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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.

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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? 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


Jr Skylark - Random photo - 2190 Martin Torpedo T4-M1 - Random plan - 459
Tri Valley Top Dawg - Latest plan - 5810 Pops - Random photo - 1717

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Tri Valley Top Dawg - Walt Senour, Jerry Smith...
Marooney - RE Randolph - 40in
Miss Cosmic Wind - Fred Reese - 35in Scale IC...
Spirit of St Louis - Gus Morfis - 36in Scale IC...
Czech Glider - Jiri Kalina - 10in Glider F/F
Prairie Bird 50 - Bob Peck - 50in Cabin
Vickers Vildebeest - Charles Newman - 38in
Challenger - Peter Neuer - 78in Glider R/C
Northrop N9M - Bill Young - 75in Electric R/C...
Honker Bipe - Dave Thornburg, Dick Roberts -...
Pong Two - LF Randolph - 45in IC R/C Trainer
Wedell Williams Turner Special - Ron Peterka -...
Blue Angel 40-SR - M Kato - 59in IC R/C
Grumman Widgeon - Erwin Ohlsson, Robert...
Buccaneer - Bill Effinger - 84in IC F/F Cabin
Hustler - 60in IC R/C Cabin
Stormer - Doug Spreng - 63in IC R/C
Benzinmotorflugmodel K3 - 56in IC F/F
Maxi - OktayGulmez - 63in IC R/C Cabin
Vampire - Don McGovern - 39in Glider F/F
P-51D - Bud Nosen - 102in Scale IC R/C Military...
Blackbird - Paul Del Gatto - 18in Glider F/F
Wee Bee - Don Justice - 46in IC F/F
Fast Miler - Ed Rankin - 35in IC C/L
Sea Lion - Paul Lindberg - 62in IC F/F...
Scorpion - 44in IC F/F Cabin
Sennapod - Eric Clutton - 35in IC C/L
Troyka - Vladimir Novta - 55in Scale IC C/L...
Patron - Francis Ballardie - 40in IC F/F
Shockwave - James Prell - 34in IC R/C
Buttercup - Fred Reese - 27in IC R/C
DH 89A Dragon Rapide - Robert C Sweitzer - 96in...
Avia BH-03 - ČŪěek Radoslav - 41in Scale...
Messerschmitt Me 110 - Walt Musciano - 40in...
Super Commander - 72in IC F/F Cabin
Supersonic Sue - Howard G McEntee - 16in Rubber...
Tiny Bit - Dereck Woodward - 20in IC R/C
Ridge Runt - John Lupperger - 56in Glider R/C...
Super G Shark - 24in IC C/L
X-Craft - Ron Fuller - 24in IC R/C
My-O-My - Doc Mathews - 54in IC R/C Parasol
Stinson 108-2 Voyager - Robert C Sweitzer -...
Trainer 5 - Joe Bridi - 38in IC R/C Cabin
Bluebird - 48in Glider F/F
Queen Bee - P Grimwade - 48in IC R/C Cabin
Little Bit - Dereck Woodward - 28in IC R/C
Reno Racer P-51 - Ritch Uravitch - 44in Scale...
Radart - Francis McElwee - 60in IC R/C
Upbury - G Elsegood - 36in Rubber Glider F/F
Skylon - R Amor - 55in IC F/F

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Have a picture as well [see main model pic] also here's a link to our webpagehttp://www.antikmodellflugfreunde.de - btw you can buy a kit in Germany: jo : Benzinmotorflugmodel K3 : 29/08/2014

Not much detail on the plan with regard to wood types and thicknesses. I assume fuselage doublers and dihedral braces are ply. Fuse sides and doublers measure approx 1/16th in the cross section views. Anyone with an original kit have these...
SimonPlatt : Mini-Fledgling : 28/08/2014

Recently completed Ray Malmstromís 'Long John'. Easy build and looks great (especially in the air). Best flight time so far 62 seconds on a breezy day. Waiting for calm weather so I can wind motor to max. Regards,
Martin : Long John : 28/08/2014

Twin Lizzie at 147% [see more pics 006] We used a 'spring and string' pull system for the twin rudders, works great, she's in her second year with hundreds of flights, one of my fav's from when I was a child, I had Laumer's book but never...
AlRobinson : Twin Lizzie : 28/08/2014

Spearhead JR. with O&R .23 on ignition [see main model pic].. Silk and tissue.. our own wheels to.. My fav..
AlRobinson : Spearhead Junior : 28/08/2014

hi steve, for you plan http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5793 i have a completed partlist
jo : Benzinmotorflugmodel K3 : 28/08/2014

Hi Steve, The Blue Angel is one of the best looking pattern ships ever made... Greetings, Regards,
Pascal : Blue Angel 40-SR : 28/08/2014

Hello Steve, I have some pics of a Golden Sniffer [enlarged version] I built back in the 80's [see more pics 004, 005]. It was powered by an OS40FS This proved to be the perfect power for this model. I built my own floats and successfully...
PeterDustin : Sniffer : 27/08/2014

hello steve, i have here a kadett that i made from your site [see more pics 003, 004]. it is the first time that i do that iím only in model flight from oktober 2013. i, hope that you find it good enough for your site thank you and...
SalvatoreA : Kadett : 27/08/2014

Hi Steve: Here's one more pic, taken yesterday at Middle Wallop [see more pics 007]. Regards,
PeterScott : Bucks Duck : 25/08/2014

Bryan, In my last trip to Buenos Aires / Argentina ( 2 weeks ago), I both e old almost complete kit Jonny. Now I am building and I hope to fly it in October. Do you use the wing tips like the original plan or did you modify? Best Regards,...
RicardoDSirabonian : Jonny : 25/08/2014

Hi Steve, I found this plan (The Hornet) on your site and I found it a nice little, cheap plane. So Iíve build one and put it on electro. Iíve used the following setup: Electric motor is a SK3 2836 1500kV op. A regular speedcontroller of...
DriesNeyrinck : Hornet : 25/08/2014

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Updates - latest changes/news:

28/08/2014 : PlanID=5793 : Benzinmotorflugmodel K3 from Modelflug : Have revised page 1 of this plan, now includes full parts list and all dimensions, thanks to Achim.

21/08/2014 : PlanID=328 : Fairchild PT-19 by Earl Stahl from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at correct scale, thanks to JJ.

21/08/2014 : PlanID=4557 : Shark 45 by Lew McFarland from Jetco : Replaced rib patterns file with a clearer version on one sheet, thanks to Min Min Man.

19/08/2014 : PlanID=5779 : Buttercup by Fred Reese from Model Aviation : Added an excellent supplement modern CAD re-drawn version of this plan, in PDFvector format, thanks to hogal.

13/08/2014 : PlanID=1362 : Fairey Gannet from Keil Kraft : Adjusted scale of the printwood file to match the plan, thanks to jandkaye.

12/08/2014 : PlanID=1524 : Macchi Castoldi MC-72 by Giorgio Gazza from Unknown : Resized this plan to correct size at 60in wingspan, thanks to Nameless.

09/08/2014 : PlanID=2880 : Fly-Boy by Dave Milbourn from Balsacraft : Added instructions, thanks to James.

30/07/2014 : General News : Just a quick heads up, for the next 2 weeks there will be only slow and irregular updates. It's holiday time. Expect normal service to resume by say 14 Aug.

30/07/2014 : PlanID=4803 : Rubber Powered Pursuit by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to Planeman.

30/07/2014 : PlanID=5624 : Curtiss Hawk AE3 XF6C-6 by Ted Schreyer from Unknown : Re-scaled this plan to correct full size at 47.5in wingspan, thanks to David.

29/07/2014 : PlanID=1114 : Vagabond by Charles Zeihl from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy on a single sheet, thanks to Planeman.

28/07/2014 : General News : Have made some small changes to the way simple search works. You can now add a modifier (name, by, from or credit), to fine tune your search results. See the Search page for more details on the changes, if this interests you. If it doesn't, just carry on searching as you were before. Default search is unchanged.

22/07/2014 : PlanID=820 : Stagger Bi MkIII by Phil Kraft : Replaced this with a clearer plan at 300dpi, thanks to bulldogdrummond.

17/07/2014 : PlanID=2490 : Gorgeous Gertie from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer version, also added an instructions sheet, thanks to JJ.

16/07/2014 : PlanID=5476 : Spitfire LF XVI by Albert Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a more detailed copy, including formers, thanks to GuyColeman. See the 'plan file details' section for the full story.

13/07/2014 : PlanID=145 : Messerschmitt Me 109 from Comet : Have rescaled the printwood on this one down, to fit against the plan at 16in wingspan, thanks to RayD.