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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:

Model Maker 1952/01 January  - click to view RCLibrary page Radio Control Models & Electronics 1963/10 October  - click to view RCLibrary page Slope Soaring News 1989/06 June  - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

 


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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Slingsby T49B Capstan - 8219Slingsby T49B Capstan
Scale Glider R/C
108in span
Plan Details
 
Northrop F-61 Black Widow - 8218Northrop F-61 Black Widow
Scale IC R/C
54in span
Plan Details
 
Wren - 8217Wren
IC R/C
38in span
Plan Details
 
Druine Turbulent D31 Libelle - 8216Druine Turbulent D31 Libelle
Scale IC R/C
77in span
Plan Details
 
Texaco Legacy - 8215Texaco Legacy
Electric R/C
84in span
Plan Details
 
Commando - 8214Commando
IC F/F
24in span
Plan Details
 
PBY Catalina - 8213PBY Catalina
Scale IC C/L
47in span
Plan Details
 
Profile Silvaire - 8212Profile Silvaire
IC F/F
34in span
Plan Details
 
Vantage - 8211Vantage
IC C/L
28in span
Plan Details
 
Sweet Stick 40 - 8210Sweet Stick 40
IC R/C
53in span
Plan Details
 
Stampe SV4C - 8209Stampe SV4C
Scale Rubber F/F
13in span
Plan Details
 
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda - 8208Bell YFM-1 Airacuda
Scale IC C/L
34in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

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

Thanks Dave. According to the Jetex Hall of Fame entry for Del Gatto (archivesite.jetex.org), "Flying Models concluded their heart-felt tribute to Paul in these...
Mary : Super Condor : 01/12/2016

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

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Latest Site Updates

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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Latest Plans text listing

Slingsby T49B Capstan - Mike Hollison - 108in...
Northrop F-61 Black Widow - 54in Scale IC R/C
Wren - Norman Rosenstock - 38in IC R/C
Druine Turbulent D31 Libelle - Franz Meier -...
Texaco Legacy - Tom Decker - 84in Electric R/C
Commando - Chris Edwards - 24in IC F/F
PBY Catalina - Paul Palanek - 47in Scale IC C/L
Profile Silvaire - Ted Strader - 34in IC F/F
Vantage - JR Vanderbeek - 28in IC C/L
Sweet Stick 40 - Pete Frankenthal - 53in IC R/C
Stampe SV4C - Thierry Bachelier - 13in Scale...
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda - David Haught - 34in Scale...
B-25 Mitchell - Florian Piorkowski - 52in Scale...
Thirteen - John Ritner - 52in IC C/L
Fuji FA180 Aero Subaru - CJ Murfett - 74in...
South Wind 10 - Ted Strader - 41in IC R/C
Pedro - Stan Yeo - 50in Glider R/C
Burka II - 32in Glider F/F
Sprite - Tony Mellor - 39in IC R/C
Diamond Slim - Ted Strader Rubber F/F
Gee Bee Z Sportster - Keith Laumer - 18in IC...
Olympic Mk VI - Bob Gialdini - 53in IC C/L
Focke-Wulf 190 - Don McGovern - 26in Scale IC...
Vagabond - Bill Winter - 72in IC F/F
Rambler - Jack Luck - 61in IC F/F
Skyraider AD-6 - Franz Meier - 75in Scale IC...
Douglas DC-3 - 76in Scale IC C/L
384E - Peter Russell - 32in Electric R/C
Whipsaw - 31in IC C/L
Pelago - Terry Melleney - 64in IC R/C
Tulura 5 - Karl-Heinz Denzin - 54in IC R/C
Mistral - 42in Glider F/F
Curtiss Robin - 62in Scale IC F/F R/C
Monocoupe 90A - Sid Morgan - 56in Scale IC R/C
Curtiss Robin - Gary G Witt - 41in Scale IC F/F
Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing - Walt Musciano -...
Mini-Cardinal - Chris Edwards - 24in IC F/F
Focke-Wulf A-17 Moewe - Georg Freidrich - 34in...
Helioplane - Henry Struck - 29in Scale IC...
Cessna 336 Skymaster - Dieter Schlueter - 60in...
Scorpion - Harry Williamson - 33in IC F/F
Piaggio FW P149D - 44in Scale IC R/C
Bluebird - R Preston - 22in CO2 F/F
Infant Pursuit - Don R James - 22in IC Rubber...
Lear Liner - B Huber - 114in Scale IC R/C
Tonga - 108in Glider R/C
Winnie Mae - Monty Groves - 80in Scale IC R/C
SBD Dauntless - Paul Schaaf Jr - 30in Scale IC...
Hummel-Baby - Georg Friedrich - 38in IC F/F
Stearman Trainer - 28in Scale Rubber F/F

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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