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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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Visit our sister site www.rclibrary.co.uk for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books. Latest 3 titles added:
This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
Hi Doug,Thanks for the write up on early RC. Brought back many memories, includingthe first time I ever saw a radio controlled model glider at a place called'The Coppice' which overlooked Accrington Stanley football ground inLancashire,...
MalcomJ : Viewpoint 1 : 26/10/2016
Hi Steve /Mary, here is a photo of a 1962 Veron Robot radio trainer I build from the Outerzone plan of the same [more pics 004].It is a very nice to build classic British kit design and it flies well too.I was amazed at its slow gliding...
Anon : Robot : 25/10/2016
According to his plan article, Richard Evans' Ironmonger developed out of John Dixon's Warmonger. AntonioRG has sent these two photos of the Warmonger [more pics 003, 004] and as we don't have that plan on OZ, I thought I'd share them...
Mary : Ironmonger FAI : 25/10/2016
Added three great photos of the Phantom [more pics 003-005] thanks to AntonioRG.
Mary : Phantom MK2 : 25/10/2016
Thanks a heap for making this plan available for download. This was a model I passed over in favour of a Warlord when I was a kid but have always thought to build it one day. Seeing it on Outerzone gave me the impetus to get cracking on...
TonyLeong : Early Bird : 24/10/2016
Dear Steve!Just wanted to share my Graupner Topsy built from the plan on your site [more pics 013]. Had not built a balsa plane for decades and the experience was good fun. I used paper tissue and dope for covering and tried to keep the...
Cyburgs : Topsy : 24/10/2016
2 more, my dad "Bud" holding/flying the Kyosho "Papillon" [more pics 004, 005].He sure looks happy. Cirrus 3 channel radio using 2 servos, Cox reed valve.049 where every flight is a hand launch and a glide home.
dfritzke : Papillon : 24/10/2016
We have a action shot this time [more pics 003, 004]. An Ace Super Pacer on a fly-by. If you are the sharp-eyed type you will see it has a Super Tiger engine, this one being a .23. Another great flyer and highly recommended.
dfritzke : Super Pacer : 24/10/2016
Here is my sister again, sporting the Farrah Fawcett look and holding aPierce "Arrow" 2m glider [more pics 003]. Simple 2 channel machine and a good flyer. Picfrom the late '70s.
dfritzke : Pierce Arrow : 24/10/2016
Here is my second Ace All Star biplane, OS .15 and 3 channels [more pics 004]. A greatlittle bipe.
dfritzke : All-Star Biplane : 24/10/2016
Here is a picture of my old Mach None, built from the Ace kit [more pics 003]. Cannon 3 radio using 2 servos. That is my brother-in-law and my sister in thepicture, circa 1978?
dfritzke : Mach-None : 24/10/2016
This is a Jungmeister I scratch built may years ago [more pics 003]. Originally intendedfor an OS .25. I scaled the plans up from the Bowers/Flyline design. Iused redwood for the longerons and spars for some reason. Covered withsilver...
dfritzke : Bucker Jungmeister : 24/10/2016
25/10/2016 : PlanID=8127 : Scimitar by Joe Foster from American Aircraft Modeler : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
22/10/2016 : PlanID=8123 : Satellite 600 by Bob Hunter from Model Airplane News : Added alternate scan version, thanks to JJ
20/10/2016 : PlanID=2529 : Rivets by Owen Kampen from American Aircraft Modeler : Added a PDFvector format version of this plan (CAD redrawn) thanks to rchopper56.
20/10/2016 : PlanID=6137 : Senior Falcon by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Ribs and stab files added, thanks to DougSmith
19/10/2016 : PlanID=6081 : Divider by Lou Weihs from RCMplans : Added missing article page, thanks to Gunars.
19/10/2016 : PlanID=5956 : Sun Ray by Jack Scarbrough from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
19/10/2016 : PlanID=5712 : Woody's Pusher by Bill Denson from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=6815 : Slingsby Skylark by Jack Headley from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=6775 : Headwind B by Paul Denson from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=8113 : Faser by Al Trapanese from Flying Models : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=5044 : Senior Telemaster by Alex Engel from RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to Bernd_57.
18/10/2016 : PlanID=291 : Deacon by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit instructions, thanks to JamesVincenti.
17/10/2016 : PlanID=6543 : Cloud Niner by Bill Winter from RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to Cavitation.
17/10/2016 : PlanID=6212 : Nobler by George Aldrich from Model Airplane News : Added clearer version of article, in one file; plus tiled version of plan for printing, thanks to rchopper56.
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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:
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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