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5 Years of Outerzone!

Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Three cheers for all of us!

Viewpoint

We've added a new section for your thoughts, stories and photos: Viewpoint - a tribute to Don Dewey, editor of RCM and author of their Viewpoint column. This is the place for your longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. If you've something to contribute, send it to admin@outerzone.co.uk We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more


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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:

AeroModeller 1953/06 June  - click to view RCLibrary page Harper's Aircraft Book  - click to view RCLibrary page Grid Leaks 1959/01 January-February  - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

 


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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Akrobat - 8355Akrobat
Glider F/F
11in span
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Fairchild 24 - 8354Fairchild 24
Scale Rubber F/F
24in span
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Combat Cat - 8353Combat Cat
IC C/L
40in span
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Air Sport 01 - 8352Air Sport 01
Glider F/F
30in span
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Le Simplet - 8351Le Simplet
Glider F/F
35in span
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CB 29 - 8350CB 29
Glider F/F
59in span
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Chindit - 8349Chindit
IC F/F
38in span
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Saucerer - 8348Saucerer
IC F/F
18in span
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Das Kraut - 8347Das Kraut
IC C/L
54in span
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Autogiro - 8346Autogiro
IC F/F
22in span
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Stinger - 8345Stinger
IC C/L
36in span
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Silent Night - 8344Silent Night
Glider R/C
85in span
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Latest Comments

I just read the article that accompanies this plan, and enjoyed the designer's account of how this model got its name (it helps if you know that 'Ten High' is a brand of American whiskey): "The remaining week was spent in frantic panic...
Mary : 10 HI : 22/01/2017

Attached are a couple of photos of a 10 HI I built about 10 years ago [more pics 003-006]. I converted it to 3 channels with a throttle sleeve Cox TD .049 by Milton Dickey. All up weight is 14 ozs. A very gentle flyer. Thanks, from Little...
SteveStaples : 10 HI : 22/01/2017

Hi Mary and Steve; Here's my white POLO by Svenson, my favorite airplane [more pics 006]. Very cheap and yet the POLO can do everything as its big brothers. I have many children without a budget, let fly with my POLO. I have made a lot of...
JulienVermeire : Polo : 22/01/2017

I built a Laird LC-DE designed by Walt Mooney. This was about 1978 or so.It flew right off the building board and I ultimately lost it in a thermalone sunny afternoon!
RobertK : Laird LC-DE Speedwing : 22/01/2017

Regarding Airspeed: one of their design team was Neville Shute Norway (better known as Neville Shute), the author of 'A Town Like Alice' and 'On the Beach', who was a qualified aeronautical engineer and had worked with De Havilland and,...
Daithi : British Airspeed Courier : 22/01/2017

Hallo -Aquila, scratch built from Outerzone plans [more pics 009, 010].Greets
JJDeweerdt : Aquila : 20/01/2017

I just found these build photos sent to us by Larry Welle ages ago [more pics 010-013]. I put them in them in the wrong folder then forgot about them - sorry Larry! At the time, Larry said "Naked wood. Front of cab took some thinking, but...
Mary : Waco AGC-8 : 19/01/2017

Two archive photos from Andy Coutts [more pics 013, 014].
Mary : Q-Tee : 18/01/2017

Added more vintage photos, thanks to Andy Coutts [more pics 006, 007].
Mary : Contender : 18/01/2017

Just added two more photos from Andy Coutts' extensive archives [more pics 004, 005]. Thanks Andy :)
Mary : Falcon 56 Mk II : 18/01/2017

Something more from the archives: two different models of the Live Wire Champ by Hal de Bolt [more pics 003-005].
AndyCoutts : Live Wire Champion Mk III : 18/01/2017

Hi Mary and Steve -My Ju-52 (ID:8333), built from Graupner kit, several years ago [more pics 004-008]. Silkspan covered and decorated with the colours of the Spanish Civil War. Graupnerkit motorisation (3 Speed 400 and NiCad battery)....
JesusAbellan : Junkers 52 : 17/01/2017

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Latest Site Updates

22/01/2017 : PlanID=3726 : Simplex by Dick Stouffer from Aeromodeller : Have re-scaled this plan to correct full size at 36in wingspan, thanks to rainyday101.

19/01/2017 : PlanID=3352 : Du-All by Gerald Zeigenfuse from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

19/01/2017 : PlanID=3523 : Eastwind by Hoh Fang-Chiun from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

18/01/2017 : PlanID=5542 : Junkers Ju 290 by Klaus Nietzer from FMT : Added build article, thanks to Bernd57.

18/01/2017 : PlanID=219 : Tiger Moth by Keith Laumer from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

18/01/2017 : PlanID=8340 : Packard-Lepere LUSAC-11 by Floyd Carter from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

17/01/2017 : PlanID=2593 : Frostbite by Don McGovern from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

17/01/2017 : PlanID=3481 : Fatso by Lloyd Hunt from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

16/01/2017 : PlanID=7719 : Fouga Cyclone by Nick Ziroli from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

16/01/2017 : PlanID=7186 : Pacer by Owen Kampen from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

16/01/2017 : PlanID=1661 : Waterman Aerobile by Terry Aldrich from American Aircraft Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy and also added article pages, thanks to theshadow.

13/01/2017 : PlanID=7718 : Messerschmitt BF-109 by Ivan Munninghoff from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/01/2017 : PlanID=8023 : Avenger 35 by Don Shultz from American Aircraft Modeler : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/01/2017 : PlanID=8326 : F-8 Crusader by Vic Macaluso from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to Pit.

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Latest Plans text listing

Akrobat - Bill Hannan - 11in Glider F/F
Fairchild 24 - Alan Booton - 24in Scale Rubber...
Combat Cat - Mel Goya, Chick Hellenberg - 40in...
Air Sport 01 - 30in Glider F/F
Le Simplet - 35in Glider F/F
CB 29 - 59in Glider F/F
Chindit - A Healey - 38in IC F/F
Saucerer - 18in IC F/F
Das Kraut - Mark Bauer - 54in IC C/L
Autogiro - Ed Mazan - 22in IC F/F
Stinger - Paul Del Gatto - 36in IC C/L
Silent Night - Dave Hughes - 85in Glider R/C
TB-1 - GL Carroll - 39in IC R/C
Tardon - Jack Sabine, Bruce Lund - 62in IC R/C
Dragonfly - H Freeland - 38in IC C/L
Packard-Lepere LUSAC-11 - Floyd Carter - 78in...
Little Thunderbird - Bob Palmer - 46in IC C/L
Fokker D8 - Harry Shaffer - 21in Scale Rubber...
10 HI - HA Johnson - 71in IC F/F
Prairie Duster - Mark Smith, Weldon Smith -...
Druine Turbulent - Ron Moulton - 32in Scale IC...
Wedgy - Bob Stalick - 30in IC F/F
Junkers 52 - 59in Scale Electric R/C
Saucerer - Ray Malmstrom - 11in IC C/L
Mod Pod - Harley Michaelis - 54in IC Glider F/F...
Lancer 45 - Chester Chaplaskie - 45in IC F/F
Hawker Typhoon - 12in Scale Rubber F/F
Super Slicker 84 - 84in IC F/F
Borderline - John O'Donnell - 42in Rubber F/F
F-8 Crusader - Vic Macaluso - 59in IC C/L
Phantom - Bill Suarez - 52in IC C/L
Sabre - Bill Dean - 12in Glider F/F
Grumman Hellcat - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Curtiss Helldiver - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Commonwealth Boomerang - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
CB 22 - 39in Glider F/F
Egret - Dick Twomey - 41in Glider F/F
F-18 Hornet - Jack Headley - 10in Glider F/F
Messerschmitt Taifun - 16in Rubber F/F
Hatchet Mk 2 - Stephen Lacey - 36in IC F/F
Hawker Hurricane - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Big Boy IV - Vaclav Horcicka - 64in IC F/F
Wun Wing Gon - Paul Del Gatto - 15in IC C/L
Mighty Mouse - Paul Del Gatto - 3in Jetex F/F
Jersey Bounce - Larry Scarinzi - 22in IC C/L
Blondie III - R Roles - 30in Glider F/F
Le Sym - 66in Glider F/F
Custom Cavalier Twin - Bill Effinger - 108in IC...
DHC-2 Beaver - Ed Westwood - 71in Scale IC R/C
Mayfly III - Brian Kenny - 52in Glider F/F

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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:

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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