Outerzone is a collection of old model airplane plans. Thousands, online, tagged and easily searched. The plans are all free to download. You don't need to register or log in. These free vintage, old-timer flying model aircraft plans are mostly in PDF format. So let's go; download, print, start building!
I found this to be a nice plan to work from. However for some finer details I compared to the FSI plan of similar size. I built this one as a display model for my dad, but I think this should be a great flyer, it was extremely...
JoeRobertson : SE5a : 25/11/2015
For build details, see RCLibrary page at http://www.rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=1069 for free download of the complete book 'Radio Control Big Four' from 1964,...
SteveWMD : Jackdaw : 24/11/2015
See the RCLibrary page at http://www.rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=1069 for free download of the complete book 'Radio Control Big Four' from 1964, which contains 13...
SteveWMD : Galahad : 24/11/2015
Hello only recently returned to aero modelling. (Retired so now more time). I scaled-up this plan and produced two examples. This morning; straight from the building board, first flight an unbelievable 3min13sec. from hand launch on slight...
NigelG : Vi et arme : 23/11/2015
25/11/2015 : PlanID=2857 : Sunderland II : Added a CAD version of this plan, thanks to RayMcKechnie.
24/11/2015 : PlanID=7195 : Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony by Bill Galloway from FSI : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DPlumpe.
23/11/2015 : PlanID=1815 : DH Tiger Moth by JW Coasby from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan (again) with another clearer copy, this one is thanks to dfritzke.
23/11/2015 : PlanID=1847 : Vultan by LE Ellis from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to Circlip.
23/11/2015 : PlanID=5276 : Kadet by AL Ells from Kamco : Added second sheet showing Intermediate Aileron Wing drawing, thanks to GlennWallwork.
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, 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