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I built the Cutlass 20 when it first hit the hobby shops. It was an easy build and flew like a dream. I used an OS. 25 FSR for power, fueled with 10% nitro, which was more than adequate for full vertical and all aerobatics. I finished it...
ChuckJ : Cutlass 20 : 05/10/2015
Makes a great two channel RC conversion for single model club gliding competition. 2 5g servos and a flat plate tail yields flights of over a minute with a lightweight bungee.
GrahamC : Windrush : 05/10/2015
Steve, Thought I'd add my build images of RCM Plan 1167 that I converted to electric [see more pics 006-008]. Built per plan except added bolt on wing and Electric conversion (Emax GT2815/07 1100KV motor, APC 10x5E prop, 3S-2200...
RonaldS : Simple T Craft 25 : 01/10/2015
Hello, It's my Twin Lizzie [see more pics 007], built in 2012, driven by electric, great flight. Regards,
Christopher : Twin Lizzie : 01/10/2015
On the plan, the upper and lower wings have their names swapped! Bellcrank and leadouts are in the shorter bottom wing.
MarkC : Vickers Vampire : 30/09/2015
I built one of these from the magazine (Aeromodeller) when it was published. I still have it but needs a lot of new bits as having moved house with me 6 times it is worse for wear. I modified it a bit by sanding the wing to a proper...
JohnM : Vampie : 29/09/2015
Watch out for the somewhat inaccurate drawings of the fuselage formers on this plan. I'm drawing them electronically for laser cutting, and it's becoming apparent that if I were doing this the old fashioned way with a knife I would have...
RobR : Stearman PT-17 Kaydet : 29/09/2015
Please note that the wing ribs shown do not match the plan - they build up into a wing with less leading-edge sweep. I built my Goblin wing to suit the ribs, and in my view it looks better than the wing on the plan. However, it's not...
anon : Goblin : 29/09/2015
Hi Steve, I found the article to go with this plan on RCGroups. Actually a Google search provided the PDF and I couldn't get onto the thread from there but they offered the article. Because this design uses the .010 Cox engine, the...
BillHuckins : Wee One : 25/09/2015
Sent from my iPad [see more pics 003, 004].
GordonVanTighem : Veco Squaw : 25/09/2015
30/09/2015 : PlanID=1630 : Pitts S-2a by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Added 3rd sheet of this plan, construction guide with text and photos in sequence, thanks to PacoMdeB-1.
30/09/2015 : PlanID=7063 : Curtiss Robin by Bill Galloway from FSI : Replaced this plan with a cleaned up copy now, thanks to rchopper56.
28/09/2015 : PlanID=6363 : Vought SBU-1 by Bill Galloway from FSI : Rescaled this plan up to fullsize with corrrect wingspan of 35in, thanks to howard.
28/09/2015 : PlanID=3651 : Nakajima B5N2 Kate by Bill Galloway from FSI : Rescaled this plan up to fullsize with corrrect wingspan of 38in, thanks to howard.
25/09/2015 : General News : The eagle-eyed among you may notice the contact address for Outerzone has changed to email@example.com rather than steve@... I'm still here, I've just enlisted my wife, Mary, to help out with email while I get to grips with Outerzone's new sister site, RCLibrary at http://www.rclibrary.co.uk In a nutshell, RCL is a collection of old-time aeromodelling books and magazines for free download. A bit like Outerzone, but for books instead of plans. There is a thread on RC Groups at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2506576 where you can read more on this and add your feedback. Steve (and Mary).
25/09/2015 : PlanID=7063 : Curtiss Robin by Bill Galloway from FSI : This plan could do with some clean-up and TLC. I am so busy right now in betweeen everything else, that I don't have any time left to fix up plans like this, so I'm going to just upload them as they are. If anyone out there has the time to clean this up and submit a finished version, I'll replace this copy then. Steve.
18/09/2015 : PlanID=5795 : Hustler from Aeroflyte : Added file with scans and tracings of formers, thanks to glockie.
18/09/2015 : PlanID=5955 : Jetster 20 by Dick Sarpolus from Midwest : Replaced this plan with a more complete version (inc formers), thanks to AndrewGadsden.
18/09/2015 : PlanID=6939 : Jodel D.9 Bebe by Hoh Fang-Chiun from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
18/09/2015 : PlanID=1891 : Miranda by Peter Holland from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
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.
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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, stickman, stormin, theshadow, 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
Click here to see 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