Richmond from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to Gunars.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=6759 : Fun-Tu by Bob Miller from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to Gunars.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=6514 : Encore by Hal Debolt from RCMplans : Added missing page of article, thanks to Gunars.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=8223 : Druine Turbulent by Doc Mathews from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=6258 : Esprit by Van Twelves from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=7978 : Davis DA-2A by Lloyd Hunt from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
05/12/2016 : PlanID=2668 : Witch Doctor 800 by Jim Clem from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
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