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5 Years of Outerzone!

Happy birthday to us! Since March 2011, we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans through the Outerzone website. Thanks to you, there are now over 7,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Three cheers for all of us!

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Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Happy birthday everyone.

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Convictor - 7983Convictor
24in span
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Barracuda - 7982Barracuda
Glider R/C
98in span
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Saracen - 7981Saracen

72in span
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Real Thing - 7980Real Thing
46in span
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Concorde - 7979Concorde
12in span
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Davis DA-2A - 7978Davis DA-2A
Scale Rubber F/F
13in span
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Pioneer 15 - 7977Pioneer 15
Electric Glider R/C
74in span
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Waco C-7 - 7976Waco C-7
Scale Rubber F/F
28in span
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Kapitan - 7975Kapitan
43in span
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Stephens Akro - 7974Stephens Akro
Scale IC R/C
57in span
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Morris HF - 7973Morris HF
63in span
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Snoopy - 7972Snoopy
Glider R/C
125in span
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Latest Comments

Hi Mary and Steve... Wonderful set of plans and instructions by the Great Karl-Heinz Denzin... So typically German... Cheers
Pascal : Kapitan : 21/08/2016

My point of view, this model need low angle of dihedral see in the photo, point of CG 50% , and 15% longer wing span. Regards, from Argentina
PabloCipponeri : Albatross : 20/08/2016

I'm in the process of building one of these from your plans. There is no left wing plan, the original was printed on the back side of the right wing view. You were supposed to turn the plan over and build the second half. I loaded the...
DougSmith : Mustang 40 : 20/08/2016

The C/G position shown is wrong. It should be at the wing root leading edge. This is due to the forward sweep of the wing. The original free plan shows the correct position at the l/e partly erased and a position relative to 25/30% of the...
AlanWhitworth : Slingsby T-53 : 20/08/2016

I suspect your glide problems with the Albatross were: it was just nose heavy. I noticed that the stabilizer was about 50% of the wing area, that means it probably needed to balance further back to glide well. I had the same problem with...
DougSmith : Albatross : 20/08/2016

I built this size Albatross back in 1989 as a electric powered plane. I don't know what I did, but could never get it to fly well. There was no problem with climb. It never did glide well. I still don't know what I did wrong! I got the...
Anon : Albatross : 19/08/2016

Compared the plan with this 3-View source: FW190_D9_3Seiten_Wiki. To me it looks sufficiently scale, to say the least.
Hubert : Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 : 19/08/2016

It should be noted the Platt version has painfully noticeable 'out-of-scale' issues, such as the cockpit location relative to the wing.
CPMcGraw : Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 : 18/08/2016

Great Plane, I used it as a trainer for myself when I got into the hobby years ago. I was about 13 years old. I'm 50 now :) I have many fond memories of it. Good plans, easy build, and flew well. It glided well too, landings were great and...
GeorgeMiller : H-Ray : 18/08/2016

Hi Steve!Attached is a couple pictures of a completed Jetster [more pics 005, 006].Thanks for maintaining such a great resource.
AndrewGadsden : Jetster 20 : 17/08/2016

Sadly, we don't have any info re: decals for this Graupner Super Cub model. Can anyone out there help with a colour scan of the decals?
Mary : Piper PA-18 Super Cub : 17/08/2016

Hi! I found your Website and the plan for the Super Cub and that's really great, because I once had this aircraft many years ago. I'm very interested in a copy of the decals. Do you know where I can get it? I would be very grateful for...
Peter : Piper PA-18 Super Cub : 17/08/2016

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Latest Site Updates

23/08/2016 : PlanID=6296 : Air Cabin Jr by Al Sievers from RCMplans : Added article pages, thanks to davidterrell80.

22/08/2016 : PlanID=6811 : Don Quixote by Laddie Mikulasko from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to davidterrell80.

22/08/2016 : PlanID=6123 : Ultimate Kaos 60 by Joe Bridi from Direct Connection RC : Added scans of wing ribs and kit instructions, thanks to ReelDoc.

21/08/2016 : PlanID=6809 : Mongoose II 40 by Harold and Tracy Ackeret from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (also now includes 2nd sheet, shows formers) thanks to davidterrell80.

20/08/2016 : PlanID=3806 : Alpavia RF-3 by Owen Kampen from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow. Also added article pages.

18/08/2016 : PlanID=3291 : Movo M-39 from Domenica del Corriere : Replaced this plan with 2 clearer copies (in colour and black/white) thanks to alcalaino.

18/08/2016 : PlanID=7968 : Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 by David Platt from RCMplans : Doh. Replaced article pages with correct file, now. RCM plan, not Top Flite. Got it.

16/08/2016 : PlanID=6790 : Magnum 40 by Dan Santich from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to davidterrell80.

16/08/2016 : PlanID=7937 : Jetstream by Warren Kurth from Ambroid : Added plain copy plan, with building & materials list, from Argentinian magazine Lupin (Jan 1983), thanks to alcalaino.

15/08/2016 : PlanID=652 : Waco YQC-6 from Skymasters : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to dfritzke.

14/08/2016 : PlanID=1247 : Cannonshot by Ken Willard from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to davidterrell80.

13/08/2016 : PlanID=6725 : Stuka by Pat Byrne from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to davidterrell80, Pilgrim.

10/08/2016 : PlanID=7747 : Be-56 Beta Major by O Vitasek, LMK Holic from Modelar : Replaced this plan with a clearer version scanned from fullsize at 300 dpi, thanks to LubosVinar.

08/08/2016 : PlanID=6040 : Olympic 650 by Lee Renaud from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a better version which includes missing 2nd sheet showing formers, thanks to Don.

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Latest Plans text listing

Convictor - 24in IC R/C
Barracuda - Bob Steele - 98in Glider R/C
Saracen - Bill Evans - 72in
Real Thing - Bob McVicker, Paul Bender - 46in...
Concorde - KJ Downton - 12in IC F/F
Davis DA-2A - Lloyd Hunt - 13in Scale Rubber...
Pioneer 15 - Jim Zarembski - 74in Electric...
Waco C-7 - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Kapitan - Karl-Heinz Denzin - 43in IC F/F
Stephens Akro - Don Condon - 57in Scale IC R/C
Morris HF - Graziano Pagni - 63in IC R/C
Snoopy - Otto Heithecker - 125in Glider R/C
Undertaker - Mike Edmonds, Milt Sanders - 32in...
Westland Lysander - 28in Scale Rubber F/F
Knight Twister - Paul Plecan - 24in Scale IC...
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 - David Platt - 65in...
StealthStream 10X - Old_Pilot - 30in Electric...
Spirit of St. Louis - Don McGovern - 93in Scale...
Miles Magister - David Platt - 68in Scale IC...
Martin Mauler - Claude McCullough - 69in Scale...
Kahuna - John Toomer - 96in Glider R/C
Pirate III - Nick Ziroli - 62in IC R/C
Santana - Dale Kirn - 20in IC C/L
Valley Flyer - Joe Bridi - 46in IC R/C
Ansaldo SVA-5 - Gus Morfis - 45in Scale IC R/C
Professor - Chuck Cunningham - 60in IC R/C
Junkers 52 - Jim Pyner - 116in Scale IC R/C
Macchi C.200 - Gus Morfis - 35in Scale IC R/C
DH82A Tiger Moth - David Boddington - 35in...
NA Observation Bomber - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Super Chip - Jerry Cole - 38in IC R/C
DH.60 Moth - David Boddington - 36in Scale IC...
Hawker Hurricane - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Piper Super Cub - Jerry Nelson - 106in Scale IC...
Sportster 40 - Richard Simmons - 58in IC R/C
Spirit of St. Louis - Paul Palanek - 46in Scale...
Specter - Dan Hay - 38in IC C/L
Pacifico VO-400 - Alfer - 30in Rubber F/F
Duo-Mono - S Cal Smith - 31in IC C/L
A6M2 Zero - Hal Parenti - 61in Scale IC R/C
Sssshhwept - Geoff Dallimer - 44in IC R/C
Stinson SR5-E Reliant N - Ron Peterka - 62in...
Upper Crust - Gene Post - 54in IC F/F
Ultimate Warrior - Pete Fairweather - 36in IC...
Centurion Two - 100in Glider R/C
Dupli-Star - Unknown - 68in IC R/C
Jetstream - Warren Kurth - 47in Glider F/F
Art Chester Jeep - Henry Haffke - 52in Scale IC...
Twin Pond Master - Bob Hoey, Bill Warner - 51in...
Flying Minutes - N Lees, L Stott - 48in Rubber...

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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).

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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.

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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:



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