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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.


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.

Want to make a donation? The continued running of this site (since launch in May of 2011) involves both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.


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


Avro Commodore - Random photo - 5426 Gull - Random plan - 3638
Ryan ST - Latest plan - 6002 Tucano - Random photo - 4946

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Ryan ST - Dick Fisher Scale IC R/C Trainer
RM Trainer - David Boddington - 52in IC R/C...
FW 190 A-8 - Dave Platt - 80in Scale IC R/C...
Howard Pete - David Andersen - 80in Scale IC...
RV-6F - Ed Westwood - 53in Scale IC R/C...
Martin M-130 China Clipper - Jack Lynn Bale -...
Citabria Pro - Floyd Manly - 69in Scale IC R/C...
Fokker D8 - Henry Haffke - 56in Scale IC R/C...
Gypsy - Ted Strader - 60in IC Glider F/F R/C
Scallywag - Bob Wallace - 53in IC R/C
F/A-18 Hornet - Mike Pastro - 54in Scale IC R/C...
Variant - Clarence Mather - 16in Rubber F/F
Curtiss F6C-1 Hawk - Eugene Martin - 62in Scale...
Cassutt - GE Whitehead - 33in Scale IC R/C...
Dornier Do 23 - Laddie Mikulasko - 60in Scale...
CAP 21 - Gordon Whitehead - 54in Scale IC R/C...
Cessna Agwagon - Gil Horstman - 61in Scale IC...
Hooker - Chuck Cunningham - 60in IC R/C
Druine Turbulent - Chuck Cunningham - 60in...
Miss Texas - Chuck Cunningham - 84in IC R/C
F-4 Phantom - Pavel Bosak - 45in Scale IC R/C...
Cloud Dancer 120 - Fred Reese - 86in IC R/C
Twin Scooter - Dick Tichenor - 40in IC R/C...
Powerhouse 41 - Dick Korda - 41in IC F/F
RCM Scooter .049 - Dick Tichenor - 40in IC R/C
Sonerai - Bertil Klintbom Scale IC R/C Civil
Junkers Ju 87b Stuka - HW Taylor - 60in Scale...
PV-1 Ventura - Gary Fuller - 66in Scale IC R/C...
Yak-18PM - HG Bowers - 64in Scale IC R/C Civil
Scorpion - PGF Chinn - 20in IC C/L
Fiat G55 Centauro - Paul Byrum - 86in Scale IC...
Spacewalker - Dennis Tapsfield - 91in Scale IC...
Sagitta 600 - Lee Renaud - 79in Glider R/C
Streamlined Wakefield - 47in Rubber F/F
Aeronca - 16in Scale Rubber F/F Cabin...
Obogo - N Yoshida - 44in IC R/C
Desire - Mike McConville - 64in
Miss RJ - Milos, Zdenec Malina - 52in
C-Raider - M La Torre - 68in IC F/F
Tiger Moth - Walt Mitchell - 35in
Duellist 240 - Morten Tanger - 67in IC R/C...
Gentle Lady - Carl Goldberg - 79in Glider R/C
Fairchild F-24-H - Robert Lopshire - 92in Scale...
Sabre Hawk IV - Ed Izzo - 70in IC R/C
Strikemaster - Jim Newman - 55in IC R/C
Super Sportster 90/120 - Jim Feldmann, Don...
Sun Ray - Jack Scarbrough - 51in IC R/C Biplane
Jetster 20 - 48in IC R/C
Speed Bug - Frank Ehling - 9in IC C/L
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny - Dick Ealy - 43in Scale IC...

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Can anyone suggest what the best covering material would be. Thanks,
JimW : Kookie : 28/09/2014

I built one of these in 1964. My buddy, Tom Barnes, bought the kit and I used his plans for mine. As with many of Ted's designs, it was a little shy on dihedral for rudder only control. It would turn, slowly, but once you started a turn...
DougSmith : Gypsy : 27/09/2014

G’day Steve. I have attached a photograph of the Veron Sky Scooter [see more pics 003] I built from a plan I downloaded from your website. The plane is from the larger 48 inch drawing that I have called the Sky Skooter, simply ‘cause...
JohnPeric : Sky Scooter : 26/09/2014

hi Steve, i build the Hooker many years ago, scaled down to a 51 inch wingspan.I used a home cut foamwing and an OS 20 engine for power, and flew like dream straight from the board. Because i scaled it down, i had to shorten the the...
JohndeKiewit : Hooker : 26/09/2014

Ray T. Chevedden graduated from Purdue in 1940 and had a 40-year career as an aerospace engineer. This included Lockheed, Northrop, Radioplane, Hughes Helicopters, Douglas, McDonnell Douglas and Northrop. From the Lockheed P-38 to the...
JohnChevedden : Curtiss Hawk : 26/09/2014

...some beautiful pictures of the Swiss Bipe. See attached photos [see more pics 003, 004] Hope you like them they are inspirational as is your site! Thanks
JohnA : Swiss Bipe : 25/09/2014

Photo of completed model Fiat G-55 was found online at SteveWMD : Fiat G55 Centauro : 24/09/2014

This was the model that brought me back in model flying, a lovely build nice looking model and a terrific flyer, recommended.
mjh : Victoria Parker : 23/09/2014

Hello Steve, Hope you are doing well. Attached some images of a Baby Ringmaster (COX .049 powered) built & flown in Knysna, South Africa. Builder & Pilot is Colin Paine. Hope this helps in a small way. Kind regards,
BernardandPetro : Baby Ringmaster : 23/09/2014

The Frog MkV was an amazing piece of very early RTF. I had 2 or 3 - seemingly expensive at 12/6 (£0.72) but not bad value as they lasted for years and Frog spares were wonderful - you could get a replacement gearbox or pack of rubber...
KenJones : Frog Interceptor Mk4X : 22/09/2014

It sure would be great if someone had a cleaner copy of this plan, thanks.
Adam : F7F Tigercat : 22/09/2014

Thank to Pit for clarification, Dick Ealy was the designer of this one.
SteveWMD : Curtiss JN-4D Jenny : 21/09/2014

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Updates - latest changes/news:

29/09/2014 : General News : Apologies for all the delays and particularly if I have failed as yet to answer your email. There is too much going on, and I am far too busy at the moment. Updates will be slow this week.

29/09/2014 : PlanID=5998 : RV-6F by Ed Westwood from RCM : Resized this plan to correct full scale now at 52.5in span, thanks to nameless.

27/09/2014 : PlanID=18 : Valkyrie by R Calvo from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a copy at correct full-scale, thanks to HarryD.

25/09/2014 : PlanID=5976 : Junkers Ju 87b Stuka by HW Taylor from Complete-a-Pac : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DerickScott.

22/09/2014 : PlanID=180 : Stinson Reliant by Steve Kowalik from Ideal : Replaced this plan with a re-scaled copy at full size, thanks to planeman.

20/09/2014 : General News : It is very busy here, just now. Too many plans, too many plans...

14/09/2014 : PlanID=5907 : Aeronca K by Rolfe Gregory : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to RogerC.

14/09/2014 : PlanID=5901 : DeHavilland Tiger Moth by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, shows full fuselage.

10/09/2014 : PlanID=5544 : Bar-Fli by Phil Kraft from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to bulldogdrummond.

10/09/2014 : PlanID=5581 : Small Wonder by GF Jennings from RCM : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from a full-size plan), thanks to AusterPilot.

09/09/2014 : PlanID=5851 : Sinbad Supreme by Larry Sward from RCM : Fixed the scaling on this plan to fullsize, thanks to rhewert.

09/09/2014 : PlanID=5890 : Space Shuttle by Parker Leung from RCM : Replaced this plan with a re-edited copy, thanks to nameless who pointed out the vertical scan fault.

04/09/2014 : General News : Things have suddenly got very busy round here, this week. Apologies to anyone awaiting a reply. By all means keep sending plans in, I will just stack them up until I have time to check through and list them all.

02/09/2014 : General News : Anyone who has a comcast.net email address - be aware that I cannot reply to any of your emails as Comcast bounce everything back. Albert Robinson: Hi Al, Thanks for the kind words. The model you wanted to identify is the Contestant by Frank Zaic - http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1834 Good luck and happy landings to you, Steve

01/09/2014 : PlanID=787 : Fokker D8 from Keil Kraft : Resized this plan to correct scale at 16in wingspan, thanks to Howard.

31/08/2014 : PlanID=5779 : Buttercup by Fred Reese from Model Aviation : Replaced this plan (the bitmap plan, that is) with a clearer copy at 600dpi, thanks to rchopper56.