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Thanks to RFJ for the artwork and date. Nice work.
SteveWMD : Martinet : 03/08/2015
This was my Winter project last year after being given an ancient Comet kit. It was small enough to use the Upstairs Aircraft Assembly Area instead of the chilly basement. The fuselage wood was very heavy but also strong and it worked...
DougSmith : Phantom Fury : 03/08/2015
This is the 78inch 1/16 scale Catalina plan from Jack Lynn Bale stretched and redrawn to 80in by Uncle Willies as usual..to overcome copyright
anon : Consolidated PBY 5 : 02/08/2015
Agreed. Have changed this to a new pic now, from 1949.
SteveWMD : Vandiver : 31/07/2015
Found this excellent pic of a completed Stradust model, from a full page Frog ad on the inside back cover of the Model Aeronautics planbook, 1949.
SteveWMD : Stardust : 31/07/2015
What a shame there are no sheet details for the fuselage sections and wing ribs etc.
cde : Boulton Paul Defiant : 30/07/2015
I downloaded this plan to convert and build a profile control line entry for the 2015 Cox Reed Speed Event. I shrunk the plans to build a plane with a 15in wingspan and powered with a Cox .020 engine. I can send pictures if you would...
JimCarter : Rivets : 29/07/2015
Looks like you're right.
SteveWMD : Wee Will Jr : 29/07/2015
Wing chord on plan does not match side elevation of fuselage?
anon : Wee Will Jr : 29/07/2015
Im sending to you too a pic [see more pics 005] from a Manicaca 1 built by the own Sérgio Daeuble to compete in a club metting racing with a CB 25, a great brazilian engine, now out of production. The event is called 'Corrida Maluca' or...
Carlo : Manicaca I : 23/07/2015
03/08/2015 : PlanID=3455 : Fairey Swordfish Mk1 by HT Batchelor from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a version that is scaled up to full-size at 37in wingspan, thanks to MikeHollamby. Note this is now a large filesize at 4MB.
29/07/2015 : PlanID=2928 : Wee Will Jr by Walt Mooney : Have replaced this plan with a 'corrected' version, thanks to anon. Wing chord on plan is now stretched, see note on plan. With apologies to Walt.
28/07/2015 : PlanID=2405 : Phony Tony by AC Brown from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
28/07/2015 : PlanID=293 : President by Albert E Hatfull from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
24/07/2015 : PlanID=2752 : Curtiss Y1A-18 by H Weiss from Flying Aces : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to AllenHunt, AugustaWest.
24/07/2015 : PlanID=1801 : Swallow by GD Miles from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
24/07/2015 : PlanID=1671 : Brandenburg Sea Monoplane by A Warden from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
19/07/2015 : PlanID=4790 : F-111 by Roy Clough from Popular Science : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (single sheet, stitched) thanks to Circlip.
18/07/2015 : PlanID=5880 : Denight Special by Joe Martin from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to pd1, JohnAV8R.
16/07/2015 : PlanID=4414 : Flying Fool from Sterling : Replaced this plan with a more detailed version which includes hand traced formers, thanks to GeorgeAlbo. Also, decals.
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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
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