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6 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 8,000 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.

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Obelix - 8758Obelix
Glider R/C
36in span
Plan Details
 
DH53 Hummingbird - 8757DH53 Hummingbird
Scale CO2 F/F
25in span
Plan Details
 
Skystar Vixen - 8756Skystar Vixen
Scale Rubber F/F
24in span
Plan Details
 
ABC Robin - 8755ABC Robin
Scale CO2 F/F
26in span
Plan Details
 
Tinker - 8754Tinker
IC R/C
45in span
Plan Details
 
Curtiss Hawk P-6E - 8753Curtiss Hawk P-6E
Scale IC R/C
42in span
Plan Details
 
Bristol Scout Type D - 8752Bristol Scout Type D
Scale IC R/C
43in span
Plan Details
 
Sage Type 2 - 8751Sage Type 2
Scale Rubber F/F
28in span
Plan Details
 
Fairchild F-24 - 8750Fairchild F-24
Scale Electric R/C
43in span
Plan Details
 
Boeing Model 202 - 8749Boeing Model 202
Scale Rubber F/F
20in span
Plan Details
 
Pronto - 8748Pronto
IC R/C
54in span
Plan Details
 
Trooper - 8747Trooper
Glider F/F
36in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

Added lovely picture of completed model, thanks to Alf Britchford [more pics 010].
Mary : Phantom MK2 : 27/05/2017

Added nice picture of completed model, thanks to Alf Britchford [more pics 006].
Mary : Wanderer : 27/05/2017

Added nice picture of completed model, thanks to Alf Britchford [more pics 005].
Mary : Blue Pants : 27/05/2017

You should definitely get started on the build, Bob. We'd like to see the pics when you're done!
Mary : Thermic 50 RC : 27/05/2017

I have this kit that I bought at a garage sale. It cost 7 dollars. I built one of these when I was 12, almost 50 years ago. The box is falling apart, but the balsa is still good and it's straight. I should get started on it.
Bob : Thermic 50 RC : 27/05/2017

I just finished mine [more pics 003-006]. Looks great. Modified for electric with mechanical retracts. Total weight is right under 3 kilos. Motor is equivalent .60 size gas engine says the specs. Have yet to put the servos for ailerons...
Foad : Blue Angel 40-SR : 27/05/2017

I scratch built a 1/4 scale (51in span) Quickie back in the '70s from an Aeromodeller scale drawing, very detailed with a flat twin glow engine (I can't remember what one). It flew superbly and stunted well. It was on display at the model...
RichardMc : QAC Quickie : 27/05/2017

Some pics from Saab 37 Viggen [model photo & more pics 004, 005].
EkkehardVH : Saab 37 Viggen : 27/05/2017

Dear Outerzone-Team, I send you a photo of the Lil'Misery which I built over the winter from your plan [more pics 011]. It flies very well.
SimonMathys : Lil Misery : 24/05/2017

Dear Outerzone-Team - To your new plan, the QAC-Quickie, I send you some photos from mine [more pics 003, 004] and CAD-file with helpful changes (wing-ribs with stands). The model flies very well and looks very crazy in the sky :) By the...
SimonMathys : QAC Quickie : 24/05/2017

Original photo of the full size Beercat, which could be useful [more pics 003].
Pit : Beercat : 24/05/2017

It is a Piper J-4 Coupe. Two place side by side trainer. note the doors, there was one on each side of the aircraft.
FrankAllen : Piper Cub : 24/05/2017

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Latest Site Updates

27/05/2017 : PlanID=8746 : QAC Quickie by Ray Jennings from RCMplans : Added alternate scan of this plan (along with article) as it appeared in March 1981 RCME, thanks to RFJ.

27/05/2017 : PlanID=8157 : Easy One by Ted Strader from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

27/05/2017 : PlanID=8754 : Tinker by David Boddington from RCME : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

27/05/2017 : PlanID=8752 : Bristol Scout Type D by Martin Fardell from RCME : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

25/05/2017 : PlanID=4811 : Magna by Ron Young from Mercury : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to NicholasTucker who sent in new scans along with complete printwood scans, kit instructions, also two box art pics. Nice work :)

25/05/2017 : PlanID=8746 : QAC Quickie by Ray Jennings from RCMplans : Added CAD file (dxf), thanks to SimonMathys.

24/05/2017 : PlanID=8744 : Paragon by Safdar Qureshi from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ & Gerrit.

23/05/2017 : PlanID=1968 : Biceps by Donald Yearout from American Aircraft Modeler : Added modern copy of article, thanks to GeorgeAlbo.

22/05/2017 : PlanID=8707 : Texan by Ron Young from Mercury : Added printwood scan, thanks to Bernard&Petro.

21/05/2017 : PlanID=8434 : Aero-Star 20 by Don Sobbe from Midwest : Added build manual, thanks to Josh O'Connor.

21/05/2017 : PlanID=7642 : Sky Car by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Article added, thanks to Pit.

20/05/2017 : PlanID=1658 : Jitter Bug by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Added article pages.

20/05/2017 : PlanID=5197 : Ant 25 by Pavel Bosak from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

17/05/2017 : PlanID=6773 : Gnome by John Lupperger from Midway Models : Added build instructions, thanks to RichL.

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Latest Plans text listing

Obelix - Chas Gardiner - 36in Glider R/C
DH53 Hummingbird - Ian Harwood - 25in Scale CO2...
Skystar Vixen - Mark Fineman - 24in Scale...
ABC Robin - Bert Hatton - 26in Scale CO2 F/F
Tinker - David Boddington - 45in IC R/C
Curtiss Hawk P-6E - Bob Rich, Warren Komberger...
Bristol Scout Type D - Martin Fardell - 43in...
Sage Type 2 - Harvey Pastel - 28in Scale Rubber...
Fairchild F-24 - Z Raska - 43in Scale Electric...
Boeing Model 202 - Steve Gardner - 20in Scale...
Pronto - David Boddington - 54in IC R/C
Trooper - Frank Zaic - 36in Glider F/F
QAC Quickie - Ray Jennings - 55in Scale IC R/C
Breezy Senior - Chuck Hollinger - 56in IC R/C
Paragon - Safdar Qureshi - 38in IC F/F
Baby Mosquito - Bruse Lester, Roy Thomason -...
Outdoor Flyer - Bruse Lester, Roy Thomason -...
Comper Swift - Andrew Moorhouse - 13in Scale...
Simplex - Bruse Lester, Roy Thomason - 18in...
Junior Commercial - 23in Rubber F/F
Flying Yankee - 20in Rubber F/F
Dracon - David Boddington - 32in IC R/C
Zephyr - 42in Rubber F/F
Live Wire P-Shooter - Hal DeBolt - 57in IC R/C
Senior Class D Stick - George McLafferty - 40in...
Neutron - OFW Fisher - 36in Glider F/F
Roter Adler - Gunther Shafer - 59in IC R/C
Conrad Connrod Glider - Bill Dean - 13in Glider...
Joisey Hoister - Ted Grzesczak - 42in IC F/F
Bumble Bee - Paul Lindberg - 29in IC F/F
Flapper - Paul Del Gatto - 19in Rubber F/F
Gee Bee R3 - Beto Glaser - 61in IC C/L
Zephyr - 52in Glider R/C
Patriot - Stan Colson - 73in Glider F/F
Top 20 - Brian Peckham - 42in IC R/C
Step One - Geoffrey Sprawson - 48in IC R/C
Nebula - Dick Sarpolus, Arni Pedersen - 109in...
Soar-Cy II - Stan Yeo - 51in Glider R/C
Splinter - Bill Netzebrand - 39in IC C/L
Belle Air - Don Sinclair - 30in Rubber F/F
Halberstadt DII - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Folkerts Toots - Hal Swanson - 16in Scale...
Farman F.170 Jabiru - Dave Stott - 13in Scale...
Nieuport 11 - 24in Scale Rubber F/F
Chester's Goon - Hal Swanson - 19in Scale...
Fairy Facula - SR Crow - 52in Rubber F/F
Fairey 17 - 20in Rubber F/F
Eaglet - MR Knight - 28in Rubber F/F
Leopard Moth - Virgil Sturiale - 24in Scale...
Sparkey - Ian Dowsett - 32in Electric F/F

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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 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:

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, scaleviews, spockangel, srfalcon, starcad, tri-pacer, wtool

 

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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.

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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