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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!


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 We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more

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RCLibrary - Free books

Visit our sister site for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books.

Model Builder 1972/12 December - click to view RCLibrary page Aircam/ Airwar 003: Spanish Civil War Air Forces - click to view RCLibrary page AeroModeller 1950/02 February - click to view RCLibrary page

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Starling - 8544Starling
Electric F/F
20in span
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Bounty Hunter - 8543Bounty Hunter
50in span
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Magnum - 8542Magnum
38in span
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Cerna - 8541Cerna
Glider F/F
87in span
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Baby Boomer - 8540Baby Boomer
26in span
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Starter - 8539Starter
IC Glider R/C
59in span
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Alto Cumulus - 8538Alto Cumulus
Glider F/F
32in span
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Callisto - 8537Callisto
Glider R/C
100in span
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Simple Toy - 8536Simple Toy
Glider F/F
84in span
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Mitsubishi Type 96 Claude - 8535Mitsubishi Type 96 Claude
Scale IC C/L
35in span
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Easy 100 - 8534Easy 100
70in span
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Air Sport Type B - 8533Air Sport Type B
Glider F/F
18in span
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Latest Comments

This affliction, named model aviation, seems to infect primarily the male of our species, usually at a young age. I don't pretend to know the reason why. When a group of young boys plays outdoors one will invariably be looking up at the...
theshadow : Viewpoint 8 : 25/03/2017

Using CAD and assuming that the drawing for the Druine Turbulent is to correct scale, the wing span is 21.11". The wing panel on the right of the drawing is correct then add the center panel, and mirror the right, gives you 21.11"....
rchopper56 : Druine Turbulent : 25/03/2017

Please note that on this plan the port wing is shorter by one bay than the starboard wing.
anon : Druine Turbulent : 24/03/2017

Hi, after a few very busy weeks, I can send you some photos on this occasion of the Northrop F5 of Modelhob [more pics 004, 005].
AntonioRG : Northrop F-5 : 24/03/2017

Hi Steve. New model, Flying Fool [We've added one of Maciej's photos as 'more pics 004'. Click on his link to see more super pics of a...
Maciej : Flying Fool : 24/03/2017

I have included a couple of (quite bad ...) flying shots of myBluebird [more pics 007, 008]. Yes, I did managed to fly it, CO2 engine and all!
ArnaldoCorreia : Bluebird : 24/03/2017

Hi Mary, thanks for your Viewpoint article. It's a demonstration how modelling hasdifferent aspects depending on the viewer's eye. Ciao,
Pit : Viewpoint 8 : 23/03/2017

Photo of completed Cirrus model was found online at
SteveWMD : Cirrus : 23/03/2017

Hi Mary and Steve, please find attached a couple of photos of my Poppet [more pics 003-006]. I built it as a test to see whether adding a few 1/8 sq balsa cross-braceswould increase the wing's rigidity, as I wanted to cover the model...
ArnaldoCorreia : Poppet : 22/03/2017

There were two KK Outlaws. The RC Sport/Trainer that you have [on Outerzone] is the second one. The earlier (first) Outlaw is the one Bill is looking for.
BrianC : Outlaw : 22/03/2017

I think Mary's piece raises a really good point, (which definitely strikes a chord with me). Aero modelling has a history too. I've always loved full-sized aircraft and the stories that surround them, but by and large the stories are other...
MartinAppleby : Viewpoint 8 : 22/03/2017

Agree with your view. I love the older stories ... not that many books,sadly. A great read from a clubmate from my past ..."Tales from an AncientModeler". Adventures in transporting giant free flight models onoverpacked NY subway and bus...
rtc : Viewpoint 8 : 21/03/2017

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Latest Site Updates

25/03/2017 : General News : Have added a custom search page for the new RCGroups build-off TBD-2 at :

25/03/2017 : PlanID=8539 : Starter from Svenson : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JefLemmens.

24/03/2017 : PlanID=7326 : Easy 200 by Laddie Mikulasko from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to SteveB.

22/03/2017 : PlanID=2926 : Santanita by Stan Hill from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to PeterBecker.

21/03/2017 : PlanID=231 : P-51B by Earl Stahl from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, stitched together as single sheet, thanks to Pilgrim.

20/03/2017 : PlanID=1828 : Moth by JH Watters from Aeromodeller : Added article pages, thanks to Algy2.

15/03/2017 : PlanID=5163 : Little Plank by Chuck Clemans, Dave Jones from RCMplans : Have rescaled this one up to fullsize at just slightly over 56in, thanks to anon.

14/03/2017 : General News : I wrote a short piece for Viewpoint, called 'The Joy of Aeromodelling'. You can read it here. Mary

14/03/2017 : PlanID=1877 : Clwyd Queen by HF Wilde from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Circlip.

14/03/2017 : PlanID=8505 : Solar by Howard Timlin, Craig Cusick from American Modeler : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

11/03/2017 : PlanID=8407 : K 8B by Leon Janssens from Svenson : Added PDF file showing all formers hand-traced, thanks to Julien.

10/03/2017 : PlanID=2317 : Swallow by Ian Dowsett from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

10/03/2017 : PlanID=5962 : Duellist 240 by Dave Platt, Morten Tanger from Pica : Added scan of complete kit manual, thanks to Bernd57.

09/03/2017 : PlanID=13 : Elf Biplane Senior by Frank Ehling from Model Aviation : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Starling - Andrew L Reid - 20in Electric F/F
Bounty Hunter - Dick Mathis - 50in IC F/F
Magnum - David Owen - 38in IC C/L
Cerna - Jaroslav Krivohlavek - 87in Glider F/F
Baby Boomer - 26in IC F/F
Starter - 59in IC Glider R/C
Alto Cumulus - Emmanuel Fillon - 32in Glider...
Callisto - Terry D Edmonds - 100in Glider R/C
Simple Toy - Jim Wilson - 84in Glider F/F
Mitsubishi Type 96 Claude - Walt Musciano -...
Easy 100 - Laddie Mikulasko - 70in IC R/C
Air Sport Type B - 18in Glider F/F
Cirrus - 118in Scale Glider R/C
Mini Comet - Yuri Machida - 38in IC R/C
Plover - Lloyd Hunt - 9in Jetex F/F
Flying Aces Moth - Herb Spatz - 24in Rubber F/F
Rearwin Sportster - Herbert K Weiss - 26in...
Aerocrat - W Simmonds - 60in IC R/C
Osprey 900 - Ray Hayes - 100in Glider R/C
Rodeo - 63in IC R/C
Glider Type D - 34in Glider F/F
Sopwith Strutter - Ian L Rae - 34in Scale IC...
Tiger Tail - Ron Chidgey - 64in IC R/C
Ranger - Sam Blumberg - 31in IC F/F
Hoosier Hot-Shot - Owen Kampen - 36in IC R/C
Miss Flighty II - J Roberts - 41in IC
All American - Air Trails Design Board - 38in...
Nova - Jerry Nelson - 62in IC R/C
Monira - G Luudberg - 72in Glider F/F
Monarch 05 - Lee Renaud - 72in IC R/C
No Name - A Vauboin - 29in Glider F/F
Paragon - Frank Ehling - 48in IC F/F
Royono - Gary Christiansen - 69in IC F/F
Coriolis - K Coman - 46in Glider F/F
Le CLAB - Claude Bernard - 40in Glider F/F
Thataway - Geof Pegg - 36in IC F/F
Cameron Lightweight - 40in Glider F/F
El Camino - Ed Baranowski - 58in IC R/C
Krkoun - 96in Glider F/F
Solar - Howard Timlin, Craig Cusick - 50in IC...
Arrow - Paul Del Gatto - 9in Glider F/F
Cata Baby - Paul Del Gatto - 8in Glider F/F
Space Ship - Paul Del Gatto - 22in Jetex F/F
Musketeer - Ron Prentice - 40in IC C/L
Galaxis - 54in IC R/C
Sunnanvind - Reg Roles - 27in Glider F/F
Lightweight Sailplane - Mick Farthing - 40in...
Beau-Glider 2 - AH Lee - 40in Glider F/F
Rapier - Pete Malone - 62in IC R/C
Imitation - Ted Fancher - 60in IC C/L

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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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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, 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:



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