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German Saucer - 7095German Saucer
16in span
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FlatCat - 7094FlatCat
Jetex Glider F/F
14in span
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Miles M14A Magister - 7092Miles M14A Magister
Scale Electric R/C
39in span
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Pushy Cat  - 7091Pushy Cat
Electric R/C
44in span
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Minimoa - 7090Minimoa
Scale Glider R/C
99in span
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Challenger - 7089Challenger
Electric R/C
38in span
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Cessna 180 - 7088Cessna 180
Scale IC C/L
40in span
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Bucker - 7087Bucker
Scale IC C/L
27in span
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Bonanza - 7086Bonanza
Scale IC C/L
26in span
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Me109G - 7085Me109G
Scale IC C/L
31in span
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Das Box Fly 15H - 7084Das Box Fly 15H

50in span
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Moker F3D - 7083Moker F3D
47in span
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Latest Comments

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

...more comments


Latest Site Updates

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 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 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 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.


Latest Plans text listing

German Saucer - Ernst Skirde - 16in IC F/F
FlatCat - Harry Stine - 14in Jetex Glider F/F
Miles M14A Magister - Vintage1 - 39in Scale...
Pushy Cat - Vintage1 - 44in Electric R/C
Minimoa - Replikit - 99in Scale Glider R/C
Challenger - Vintage1 - 38in Electric R/C
Cessna 180 - 40in Scale IC C/L
Bucker - 27in Scale IC C/L
Bonanza - 26in Scale IC C/L
Me109G - F. Battu - 31in Scale IC C/L
Das Box Fly 15H - 50in
Moker F3D - Roberto Sedes - 47in IC R/C
DeHavilland DH-6 - WR Stroman - 18in Scale CO2...
Canard Drop-Off - Israel Baran - 25in Rubber...
Miles M-35 - JD McHard - 20in Scale IC F/F
P-51 Mustang - Vince Micchia - 48in Scale IC...
Stinson SM-7B Model W - Bill Galloway - 32in...
Siemens-Schuckert D-1 - Bill Galloway - 20in...
Prima - 55in IC R/C
Grumman Avenger TBF-1 - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Aeronca Champion - Jim Noonan - 16in Scale...
Simple Extra - Fred Reese - 35in Scale IC R/C
Simple Staggerwing - Fred Reese - 35in Scale IC...
Ballerina - Charles Lickliter - 59in IC C/L
B-24 Liberator - Jack Stafford - 90in Scale IC...
Windy Joe - Bill Winter - 54in IC R/C
Simple Flyman - Aubrey Kochman - 17in IC C/L
Mini-Mach - Paul Duprat - 39in IC R/C
Waco YKS-6 1936 Model - Bill Galloway - 25in...
Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator - Bill Galloway - 32in...
Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida - Bill Galloway - 29in...
Curtiss Robin - Bill Galloway - 31in Scale...
Folkerts Special (w/retracts) - Bill Galloway -...
Stinson Airliner Model T - Bill Galloway - 45in...
Tupynike II - Sergio A Daeuble - 58in IC C/L
Tupynike Jr - Sergio A Daeuble - 40in IC C/L
Tupycano 35 - Sergio A Daeuble - 44in IC C/L
Vertical - 28in Rubber F/F
Stiletto - Eraldo Padovano - 47in Glider F/F
Squirrel - 28in Rubber F/F
Nordec - FD Conte - 58in Glider F/F
Furetto - R Poluzzi - 47in Glider F/F
Bucanvole - FD Conte - 47in Glider F/F
Aerolance - Clarence Mather - 44in IC F/F
Apache - Henry Struck IC F/F
Sporty II - Walter Musciano - 65in IC F/F
Vought F4U-1 Corsair - Dick Ealy - 22in Scale...
Nomad - 40in Glider F/F
Sand-Piper - 25in Rubber F/F
Sky-Mite - Jim Zare - 36in Electric R/C

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.

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, 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