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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.

Want to help me maintain and update this listing? See the get involved pages for more details.

Want to make a donation? The continued running of this site (since launch in May of 2011) involves both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.


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


Christen Eagle - Random photo - 4560 Duck - Random plan - 1409
Wallaby - Latest plan - 6068 Aeroneer - Random photo - 2299

Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Wallaby - B Horrocks - 40in
Javelin - Bill Winter, John Hunton - 43in IC...
Akro 1204m - Y Matsumoto - 70in IC R/C
Korda Wakefield - Dick Korda, Paul Kelly - 44in...
Rivets - Joe Foster - 46in Scale IC R/C Racer...
Sky Flyer - Bill Paterson - 23in IC C/L
Jimmie Allen Yellow Jacket - 25in Rubber F/F
MK Sportster - Hoh Fang Chiun - 39in IC F/F...
Sura - DC Sugden - 57in Glider F/F
Lavochkin La-7 - David Andersen - 96in Scale IC...
Spitfire IX - Mick Harris - 56in Scale IC R/C...
Micro Mambo - Bob Harris - 26in IC R/C Cabin
Spitfire - 27in Scale Rubber F/F Military...
Pelta - Dave Greenfield - 29in IC R/C
Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver - Don Williams - 60in...
Hurricane IIc - Eric Fearnley - 30in Scale IC...
Mitsubishi Ki-15-1 Babs - David Andersen -...
Force One - Laddie Mikulasko - 36in IC R/C
Mooney M-18 - Stan Hines - 69in Scale IC R/C...
Half A Spacer - Sal Taibi - 42in IC F/F
Miss America II - Paul Del Gatto - 20in Rubber...
Buhl Bull Pup - Hubert B Lacy - 96in Scale IC...
Berliner Joyce - JA deVries - 55in Scale IC R/C...
Moonglow - Mike Birch - 60in IC R/C
North American A3J-1 Vigilante - Mark Frankel -...
Wee Wun - MB Ashby - 16in IC C/L
Olympic 650 - Lee Renaud - 72in Glider R/C
Kiwi IC R/C
Anderson Kingfisher - Dennis Tapsfield - 108in...
Toughie - Artie Gray - 75in IC F/F Cabin
Cessna 140 - Burnis Fields - 96in Scale IC R/C...
Saturno - 25in Rubber F/F Cabin
Skybooster - Pavel Bosak - 79in IC Glider R/C
Pursuit - Hal De Bolt - 66in IC R/C
Arado 96B - David Andersen - 86in Scale IC R/C...
RCM 15-500 - Larry Maynard - 51in IC R/C
Avanti - Donald Grassi - 60in IC R/C
Mara - Markku Tähkäpää - 82in Glider F/F
Stosser FW-56 - Martin Fallandy - 82in Scale IC...
Uplift - Chris Olsen - 66in IC R/C
Bellanca 28-92 Trimotor - Laddie Mikulasko -...
Fokker DVII - Chuck Cunningham - 37in Scale IC...
UFO - Joe Bridi - 66in IC R/C
Akro 804M - Y Matsumoto - 56in IC R/C
Super Hots 60 - Dan Santich - 54in IC R/C
Stylus - Carl Dowdy - 40in Glider R/C
Farman F.451 Moustique - Hurst Bowers - 46in...
Foodwrap 2000 - Eut Tileston - 39in Electric...
Gus - Willie Richards - 72in Glider R/C
P-82E Twin Mustang - Art Johnson - 78in Scale...

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.


User Comments
- latest entries:

Hi, I have 'Aeromodellers' from the 60s and built this model with my dad in mid 60s. It was easy to trim and fly. Attached is a scan of the build article in the magazine to associate with the plan. hope it helps, regards,
KenSmith : Gigi : 23/10/2014

Hi. I enclose a photo of Vic Smeed's Pulsar [see more pics 003] which I built from the plans from your excellent plans archive. You may use it as you see fit. Please keep up the good work. I have built a number of planes from plans which I...
TonyLeong : Pulsar : 23/10/2014

To MarcoAGuillermo – That is a really nice copy of the Porky – should inspire some of us to 'go for it', too. Nicely done, memorializes a good-looking design.
PeterGregory : Porkey : 15/10/2014

This plan is also available as a free download from The David Andersen pages at http://www.mnbigbirds.com/Andersen%20Plans.htm
SteveWMD : Arado 96B : 14/10/2014

Corrected the spelling now, thanks.
SteveWMD : Sky Skooter : 11/10/2014

Photo of completed UFO model was found online at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1636487&page=2
SteveWMD : UFO : 11/10/2014

Do you want a photo for the Sixpence MK2? The nose has a minor mod, but the rest is right off the plan. My first scratch build and made totally from scrap I've gathered over the years.
LouSindor : Sixpence Mk2 : 10/10/2014

Thanks, have changed the listing for this one now.
SteveWMD : Macchi C.202 : 10/10/2014

by Uberto Travagli, (the man in the photo) owner of Aviominima company producer of Atomatic engines, model plans and fittings. M. Rodorigo was the draftsman of the magazine. Regards,
Pit : Macchi C.202 : 10/10/2014

Hi Steve; I buld the Edelweiss siren c-30 of Robbe . This is de elektro version with elektric engine .Weigt = 1150 gram ! 'the orignal = 1650 gram.' This is 500 gram more than my model . I use the Japan paper very light covering ! Engine...
JulienVermeire : Siren C-30 Edelweiss : 10/10/2014

Hello Steve, some years ago I have built the Silver Streak 32in span for R/C with a .049 Cox engine, some time after I have changed it to electric motor, it was a big succes. So, I have built a 64in span Silver Streak too for electric R/C,...
MarcoAGuillermo : Jimmie Allen Silver Streak : 10/10/2014

Stab is not shown on this plan. There is another version of the Shulman Bansheee at http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1192 which is complete with stab drawing.
SteveWMD : Banshee : 10/10/2014

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Updates - latest changes/news:

24/10/2014 : General News : No updates now for a while, I will be away now for a couple of days.

23/10/2014 : PlanID=1708 : Bolkow Junior by Ray Malmström from Model Aircraft : Fixed the scaling ratio on this one to print at correct size 24in now, thanks to nameless.

23/10/2014 : PlanID=6058 : Spitfire IX by Mick Harris from Complete-a-Pac : Replaced this plan with a cleaner copy, thanks to JPM.

11/10/2014 : PlanID=4431 : Sky Skooter by Phil Smith from Veron : Made a minor change to this plan by replacing the title block with original details to now show the original plan title spelling of "Sky Skooter" and not as previously "Sky Scooter", thanks to Gluehand and all.

10/10/2014 : PlanID=6011 : Gee Bee Zeta by Hanry Haffke from RCMplans : Added the missing last 2 pages to the article file, thanks to RFJ.

10/10/2014 : PlanID=4800 : Supermarine Spitfire MkII by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : My mistake. Have fixed the scaling on sheet 2 of this plan (parts patterns) down by 25% to correct fullsize, thanks to RB.

05/10/2014 : PlanID=5962 : Duellist 240 by Dave Platt, Morten Tanger from Pica : Added a scanned second version of this plan, thanks to Min Min Man. Curiously, the main difference between the two plans (both Pica) is the credit for the name of the designer. Includes traced printwood parts on sheet 2.

03/10/2014 : PlanID=6007 : Rumpler Taube by Rudy Hergenrother from RCMplans : Have resized this plan up to correct full scale now, thanks to DHman.

01/10/2014 : PlanID=1352 : El Gringito by J Simpson from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to TravisM.

29/09/2014 : General News : Apologies for all the delays and particularly if I have failed as yet to answer your email. There is a lot going on, and I am uncomfortably busy at the moment. Updates will be slow this week.

29/09/2014 : PlanID=5998 : RV-6F by Ed Westwood from RCMplans : Resized this plan to correct full scale now at 52.5in span, thanks to nameless.

27/09/2014 : PlanID=18 : Valkyrie by R Calvo from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a copy at correct full-scale, thanks to HarryD.

25/09/2014 : PlanID=5976 : Junkers Ju 87b Stuka by HW Taylor from Complete-a-Pac : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DerickScott.

22/09/2014 : PlanID=180 : Stinson Reliant by Steve Kowalik from Ideal : Replaced this plan with a re-scaled copy at full size, thanks to planeman.

20/09/2014 : General News : It is very busy here, just now. Too many plans, too many plans...

14/09/2014 : PlanID=5907 : Aeronca K by Rolfe Gregory : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to RogerC.