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Hallo Mary, hallo Steve, I've found the next very old picture [see more pics 007]. I think it's 25 years old. The builder is my friend "Rainer Kirch". The Kwik Fly was powered by a 10 ccm 2-stroke engine..
Bernhard : Kwik Fly Mk3 : 09/02/2016
My congratulations to you Jean. This is really a great looking old bird...Good Job... Greetings from Luxembourg,
Pascal : Herky : 09/02/2016
Hello Steve, winter project come very nice, very nice line this Herky. Idid one modification by adding a pilot figure and also made modelperfect for electric power. Almost complete now except a few moredetails. I use for power a Hacker...
JeanSkydive : Herky : 08/02/2016
Hello,Has anyone built from this plan?????Found a few minor errors whilst trying to join sections together,probably down to photocopying!Main problem is with stringers,not sure if formers have to be notched or just lay them on????
RCS : McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat : 08/02/2016
One out of foamboard [see more pics 004].
Larry : 1/2A P-51D Mustang : 08/02/2016
The profile type must be corrected in the instruction manual. Originally a NACA6412 was figured out, in fact it shows a NACA2415. It's a mistake in the manual not from your side. Let me say many thanks for this very nice plan. Greetings...
anon : Kastor : 07/02/2016
12/02/2016 : PlanID=518 : Curtiss Scout from Ace Whitman : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.
12/02/2016 : PlanID=5906 : Piper Seneca II by Jerry Bugni from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
12/02/2016 : PlanID=7462 : Focke Wulf Fw198 from Whitman : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
09/02/2016 : PlanID=6870 : Champion Citabria by Bob Andris from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at higher resolution, thanks to JJ.
05/02/2016 : PlanID=3941 : Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress by Don McGovern from Berkeley : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (higher resolution) thanks to JJ.
04/02/2016 : PlanID=1251 : Drake by Ken Willard from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy scanned from fullsize print, thanks to dfritzke.
04/02/2016 : PlanID=7446 : Hi Liner by Keith Hoover from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy scanned from fullsize print, thanks to DerickScott.
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, tonyp, 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
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
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