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5 Years of Outerzone!

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 a 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.

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RCLibrary - Free books

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:

WWII Allied and Axis Aircraft Scale Drawings  - click to view RCLibrary page Patent: Toy Helicopter  - click to view RCLibrary page RCM 1969/07 July  - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

 


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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Miss Keeto - 7903Miss Keeto
IC R/C
56in span
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Tri Pacer Trainer - 7902Tri Pacer Trainer
IC C/L
28in span
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Lady Samantha - 7901Lady Samantha
IC R/C
45in span
Plan Details
 
Mini-Super - 7900Mini-Super
IC R/C
48in span
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Jaeger - 7899Jaeger
Glider R/C
92in span
Plan Details
 
Cargo 40 - 7898Cargo 40
IC R/C
61in span
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Klutz Bug - 7897Klutz Bug
IC R/C
64in span
Plan Details
 
Klemm Kl 31 - 7896Klemm Kl 31
Scale Rubber F/F
30in span
Plan Details
 
Douglas O43-A - 7895Douglas O43-A
Scale Rubber F/F
22in span
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Curtiss Hawk P36-A - 7894Curtiss Hawk P36-A
Scale Rubber F/F
28in span
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Lutonia - 7893Lutonia
IC F/F
45in span
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Blohm and Voss P 212 - 7892Blohm and Voss P 212
Scale Electric R/C
39in span
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Latest Comments

Ted Strader was a prolific designer back in this time period. I built several of his designs back in the day. All of the ones I constructed, Nomad, Gypsy and Easy One, suffered the same design flaw, insufficient dihedral. With no...
DougSmith : Miss Keeto : 26/07/2016

Hi Steve, attached are two photos of my just completed Ringmaster Jr. Flash for you to add to the listing [more pics 003, 004].
EricBoehm : Ringmaster Jr Flash : 25/07/2016

John Bowmer designed this cracking little single channel model with the appearance of a mini-Orion multi channel aerobatic design and it was published as a free plan in the February 1966 Aeromodeller. I built one immediately, for a TD049...
Sundancer : Swannee : 25/07/2016

Hi Rick. For covering I use Natural Solartex and three coats of clearnitrate dope from Sig Manufacturing. For the fuselage bottom section,covering with 3/4 oz. fibreglass and resin. For painting I use automotiveDupli color in spray can,...
JeanSkydive : Custom Privateer : 20/07/2016

Brilliant story! I shall have to see if I can persuade Steve to build us a full size plane ... :)
Mary : Impuls : 19/07/2016

My daughter, now in her fifties. The model went out of range and was going up without power prior to a thunderstorm at Wildenrath in Germany. A German farmer sent me a postcard saying it had made a perfect landing in his field some 35 kms...
TerenceBull : Impuls : 19/07/2016

Great photos - I especially like the one with the child. Who is she?
Mary : Impuls : 19/07/2016

Thank you Hubert :)
Mary : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

@Anon: Take the Graupner Topsy for reference and draw the missing formers yourself. It could be a smooth entry into designing or modifying your own planes.
Hubert : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

Added a great photo from Josemar Varela [more pics 003].
Mary : California 28 : 19/07/2016

Does anyone have any helpful advice?
Mary : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

I wish it had some formers on the plan. I downloaded and printed, but don't know what to do with it now ?
Anon : Silver Lady : 19/07/2016

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Latest Site Updates

26/07/2016 : PlanID=1983 : Lube Tube by Clive King from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

26/07/2016 : PlanID=2649 : Pazmany PL-1 by Nick Ziroli from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

26/07/2016 : PlanID=789 : PZL Wilga 35 by P Hayward from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

26/07/2016 : PlanID=7900 : Mini-Super by Ernie Webster, David Boddington from Aviation Modeller International : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to DeeBee1.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=7431 : Kwik Fli Mk III by Phil Kraft from Model Airplane News, Uncle Willies : Replaced this plan with a more original version, thanks to JJ. This is the plan as it first appeared in the pages of MAN.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=6297 : Skyphonic by Mike Saponara from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to theshadow.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=7897 : Klutz Bug by Gus Geissinger from Model Airplane News : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to theshadow.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=4785 : Grumman Ag Cat by Bob Adair from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to theshadow.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=7587 : Deception by Jim Kimbro from Model Airplane News : Added MAN 'Field & Bench Review' (November 1981), thanks to theshadow.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=7472 : Citabria Pro by Bob Godfrey, Jack Sheeks from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to theshadow.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=2304 : Alexander 1931 Flyabout by Al Wolsky from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to theshadow.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=6030 : Avanti by Donald Grassi from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=379 : Turtle by Henry Helmich from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

25/07/2016 : PlanID=5205 : Artist's Model by Harold Stevenson from American Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Miss Keeto - Ted Strader - 56in IC R/C
Tri Pacer Trainer - Harold Price - 28in IC C/L
Lady Samantha - Peter Miller - 45in IC R/C
Mini-Super - Ernie Webster, David Boddington -...
Jaeger - Mike Hollison - 92in Glider R/C
Cargo 40 - Bertil Klintbom - 61in IC R/C
Klutz Bug - Gus Geissinger - 64in IC R/C
Klemm Kl 31 - Alan Schanzle - 30in Scale Rubber...
Douglas O43-A - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Curtiss Hawk P36-A - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Lutonia - SA Miller - 45in IC F/F
Blohm and Voss P 212 - Graham Reddin - 39in...
Interstate Cadet - Phillip Kent - 25in Scale...
Mig 7 - Bob Wallace - 45in Scale IC R/C
Quickie 200 - Ron Shean - 35in IC R/C
Ringmaster S1A - 42in IC C/L
Compromise - Bud Atkinson - 58in IC R/C
Castaway - Joe Bilgri - 51in Glider F/F
Fletcher FL-23 - Chas Schaaf - 13in Scale...
Icarus - Larry Jolly, Tom Yantis - 80in Glider...
Playboy Senior 425 Electric - Bob Aberle - 58in...
Electric Buttercup - Fred Reese - 50in Electric...
Spitfire - Steve Curran - 30in Rubber F/F
Sundog III P-30 - Steve Curran - 30in Rubber...
Windward - Mark Smith - 72in Glider R/C
Long Midget - Jim Simpson - 54in Scale IC R/C
Rocket A Go Go - Paul Crowley - 29in Jetex F/F
Tee Nee Delta - Bruce Plecan - 6in IC RTP
Consolidated PT-1 - DF Etchings - 70in Scale IC...
Das Carrocen - J Carlos Sanchez Domenech - 52in...
Magneto - Jose Raul Yunes - 59in Electric R/C
Miles Sparrowhawk - Dennis Bryant - 60in Scale...
Falcon IV - George Steiner - 67in IC R/C
Piper J3 Cub - Bob Nelitz - 140in Scale IC R/C
Gym Dandy - Ken Willard - 37in IC R/C
Fokker D8 - GW Day - 35in Scale Rubber F/F
Super Skybolt - Paul Carlson - 58in IC R/C
Isobar - Norm Weis - 58in Electric R/C
Cub Coupe - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Falcon SPL 10 - John Kilsdonk - 24in Scale IC...
Corrigan - James A Wilson - 23in IC C/L
Cessna Airmaster - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Double Trouble - Fred Reese - 37in IC R/C
Boeing P-26A Peashooter - Norman Gee - 16in...
Fox - David Horvath - 51in IC R/C
Super Turkey - Joel Rieman - 72in Glider R/C
Morane 230 - E Ducrot - 21in Scale Rubber F/F
Bristol Fighter - A Diel (?) - 20in Scale...
Arrowhead - Henry Cole - 40in IC C/L
Clodhopper II - Paul Denson - 24in 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 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.

 

Outerzone Contributor Roll of Honour

I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:

aeromeddler, andykunz, augustawest, balsaworkbench, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, dannymz, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, keven64, kraftyone, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooneydriver, ozrs, patrickurbain, pgregory, pilgrim, pit, poacher, rchopper56, reddragon, rfj, rottensox, stickman, stormin, sundancer, 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

 

RCLibrary

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

 

Vinplandex

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