Total plans: 7,398
Happy birthday to us! Since March 2011, we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans through the Outerzone website. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Three cheers for all of us!
It's always great to see pictures of beautiful models built from these plans. When we started Outerzone we never expected you would all send us photos. But you do. We have hundreds! To celebrate our birthday, we put together an Anniversary Gallery of just some of the photos you've shared with us over the last 5 years.
Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Happy birthday everyone.
Running Outerzone involves both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.
Visit our sister site www.rclibrary.co.uk for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books. Latest 3 titles added:
This is a random selection of just 4 of your photos, taken from the 5th Anniversary Gallery. Click here to see the full Anniversary Gallery
Photo of completed Novi Arrow model was found online at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2571899
SteveWMD : Novi Arrow : 24/05/2016
Hi Every body Mr. Kato designed new 400cc fuel tank for AURORA-60 which is the bottom of fuel tank is flat and the top has a cure and he moved towards centre of fuse large exactly on centre gravity of airplane and he add flaps under the...
Hairo : Aurora 60 : 24/05/2016
The EC-121 upper radome is too narrow. The radome enclosed the height finding radar (APS-45) that had a vertical orange peel antenna that oscillated vertically and with a azimuth of 360 degrees. My 50 year memory believes the base had to...
CS : Lockheed Super Constellation : 21/05/2016
Many thanks for the Firebrand control line combat plan. You have made my 54-year dream come true! Please find attached a picture of an original Firebrand (actually Super Firebrand) taken in May 1962 [model photo & more pics 003]. I have...
RaphaelVilardi : Firebrand : 20/05/2016
I had forgotten about the red highlights in the eye and mouth. The restof the model was always B & W. Here it is in "Full Colour" [more pics 003]. The underside was usually plain black with red or white club and association markings.
KraftyOne : Com-Bat : 20/05/2016
Here are a couple pictures for the Sidewinder [more pics 003-006]. I built a bunch of these, I found some old parts I had cut out in the early '60s and made an electric one.
Paulpd1 : Sidewinder : 20/05/2016
23/05/2016 : PlanID=7725 : Porterfield Model 50 by Herb Clukey from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
23/05/2016 : PlanID=4731 : Westland Whirlwind by Dave W Cronin from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
23/05/2016 : PlanID=7559 : Top Turkey by David Sawers from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
23/05/2016 : PlanID=6405 : Crossbreed by Peter Miller from RCME : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
23/05/2016 : PlanID=4049 : Trishette by Adrian Britton from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
23/05/2016 : PlanID=164 : Slingsby Eagle 3 by Keith Humber from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
20/05/2016 : PlanID=7440 : Premier by Alan Smith from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
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).
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 March 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.
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, RFJ, 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: www.rclibrary.co.uk
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