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!
Brilliant to see on the computer photos of the Skylark. I made 2 of these in the late 60,s and still have one. I always thought it the best looking stunt model.
DavidClayton : Skylark : 01/07/2015
I too built the Tern kits as a boy. My favorite had always been the Ryan ST, so when I saw this on Outerzone I had to make another one [see model pics]. My model has been enlarged to 22in wingspan. Thanks Steve for such a great service!!
Dave : Ryan ST : 01/07/2015
Photo of completed SALy model was found online at http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php/282278-SALy-von-Wolfgang-Werling
SteveWMD : SALy : 30/06/2015
Hi Steve - a small but worthwhile correction to the above. The fin shape on Outerzone's Spitfire plan is somewhat distorted. You can see the difference in these two pictures (before and after) [see more pics 007] My corrected version of...
StuartBurling : Spitfire I : 30/06/2015
I found the original page that was included with the purchased plans and have corrected the article I found online....it was incorrect.
SteveB : Porterfield Collegiate : 30/06/2015
Hi Steve - a small but worthwhile correction to the above. The fin shape on Outerzone's Hurricane plan is somewhat distorted. You can see the difference in these two pictures (before and after) [see more pics 005] My corrected version of...
StuartBurling : Hawker Hurricane : 30/06/2015
Steve, two things. This is the ST .46 Stiletto that Les McDonald flew to First Place in Utrecht, Holland in 1976. It can also use the K&B 40. Secondly, all the fuselage formers are shown on the plan. There are no other formers as portions...
GeorgeAlbo : Stiletto 660 : 30/06/2015
Many thanks to AlanMironer for the clearer model photo and copy of May 1939 advertisement showing this and some other Minature Aircraft Corp models.
SteveWMD : Seversky P-35 : 29/06/2015
Hi Steve, In advance I must congratulate you for the Outerzone plans records available on-line. That is very nice to not mention how it is a must for any airplane modeler. A friend, once shared with me the plan of the Chilton DW.1 and...
Santos : Chilton DW1 : 28/06/2015
Tail ribs reversed
anon : Cessna 180 : 28/06/2015
28/06/2015 : PlanID=6773 : Gnome by John Lupperger from Midway Models : Replaced this plan with a (beautifully) cleaned version, thanks to theshadow.
26/06/2015 : PlanID=6187 : Porterfield Collegiate by Robert Boucher from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to SteveB
24/06/2015 : PlanID=5127 : Flying Tiger P-40 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added suplement formers file (shows all ribs) and decals file (zipfile with 2 x jpg images), thanks to GeorgeAlbo.
23/06/2015 : PlanID=6741 : Electric Decathlon by Floyd Manly from RCMplans : Doh. My mistake. Have added 2nd sheet to this plan file now.
23/06/2015 : PlanID=16 : Comper Swift by Phil Smith from Veron : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (single page, not tiled) thanks to AugustaWest.
21/06/2015 : General News : Have put simple search form back on the top of the home page, also now changed the Random Plan Picks total from 6 to 4, after some useful feedback, thanks. Just a little too small to see the detail, before.
15/06/2015 : General News : Work on the new Bootstrap site template continues, slowly. More improvements hopefully, over the next week. In the meantime I have made a copy of the old site pages (cut down, only basic) at the address: www.outerzone.co.uk/oldpages/ that still shows the latest plans, comments and updates. If you're missing the old site pages right now, maybe take a look.
13/06/2015 : General News : Have finally got around to fixing the correction link, now.
11/06/2015 : PlanID=1087 : HM300 by AJ Howe from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
09/06/2015 : General News : Predictably enough, the new site template is taking much longer to sort out than I thought. But good news is that the Random Plan Picks section is now up on the home page, with even more picks displayed - back by popular demand.
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.
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.
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