Outerzone is a collection of old model airplane plans. Thousands, online, tagged and easily searched. The plans are all free to download. You don't need to register or log in. These free vintage, old-timer flying model aircraft plans are mostly in PDF format. So let's go; download, print, start building!
Steve ; are you a wizard? the plan is better then my plan ! Congratulations for your work. the world can enjoy . This glider is one of the best. Thanks,
Julien : Azizo : 28/08/2015
Nice work. Since I have no pic of this model at 100%, will happily use this as the main model pic for now. Thanks
SteveWMD : Sperry Monoplane : 28/08/2015
Hi Steve, Don't know if you want to post this or not, but I took your Outerzone Sperry Monoplane 20" rubber plan (ID#: 4657) and printed it at 200% to give me a 40" span outline. I then redrew the plan and built a 3ch. electric. Since...
Paul : Sperry Monoplane : 28/08/2015
Hey Steve, I just finished the Cloud Kitten [see more pics 003-005] from a great set of RCM plans you posted on Outerzone. (Plan ID: 5732; RCM: 1274). I converted to electric, running a Firepower Speed 450 on an 8x4E prop, 30amp ESC with...
Paul : Cloud Kitten 15 : 28/08/2015
I think you may be missing the point. All of the 1940s Modern Hobbycraft plans were terrible for scale fidelity. But that's not why the plans are here, is it?
SteveWMD : Johnson Rocket : 28/08/2015
I own both a set of the plans and a real, live Rocket 185. The plans suck! The cross-sections of the forward fuselage are WAY off and do not represent the cowling at all. You can see this min the photo.
anon : Johnson Rocket : 27/08/2015
Hello Steve I'm Massimo, few years ago I built this model and it flies greatly. I incorporate some modifications: The front gear is shifted laterally like the original one the engine pod have a positive pitch and the tailpane has a...
Max : Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt : 27/08/2015
A long, skinny wing on the bottom with no ailerons and little dihedral? I'm not convinced it would turn very well. If it were mine, I would add ailerons during construction, pretty easy to do but a bear after it's already finished.
DougSmith : Daydreamer : 26/08/2015
missing ribs wings and frames of the fuselage
anon : Beechcraft Baron 58P : 26/08/2015
Built from the RCM plans, the Simple T-Craft is decked in Monster garb, powered by a Magnum .25, and covered with monokote [see more pics 004, 005]. Very easy,quick, and inexpensive to build. The perfect project for the first time plan...
JohnnyB : Simple T Craft 25 : 25/08/2015
28/08/2015 : PlanID=2663 : Dragoon by Hoh Fang Chiun from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
28/08/2015 : PlanID=2563 : Wards Wagon by Ron Ward from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
26/08/2015 : PlanID=6971 : Don Quixote by Dennis Tapsfield from RCMplans : Replaced the article supplement with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
25/08/2015 : PlanID=6968 : Box Fly 20 S from Simprop : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400 dpi, thanks to ToniK.
24/08/2015 : General News : Ok, I'm back now. Give me a couple of days to catch up, then it will be back to business as usual.
13/08/2015 : General News : Things are going to be quiet around here for the next 9 or 10 days - I am away to France. Don't expect there will be any site updates or replies to emails until I get back.
13/08/2015 : PlanID=4222 : Warring Lightweight by Ron Warring from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
13/08/2015 : PlanID=2567 : Bismarck by R Walsh from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
11/08/2015 : PlanID=512 : Boeing F4B-4 by Ray Chevedden from Comet : Added supplement file with printwood scan, thanks to GuyColeman.
11/08/2015 : PlanID=3221 : BF 109 from Aeroflyte : Added supplement file with scans of formers, thanks to Biggles.
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 keyword search on the search page, or you can try the advanced search page for more detailed searches. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you can view all the plans that match your own chosen combination of tags (and wingspan and year of origin).
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.
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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