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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
 

 

VinPlanDex

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


 

 
Dallaire Sportster - Random photo - 2419 Little Monster - Random plan - 1795
Boeing P-26A Peashooter - Latest plan - 6078 Spooky - Random photo - 4496

 
Latest 50 plans added to the listing:

Boeing P-26A Peashooter - 67in Scale IC R/C...
Sirocco - Brian Lewis - 32in Rubber F/F
Ichabod - Stinson Smith - 60in IC F/F
Buzzer - Bill Winter, John Hunton - 57in...
Firefly - Frank Warburton - 57in Scale IC C/L...
Burp - Tom Jolley - 14in IC C/L Racer
ATs Flying Lab - Walt Schroder - 68in IC F/F
Mama Mia - Joe Bridi - 65in IC R/C
Mimi - Pete Freebrey - 53in Glider F/F
Taylorcraft - Jim Zarembski - 62in Scale...
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

Or see here the latest 75 plan thumbnails added.

 

User Comments
- latest entries:


Good morning Steve (well at least for me) Beautiful looking large span model! Some part number confusion. Looking at the wing center (centre) section, the top view calls out parts W-3 (W-1 to T.E. brace) and W-4 (W-1 to front...
TomSolinski : Sirocco : 30/10/2014


Photo of completed Peashooter model was found online at http://www.jcrc.com/quotes&archivephotos/previousfeaturephotos.htm
SteveWMD : Boeing P-26A Peashooter : 30/10/2014


Added pics of nicely completed Gulliver model [see more pics 003-007] thanks to AndresBuljevicL.
SteveWMD : Gulliver : 29/10/2014


Does anyone have the printwood scan for this? The PDF is missing at least one sheet.
BrendaLombas : Vought Corsair F4U-1 : 28/10/2014


Steve, Since you don’t have a picture of the Jasco Thermic 20 on your site, I thought you might like to have a picture of one that I’m working on. I haven’t put a finish on it yet, but so far it weighs 26 grams.
Chuck : Thermic 20 : 26/10/2014


Hi Steve, and thanks Ken for your comment. I built one of these in the late 60’s or early 70’s and enjoyed flying it. At times I would give away a model some times complete with engine to a young keen person to get them started because...
Gary : Gigi : 26/10/2014


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

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Updates - latest changes/news:

27/10/2014 : General News : Ok, am back now. Server seems to be suffering under high traffic at the moment, but apart from that back to normal service.


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...


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