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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Slick - 6978Slick
Electric Glider R/C
70in span
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Sam IV - 6977Sam IV
Glider F/F
70in span
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Azizo - 6976Azizo
Glider R/C
79in span
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Me 109 - 6975Me 109
Scale IC C/L
28in span
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Spitfire - 6974Spitfire
28in span
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Spirit - 6973Spirit
40in span
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Dvorak - 6972Dvorak
Rubber F/F
40in span
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Don Quixote - 6971Don Quixote
Scale Electric R/C
52in span
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Daydreamer - 6970Daydreamer
64in span
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Jupiter - 6969Jupiter
48in span
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Box Fly 20 S - 6968Box Fly 20 S
52in span
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Curtiss Hawk P6E - 6967Curtiss Hawk P6E
Scale IC C/L
36in span
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Latest Comments

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

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Latest Site Updates

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.


Latest Plans text listing

Slick - Ted Davey - 70in Electric Glider R/C
Sam IV - FA Mayo - 70in Glider F/F
Azizo - 79in Glider R/C
Me 109 - Sergio A Daeuble - 28in Scale IC C/L
Spitfire - Sergio A Daeuble - 28in IC C/L
Spirit - Richard Spreadbury - 40in IC R/C
Dvorak - F Dvorak - 40in Rubber F/F
Don Quixote - Dennis Tapsfield - 52in Scale...
Daydreamer - Bob Wallace - 64in IC R/C
Jupiter - 48in IC R/C
Box Fly 20 S - 52in IC R/C
Curtiss Hawk P6E - Don Deeley - 36in Scale IC...
Forerunner - Paul DelGatto - 41in IC F/F
Boeing F4B-4 - WI Barrett - 20in Scale IC C/L
Oini - Ernie Schlachter - 31in F/F
Akro-Kat - Dave Cowburn - 36in IC C/L
Eagle V - Giancarlo Genta, Alessandro Genta -...
Longster - Robert Harrah - 60in Scale IC F/F
Douglas Mailplane - Gabriel A Bedish - 42in...
Se5a - Paul Palanek - 26in Scale IC R/C
Ultimate 120 - Doc Mathews - 69in
Tiger 20 - M Kato - 49in IC R/C
Veronite No 3 - Jack Leadbetter - 22in Rubber...
Soaring Eagle - Walt Eggert - 72in IC F/F
Pocket Rocket - Fred Reese - 28in IC R/C
Flagship - 78in IC F/F
ASW 15 - 118in Scale IC Glider R/C
Douglas SBD Dauntless - 40in Scale Rubber F/F
Flamingo - Roger Hammer - 89in IC F/F
XC4 from Contest Kits - 12in Glider F/F
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt - Mike Pastro - 57in...
Windy - 48in IC R/C
Basic 60 (Shoulder Wing) - Alex Bouknight -...
Balsa Bug - John Valls - 38in IC R/C
Aichi Val - 46in Scale Rubber F/F
Fairey Fulmar - WR Jones - 24in Scale Rubber...
Henchman - Maurice Franklin - 64in IC R/C
Curtiss Basic Combat - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Beechcraft Baron 58P - 70in Scale IC R/C
Jodel D.9 Bebe - Hoh Fang-Chiun - 38in Scale IC...
Shy-Lark - HB Smith - 36in IC F/F
20/20 - Larry Kruse - 20in Glider F/F
Drifter - Phil Boretto - 10in Glider F/F
Morane Saulnier 406 - 35in Scale Rubber F/F
Bev - T Norton - 18in IC C/L
Percival Mew Gull - Dick Twomey - 26in Scale IC...
Whittmans 1938 Bonzo - Bill Galloway - 18in...
Vickers Wellesley - Walt Musciano - 56in Scale...
Veronite No 2 - Jack Leadbetter - 30in Rubber...
Veronite No 1 - Jack Leadbetter - 28in Rubber...

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.

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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, 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