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Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Three cheers for all of us!
We've added a new section for your thoughts, stories and photos: Viewpoint - a tribute to Don Dewey, editor of RCM and author of their Viewpoint column. This is the place for your longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. If you've something to contribute, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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I just read the article that accompanies this plan, and enjoyed the designer's account of how this model got its name (it helps if you know that 'Ten High' is a brand of American whiskey): "The remaining week was spent in frantic panic...
Mary : 10 HI : 22/01/2017
Attached are a couple of photos of a 10 HI I built about 10 years ago [more pics 003-006]. I converted it to 3 channels with a throttle sleeve Cox TD .049 by Milton Dickey. All up weight is 14 ozs. A very gentle flyer. Thanks, from Little...
SteveStaples : 10 HI : 22/01/2017
Hi Mary and Steve; Here's my white POLO by Svenson, my favorite airplane [more pics 006]. Very cheap and yet the POLO can do everything as its big brothers. I have many children without a budget, let fly with my POLO. I have made a lot of...
JulienVermeire : Polo : 22/01/2017
I built a Laird LC-DE designed by Walt Mooney. This was about 1978 or so.It flew right off the building board and I ultimately lost it in a thermalone sunny afternoon!
RobertK : Laird LC-DE Speedwing : 22/01/2017
Regarding Airspeed: one of their design team was Neville Shute Norway (better known as Neville Shute), the author of 'A Town Like Alice' and 'On the Beach', who was a qualified aeronautical engineer and had worked with De Havilland and,...
Daithi : British Airspeed Courier : 22/01/2017
Hallo -Aquila, scratch built from Outerzone plans [more pics 009, 010].Greets
JJDeweerdt : Aquila : 20/01/2017
I just found these build photos sent to us by Larry Welle ages ago [more pics 010-013]. I put them in them in the wrong folder then forgot about them - sorry Larry! At the time, Larry said "Naked wood. Front of cab took some thinking, but...
Mary : Waco AGC-8 : 19/01/2017
Two archive photos from Andy Coutts [more pics 013, 014].
Mary : Q-Tee : 18/01/2017
Added more vintage photos, thanks to Andy Coutts [more pics 006, 007].
Mary : Contender : 18/01/2017
Just added two more photos from Andy Coutts' extensive archives [more pics 004, 005]. Thanks Andy :)
Mary : Falcon 56 Mk II : 18/01/2017
Something more from the archives: two different models of the Live Wire Champ by Hal de Bolt [more pics 003-005].
AndyCoutts : Live Wire Champion Mk III : 18/01/2017
Hi Mary and Steve -My Ju-52 (ID:8333), built from Graupner kit, several years ago [more pics 004-008]. Silkspan covered and decorated with the colours of the Spanish Civil War. Graupnerkit motorisation (3 Speed 400 and NiCad battery)....
JesusAbellan : Junkers 52 : 17/01/2017
22/01/2017 : PlanID=3726 : Simplex by Dick Stouffer from Aeromodeller : Have re-scaled this plan to correct full size at 36in wingspan, thanks to rainyday101.
19/01/2017 : PlanID=3352 : Du-All by Gerald Zeigenfuse from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
19/01/2017 : PlanID=3523 : Eastwind by Hoh Fang-Chiun from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
18/01/2017 : PlanID=5542 : Junkers Ju 290 by Klaus Nietzer from FMT : Added build article, thanks to Bernd57.
18/01/2017 : PlanID=219 : Tiger Moth by Keith Laumer from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
18/01/2017 : PlanID=8340 : Packard-Lepere LUSAC-11 by Floyd Carter from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
17/01/2017 : PlanID=2593 : Frostbite by Don McGovern from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
17/01/2017 : PlanID=3481 : Fatso by Lloyd Hunt from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
16/01/2017 : PlanID=7719 : Fouga Cyclone by Nick Ziroli from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
16/01/2017 : PlanID=7186 : Pacer by Owen Kampen from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
16/01/2017 : PlanID=1661 : Waterman Aerobile by Terry Aldrich from American Aircraft Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy and also added article pages, thanks to theshadow.
13/01/2017 : PlanID=7718 : Messerschmitt BF-109 by Ivan Munninghoff from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
13/01/2017 : PlanID=8023 : Avenger 35 by Don Shultz from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
13/01/2017 : PlanID=8326 : F-8 Crusader by Vic Macaluso from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to Pit.
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I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:
aeromeddler, andykunz, augustawest, balsaworkbench, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, dannymz, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, keven64, kraftyone, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooneydriver, ozrs, patrickurbain, pgregory, pilgrim, pit, poacher, rchopper56, reddragon, rfj, rottensox, stickman, stormin, sundancer, 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
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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