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Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero - 6925Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
Scale Rubber F/F
27in span
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Skyraider A1-E - 6924Skyraider A1-E
Scale IC C/L
48in span
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Miss Playmate - 6923Miss Playmate
50in span
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Foka - 6922Foka
Glider R/C
95in span
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Hawk - 6921Hawk
Rubber F/F
36in span
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Little V - 6920Little V
Glider R/C
36in span
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Satellite 09 - 6919Satellite 09
27in span
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Playboy - 6918Playboy
32in span
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Centelha 09 - 6917Centelha 09
26in span
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Martinet - 6916Martinet
36in span
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White Comet Jr - 6915White Comet Jr
22in span
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Fli-Hi - 6914Fli-Hi
Glider F/F
15in span
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Latest Comments

Thanks to RFJ for the artwork and date. Nice work.
SteveWMD : Martinet : 03/08/2015

This was my Winter project last year after being given an ancient Comet kit. It was small enough to use the Upstairs Aircraft Assembly Area instead of the chilly basement. The fuselage wood was very heavy but also strong and it worked...
DougSmith : Phantom Fury : 03/08/2015

This is the 78inch 1/16 scale Catalina plan from Jack Lynn Bale stretched and redrawn to 80in by Uncle Willies as overcome copyright
anon : Consolidated PBY 5 : 02/08/2015

Agreed. Have changed this to a new pic now, from 1949.
SteveWMD : Vandiver : 31/07/2015

Found this excellent pic of a completed Stradust model, from a full page Frog ad on the inside back cover of the Model Aeronautics planbook, 1949.
SteveWMD : Stardust : 31/07/2015

What a shame there are no sheet details for the fuselage sections and wing ribs etc.
cde : Boulton Paul Defiant : 30/07/2015

I downloaded this plan to convert and build a profile control line entry for the 2015 Cox Reed Speed Event. I shrunk the plans to build a plane with a 15in wingspan and powered with a Cox .020 engine. I can send pictures if you would...
JimCarter : Rivets : 29/07/2015

Looks like you're right.
SteveWMD : Wee Will Jr : 29/07/2015

Wing chord on plan does not match side elevation of fuselage?
anon : Wee Will Jr : 29/07/2015

Im sending to you too a pic [see more pics 005] from a Manicaca 1 built by the own Sérgio Daeuble to compete in a club metting racing with a CB 25, a great brazilian engine, now out of production. The event is called 'Corrida Maluca' or...
Carlo : Manicaca I : 23/07/2015

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Latest Site Updates

03/08/2015 : PlanID=3455 : Fairey Swordfish Mk1 by HT Batchelor from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a version that is scaled up to full-size at 37in wingspan, thanks to MikeHollamby. Note this is now a large filesize at 4MB.

29/07/2015 : PlanID=2928 : Wee Will Jr by Walt Mooney : Have replaced this plan with a 'corrected' version, thanks to anon. Wing chord on plan is now stretched, see note on plan. With apologies to Walt.

28/07/2015 : PlanID=2405 : Phony Tony by AC Brown from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

28/07/2015 : PlanID=293 : President by Albert E Hatfull from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

24/07/2015 : PlanID=2752 : Curtiss Y1A-18 by H Weiss from Flying Aces : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to AllenHunt, AugustaWest.

24/07/2015 : PlanID=1801 : Swallow by GD Miles from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

24/07/2015 : PlanID=1671 : Brandenburg Sea Monoplane by A Warden from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

19/07/2015 : PlanID=4790 : F-111 by Roy Clough from Popular Science : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (single sheet, stitched) thanks to Circlip.

18/07/2015 : PlanID=5880 : Denight Special by Joe Martin from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to pd1, JohnAV8R.

16/07/2015 : PlanID=4414 : Flying Fool from Sterling : Replaced this plan with a more detailed version which includes hand traced formers, thanks to GeorgeAlbo. Also, decals.


Latest Plans text listing

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero - Bill Galloway - 27in...
Skyraider A1-E - Vince Micchia - 48in Scale IC...
Miss Playmate - Jerry Smith - 50in IC R/C
Foka - 95in Glider R/C
Hawk - 36in Rubber F/F
Little V - Lou Weihs - 36in Glider R/C
Satellite 09 - Shigemi Morimoto - 27in IC C/L
Playboy - Shigemi Morimoto - 32in IC C/L
Centelha 09 - Shigemi Morimoto - 26in IC C/L
Martinet - 36in IC F/F
White Comet Jr - Don Newberger - 22in IC C/L
Fli-Hi - Vern Clements - 15in Glider F/F
Piper Vagabond - 22in Scale Rubber CO2 F/F
Corben Super Ace - Bill Galloway - 28in Scale...
Pegasus - Shigemi Morimoto - 55in Glider F/F
Caracara 15 - 34in IC C/L
Aspirante II - 43in IC C/L
Aspirante I - 42in IC C/L
Queens Cup Winner - Phil Smith - 52in Rubber...
Robot - 45in IC R/C
Velox - 44in IC F/F
Boeing Stearman - 68in Scale IC R/C
Sabik MK 50 - James Simpson - 48in IC R/C
Strato Streak 68 - Frank Heeb - 57in IC F/F
Bi-Playne - George Woolls - 28in IC F/F
Loening C-2 Air Yacht - Thomas L Bulger - 49in...
Gwinn Aircar - Pres Bruning - 19in Scale Rubber...
Nakajima Type III A1N2 - Nate Sturman - 16in...
Little Cirrus - Kevin Flynn - 60in Scale Glider...
Sky Mite - Jerry Hibbard - 52in IC R/C
Fairey Swordfish - Bill Galloway - 34in Scale...
Berliner Joyce OJ-2 - Bill Galloway - 25in...
Curtiss Army Hawk - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Nimrod - CT Buffery - 30in IC F/F
Miles Hawk Major - 17in Scale Rubber F/F
Wakefield Trophy Model - Albert Judge - 45in...
Boulton Paul Defiant - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Wicko Wizard - LS Wigdor - 14in Scale Rubber...
Kirby Cadet - B Cosgrove - 38in Scale Glider...
Bleriot - Unknown - 32in Scale Rubber F/F
Aero-Wasp - 24in Glider F/F
Chimp - 22in IC C/L
Boeing 247 - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Sleek Streak - Peter Holland - 30in IC R/C
Boeing P-12F - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Curtiss Swift - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Manicaca II - 35in IC C/L
Manicaca I - 32in IC C/L
Mig 15 - Asao Takeno, Sergio A Daeuble - 37in...
Buccaneer - Allen Brickhaus - 55in IC C/L

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).

For a quick visual fix, you can page through the latest plan thumbnails added or the latest model pics added, at 60 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.

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.

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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, 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