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Happy birthday to us! Since March 2011, we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans through the Outerzone website. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Three cheers for all of us!
It's always great to see pictures of beautiful models built from these plans. When we started Outerzone we never expected you would all send us photos. But you do. We have hundreds! To celebrate our birthday, we put together an Anniversary Gallery of just some of the photos you've shared with us over the last 5 years.
Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Happy birthday everyone.
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This is a random selection of just 4 photos that you sent in, taken from the 5th Anniversary Gallery. Click here to see the full Anniversary Gallery
hi. I think there is one ribbay missing on each wing half if the span shall be 22in .The ruler in the bottom of the page fits fine when printed in 100%.
anon : Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan : 03/05/2016
Sorry you're having difficulty printing this plan. In theory there shouldn't be any difference printing from a Mac, but I'm afraid I can't offer much help as we don't have Macs here. Are there any Mac users out there with advice for Colin?
Mary : Nakajima Ki-43-2b Hayabusa : 02/05/2016
Hi. I'm working with a Mac PC. When I tried to print off the Nakajima Hayabusa in tiles, I find that only three pages will print. If I try again, the same three print again. Is there anything different to do when using Mac? I'm not...
Colin : Nakajima Ki-43-2b Hayabusa : 02/05/2016
I put together a glider from this plan [more pics 003, 004]. Many thanks./ Arme un planeador.Asi quedo ... muchas gracias.
CarlosOlea : Tommy : 02/05/2016
Thanks Doug, this is really interesting. Does everyone have this problem getting hold of suitable materials these days?
Mary : X-Pert : 02/05/2016
This model is a good example of a fine design ruined by "progress". Back in the day, I cut a lot of foam wings for all kinds of models. Foam of the type we used was cheap and available, but it ain't the same anymore. All that's...
DougSmith : X-Pert : 02/05/2016
03/05/2016 : PlanID=283 : Cessna C-34 by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Added article pages, thanks to JJ.
03/05/2016 : PlanID=2257 : Nightmare by Al Casano from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400 dpi, thanks to JJ.
02/05/2016 : PlanID=2948 : Fairchild PT-19 by Raymond Clapper from Model Airplane News, Sterling : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
02/05/2016 : PlanID=7664 : Zippy by Mike Freeman from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
02/05/2016 : PlanID=7663 : Piper Cherokee by Jack Headley from RCME : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ & Pit.
02/05/2016 : PlanID=1732 : Band Boy by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
02/05/2016 : PlanID=7661 : Avenger by Bill Grundy from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
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, 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, rchopper56, rfj, 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: www.rclibrary.co.uk
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