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5 Years of Outerzone!

Happy birthday to us! Since March 2011, we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans through the Outerzone website. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Three cheers for all of us!

It's always great to see pictures of beautiful models built from these plans. When we started Outerzone we never expected you would all send us photos. But you do. We have hundreds! To celebrate our birthday, we put together a Gallery of just some of the photos you've shared with us over the last 5 years.

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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:

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Pacer B - 8073Pacer B
IC F/F
53in span
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Oscillator - 8072Oscillator
IC R/C
48in span
Plan Details
 
Climax - 8071Climax
IC F/F
51in span
Plan Details
 
Snipe - 8070Snipe
Glider R/C
72in span
Plan Details
 
Firefly - 8069Firefly
IC R/C
52in span
Plan Details
 
Puddle Jumper - 8068Puddle Jumper
Rubber F/F
13in span
Plan Details
 
Mini Smog Hog - 8067Mini Smog Hog
IC R/C
56in span
Plan Details
 
Easy Eagle - 8066Easy Eagle
Glider R/C
78in span
Plan Details
 
Duo-Flex - 8065Duo-Flex
IC Glider R/C
79in span
Plan Details
 
Cessna Skyhawk - 8064Cessna Skyhawk
Scale IC R/C
54in span
Plan Details
 
Invader - 8063Invader
IC Glider R/C
74in span
Plan Details
 
Mock 15 - 8062Mock 15
IC R/C
39in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

Can anyone help Emil with the instructions for this plan?
Mary : Custom Cavalier 108 : 27/09/2016

Mary, I am finishing the restoration of the Cavalier. It will soon be taken to our RC flying field for taxiing tests. The plane is a rare one. At that time, pictures will be taken. You will receive images of what happens. I would like to...
EmilCost : Custom Cavalier 108 : 27/09/2016

Morning Mary and Steve, I am building the KK Hurricane, and just reached the point of putting the stringers on the fuselage formers. A bit confusing without a second plan to look at, as the plan detail is covered over with balsa wood, so I...
MalcomJ : Hurricane : 27/09/2016

I lost a KK Chief from a place called 'The Coppice', which overlookedAccrington Stanley Football club. Must have been about 1958, and had takenme months to save up for. I was having trouble trimming her, so left the DToff. Got sucked away...
MalcolmJ : Chief : 27/09/2016

Hi there, here's my recently finished and somewhat enlarged Boxcar [more pics 004, 005]. Not quite to the plan, but the outlines are there. 1.8m span, and rc electric.Thanks again for all the hard work keeping Outerzone going.
Al : Battling Boxcar : 27/09/2016

Hi Steve, I found these photos of my Vespa [more pics 004-009]. The old fuzz is me!! Hope you can publish them with the other Vespa photos you show.Best wishes!!
Eduardo : Vespa : 26/09/2016

Eric Clutton's famous Sharkface is a classic. Designed as a single channel model for an 049 glow motor, with modern equipment it makes an excellent rudder/elevator/throttle electric powered model, my version was built over a period of 30...
Sundancer : Sharkface : 26/09/2016

Ali finally managed to get some flying shots of the Size 9, a couple herewith [more pics 007, 008]. Looks like something from Star Trek in the air, but handles perfectly well now.
Sundancer : Size 9 : 26/09/2016

I built this model back in 1976 as a free flight model with the auto rudder and bungee launched it. It flies superbly straight off the drawing board and looks terrific.
Keir : Breguet 901 : 25/09/2016

Bill Evans died in 1982 and would be absolutely amazed that his model plane designs are available from a thing called the Internet. I have learned more about his life from others and the Internet than from him. He never spoke about...
kerrif : Super Champeen : 24/09/2016

I test flew one of these years ago, built by Bob Hamilton, it was beautiful. We took it to the acres of concrete on the ramp outside the Talladega racetrack, room to land anywhere we wanted. Powered by two K&B 40's, it had gobs of power,...
DougSmith : Piper Twin Comanche : 24/09/2016

Hi Steve,Here is a picture of my third Live Wire Trainer [more pics 003]. It started with the first in 1958. This one was built from scratch in 1982 and has the original covering. Mills 1.3 and Galloping Ghost radio. Thanks for the archive.
JimHales : Live Wire Trainer : 23/09/2016

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Latest Site Updates

28/09/2016 : PlanID=8072 : Oscillator by Bob Karlsson from Model Airplane News : Added article pages, thanks to RFJ.

26/09/2016 : PlanID=6220 : Big Bird Too by Dick Tichenor from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

26/09/2016 : PlanID=5136 : Aquila by Lee Renaud from Airtronics, RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

26/09/2016 : PlanID=4348 : Staaken Z-1 Flitzer by David Boddington from AMI : Complete article added, thanks to RFJ.

23/09/2016 : PlanID=8055 : Oily Bird 6 by Bob Moore, Buddy Brammer from Model Airplane News : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

21/09/2016 : PlanID=1514 : Bonzo by Vic Harden from Model Airplane News : Complete article added, thanks to RFJ.

21/09/2016 : PlanID=6489 : Wildfire by George Harris from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

21/09/2016 : PlanID=3946 : Sun Fli 4 by Joe Bridi from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

21/09/2016 : PlanID=2489 : Faultless Chick by Jack Luck from Model Airplane News : Added original MAN article page, text & pics; also Spanish translation from Argentinian magazine, Aeromodelismo, thanks to alcalaino.

21/09/2016 : PlanID=1082 : Lulu II by J Barker from Aeromodeller : Added original Aeromodeller article page, text & pic; also Spanish translation from Argentinian magazine, Aeromodelismo, thanks to alcalaino.

20/09/2016 : PlanID=8004 : Vagabond by Bill Winter from Model Aviation Planbook : Added a PDFvector format (CAD-redrawn) supplement version of the plan, thanks to rchopper56.

20/09/2016 : PlanID=4999 : Rimfire by Jan Sakert from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

20/09/2016 : PlanID=5927 : Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate by Claude McCullough from RCMplans : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

20/09/2016 : PlanID=6580 : Nieuport 11 by Bryce Peterson from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (fixed central band) thanks to davidterrell80.

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Latest Plans text listing

Pacer B - Sal Taibi - 53in IC F/F
Oscillator - Bob Karlsson - 48in IC R/C
Climax - Charles Folk - 51in IC F/F
Snipe - Phil Phillips - 72in Glider R/C
Firefly - George Harris - 52in IC R/C
Puddle Jumper - Rob Benson - 13in Rubber F/F
Mini Smog Hog - Keith Donaldson - 56in IC R/C
Easy Eagle - Harley Michaelis - 78in Glider R/C
Duo-Flex - Harley Michaelis - 79in IC Glider...
Cessna Skyhawk - R Jess Kresier - 54in Scale IC...
Invader - Gene Rogers - 74in IC Glider R/C
Mock 15 - Loren Dietrich - 39in IC R/C
Cessna 150 - 21in Scale Rubber F/F
Piper Twin Comanche - Joe Bridi - 74in Scale IC...
Tiger Moth Electric - Farooq Ahmad - 48in Scale...
Sky Bait - Charles H Grant - 47in IC F/F
Musketeer - Jim Davis - 24in IC C/L
Tarman - Max Blose - 66in IC R/C
Oily Bird 6 - Bob Moore, Buddy Brammer - 56in...
Researcher 7 - Ralph Sawyer - 48in IC R/C
Speedmark - Irwin Ohlsson - 60in IC F/F
Schoolgirl - Ken Willard - 32in IC R/C
Super Whiz Kid - Owen Kampen - 44in IC R/C
Aeromodelo Para Instruccion - 32in Glider F/F
Phantom - Earl Witte - 50in IC R/C
Pilatus Porter - Joachim Fuchs - 60in Scale IC
Spitfire Sport - Paul Bennett - 64in IC R/C
Excalibur - Will Dawson - 37in IC R/C
EAIB 6 - C Zanetti - 67in Glider F/F
Pitcairn Mailwing - Frank W. Beatty - 39in...
Profile Porter - Bruce Pailet - 19in Rubber F/F
New Era I - Chuch Cunningham, Don Dewey - 44in...
Skeeter - Lloyd Nicholson - 66in IC R/C
Piper Apache - Bill Norment - 58in Scale IC C/L
DeHavilland Tiger Moth - Dom Prentice - 68in...
Pinata - Ray Vandewalker - 56in IC R/C
Grumman Avenger TBF-1 - Joel Cimmino - 66in...
Seafoam - Ken Willard - 44in IC R/C
Eagle Mk II - Giancarlo Genta - 62in IC R/C
Leading Edge - Bill Evans - 50in IC R/C
Skybaby - Dave Greenfield - 39in IC Glider R/C
El Cochino - Bob Morse - 57in IC R/C
Emanon - Tom Lauermann - 31in IC C/L
Stratus - Maxey Hester - 70in IC R/C
G5S-5 T'TSE 2C - Jim Stevens - 78in Glider R/C
Ol Bluenose - Clive Smalley - 66in IC R/C
Duke - Marcel Engelbert - 66in IC R/C
Box Bipe II - James Kerchum - 36in IC R/C
Curare 20 - Hanno Prettner - 43in IC R/C
Clown - Dick Tichenor - 46in IC R/C

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About Outerzone

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.

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RCLibrary

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

 

Vinplandex

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