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5 Years of Outerzone!

Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 8,000 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!

Viewpoint

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 admin@outerzone.co.uk We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more


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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.

Model Builder 1973/03 March - click to view RCLibrary page Aircam/ Airwar 006 Luftwaffe Fighter Units, Europe 1939-41 - click to view RCLibrary page Model Aircraft 1953/02 February - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Sky-Liner - 8628Sky-Liner
IC R/C
60in span
Plan Details
 
Easy-Bo - 8627Easy-Bo
IC F/F
36in span
Plan Details
 
Wasp - 8626Wasp
Rubber F/F
20in span
Plan Details
 
Boeing F4B-2 - 8625Boeing F4B-2
Scale IC R/C
68in span
Plan Details
 
Wallace Touroplane - 8624Wallace Touroplane
Scale Rubber F/F
31in span
Plan Details
 
Rainbow Soarer - 8623Rainbow Soarer
Glider R/C
102in span
Plan Details
 
Chipper II - 8622Chipper II
IC F/F
30in span
Plan Details
 
Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida - 8621Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida
Scale IC R/C
84in span
Plan Details
 
Thunderhead - 8620Thunderhead
Glider F/F
56in span
Plan Details
 
Warlock - 8619Warlock
IC C/L
24in span
Plan Details
 
Lil Champ - 8618Lil Champ
IC R/C
36in span
Plan Details
 
Hughes H-1 - 8617Hughes H-1
Scale IC R/C
61in span
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Latest Comments

Again, thanks Pit!
SteveWMD : Boeing F4B-2 : 22/04/2017

Thanks to Pit for help with this one. Hurst Bowers - of course, I should have known.
SteveWMD : Wallace Touroplane : 22/04/2017

I had this kit when I was a kid, I noticed the main wheels seemed distorted like this on the original plans. I think the dimensions on this set is correct.
ChrisS : Cessna Skylane 62 : 22/04/2017

I am interested in seeing the updated plans of my original design.
PeterGrimwade : Queen Bee : 21/04/2017

Sorry but no wing ribs on plan.
MiltonB : Spitfire 24 / Seafire 47 : 21/04/2017

What a lovely thing to say, Julien - life can indeed be beautiful!
Mary : Baby : 20/04/2017

Hi Steve and Mary, this will be my next model. Thanks to OUTER ZONE and the people who upload! Life can be beautiful!
JulienVermeire : Baby : 20/04/2017

Thanks for the STARTER update, Julien :) Yes, RCLibary is our site too - glad to hear you like it!
Mary : Starter : 20/04/2017

Hi Steve and Mary, today is very good weather to test the STARTER. With 5 minutes motor power, I still have 40 minutes thermals gliding. No trim needed, the STARTER flies very well for the first flight. Such a cheap glider and also fly...
JulienVermeire : Starter : 20/04/2017

Excellent, thanks for this. If I was about to build one of these, I'd certainly start with hogal's plan. Less to go wrong, I think.
SteveWMD : RCM Big Bird : 20/04/2017

I created a bunch of files to cut laser kits for the RCM Big Bird and Big Bird II. This was a few months ago, and now I'm looking at the files because I want to build a plane, and I notice that the existing body of available plans for the...
Balsaworkbench : RCM Big Bird : 20/04/2017

Hi Mary, Concerning the ribs and formers for the Leisure Playboy, this is a very famous U.S. free flight competition gas model and the rib and former patterns are readily available on Outerzone from other versions of the Playboy plan. It...
SimonBlake : Playboy : 19/04/2017

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Latest Site Updates

21/04/2017 : PlanID=2359 : Gentle Lady by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Doh. Have had a good look at this now thanks to Gene, and I think he's right, the previous plan was better. Switched them back again. The JJ plan is now available as a supplement alternate scan. It may be higher res, but it's not any clearer.

20/04/2017 : PlanID=8619 : Warlock by Richard Evans from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

20/04/2017 : PlanID=108 : Great Lakes Trainer 2T-1A by Cedric Galloway from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on single sheet (also shows complete wing layout) thanks to dfritzke.

20/04/2017 : PlanID=5827 : RCM Big Bird by D Tichenor from RCMplans : Added PDFvector format modern redrawn plan by hogal, thanks to Balsaworkbench. Also useful for the Big Bird Too oz6220.

20/04/2017 : PlanID=7572 : Genesis-1 by Bob Hunt from Flying Models : Added alternate scan, thanks to JJ.

20/04/2017 : PlanID=2359 : Gentle Lady by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Replaced this scan with a clearer version (at 400 dpi), thanks to JJ.

19/04/2017 : PlanID=6328 : Playboy by Bob Sliff from Leisure : Added rib templates, CAD-redrawn, thanks to n0bbyUK who very kindly drew them up from scratch.

19/04/2017 : PlanID=4539 : Electra by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Replaced the hogalised plan with an updated, revised version, thanks to Al.

18/04/2017 : PlanID=2871 : Gaucho by Jose Ignacio Iriarte from Model Airplane News : Added alternate scan, thanks to JJ. This one is higher resolution, but has some small areas blanked out.

18/04/2017 : PlanID=8495 : Imitation by Ted Fancher from Model Aviation : Added Part 1 of the Model Aviation Imitation feature (Sept '79), thanks to George Albo.

18/04/2017 : PlanID=6328 : Playboy by Bob Sliff from Leisure : Added kit instructions, thanks to RFJ.

18/04/2017 : PlanID=2462 : Tee Dee Bird by Bill Siegel from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

16/04/2017 : PlanID=2543 : Blueboy by Hal Roth from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to dfritzke.

15/04/2017 : PlanID=8600 : Herr Flick from AMI : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Sky-Liner - Marty Meyers - 60in IC R/C
Easy-Bo - 36in IC F/F
Wasp - 20in Rubber F/F
Boeing F4B-2 - John Tanzer - 68in Scale IC R/C
Wallace Touroplane - Hurst Bowers - 31in Scale...
Rainbow Soarer - Don McGovern - 102in Glider...
Chipper II - William Harding - 30in IC F/F
Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida - David Andersen - 84in...
Thunderhead - Don McGovern - 56in Glider F/F
Warlock - Richard Evans - 24in IC C/L
Lil Champ - Bob Masters - 36in IC R/C
Hughes H-1 - JA deVries - 61in Scale IC R/C
Sky Rider - Martin Dilly - 36in Glider F/F
Hiperbipe - Stan Hines - 46in Scale IC R/C
Floyd Bean Special - Dave Livesay - 13in Scale...
Sport Spitfire - Don Srull - 72in Scale...
Fleet 16B - Art Reiners - 30in Scale IC R/C
Westwind - 54in IC F/F
Dewoitine D-510 - Alan Spievack - 72in Scale IC...
Spitfire - Earl Stahl - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Tornado - 34in Rubber F/F
Zero Sen A6M2 - Harold Parenti - 60in Scale IC...
Micturator - Claude Brown - 73in IC R/C
P-47D Thunderbolt - Gene Dubois - 13in Scale...
Grumman F6F Hellcat - Gene Dubois - 13in Scale...
Orbit Ace - Henry Struck - 41in IC C/L
Wetwun - Jim Leddy, Dave Leddy - 26in IC C/L
Circulator - Bob Hatschek - 51in Glider F/F
Herr Flick - 49in IC R/C
Cierva Autogiro - Henry Struck - 24in Rubber...
Hawker Sea Fury - Don Williams - 52in Scale IC...
RC Gyrocopter - Willy Rolf - 24in IC R/C
Wild Blue - Don McGovern - 100in Glider R/C
Hiperbipe - Phil Moore - 57in Scale IC R/C
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D - Clive Smalley - 34in Scale...
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Clive Smalley -...
Pottier P.100 TS - Antonin Alfery - 13in Scale...
Pou du Ciel - Rene Stamm - 31in Scale IC F/F
Czech Mate - Joe Johnson - 26in CO2 F/F
Focke-Wulf Ta 152 - Keith Trostle - 56in IC C/L
Pulstar - Vic Smeed - 27in IC R/C
Evolution - Bob Brugger - 74in IC Glider R/C
MG-2 - Mike Granieri - 52in IC R/C
Streamlined Monocoque Midwing - Hewitt Phillips...
Piper J3 Cub - Harold Osborne - 42in Scale IC...
Lite Tiger 60 - Don Sobbe - 59in IC R/C
Pacer 15 - Matt Gewain - 84in Glider F/F
Miles Master - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Parakeet - Dave Robelen - 42in IC R/C
Tot - J Herder - 16in 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).

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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.

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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, scaleviews, spockangel, srfalcon, starcad, tri-pacer, wtool

 

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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.

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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