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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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
JMP also sent us a scan of the original Challenge et Bonnet plan for the CB-28 glider. This will appear as a separate plan listing on OZ soon.
Mary : CB 28 : 02/12/2016
The CB-28 plan currently on Outerzone is a revised plan for RC adaptation by my good friend Jean Simon. His article is also attached, from MRA #669 (September 1995 issue). [See supplementary file]
JMP_blackfoot : CB 28 : 02/12/2016
The Super Condor plan appeared in the Dec-Jan 1965 issue of Flying Models.Sadly, it's the very same issue that noted the recent death of PaulDel Gatto on September 12, 1964 at the age of 39. And he had 4 kids, yetsomehow he managed to...
dfritzke : Super Condor : 01/12/2016
Hi friends, I found this picture of Quaker Flash of Flyline models, 34 inchs, built with plans of Outerzone. Building with balsa and light plywood, covered with silkspan dope and paint. It's a beautiful vintage plane.
CarlosAB : Quaker Flash : 01/12/2016
Hello There!Just a brief note about my experiences with the Roy Scott BE2e.On the plan the indicated c/g position is just in front of the rear cabane strut. With the c/g in this position I have found the model to be extremely difficult to...
DavidDavis : RAF BE2e : 01/12/2016
If I remember right, this model was the last kit I ever built, sometime in the early '80s. As kits go, it was decent, nowhere near the perfection demonstrated by the Jensen 60 size Ugly Stik, but then nothing else was either. That's why...
DougSmith : Sweet Stick 40 : 29/11/2016
Hi Mary.This is my KK Senator which I built in 1968 during my last year at the University of Southampton [more pics 004, 005].
ChrisPinn : Senator : 29/11/2016
This is my Graupner Cessna 150 that I converted to Round The Pole (RTP) flying in 1983 [more pics 004, 005].
ChrisPinn : Cessna 150 : 29/11/2016
Photo of completed Vantage model was found online (thanks Ray) at http://controlline.org.uk/phpBB2/album_showpage.php?pic_id=660
SteveWMD : Vantage : 29/11/2016
Two more great pictures of Andy Coutts' Gypsy, courtesy of his talented wife, Lindsay [more pics 007-008].
Mary : Gypsy : 28/11/2016
Hi Mary -Was home this weekend and went flying with Lindsay on Saturday afternoon.Beaut weather for flying and Lindsay was able to take some photos.Please see attached bare bones of Mercury Marauder [more pics 004-008].
AndyCoutts : Marauder : 28/11/2016
02/12/2016 : PlanID=1928 : Hughes H-1 Racer by Walt Musciano from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
02/12/2016 : PlanID=1256 : Twin Viscount by Hal DeBolt from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
02/12/2016 : PlanID=839 : CB 28 by Jean Simon from MRA : French article added, thanks to JMP.
01/12/2016 : PlanID=6425 : Target and Bullseye by Larry Scarinzi from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
01/12/2016 : PlanID=6265 : Northrop A-17A Nomad by JA Wilson from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
01/12/2016 : PlanID=1977 : Piel CP-301B Emeraude by Earl Stahl from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
01/12/2016 : PlanID=2096 : O.K. 2.02 by Owen Kampen from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
29/11/2016 : PlanID=6291 : Yak-18PM by Claude McCullough from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
29/11/2016 : PlanID=3915 : SZD Ogar by Howie Applegate from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
29/11/2016 : PlanID=7385 : Profile Bearcat by Frank Williams from Model Aviation : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
28/11/2016 : PlanID=3464 : Hella-Peno by Joe Slovacek from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
28/11/2016 : PlanID=2340 : Foxy Lady by Don Winfree from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
28/11/2016 : PlanID=2971 : Focke Wulf 190-D9 by Pres Bruning from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
28/11/2016 : PlanID=4907 : Delta X1200 from Graupner : Have re-scaled this plan now to correct fullsize at 1160mm wingspan, thanks to Derick.
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I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:
aeromeddler, andykunz, augustawest, balsaworkbench, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, dannymz, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, keven64, kraftyone, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooneydriver, ozrs, patrickurbain, pgregory, pilgrim, pit, poacher, rchopper56, reddragon, rfj, rottensox, stickman, stormin, sundancer, 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
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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