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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 an Anniversary Gallery of just some of the photos you've shared with us over the last 5 years.

Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Happy birthday everyone.

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RCLibrary - Free books

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:

Radio Control Models & Electronics 1962/06 June  - click to view RCLibrary page Patent: Rechargeable Glow Plug Energizer  - click to view RCLibrary page RCM 1968/06 June  - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

 


Anniversary Gallery

This is a random selection of just 4 photos that you sent in, taken from the 5th Anniversary Gallery. Click here to see the full Anniversary Gallery


Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

T-34A Mentor - 7669T-34A Mentor
Scale IC C/L
49in span
Plan Details
 
Jolly - 7668Jolly
Glider R/C
45in span
Plan Details
 
Le Pop-Corn - 7667Le Pop-Corn
Electric R/C
28in span
Plan Details
 
Pink Elephant - 7666Pink Elephant
Glider F/F
80in span
Plan Details
 
Watkinson Dingbat - 7665Watkinson Dingbat
Scale Rubber F/F
16in span
Plan Details
 
Zippy - 7664Zippy
Glider R/C
35in span
Plan Details
 
Piper Cherokee - 7663Piper Cherokee
Scale IC R/C
38in span
Plan Details
 
X-Pert - 7662X-Pert
IC R/C
54in span
Plan Details
 
Avenger - 7661Avenger
Glider R/C
50in span
Plan Details
 
Rason Warrior - 7660Rason Warrior
Scale Rubber F/F
13in span
Plan Details
 
Blackburn Monoplane - 7659Blackburn Monoplane
Scale IC R/C
50in span
Plan Details
 
Bostonian T-Craft - 7658Bostonian T-Craft
Rubber F/F
16in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

hi. I think there is one ribbay missing on each wing half if the span shall be 22in .The ruler in the bottom of the page fits fine when printed in 100%.
anon : Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan : 03/05/2016

Sorry you're having difficulty printing this plan. In theory there shouldn't be any difference printing from a Mac, but I'm afraid I can't offer much help as we don't have Macs here. Are there any Mac users out there with advice for Colin?
Mary : Nakajima Ki-43-2b Hayabusa : 02/05/2016

Hi. I'm working with a Mac PC. When I tried to print off the Nakajima Hayabusa in tiles, I find that only three pages will print. If I try again, the same three print again. Is there anything different to do when using Mac? I'm not...
Colin : Nakajima Ki-43-2b Hayabusa : 02/05/2016

I put together a glider from this plan [more pics 003, 004]. Many thanks./ Arme un planeador.Asi quedo ... muchas gracias.
CarlosOlea : Tommy : 02/05/2016

Thanks Doug, this is really interesting. Does everyone have this problem getting hold of suitable materials these days?
Mary : X-Pert : 02/05/2016

This model is a good example of a fine design ruined by "progress". Back in the day, I cut a lot of foam wings for all kinds of models. Foam of the type we used was cheap and available, but it ain't the same anymore. All that's...
DougSmith : X-Pert : 02/05/2016

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Latest Site Updates

03/05/2016 : PlanID=283 : Cessna C-34 by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Added article pages, thanks to JJ.

03/05/2016 : PlanID=2257 : Nightmare by Al Casano from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400 dpi, thanks to JJ.

02/05/2016 : PlanID=2948 : Fairchild PT-19 by Raymond Clapper from Model Airplane News, Sterling : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

02/05/2016 : PlanID=7664 : Zippy by Mike Freeman from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

02/05/2016 : PlanID=7663 : Piper Cherokee by Jack Headley from RCME : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ & Pit.

02/05/2016 : PlanID=1732 : Band Boy by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

02/05/2016 : PlanID=7661 : Avenger by Bill Grundy from Radio Modeller : Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

...more updates

 

Latest Plans text listing

T-34A Mentor - Walt Musciano - 49in Scale IC...
Jolly - 45in Glider R/C
Le Pop-Corn - Audren Vigouroux - 28in Electric...
Pink Elephant - John Cooper - 80in Glider F/F
Watkinson Dingbat - Al Backstrom - 16in Scale...
Zippy - Mike Freeman - 35in Glider R/C
Piper Cherokee - Jack Headley - 38in Scale IC...
X-Pert - HL Stroup - 54in IC R/C
Avenger - Bill Grundy - 50in Glider R/C
Rason Warrior - Florent Baecke - 13in Scale...
Blackburn Monoplane - David Boddington - 50in...
Bostonian T-Craft - Larry Kruse - 16in Rubber...
Clansman - Chris Edwards - 24in IC F/F
Avro 560 - Don Srull - 30in Scale Electric F/F
F-82 Twin Mustang - Walt Musciano - 18in Scale...
Flying Wing - 53in IC F/F
Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan - Derek...
Fokker EIII - P Stranik - 28in Scale CO2 F/F
Head Hunter 15 - Dick Mathis - 60in IC F/F
Fokker D7 - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Fairey N.10 - Tim Heyward-Brown - 18in Scale...
Yellow Bird - Alan J Webber - 20in Glider F/F
Sopwith Snipe - David Boddington - 62in Scale...
Fouga Cyclone - Phil Smith - 30in Scale Jetex...
Corben Super Ace - Dale Tattum - 60in Scale IC...

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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.

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).

For a quick visual fix, you can page through the latest plan thumbnails added or the latest model pics added, at 60 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 March 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, 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

 

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