Total plans: 7,503
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.
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 the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
I am very grateful to OUTERZONE. Thanks to this site you can put to work and build models giving great initiative, inventiveness and creativity. I'm sending photos of the Mini Bird [more pics 004, 005]. Also I leave these links where you...
Mauricio : Mini Bird : 01/07/2016
Happy Anniversary! Greetings from Argentina. My first photos are of the model Falcon Jr and Mauricio (that's me) :) [more pics 006, 007].
Mauricio : Jr. Falcon : 01/07/2016
Thank you for your kind words. This model is RTP (round-the-pole) so there is no battery. I bought the motors from Ballards (England) who were the RTP specialists for many years. You can still find this equipment at
Nice work, Gene.
SteveWMD : Miles Magister : 01/07/2016
Photo of completed Baronnet model was found online at http://puget3d.over-blog.com/article-le-baronnet-de-svenson-59235897.html
SteveWMD : Baronnet : 01/07/2016
01/07/2016 : PlanID=6104 : 290 Special by Dale Kirn from Model Airplane News : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
01/07/2016 : PlanID=4384 : Damsel Fly by John J Rutter from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
01/07/2016 : PlanID=7438 : Slingsby T-53 by Jack Headley from RCME : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
01/07/2016 : PlanID=375 : Buhl Sport Airsedan by Hurst Bowers from Aeromodeller : Added preliminary undimensioned drawing, dated 1963 Paris, thanks to Rottensox.
01/07/2016 : PlanID=7796 : Miles Magister from Aeromodels Ltd : Added re-drawn formers (complete sheet 2), thanks to rchopper56.
01/07/2016 : PlanID=2595 : Taylorcraft O-57 Grasshopper by Earl Stahl from Model Airplane News : Added article pages thanks to gthunter.
01/07/2016 : PlanID=587 : 1911 Caudron by Henry Struck from Model Airplane News : Added alternative scan of the original 4 pages with drawings as published in 1939 MAN, thanks to Rottensox.
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, circlip, 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