Total plans: 6,130
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
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?
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