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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 simple keyword search on the search page (also above). We have an advanced search page for extra fun. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you 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 75 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.


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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, bobfripp, chukychez, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, jj, johnosullivan, keven64, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooney_driver, patrickurbain, 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, hlsat, 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


Cinege III - Random photo - 4878 Evans Volksplane - Random plan - 3086
Eastbourne Monoplane - Latest plan - 6274 Nighthawk Sportster - Random photo - 4388

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Eastbourne Monoplane - Pat Tritle - 44in Scale...
Gloster Gladiator - Stan Cole - 18in Scale CO2...
Tiger Moth - Gordon Whitehead - 48in Scale IC...
4-40 Bipe - Doc Mathews - 48in IC R/C
Old Faithful - K Hagen - 34in IC C/L
Hawker Demon - Gordon Whitehead - 46in Scale IC...
Bambin - 24in IC C/L
Saker - Stan Johnson - 51in IC R/C
Midget - Ray Malmström - 14in Rubber F/F
Northrop A-17A Nomad - JA Wilson - 47in Scale...
Nomad - Ted Strader - 48in IC Glider R/C
Minnow - Paul Plecan - 24in Scale IC C/L
Cessna Skylane - R Jess Krieser - 42in Scale IC...
Klingberg Wing - 78in Glider R/C
Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick - David Andersen - 120in
Avro Club Cadet - Ray Booth - 23in Scale IC F/F
Esprit - Van Twelves - 58in IC R/C
Philibuster - Phil Greeno - 42in IC R/C
Acro Star - Don Dewey, Lee Renaud - 51in IC R/C
Macchi 202 - Dennis Bryant - 61in Scale IC R/C
RCM Wing Jig - Frank Jepson
Gull Wing - Martin Fallandy - 58in IC R/C
Lil Honcho - Bob Talley - 38in IC R/C
Kaos - Joe Bridi - 59in IC R/C
Cheetah - Ken Eubanks - 36in IC R/C
Crusader - Hal Debolt - 66in IC R/C
Monocoupe - Frank Ehling - 40in
Tall Texan - John Chapis - 48in Scale IC R/C
Midget Mustang - Paul Plecan - 28in Scale IC...
Struhl Tailless - Dick Struhl - 36in IC C/L
Simple T Craft 25 - Fred Reese - 49in IC R/C
Simple Sunday Seaplane - Ken Willard - 38in IC...
Acro-Fury - Robert H Munn - 54in IC R/C
Cessna 185 - Paul Del Gatto - 18in Scale Rubber...
Rotoruta - Jack Headley - 24in IC R/C
Scotch Lass - Chuck Cunningham - 40in IC R/C
Thunderbird - Bob Palmer, Steve Buso - 54in IC...
Eaglet - 24in Rubber F/F
Sky Loop - Y Matsumoto - 56in IC R/C
Waco ENF - Pete Fusco - 64in Scale IC R/C
Tzigane - Eddie Black - 68in Glider F/F
Pacific Ace - Paul F Denson - 75in IC R/C
El Condor - Brian Shaw - 81in Electric Glider...
Mayfly - Dick Gibbs, Dale Myers - 36in IC F/F...
Max Maker - George A Reich - 50in Rubber F/F
Standard Plank - Chuck Clemans, Dave Jones -...
Stuka Stunt - Don Still - 47in IC C/L
Stuka Stunt - Don Still - 47in IC C/L
Javalaero - Ted Strader - 48in IC Glider R/C
Stuka Stunt - Hi Johnson - 59in IC C/L

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Hi Steve, Oops, I forgot to add as of interest that the LA3 design of the Luton Minor only had the “V” type lift struts; all versions after that had parallel lift struts with cable diagonal bracing. This just helps to confirm what model...
GaryB : Luton Minor : 27/01/2015

Hello Steve, With all these plans on your site I looked up Luton Minor’s and found this nice (Model) plan of one. Just to add some comment about this design, it is an LA3 Luton Minor and is not an LA4 as some may think it is. If you look...
GaryB : Luton Minor : 27/01/2015

Hi, Steve & Mr. Wagner! Mr. Wagner notes with his fine Albatros D.XI plan submittal that the accompanying Flying Models article could be provided if requested. Since Flying Models magazine is on a brief 'hiatus', perhaps he would supply...
Don : Albatros D.XI : 27/01/2015

Dear Mr Burling, I think the same way... Regards,
Pascal : Macchi 202 : 25/01/2015

I don't think there's any doubt this is a Dennis Bryant design from 1967. The original plan refers to 'dress snaps', an old-fashioned term for 'press studs' which Dennis also uses in the associated build article. The Italian version of the...
SBurling : Macchi 202 : 24/01/2015

I built a lot of these back in the dark ages when radio was not so reliable. While the multi channel boys were destroying models, our Nomads just flew and flew. This plan is the original version as published in the magazine with an...
DougSmith : Nomad : 24/01/2015

Hi Steve,please check the plans of Mr Dennis Bryants good looking Macchi 202 Folgore again. I think that this are copys of Italian Modeldesigner Massimo Zuffi from Milano. Indication notes... MODULO-R.C.Modeler Design Ordine Degli...
Pascal : Macchi 202 : 24/01/2015

Steve, Attached are the magazine pages for this particular plan (PlanID: 4727), I got them from a member on rcgroups ...
AdamJudd :
Grumman F7F Tigercat : 22/01/2015

Hi, Steve. Yesterday, I saw you had published the plan of the Cessna Skylane by R. Jess Krieser. Some months ago, I made one CAD redraw of these plan, therefore, I've decided send you that copy. Greetings,
mikesierra67 : Cessna Skylane : 22/01/2015

Hi Steve, what a wonderful set of plans of that gorgeous Aircraft... Simply Great. Greetings from Luxembourg Regards,
Pascal : Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick : 21/01/2015

Steve, I just completed this model from plans on your site - the Skymaster by Ace Whitman [see more pics 003-005]. 24in span and weighs 18 gms. Very enjoyable build. Thanks for the great site,
DavidWagner : Skymaster : 21/01/2015

Good catch. If anyone can send in a different photo for this model that would be great.
SteveWMD : CB 32 : 20/01/2015

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Updates - latest changes/news:

26/01/2015 : PlanID=2925 : Just Junior by Paul Hoey from Aeromodeller : Have edited the text on this plan in a couple of places, to correct the original printed typos. So the quoted wingspan at top left on sheet 1 now appears as 48in (not 42in), and the labelling of the two different wing ribs shown at bottom of sheet 2 has been switched around (centre section rib, main rib).

25/01/2015 : PlanID=1248 : Sporty Forty by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Have rescaled this plan to correct full size at 40 in span, thanks to Rob.

24/01/2015 : PlanID=3620 : Miles Magister by ER Bigg from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (with hatched background removed) thanks to TonyP.

24/01/2015 : PlanID=4972 : R6-B by Allan Rowe from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (with hatched background removed) thanks to TonyP.

21/01/2015 : General News : Doh. Latest plan at ID:6262 (Komet) was a duplicate entry, already listed. Have replaced that entry now, with the Cessna Skylane.

20/01/2015 : PlanID=1957 : B-47D by RL Parks from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.

18/01/2015 : PlanID=113 : American Eaglet from Comet : Re-sized this plan up to fullsize at 25in wingspan, thanks to anon.

16/01/2015 : PlanID=3030 : RCM 1/2A Basic Trainer by Dick Tichenor from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

16/01/2015 : PlanID=5768 : My-O-My by Doc Mathews from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

16/01/2015 : PlanID=2040 : Golden Oldie 20 by Fred Reese from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

16/01/2015 : PlanID=605 : Fokker D7 from Sterling : Added formers, thanks to RoyCoenye.

12/01/2015 : PlanID=1624 : Chilton DW1 by JM Geenland from Aeromodeller : Replaced this with a much cleaner plan (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

11/01/2015 : PlanID=1574 : Apex Mk14 by Fisher (?) from Performance Kits : Added wing section drawing, thanks to Humphrey1957.

10/01/2015 : PlanID=5018 : Setter by AH Lee from Bristol Model Aero Supplies : Replaced this plan with a CAD-redrawn clearer copy, thanks to rchopper56.

10/01/2015 : PlanID=136 : Fokker D8 by Alex Horback from Comet : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy thanks to Dave.

07/01/2015 : PlanID=3400 : Number Nine by JD McHard from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to MikeJones.